touring career workshop

Registration For 2017 Touring Career Workshop Now Open

Nashville, TN (September 18, 2017) - It’s undeniable that live touring is a constantly changing multi-billion dollar industry, a staple for music stars in every genre and employees thousands of people all over the world.  Chris Lisle and Erik Parker, touring industry veterans, created Touring Career Workshop (TCW) to give “roadies” a great place to learn, grow and network. TCW’S seventh annual event will take place on October 25 at Soundcheck Annex.  Registration is open now for the event here. This year's event will feature industry heavyweights Mark Steinwachs (Bandit Lites), Todd Ortmeier (Florida Georgia Line), Erik Leighty (Miranda Lambert, Mark Oglesby (One Republic), Zito (One Republic and many others. Areas of expertise will include getting a gig, touring and retirement planning, balancing life on the road with personal life and a very special panel by some of the industry's most successful production managers.

"We did a good bit of outreach to those in our industry in regards to what they wanted to learn about this year," says Chris Lisle. "Using that input, we put together an event that will present a variety of relevant, useful topics." 

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TCW is excited to announce the following companies as sponsors for this year’s event: Bandit Lites, Moo TV, Stage Call, Media Visions, Chauvet, Morris Sound & Light, Christie, Harman/Martin, Artist Growth, Elation Lighting, 4Wall, Vari Lite/Phillips, LabeLive, Soundcheck and Robe. 

Doors will open at 5:00 pm and the event will run from 6:00 - 9:00 om. There will be a networking event immediately following the sessions until 11:00 pm. 


About Touring Career Workshop 

Touring Career Workshop is a free event for music industry professionals that gives “roadies” the necessary human resources to sustain a career in the music touring business. TCW, founded by Chris Lisle and Erik Parker in 2011, was designed to serve and educate their colleagues in the touring music industry. The event has grown from fifty attendees to over 350 in 2016. The 2017 event is slated to be the biggest event yet. For more information, visit

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