Tour and Show Cancellations

Posted by High Road Inc on Mar 12, 2020 8:45:00 AM

The full impact of Covid-19 on our nation's health is yet to be determined, but the impact on the music  industry is being felt far and wide as shows, festivals and tours are working hard to make the best decisions for the health and safety of the artists, fans and everyone involved in the music scene. 

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Topics: Concert Logistics, Music Industry, Music Festival

Music Industry Network - Music Industry Advisory Group

Posted by Sharon Kendrew on Oct 24, 2019 9:16:02 AM


What's going on before the record, behind the stage, and during a tour? What does it take to succeed in the business side of the music industry? Want to know what's really happening in the Nashville Music Industry?

Then you'll want to get to know the folks in the Music Industry Advisory Group. 

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Topics: Nashville, Music Industry, Tour Manager, Country Music, Tours

Music industry March Madness

Posted by Sharon Kendrew on Mar 29, 2019 11:47:00 AM

The music industry not only entertains us with music, but also keeps us entertained with fun events and exciting news. March has been no exception, and while the real March Madness may be happening on a court elsewhere, there's a little madness happening in our world as well.

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Topics: Concert Logistics, Music Industry, Tour Trucking, Music Festival, Tour Manager, Country Music, Christian Music, Christian Artist, Tours

Awesome Christmas Tours 2018

Posted by Sharon Kendrew on Nov 21, 2018 11:54:13 AM

Tis the season... well, almost!

It's been a busy year of touring  - we've enjoyed being on the road and providing tour trucking for several of our regular touring artists, including Blues Traveler and Matt Maher, and have had the privilege of touring with some new clients, such as Gavin DeGraw, Kaleo, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, H.E.R. and AJR. As we go headlong into December, the upcoming Christmas season is shaping up to be an exciting end to a fantastic year.

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Topics: Concert Logistics, Music Industry, Tour Trucking, High Road, Country Music, Christmas Tour, Christian Music, Christian Artist, Tours, Christmas Concert

Tour Trucking Experts, or Your Cousin Vinny? You Decide...

Posted by High Road Inc on Jul 24, 2018 10:01:00 AM

It's all about the music, right? 

Well, yes. But getting from one venue to another just became a bit more challenging if you've been pushing the limit on miles and drive time to get one more show squeezed into a tight schedule. Cousin Vinny and a rental truck may be the cheapest option to get cross country...assuming you don't get hit with a few fines and have your truck shut down en route.

So what to do? 

Ensure you leave safe travel time that complies with the DOT HOS (Department of Transportation Hours of Service) rules, which are now tracked by an ELD (Electronic Logging Device) mandated to be installed in commercial trucks. This alone will keep you out of a BFM (Big Flippin' Mess).

The fines for being out of compliance are significant - ranging from 1K - 10K per occurrence. If that's not enough to put a little terror in your tour, the potential for a truck to be placed out of service for up to 10 hours may result in your gear arriving closer to load out than load in. 

Question - If Vinny drives a truck from Nashville to Cinncinati for 14 hours and leaves on a Tuesday at midnight, when will he arrive?

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Topics: Concert Logistics, Nashville, Music Industry, Tour Trucking, Tour Manager

Soles4Souls, Kenny Chesney, High Road Inc and YOU

Posted by Sharon Kendrew on Aug 14, 2017 9:04:00 AM

 High Road Inc is proud to partner with Kenny Chesney, Blue Chair Bay Rum and Soles4Soulsto wear out poverty!

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Topics: Music Industry, High Road, Kenny Chesney, Country Music, Blue Chair Bay Rum, Soles4Souls

Do You Have Your Tour Day Sheet? Concert Logistics Help

Posted by Sharon Kendrew on May 5, 2017 12:47:00 PM

On the Road, In Need of A Plan

Life on the road can be chaotic. There are many moving pieces to consider and even the brightest minds in the industry have a hard time doing it. Organization is the key to success in the music industry.

The worst thing you could do while on tour is to start out unprepared, but in order to keep things simple, where do you begin? The answer is this: One show at a time.

Using a day sheet will make all the difference as you prepare to roll into each venue, answering many of the questions that come up before those make-or-break moments just before your set. We've put together the top 5 reasons to use a day sheet, and even included a template for you to use over and over again!

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Topics: Concert Logistics, Logistics, Nashville, Music Industry, Tour Trucking, Music Festival, High Road, Tour Manager

4 Social Tips for Tour Managers: Engage and Entertain behind the scenes

Posted by Sharon Kendrew on Apr 4, 2017 9:09:00 AM


This is an updated post of a Music Industry blog post. Check out the original posting here.

In order to maintain a competitive edge in the music scene, it’s necessary to embrace social media. Make the most of your time on tour by connecting with fans near and far, never missing an opportunity to connect with them and showcase your band's unique personality. Being on the road provides you with plenty of great content, and used properly, social media can grow your fan base and turn followers into promoters.

We've listed "Four E's" that you may find useful to engage and entertain while on the road.

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Topics: Concert Logistics, Music Industry

TOUR MANAGER - Rock your Travel Logistics

Posted by Dawn Lidwell on Jul 8, 2016 12:33:05 PM

Rock Your Traveling Experience with These 6 Apps

As a tour manager, you’re on the road or in the air on a seemingly constant basis. If you’re not booking gigs for your band, you’re flying across the country or around the world with your awesome group of musicians.

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Topics: Concert Logistics, Nashville

7 Family Friendly Music Festivals You Should Know

Posted by Dawn Lidwell on May 2, 2016 9:30:00 AM
We are huge fans of the music industry here at Champion Logistics. While our concert logistics department gets to have all the fun working with tour trucking and festival logistics, every staff member has their own personal favorite style of music. From country to hip hop, contemporary Christian to alternative, just walk from department to department or office to office and you'll be sure to hear a wide range of tunes. This love of music has inspired us to share with you some of the top Family Friendly Music Festivals across the country that we are going to, have gone to, are moving freight into and out of or are hoping someone invites us to!
Here’s a list of 7 of our Favorite Family Friendly Music Festivals happening this Spring through Fall.
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Topics: Concert Logistics, Music Industry, Tour Trucking, Music Festival