Hello all – a long overdue update as of 11/14. I have been out of the music business, a bit painfully so the last couple years; I worked for YellowJacket Racing putting on fitness events, a job that I just left for 2 opportunities that will give me more flexibility and strength to do what I love – one with national fitness event company RaceWire building their presence as an Account Manager for New York, and one with Fitness Edge Media helping market great fitness events as well as the East End Festival, for which I’ve worked for years.
I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t lived up to the name “Flour City Shows”, that I tried my best to earn through the Rochester Indie Fest (which I didn’t hold in 2014 and don’t know if I’ll hold again). I do hope to get back into the music business, but after years of not taking care of my own debts and responsibilities, I felt it was time to get back in shape, physically and financially (many people know I used to be a serious runner before getting injured and into the music business).
That being said, I still love the music business in Rochester and hope to soon work my way back into music events. In the mean time check out Flour City Station and The Bug Jar as two people who are still fighting the good fight for Rochester music.
I still keep half an eye on the local music scene and am still very open to new ideas and projects, music and artistically inclined, paid or even, depending on the idea and the timeframe, not paid. I am still very active in all areas of event management and marketing, and have a little bit of experience albeit rusty And mostly I just need a kick in the butt to get back into the music biz.. one that with my new jobs I have a change to get back in to.
as always, email josh at flour city shows dot com to keep in touch.