CHARLES B. "CHUCK"
Thomaston, Maine USA 04861
- 35+ years experience in the arts and entertainment industry
- Well-established network throughout New England and U.S.
- Proven ability as a full-service event producer.
- Public relations experience
- Comprehensive booking agency services
- Consulting precisely services customized to client needs
1973 Bachelor of Arts, Nasson College, Springvale, Maine
TALENT COORDINATION, BOOKING, and PRODUCING in the Performing
Founder and principal of ENTERTAINMENT RESOURCES, INC. a full service booking agency and production company since 1987. Providing a full range of services including programming, contract negotiation and execution, event production. Region served includes Maine and eastern U.S.
Recent bookings include:
- Reba McEntire
- Bill Cosby
- The Dixie Chicks
- Willie Nelson
- The Temptations
- Harry Belafonte
- The Smothers Brothers
- Ricky Skaggs
- Lorrie Morgan
- Clint Black
- Dwight Yoakam
- Mamadou Biop
- The Oak Ridge Boys
- Jerry Lee Lewis
- Neville Bros.
- Sha Na Na
- Chubby Checker
- Don McLean
- Randy Travis
- Bonnie Raitt
- Marshall Tucker Band
- Asleep at the Wheel
- Beausoleil in Ellsworth, ME
- Karla Bonoff in Brunswick, ME
- For Sentimental Reasons in Palm Beach, FL
Complete show list on request.
- John Gorka and Cheryl Wheeler in Waldoboro, ME
- Tom Rush, Jesse Colin Young, New Riders of the Purple Sage at Rockport, ME and Foxboro, MA.
Examples include booking and producing all the stage entertainment
- Kelmscott Farm's Renaissance Festival
- Bowdoin College's 200th Anniversary celebration Festival
(4 stages, 1 day)
- L. L. Bean's 80th Anniversary Festival (2 stages, 2 areas, 2 days)
- Maine Lobster Festival (4 stages, 5 days)
- Deering Oaks Family Festival (1 stage, 6 days)
Have provided consulting services for hundreds of corporate
- Concord Insurance
- Scientific American
- MBNA America
- International YPO
- New York Yacht Club
- Telephone Association of New England
- Apple Computer
- Maine Oil Dealers
|- client list provided on request.
|Chair, Contemporary Arts Development Committee, Maine
Arts Commission, 1999-2003.
|Appointed by Governor to Maine Arts Commission, September 1998. Reappointed 2000.
|Vice-President, Rockland Festival Corporation, 1999 -
2003. Manage $180K budget.
|Producing Director, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro, ME 1990-1996.
||Asked by owner of the building
to help after a non-profit tenant organization collapsed
in debt and disarray. In subsequent years I restored
credibility, instituted year-round programming for
the first time since 1957, and established financial
stability to the 300 seat arts center. Managed $80K
|Chairman, Maine Arts Sponsors Association 1994-1995.
||Leading statewide organization
for performing artists and presenters. Working closely
with Maine Arts Commission, National Endowment for
the Arts, and New England Foundation for the Arts,
MASA produced highly acclaimed conference, networking,
advisory service, outreach programs, showcase, and
|1985- present: Director, Rockland Festival Corp. Producer
of annual Maine Lobster Festival.
1968-1990: Extensive concert experience performing contemporary
music solo and with band in clubs, colleges, throughout the
northeast U.S. and Caribbean. Major appearances include opening
for James Taylor at Tanglewood, touring with Jimmy Buffett and
Taj Mahal, and several appearances on regional television such
as the Good Day show in Boston.
Recordings include "Windy & Warm" album
of original songs (Sail Records, 1979) which sold over 12,000
copies. Recorded theme music for several radio and television
projects, including "Remember the Maine" and "So
you think you know Maine" for WCBB-TV.
Planned and executed publicity and advertising for hundreds
of concerts and special events.
Experience in location coordination, production management,
and all aspects of publicity surrounding TV commercials, rock
video production, sports events, and political campaigns.
Highlights: Location coordination and pre-scout work in Maine
for Chrysler, Mack Truck, and Gallo wine. Liaison between camera
vessel and TV crew for national coverage of America's Cup Race
(Newport, RI). Footage appeared on NBC, ESPN, and CBS among
Active in political campaigns and issues for twenty years
with experience in campaign management, day-to-day operations,
scheduling, and public relations.
Visiting Lecturer (1990-2004) at the University of Maine on
"The Business of Music."
Highlights: Served as assistant campaign manager in 1986 primary
campaign for Governor of Maine. Lobbied Maine Legislature for
creation of Maine Film Commission in 1987.
Produced major events for MBNA, Idexx Corp. June 1999; CedarWorks
USA August 1998- 2002; open house event for Dakota Systems,
Inc. South Portland ME April 1996. Details included securing
computer industry and political VIP's, specialty lighting, all
aspects of hospitality. Total success.
Founder and principal of MAINE COAST CUSTOM YACHT CHARTERS 1989-2001.
PADI- and NAUI-certified scuba diver.
|- references gladly provided upon request.
(updated: February, 05)
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