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CHARLES B. "CHUCK" KRUGER
Thomaston, Maine USA 04861
Office: 207-354-8928
Fax: 207-354-0128
E-mail: cbk@entertainmaine.com
www.entertainmaine.com

STRENGTHS:

  • 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


EDUCATION:
1973 Bachelor of Arts, Nasson College, Springvale, Maine



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
TALENT COORDINATION, BOOKING, and PRODUCING in the Performing Arts.
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
  • Leahy
  • Neville Bros.
  • Sha Na Na
  • Chubby Checker
  • Libana
  • Don McLean
  • Orleans
  • 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
  • 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.
Complete show list on request.

Examples include booking and producing all the stage entertainment for:
  • 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 clients including:
  • 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.



ARTS ADMINISTRATION:

  • 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 budget.
  • 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 grant programs.
  • 1985- present: Director, Rockland Festival Corp. Producer of annual Maine Lobster Festival.



  • PERFORMING / RECORDING:
    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.


    MEDIA:
    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 others.


    POLITICAL AND EDUCATIONAL:
    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.


    OTHER:
    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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