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Surprise...Tour Itineraries aren’t easy!

Anyone who’s ever done one knows how hard it is – just to get the information, then to put it all together so it makes sense, then to double and triple check to make sure it’s right? When the buses roll the day after tomorrow and half the promoter reps haven’t returned your emails?  When the Artist suddenly doesn’t like the accommodations you spent three weeks nailing down with the travel agent, where you negotiated a brilliant rate, because another hotel an hour from the venue has the best vegan breakfast in the city (true story)?  When someone realizes at the last minute that a certain market isn’t selling and four shows in three cities get cancelled and those dates suddenly need to be filled?  It could make you wonder why you ever got into the business in the first place.  That’s where we come in.

Smart Art understands, and we know how to design individual solutions tailored to specific tours.  Want to publish flight details in and out for your crew of 50?  No problem.  Want to publish “get in” times for each and every department on production days?  No problem.  Want to leave all that to day sheets and concentrate on the essential business of how people are moving, where they are staying, and what time the show starts?   No problem. There is no one “right way” to build an itinerary.  We take the data, we organize, we format, we look for holes, we fact check, we advance missing info, we send drafts out for review, we proof, we make corrections.  We keep at it until all parties are happy and all parties sign off.  That’s the process.  We’ve got you covered.

Itineraries are....

 A collaboration between colleagues who can be thousands of miles apart, talking to each other through a giant web of emails, posts, texts and phone calls. Managers, Promoters, Booking Agents, Tour Managers, Production Managers, Travel Agents, tour vendors:  we work with everyone to guarantee the information we publish is as accurate and up-to-date as it can be. We want your itinerary to be a real road map of the tour, something everyone can rely on, with everyone on the same page.  We’ve been doing it for thirty years.

We KNOW how it works. 

We know, for example, that some tours have the luxury of weeks or months of advance, and that some come together at the very last minute.  We know that some have budget for support staff, some don’t.  We know that some only publish basic information, and some demand extraordinary levels of detail.

We are Smart

 

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Concert Tour Itineraries

Smart Art Itineraries • 10220 Culver Blvd • Ste 101 • Culver City, CA • 902320 •310 301 6005info@smartart.com

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About


 

Smart Art provides premier music tour itineraries- we are located in Los Angeles, CAlifornia, but service world wide!  If you need an itinerary

  contact us today!

 

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About


 

Smart Art provides premier music tour itineraries- we are located in Los Angeles, CAlifornia, but service world wide!  If you need an itinerary

  contact us today!

 

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about

A long time ago, 30 years to be exact, Tour Itineraries were written on anything and everything, including napkins,take-out wrappers, and the back of the Road Manager’s tee shirt.  Everyone would jump on the bus hoping someone knew how to get to the next gig, what time breakfast was, and who they had to talk to get paid.

Then a frustrated but very savvy road hound named Campbell Hair decided to do something about it and with the help of his wife, Donna, “Smart Art” was born, launching the first professionally prepared tour itineraries on Tom Petty’s 1985 Summer Tour.

 Smart Art has worked for nearly every major act in the business, setting the industry standard for design, accuracy and level of service.  Every commercial tour itinerary on the market today is built on the platforms and designs we originated all those years ago.  Which is why, 30 years later, many of the same people we started out with still count on Smart Art itineraries as their daily guide to life on the road!  We are very proud of our history, proud of the relationships we have forged, and proud to be part of the large extended family of touring professionals who drive this industry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Thanks for visiting our website.  We’re Smart Art.  
We’ve made tons of friends over the years,
we have a cool office with a bunch of gold records on the wall, we get to go to concerts - how could we not be happy?!  We love what we do!

The sun never sets on Rock ’n Roll.  We work when you work, so contact us any time.

    Donna Hair & Lon Porter

info@smartart.com             310 301 6005

 

Smart Art Itineraries • 10220 Culver Blvd • Ste 101 • Culver City, CA 90232 • 310 301 6005 info@smartart.com

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Let Smart Art streamline your music tour by customizing your concert tour itinerary.  Contact us today We are

located in in Los Angeles, CAlifornia - but service worldwide!

 

 

 

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Let Smart Art streamline your music tour by customizing your concert tour itinerary.  Contact us today We are

located in in Los Angeles, CAlifornia - but service worldwide!

 

 

 

PRICING

 Everyone always asks, “How Much?”  And we always end up saying the same thing:  we can’t really answer that until we get a look at the material.  Pricing is done on a tour-by-tour basis.

key factors

Length of tour, level of detail, turnaround time, degree of difficulty and yes, time of year (last minute turnarounds during the busiest spring and summer months will cost more). Graphic design and layout services are also factored in.

The process ends with a PDF/Electronic Version of the itinerary that may be disseminated via email and published to mobile devices.  Printed itineraries are available on demand and will be added to the total based on standard printing and production costs.  Again there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution when it comes to pricing. 

 

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UPDATING AFTER PUBLICATION.  As everyone knows who’s been in the business for more than a week, an itinerary is never truly “done”.

  Things WILL change.  Hence the famous (or infamous) phrase, “The Book of Lies.”  That is why we offer UPDATING services

We will update the PDF version of your itinerary as needed: a hotel changes, a gig is rescheduled, a key staffer is replaced, we’ve got your back.  We’ll fix it for you.  Just let us know.

WE ARE "THE BOOK OF LIES" GOT A PROBLEM?

WE ARE "THE BOOK OF LIES" GOT A PROBLEM?

"A 50 date stadium Tour with steel crews and six traveling parties is going to cost a lot more than a 50 date club tour with one bus and one truck."

GET STARTED

                    

  1. Schedule of tour that will include date and venue info
  2. Artwork for cover(300 Dpi) - we can also create art for you
  3. Hotels, Travel, Flight and Mileage Information
  4. Production and Promoter info
  5. Personnel
  6. Tour Related Offices/Vendors
  7. Set Times
  8. Promoter Info
  9. AND another other information you would like included!

We can provide colored maps, plastics for covers or laminated covers.

Email your documents to:info@smartart.com

Cover art and large files: Hightail.com

CLICK HERE ON "TOUR NOTES" TO SEE THE GREATEST TOUR NOTES EVER WRITTEN!

 

Smart Art Itineraries • 10220 Culver Blvd • Ste 101 • Culver City, CA • 90232 • 310 301 6005info@smartart.com

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The Vault


An invaluable history of Smart Art Concert Tour Itineraries since 1985.

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The Vault


An invaluable history of Smart Art Concert Tour Itineraries since 1985.

the smart art vault

Imagine a giant room someplace where all the old itineraries go to sleep when their run is done.  Does such a place really exist?  You bet.  It’s called the Smart Art Vault.

30 years of Rock, Pop, Folk, R&B, Hi-Hop, Rap, Jazz (and even the odd Classical tour).  

For us, it’s like family history, a room full of old friends,.  Take a look.  Recognize anyone?  Maybe you were on one these tours.  Maybe you still have YOUR book.  Call us.  We can share war stories.