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Welcome visitors to our website.  Your ticket to the best in entertainment.  If you need talent we can help you!!

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George Kidder

George Kidder started out in the music business as a foundation board of directors member for 11 years. (1996-2007)   George oversaw entertainment and advertisement for 5 years with the Earth Angel Foundation, a charity foundation that gives Dream Vacations to Ohio Children with life-threatening and terminal illnesses.  Before that, Mr. Kidder had worked for 37 years in a variety of positions at Diamond Power International Inc. of Lancaster, Ohio.  His hobbies include classic car shows, corvette events and music concerts.

 

In 2008, Mr. Kidder was signed by Access Entertainment Group, a full-service talent agency with 35 years’ of experience in the music business.  George Kidder’s many duties included booking and promotions.  Mr. Kidder worked with Access Entertainment Group as Senior Vice President for 10 years.  He also supervised the development and managed all aspects of Access Entertainment Groups' publicity and marketing programs for all acts signed by that group.

 

After departing Access Entertainment Group in 2018, George started a new company, GKJam Promotions. The name was later changed to Morgan Kidder Entertainment. The partnership lasted 2 years, at which time the name was changed to Kidder Entertainment LLC.  Since starting his own company George has booked regional and national acts including David Nail, and Eric Pasley. Most recently, he has booked Motown Sounds of Touch and Hotel California. He also worked at a private 3-night event called FoxFest 2021. Entertainment for FoxFest was Best of Times (Styx Tribute), Bag O Donuts (New Orleans band), Thunderstruck (AC/DC tribute), Kalysta Minton, Kat Edmonson, E5C4P3 (Journey tribute), Eric Genius (world class composer), and Tommy DeCarlo lead singer of the rock band Boston.

 

 

Over the years, George has worked with the following national acts: Peter Noone of Hermans Hermits, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Tommy James and the Shondells, The Association, Uncle Cracker, Styx, Kansas, Asia, REO Speedwagon, Joan Jett, Micky Dolenz of the Monkees, Grassroots, Tracy Lawrence, Trick Pony, Richard Marx, Tommy Cash, Blake Shelton, Jo Dee Messina, Starship, The Commondores, Sha Na Na, Joey Dee and the Starlighters, Jay Seigel and the Tokens, The Turtles, Montgomery Gentry, Tanya Tucker, Joe Diffie, Mark Chestnut and Aaron Tippin just to name a few.

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Our vision is to be your bridge between professional artists and venues. Our number one goal is your complete satisfaction. We will be there from beginning to end: the booking, contract, and riders plus we will work the show.

Kidder Entertainment is your ticket to “THE BEST” in Entertainment.

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Call or text George Kidder

         (740) 438-2933 or email me at:  gkvette66@gmail.com

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Our Agents

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Senior Vice President

JamesBruce

Call or text Jim at 740-221-1676 or email at:
jamesbruce0927@gmail.com

James Bruce has been involved in all aspects of the music

entertainment business since 1989. 

 

I was the owner and founder of Access Entertainment Group and Spotlight Records where I managed recording artists and promoted their music. 

 

I have booked national, regional, and local acts in and around Ohio for charities, special events, fairs, and festivals.  I pride myself on being the event planner for charities and special events uniting the artist with the cause.

 

My experience includes:

34 years as a talent agent, talent manager, and talent scout including artist development.  I have also been in charge of artist publicity, marketing, and merchandise.

28 years as a record label owner and founder.

28 years as a music and book publisher and promoter.

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  Joni Baker
Call or text Joni @ 740-407-1280 or email at 

  Jonibaker98@yahoo.com

  • Ohio University graduate with a concentration in International Relations

(just a hometown girl with aspirations to see the world and experience it all!)

  • 25+ years creative experience in Advertising, Marketing and Promotions with Advertiser Network and Gannett

  • 10+ years experience focusing on communications and networking

  • 5+ years consulting with and promoting/booking for “GK Jam and Access Talent Agencies”

 

I am ready, willing and able to help put a creative new twist on your next event and facilitate every step from booking, to organizing , to promoting!

 

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Call or Text Mike @ 

220-218-4445

Mptjr13@gmail.com

  • 46 years in the music industry as a musician, local, regional, and national.

  • 21 years of booking performances of all types, indoors and outdoors. Managing stages and performers, managing back-line and stage setup, oversight of front of house and stage sound, management of special effects and lighting, backstage management, power quality, and distribution, performer and performance riders, and contracts.

  • Budget-conscious.

  • Event organization, vendors, concessions, beverages, facilities, stage, shelter, amenities, and license.

  • Event risk management.

  • 21-plus years as a working disc jockey.

  • Co-owner of AM Entertainment Ohio, video wall provider, video jockey, and disc jockey service.

  • Master of Ceremonies for a variety of performances and events.

  • Participation in arts councils and performance steering committees.

  • A general love of all types of music with a passion to see performances and events done the right way with class.

If you're looking for experience for your next event, we have the expertise to see your event through at Kidder Entertainment.

I would very much like the opportunity to discuss and help plan your next event or performance

Mike Tharp
Special Events Manager 

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Chief of Operations
George McCarthy

Call or text George at 740-590-6622 or email: 
GMkidderentertainment@gmail.com

28+ years as Firefighter & Rescue Operations Richland Area Fire Department / Disaster and Humanitarian Relief

3+ years as President Kiwanis Club of Athens, Ohio

7+ years Co-Chair Athens County Veteran Banner Project

7+ years Co-Founder & Volunteer Athens Area Stand Down organization. Poverty Alleviation

20+ years Co-Founder & Board Member Athens Sandlot baseball and softball for children

30+ years Past Chair (2002-2014) and Current Member Athens County Domestic Violence Task Force for Human Rights

5+years Board Member Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation

1+ year Lt. Governor Representative Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation

15+ years Board Member and Co-Founder Bulldog Blitz for Children

Looking forward to helping you find the very best talent that Kidder Entertainment can provide for your event.  I can remember in my younger days watching the very best talent that the city of Boston provided for their city.  Now I have the opportunity to do the same for you.  Give me a call or text and I will make it happen.

Our Talent

Our clients come from a wide range of talent, performing in a variety of venues. Whether national or local, established or new, Kidder Entertainment will find a place that is right for you. Festivals, fairs, and special events are pleased with the variety of talent, Kidder Entertainment can provide.

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Tommy DeCarlo Band

Hairball a tribute to 80s rock

Foreigners Journey

Floyd Live tribute to Pink Floyd

Thunderstruck AC/DC tribute band

Barracuda Heart Tribute

Skinny Molly

Katmandu tribute to Bob Seger

Touch the Sound of Motown

Stadium 11 Classic Rock

     Bag of Donuts

David Church and Terri Lisa

Billy Payne Outlaw Country

Todd Berry as Elvis

Past Events

 Starbrick Music Festival 2023

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See What Our Clients Say ..

 

Access Entertainment Group greatly improved its booking of talent thanks to Kidder Entertainment who helped make it happen. Kidder Entertainment’s engaging attitude towards customers and industry people alike brought a great new business result to our company. Their expertise in the field of music enabled our company to produce more leads than we have had in years.

Kidder Entertainment’s main benefit came from doing assignments, receiving individual feedback and interacting with the talent and the buyers at every event. This testimonial for Kidder Entertainment clearly demonstrates their value to our company while they were in contract with us.

Kidder Entertainment’s dedication, creativity, and client skills from growing our media presence, to public relation activities, to conceiving of and managing the successful bookings, we couldn’t be happier with what Kidder Entertainment did for us. I would highly recommend Kidder Entertainment for any assignment that your company would need.

Testimony provided by James Bruce owner and founder of Access Entertainment Group since 1989.

©2023 George A Kidder Enterprises, LLC doing business as Kidder Entertainment, LLC

Our Gallery of Pictures

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Category IV

A Rock band that signed with Spotlight Records that George and I booked and promoted.

George when he had hair a few years back

George's ship while in the Navy during the Viet Nan Conflict 1969-71

George showcasing his #1 toy at a car show. Champion all the way!

Toy #1 and #2

George and his daughter

George's great nephew Brannon who is a world class 800/1 Mile runner. Picture taken at the Bahamas World Class Invitational in 2017. His relay broke the world record.

Cash and Crew

Cash and Crew

Tommy Cash brother of Johnny Cash and his crew who we booked years ago

Richard Marx

Richard Marx

Booked by George, Jim and Pam Egbert shown together with Richard backstage

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George and Jim did the promotion and marketing for the Tanya Tucker show in 2017 that we arranged at the Secrest.

George and Tanya

George and Tanya

While promoting her show in Zanesville George got to spend some time with Tanya lol!!

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Bag of Donuts

Bag of Donuts

George with a couple of band members from the 80s Rock band Bag of Donuts from Louisiana

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Bag of Donuts

Bag of Donuts

a tambourine that was signed by Tommy DeCarlo the lead singer for the rock band Boston for George at Foxfest which George booked.

Party in Hawaii

Party in Hawaii

George his daughter, Mike Tharp Jeff Lenihan with Beth, Rochelle and Fran

Another great classic rock band we booked and still do.

George booked this main event starring David Nail

Tommy DeCarlo and Rudy Cardenas

Tommy DeCarlo and Rudy Cardenas

Billy Payne

Billy Payne

Fine country outlaw performer and a friend of ours.

The Professors

The Professors

A great classic rock band we booked throughout Ohio.

Jim and Debbie Collins signing at BMI in Nashville, Tennessee

George, Brandi and Jim signing her for a 2nd time to a management contract.

Jim and Brandi

Jim and Brandi

Brandi signing her management contract with Jim Bruce at his office

that's Brandi Lynn Howard performing to a sold-out crowd at the Bean Festival while working with Jim

Jim and Mark Preston

Jim and Mark Preston

Jim and Mark Preston at the OAPN conference in Springfield, Ohio which Mark showcased and Jim booked.

Todd Berry

Todd Berry

Todd signing his recording contract with Spotlight Records and its owner Jim Bruce

Todd Berry as Elvis

Todd Berry as Elvis

One of the top Elvis impersonators in the county that George and I are working with..

Kalysta family and Jim

Kalysta family and Jim

Jim presenting Kalysta and her mom and dad a plaque celebrating her new CD released by Spotlight Records

Kalysta and George

Perfect Image Recording

Perfect Image Recording

George, Jim with John Pineiro in his studio in Nashville. This is one of the studios that Kalysta recorded her first CD.

George in movie

George in movie

George chosen by Big Shot Movies to act as a police officer in the movie Circumstance of Fate by Michael Chappa

David and Terri Lisa Church

David and Terri Lisa Church

Diane Renay

Diane Renay

Jim has had the pleasure of working with Diane on a few videos and promoting her and her author inventor husband Chris Eagan

Book cover

Book cover

Jim's new autobiography released worldwide March 15, 2023

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