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Sun, Dec 03


Ofrendafest /QCA

Mike Geffner's Marketing/Promotions for Performing Artists: Next Level

A 2-hour workshop for performing artists designed to open up artists' minds about what marketing/promotions/branding REALLY is.

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Mike Geffner's Marketing/Promotions for Performing Artists: Next Level
Mike Geffner's Marketing/Promotions for Performing Artists: Next Level

Time & Location

Dec 03, 2023, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Ofrendafest /QCA, 5-11 47th Ave, Queens, NY 11101, USA

About the event

Mike Geffner's Inspired Word, New York City's leading indie performance series, producing over 100 events a year for 15 years, including Off Broadway, presents a 2-hour NEXT LEVEL workshop for all types of performing artists - musicians, singers, spoken word poets, dancers - offering winning marketing strategies, branding principles, and career development ideas as well as few insider secrets and lots of wisdom from experience. 

Early Early Bird tickets are $25 up to 2 weeks before the event. Early Bird $35 up to a week before. $45 thereafter. Get ready to have your mind blown. All Ages Welcome. Sunday, Dec. 3, 11:30am-1:30pm. Doors open at 11am. Place: Queens Council on the Arts 5-11 47th Avenue, Long Island City, Queens ***** Host Mike Geffner spent over 30 years as a top-level professional writer and after retiring from journalism, worked as a business development/social media marketing professional for a law firm and small businesses. He is now a highly successful LIVE events producer as the founder of

He was a Columnist for The Village Voice, a Contributing Editor at Details Magazine, and a Contributing Writer at The Sporting News. His work also appeared in USA Today, Los Angeles Magazine, Texas Monthly, Cigar Aficionado, The Writer, and hundreds of other publications. He has interviewed President Nixon, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dennis Hopper, and hundreds of other iconic figures, and his stories were acknowledged for excellence seven times by the annual anthology Best American Sports Writing. Mike is the REAL DEAL. He will demystify the process and tell you everything he knows - and everything YOU need to know.

Topics include: *Social Media Marketing *Branding *Building Fan Base *Strategies for Success *Event Planning *Career Development + 30-minute Question & Answer

 ***** Refunds up to 24 hours before the event.

 TESTIMONIALS “With Mike Geffner’s brilliant guidance, I’ve been able to build a strong online presence across all the social media platforms. He makes complex issues easy to understand and super easy to immediately implement. It was so daunting at first, but Mike took away all the stress with a simple step-by-step plan. I can’t say enough about him and his workshops.” – Dawn Orlando, owner, Funkadelic Studios (

"Mike Geffner's networking and mentoring seminars are well worth it. He has accumulated an enormous depth of knowledge from decades of experience, and he comes prepared to each session with pointed tips and advice. As a budding artist, you need someone to give it to you straight - what works, what doesn't, what to start doing, what to stop. Mike offers that and much more. The fact that he is willing to share his tried and true methods should not be overlooked." - Trevor Knight, singer/songwriter (

“Grounded in his decades of experience as a successful writer, Mike Geffner offers well-organized workshops that address a thorough range of crucial tools that artists need, including money management, the most effective use of social media, Google visibility, and in-person fan base development. Mike’s sessions are essential for anyone serious about turning an artistic dream into a sustainable business.” - Samantha Echo, singer/songwriter (

“Mike Geffner’s marketing workshop is uncommonly valuable. Having taken many for my small business, I was not sure how to apply those skills to advance my journey as an artist, and Mike cut to the chase to give me concrete strategies and identify common mistakes creatives habitually make when marketing themselves. Demystified the concept of marketing your own art! Can’t wait to learn more.” - Rose Blackmon, entrepreneur (

“Mike Geffner has a wealth of knowledge and experience that is apparent from the moment you sit down. In just 90 minutes, he has the potential to teach you more about successful marketing for artists than years of trying to figure it out yourself. Highly recommended.” - Daniel Berger, half of the musical duo Sight After Dark (IG @sight_afterdark)

 “The information that Mike Geffner has to offer is extremely eye opening. Having a business mindset as an artist is key to being able to make a reliable living off of your art. Mike accurately narrows down crucial tips that allow any artist to graduate from their current state to a state closer to the accomplishment of their career goals. I highly recommend attending this workshop if you're seeking clarity on how to take your brand to the next level and achieve your personal definition of success.” - Khayla Gale aka Ziva, singer/songwriter (IG @iamziva88) 

“What this workshop will do is get you thinking about the bigger steps you need to take as an artist. With Mike Geffner’s experience in the game, he is laying down the groundwork that you can simply apply in your day to day for greater success in the industry. Mike will explain/show you how to build a fan base, advertise socially, and sell tickets to your shows. I would recommend this for anyone who starting, or wants to level up their game as an artist.” - Kavin Vanichvirulh, singer/songwriter (IG @kavinvanich) 

Mike Geffner is available for PRIVATE COACHING/MENTORING/TEACHING. Email for rates. Anyone who registers for this workshop will get a 25% discount.

***** In collaboration with Ofrenda fest, a nonprofit organization that promotes art, dance, film, music, photography, and ancient traditions. Our goal is to provide a space for honoring and reconnecting with the Earth through ritual and ceremonies, fused with the arts. Ofrenda fest offers a diverse range of programs and events for people of all ages. These include art classes and indigenous culture sharing activities such as ancestral rituals in ceremonies, song circles, cacao ceremonies, holistic markets, dance festivals, fashion shows, open mics, film screenings focusing on the environment, and art open calls where we exhibit nature-connected artwork from around the world. 

Ofrenda Fest programs aim to provide a holistic experience that promotes mental, physical, and spiritual well-being through connecting with ancestral traditions. Follow them @ @ofrendafest / 718-306-2661 Email: ***** 


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