Roller Derby Beirut: Changing Minds, Changing Lives

I’m excited to announce that with Brown Paper Tickets’ help, we’ve been able to collect and send merchandise to a burgeoning roller derby league in Lebanon—Roller Derby Beirut (RDB). And now, we have new tools in place to collect more supplies and raise funds so this league can continue. The funds will be used to
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15 Secrets to Successful Ticket Giveaways

Though it’s tempting to hoard your Brown Paper Tickets (they’re so pretty), we recommend giving some away for free to promote your event. Ticket giveaways build excitement, attract new fans, create meaningful and memorable interactions. Ready to Wonka your next event? Here we go. 1. Be selective. You don’t want tickets floating around everywhere because it will
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13 Sizzling Event Trends for 2016

Cheers to the New Year. When the confetti settles, you’ve swallowed the last sip of champagne and the tux or little black dress is off to the dry cleaners, it’s time to look forward. We don’t make claims to be clairvoyant, but with swiftly changing technology, geek culture going mainstream and two Pantone colors, 2016
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How to Build Intensity with Your Event Playlist

As a producer and organizer of live music and cabaret events, nothing irks me more than going to a show and hearing house music that has zero to do with the event. Know what I’m talking about? Sure you do. Ever been to hear your friend’s indie rock band and the sound person blares loud
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Help Burlesque Hall of Fame Shimmy Into a New Space

Brown Paper Tickets started working with the Burlesque Hall of Fame last year. We ticketed the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Las Vegas and launched the Burlesque Hall of Fame Fund that allows producers to raise money for the 501 (c)(3) nonprofit Las Vegas museum dedicated to preserving, celebrating and inspiring the art of
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6 Easy Steps to Attract Press Coverage

Without promotion, something terrible happens…nothing! – P.T. Barnum A write-up in the newspaper or a television spot featuring your event can attract throngs of fans, boost ticket sales and make you appear like a “big name” even when you’re just starting out. It’s worth the effort. But everyone else is clamoring from press attention, so
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Goodbye Turtle, Hello Hare: New Scanner App

Allow us to proudly introduce the new Brown Paper Tickets Scanner app. Designed for use with our box office tools, the scanner app allows event organizers to scan tickets and check-in guests right from mobile devices. Download new scanner app in Google Play  Download new scanner app in Apple Use the app to improve your event’s
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Tale from the Ale I See Run

My road to becoming a “runner” was slightly perilous; I sprained my ankle and lost both of my big toenails to impact stress within the first six months (they grew back). It took me close to four years to fully achieve a runner’s high where I ran upwards of 5 miles on auto pilot without
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11 Essential Items for a Worry-Free Box Office

You planned for months and the big day is finally here. You fully anticipate a packed house. The nerves are setting in and you envision a line of yelling, frustrated patrons all the way around the block. Don’t worry; you got this. Make sure your box office is equipped with these 11 essential items and
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New York Burlesque Festival Brings the Glitterati to Gotham

The glitterati is about to descend on the Big Apple in a flurry of sparkle, shimmies and smiles. The New York Burlesque Festival celebrates its 13th anniversary, September 24 to 27 with a fabulous line up of legends, queens, kings, international talent and burlesque up-and-comers. Since 2003, the festival has boasted sold-out crowds and this
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