Bonfire Music Group Opens Nashville-Based Bonfire Booking Agency Hiring Ryan Slone as VP

Bonfire Music Group Opens Nashville-Based Bonfire Booking Agency Hiring Ryan Slone as VP

Company To Book Artists Across All Musical Genres

Nashville, Tenn.Bonfire Music Group is excited to announce the addition of a full service booking agency. The company is working with acts across all genres who have an established touring track record. With nearly a decade of music industry experience, including stints at the Ovation Artist Group and New Frontier Touring, Ryan Slone has joined as the agency’s vice president. He has begun operations out of Bonfire Music Group’s offices in East Nashville, where Slone is working alongside the agency’s president, Steve Johnson.

Slone says, “I’ve admired Steve Johnson’s work for several years, and I couldn’t pass up this incredible opportunity. I will continue to put artists first as we expand our roster and team.”

The agency is working with acts spanning across multiple genres, including Americana, rock, blues, soul, and R&B. Bringing a well-rounded level of experience, Ryan Slone adds a number of his previous roster of artists. He has been active within the music business networking group SOLID since 2006, including several years on the board. The Columbus, Ohio native has resided in Music City since 2006, and also earned an MBA from Belmont University with a concentration in Music Business.

“One component of the music business that all artists are looking for is a strong booking agent who can get them the work they are looking for,” says Bonfire Music Group CEO Ethan Burkhardt. “We’re excited to welcome Ryan and his incredible roster of musicians to Bonfire. We’re incredibly lucky to start this new venture with a full artist roster. With that said, we expect to bring on additional agents in the near future to allow us to grow the roster.”

The move into booking comes after the previous announcement of Bonfire Management. The company’s Steve Johnson will oversee operations of Bonfire Management and Booking, all falling under the Bonfire Music Group umbrella.

Current lineup for Bonfire Booking Agency:
The Arcadian Wild
Tim Bluhm
Dirty Streets
Greg Loiacono
The Mother Hips
Stevie Redstone
Jackie Venson

For more information and EPK for each artist, visit

About Bonfire Music Group:
Launched in 2018, Bonfire Music Group is a full service record label with offices in Greenville, S.C. and Nashville, Tenn. The company is affiliated with Grammy-nominated record label Pinecastle Records, which has revolutionized the roots genre since its launch in the early 90s. Under Bonfire Music Group, the organization has taken a new and innovative approach to the record label paradigm. In addition to handling distribution and marketing for artists signed to the label, the company also offers specialized management and booking services (both launched in 2019) to acts across multiple genres. It is Bonfire Music Group’s mission to represent and bring music fans the best in Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Folk, Roots, and beyond.

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