Discover How One Indie Band Went From Local Bar Gigs to National Stages - and Learn Their Exact Method So You Can Do It Too.

Do you dream of taking your music career to the next level? Ready to turn your vision of hitting the open road with your band into reality?

My name is Jess Chizuk, and as a dedicated indie artist, I've successfully booked many months-long, nationwide tours—completely independently. Now, I'm ready to share the powerful insights and proven strategies that fueled my success. Discover the secrets to touring as an unsigned band and elevate your music career, regardless of where you are on your journey.

Learn How to Book a Tour Without the Help of a Label or Agent So That You Can FINALLY Take Control of Your Music Career .

When I planned to set out on tour with my duo, I found the available online resources useless — outdated and geared toward already successful bands. Frustrated, I decided to develop an entirely different method - a method that lead to three years of full-time touring. This step-by-step guide simplifies the process, making it easy for any size band in any genre to book and execute a successful tour. Here's just some of what you'll learn:

  • You'll learn how to write the same email pitches that I used to book nearly 300 national shows in over 30 states.

  • You'll learn the method I developed for finding venues beyond your hometown that absolutely LOVE your sound.

  • You'll learn to build a press kit that makes your band stand out to venue owners and promoters.

  • You'll learn that you can do it all without any outside help or previous experience - no matter how big (or small) your band is.

  • Most importantly, you'll learn that ANY BAND, in any genre, with any size fan base, can book a successful tour.

The ability to use the words "nationally touring artist" will open more doors for you than you can ever imagine.

Pictured: Jess Chizuk's duo The Rightly So at Oyster Ridge Music Festival 2021, opening for Reckless Kelly and Yonder Mountain String Band.

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Discover What’s Inside This Exclusive Tour Booking Guide

This course has 25 video lessons that contain all of the information you need to book a tour for your band with zero experience.

    1. Why Tour At All?

    2. Course Overview

    1. Getting "Good" as a Local, Untested Artist

    2. Cover Shows and Why You Should Consider Them

    1. Get Into The Studio: Album & Single Recordings

    2. Get in Front of the Camera: Videos & Photos

    3. Get Some Press: Write Ups, PR, and Reviews

    4. Get On Social Media: Develop Your Initial Following

    1. The Complete Guide to Building Your Electronic Press Kit (EPK)

    1. Staying Organized - The Most Important Thing You Can Do

    2. Writing Your Booking Pitch - A Step-By-Step Guide (With Examples)

    3. Planning a Tour Route You Can Handle

    4. Researching Venues - Who's Going to Gamble on You?

    5. Manual Venue Research - A Process Walk-Through

    6. It's Finally Time - Sending Your First Booking Emails

    7. You're Going to Hear NO a LOT (and it's okay!)

    8. A Guide to Follow-Up Emails (aka When a Venue Ignores You, What's Next?)

    1. Split Bills, Ticket Sales, and Exposure Gigs - Which Ones Should You Say Yes To?

    2. Your DIY Tour Planning FAQ's

About this course

  • 25 lessons

100% Satisfaction Guarantee for 30 days

I want you to feel absolutely confident in your decision to join us. That's why I'm offering a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for the first 30 days after you enroll. If you don't feel like this course is delivering the value you expected, just reach out to me, and I'll gladly refund your investment—no hassle, no questions asked. Your satisfaction matters to me, and I'm committed to ensuring you have an amazing experience as you embark on this journey with us. Let's make your band's touring dreams a reality together!

Meet Your Instructor

Jess Chizuk

Owner of The Ark of Music & 15 Year Industry Veteran

Meet Jess Chizuk, a seasoned independent artist with over 15 years of experience in the industry. Faced with the challenge of navigating the complexities of touring as an unsigned band, Jess took matters into her own hands and developed a revolutionary method that transformed her career trajectory. She meticulously planned three consecutive years of successful tours for her duo, using insights and strategies she cultivated through years of hands-on experience. Driven by the realization that much of the available information online catered to bands already at a certain level of success, Jess recognized the need for practical guidance tailored to aspiring musicians like herself. Determined to level the playing field, she founded this course to empower artists at any stage of their journey to achieve their touring dreams. Jess's mission is clear: to offer invaluable support and guidance to musicians who, like her, are eager to propel their careers forward. Join "The Ultimate Guide to DIY Touring for Indie Bands" today and unlock the secrets to touring success that propelled her career to new heights.

This is THE MOST affordable touring course on the market.

Other touring courses go for hundreds to thousands of dollars, which is completely unrealistic for most indie artists. And the information in them is NOT helpful at this stage in your career - trust me, I tried them all. This course is both written and priced to be accessible to all, so that anyone who dreams of hitting the road as an artist can get started right away.


  • What kind of support will I get in this course?

    My goal is to help you every step of the way. You have direct access to me via email at [email protected]. Any questions you have or roadblocks you run into - send them my way, and I will do my best to help.

  • Do you offer a money back guarantee?

    Yes, there is a full 30-day money-back guarantee. I have full confidence in the value of this course and I want anyone who enrolls to be able to learn this information absolutely risk-free.

  • How long will the course take to complete?

    The course is designed with indie musician schedules in mind - people who are often wearing many hats and do not have time to listen to hours upon hours of course material. And this course is self-guided, meaning there is no strict schedule and you can complete it at your own pace.

  • Can I buy this for a friend or family member?

    Yes, absolutely. If you want to purchase for someone else, buy the course as normal and give your friend or family member the login credentials you set up for them.

“Record labels and other industry people will always look for bands that are battle-tested road warriors.”

- Sonicbids

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