“To discover exceptional talent, nurture and develop it to it’s fullest potential and represent these artists to the entertainment purchasers in a fair and professional manner.”
The Music Works Team
Whether it is a private or corporate appearance or a multi-day music festival, The Music Works has the ability to coordinate entertainment, staging, back line, and production. We know of up to the minute availability and pricing for artists currently or soon to be on tour. With over 75 years of combined experience, we are able to deliver a profitable, hassle free show backed by the industry’s best customer service.
Gregg Schmitt – President
Gregg started his career in the music business full time in 1979 after performing throughout the Upper Midwest for over 7 years as a drummer and band leader. Beginning his full time agent career at the largest entertainment agency of it’s kind at the time, GMA, he soon worked his way to the top. After turning down a lucrative contract including ownership of GMA in March of 1987, Gregg decided to leave GMA and create a company that was buyer AND artist friendly. His goal was to bring the buyer and artist together in a mutually beneficial understanding of each others needs. The Music Works, Inc. was born. Over the past 33 years, Gregg has developed a sterling reputation in the industry for hard work, loyalty, and, most importantly, honesty. Gregg’s adhesion to the basic philosophy of ‘No one can complain about a fair deal’ has earned him numerous awards and recognition from his peers.
Lindsay Schmitt - Agent/ Office Manager
Lindsay was introduced to the music industry at a very young age. Being the daughter of a music Booking agent, it was always a part of her life. Lindsay graduated from Chisago Lakes High School in 2006. Directly from graduating she attended Winona State University studying Marketing, advertising Business administration. When she left Winona, she pursued a career in the health industry. After two Years in the health industry she realized that her dream had always been to be involved in the music Industry and in early 2013, she became part of The Music Works, Inc. team as an intern, agent and administrative assistant. Then went on to become office manager as well in late 2014.
“I have worked with The Music Works for many years and one of the reasons is I can always count on Gregg to be a straight shooter. He works with so many festivals that he knows market trends and especially what works for our festival. In fact, Gregg has booked bands at our festival for over 22 years. I highly recommend Gregg and The Music Works”. Shawn Petersen-Delano 4th of July.
“You know Gregg, whenever I work with you everything is done right-you are the best out there and have been for many, many years. I just wish you would book more of my calendar!” Sherwin Linton 2014
“The band did a great job for our fire department fundraiser. Gregg you sent me a great band-again.” C. Opdahl Granite Falls Fire Department 2014
[Six To midnight] were fantastic! It was so much fun coming to work yesterday to hear all the buzz about how good the band at Theresa’s party was! Thank you Gregg for helping me make the decision. He was very helpful! The crowd was a little lighter than expected [which was mostly the weather] I hope the band had fun performing for us!!! Thank you again!
Theresa Cottingham, Private Party 2014
Thanks to you all for your musical talent and a fun night on Friday! I’ve had several co-workers either text me over the weekend or stop by my desk this morning with compliments for the ‘Big Toe’…thanks so much!! Some folks that stayed later than I did said the dance floor got progressively fuller, so despite the arrangement you succeeded in drawing them in, yaaaaaay! Thanks so much, you all were a real pleasure to work with…for what it’s worth, you’re the first band/agency I have followed up with to say that following our party. It was truly a pleasure working with you and, thanks for a great time!
Laurie Buege | Executive Assistant | Interstate Companies, Inc.
Thanks for everything you have done to help us out. It makes this volunteer job that much more fun when you can work with such great people like you guys.
Emily, Secretary - Houston County Fair
Thanks Gregg for your advice and direction in securing the National Recording Artists Craig Campbell and Love and Theft. It was our most profitable event ever. I will look forward to working with you again next year.
Jason-Features Fest 2013
I thought Sell Out Stereo and Jerry Rodes Band did a great job, I was super pleased with them! Thank you so much Gregg for your input and advice on all the bands, it makes a world of difference having great music!
Doris-Ki-Chi-Saga Days 2013
The City of Oakdale has been contracting with The Music Works for the last 5 years to help assist us in finding the right bands for our Summer Concert Series. From my experience The Music Works has been nothing but helpful and informative when it comes to asking questions about bands, pricing, and contracts. The management always will recommend a band, give you samples of their music, direct you to their website, and in my 3 years dealing with Gregg Schmitt and The Music Works, I have yet to be let down – Mike Anderson, Recreation Coordinator, City of Oakdale
Mike Anderson - Recreation Coordinator
Oakdale Parks and Recreation
I have worked with The Music Works as my exclusive agency for many years. I have found them to be prompt, courteous and professional, and they really know what works best in my venue. I would highly recommend this agency to any venue that prefers to deal with just one company.
Gary Serum – Owner
Serums Good Time Emporium, Anoka Mn
I book various corporate clients including the Minnesota Twins and Canterbury Park Racetrack. Often I have specific “types” of bands needed for the public promotions they create. I can always trust a candid and professional band suggestion from Gregg and The Music Works’ office. The bands are always spot on with their professional attitude , equipment and delivery.
Thank you for operating a high quality band agency to serve our needs.
Rand Levy - President
Mr. Corey White has been working with me since March of this year when I took on this new position and has been an exceptional help in getting all sorts of acts for us here at Ho-Chunk Gaming-Black River Falls. His expertise and going above and beyond to help me have provided me with the knowledge I need to perform my new job duties and bring great acts to our Casino! I can count on Corey to be there for me all times of the day and night, even weekends if needed which I appreciate more than these words can say! I guarantee you will be more than satisfied with his work and the costs that he can bring talent and the sound/lights in to your venue for, he is very competitive and will work for you to your advantage!
Tris Harris – Sr. Manager of Public Relations
Ho-Chunk Gaming Black River Falls/ Tomah
“When I called Dave, the band that I had been counting on had just canceled due to some big change-ups in their band. This was maybe 2 weeks before our event! Dave was able to fill the date. Not only that, they did it for a reasonable price, showed up early, and put on one of the best performances I have ever heard a cover band do. They are outstanding musicians, for sure, but they’ve really got the vocals covered too. It was an awesome time and we will definitely be inviting these guys back!
Wes Ovre – Owner
Morton Pub, Morton MN
“Gregg- I have been promoting, photographing, and producing bands for 20 years. I have done everything from the Vans Warped Tour to Kid Rock. I have to tell you working with you has been a wonderful experience and I think I have worked with every booking agent on the planet! So thank you, the band, and the sound people. Everything was STELLAR!
Traci Gilbert – Ponds Golf Club
“You guys have been awesome to deal with, we are so excited to have Big Toe and the Jam rock our wedding. Thank you Maggie and Gregg for everything!”
Whitney-Ledger-Benter Wedding 2013
Band/ Artist Testimonials
“After being in the business as long as we have, you value a great agency when you find one. And THIS is a great agency! Without question, they are the hardest working and most dedicated company we’ve ever worked with. They care about their roster, and they care about the buyer. This all helps to create a wonderful working environment for everyone! It is also the reason The Music Works has been the leading entertainment agency serving a vast cliental for decades! Quite simply, they are the best at what they do.” - Sell Out Stereo
“I’m pleased to say I’ve worked with Gregg Schmitt and The Music Works for nearly two decades. Booking agents often get a bad rap. Not in Gregg’s case. He’s built his reputation through hard work and perseverance. I’m convinced, there’s no agent in the twin cities who works harder, for his bands.” -Jonas Mayer/Jonah & The Whales
“The Music Works has been with us from the start. Gregg and his staff do an excellent job keeping our calendar full of shows and ensuring we are a perfect fit for the client/buyer. They understand the goals we are trying to achieve and where we want to be. Working with The Music Works as a partner has allowed us to perform for many types of crowds and events and we could not be more excited about what the future holds.” -Six To Midnight
“I have played in Music Works exclusive bands for over 2 decades. For the past several years I have run my own band with all bookings handled by the Music Works. I have always found working with the Music Works’ personnel to be at the highest level of professionalism. All communications have been respectful, honest, and straight to the point. I have benefited greatly and truly enjoy working with the Music Works.” -Carl Werner /Under The Covers