What sets BiCoastal apart?*

Booking the right performers, artists, entertainers or speakers for a stage show or special event is an art unto itself.

The art:  matching the right talent to each venue and its audience preferences at the right fee. (Not to mention, of course, handling the 1001 other custom details that go into each booking – from backline and travel to ‘meet and greets’, hospitality, promotion, marketing and everything in-between.)

BiCoastal Productions operates on the principle that every deal has to work for both the venue and the artist. Not surprising, considering that our founder, Ron Gartner, is a savvy business executive who also happens to be a successful national entertainer. He understands the business from both perspectives. Which is why we have a unique ability to create mutually beneficial relationships between the “buyers” who present shows at casinos, performing arts centers, theatres, corporate and private events…and the talented artists who perform at these venues.  And why artists contact us constantly, asking us to represent them.

Initially formed to represent a few tribute acts in addition to Ron’s acclaimed Vegas show, BiCoastal Productions has grown its talent roster exponentially to include major big name headliners, unique stage shows,  important keynote speakers, extraordinary comics and unique specialty acts.

Creating and negotiating artful deals that make great entertainment happen is just the start.  It’s our commitment to serving clients and artists with the highest levels of integrity, respect and professionalism that truly sets us apart.

*Don't take our word for it. See what our Clients are saying about us.


Lydia Ivanditti

The Letterman Show May 2011
OMG!!!!! It was TOTALLY over the top!!!!! Huge! Tremendous!!!! A great night for The Plaza and our community. They even made me look like a star!!!!!!! The big problem now is following it up with something just as wonderful. The audience is begging for more!
My head is still in the clouds! Any other suggestions? Ideally, I would like 3 Lettermen-type concerts a year. Work your magic, please!

Pat Schaller

…from headliners to tribute shows, there hasn’t been an agency that has been better to work with than BiCoastal. Your contracts are precise – your follow up is always done – promo info ready – and your acts always deliver the goods.  As you know, we have a lot of shows booked… people like Bobby Rydell, Hermans Hermits, Johnny Maestro and The Brooklyn Bridge plus your Broadway show and more. I am looking forward to a long relationship with you and your company.

Amanda Bruggeman

We wanted to send you a quick email regarding the success of last Thursday night’s Face2Face show.  We appreciate the overall professionalism and flexibility of the bands.  Every audience member enjoyed singing along and even dancing to the music.  By the end of the night, half the audience was dancing out of their seats.  Thanks again for helping to coordinate the show. It proved to be a success and we look forward to working with you in the future.

Ray Solley, Executive Director

(The Drifters show – January 2017)
They were simply awesome! Sold out crowd loved it from the moment they walked on stage to the hugs and selfies in the lobby after the show. They successfully turned our theatre into a 2-hour party for our core audience. (As proof there was so much invigorating good time rock & roll -- we ended up with a walker in lost and found!)

Bill Wilson
COMMA-City of Morganton, NC

Ricky Nelson Remembered was great.! all and more than we had hoped for…a class act from start to finish…thanks for all your help……see you in NYC….

Camille Biamonte, Executive Director
THE STRAND; Lakewood, New Jersey

It is an absolute pleasure to work with you! I appreciate your business savvy and show intuition. Although we all need to make money, I feel that you have the theater's best interest at heart. I thank you for that; it makes my professional life much easier. We look forward to a long relationship with BiCoastal Productions!

Michael Derr

I have worked with BiCoastal and Ron as a Presenter's Agent on booking several events this season including "Joints Jumpin" that we presented this fall and The Allen Toussaint Band which we will present this spring. He has been great to work with, working hard on my behalf to get the best price possible and always ready to step in with advice and other possibilities. Ron is a buyer's agent and I highly recommend him for his ability to get good entertainment at a great price. I look forward to working with him as we look toward next seasons programing goals.

Melissa Montenegro, Event Director
THE TRAVELLER INC., Toronto, Canada

Hi Ron,
Thank you to you and your team for a lovely evening on Friday at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York for Honda Canada. Our guests enjoyed the entertainment greatly! We will definitely keep you in mind for any future events in the US.

Mariko Hancock, Director

Castleton State College presented The Hit Men represented by BiCoastal Productions. The agency was professional, personable and eager to be flexible to our needs. All the necessary information, including the promotional materials and technical rider were sent to us in a timely fashion. They were always available to respond to any question that we had prior to the concert. It was simply a great pleasure to work with both the artists and the staff of BiCoastal Productions.

Brian Cunniff

Thank you so much for providing Wildwood Crest with outstanding musical entertainment during the summer of 2010. The bands you provided us – Liberation, Bennie and the Jets and Storm Front – not only were extremely professional, but they also provided outstanding music and entertainment for the thousands of people who turned out for the concerts.....the bands helped make our 2010 Summer Concert Series the success it has been. We have received lots of positive feedback from our residents, visitors and vacationers about the quality of the shows. We look forward to working with you in the future.

Rob Meyer

Beach Haven CAP has been producing a summer concert series for the last 10 years…The concert with “Jimmy and the Parrots” was by far the best attended event we have ever had.  Working with BiCoastal Productions made it easy for us to book this fabulous group. From the initial contact to concert time, any questions that we had were immediately addressed by your organization.  If any organization were looking for recommendations for a quality booking group to help with their programs, BiCoastal Productions would be on the top of our list.

Debbie Hopper

As Clubhouse Administrator for Greenbriar Oceanaire, I would like you to know that I have found your agency personnel to be extremely professional and knowledgeable.  Each time I have been in contact with you or your personnel, I have found the experience to be a pleasure.  The Unexpected Boys were a big hit with our residents, and we look forward to having them back and to working with your firm again in scheduling future talent to perform at our Clubhouse.

Rick Maynard

…I appreciated working with you this summer.  Your performance was excellent and the Chicago Tribute band was fantastic.  You contacted them for a concert in Guilford on relatively short notice and I was impressed by how quickly you came through.  I look forward to working with you next year.

John Spiess

I just wanted to take this time to thank you and BiCoastal for the outstanding job you did helping me put together my entertainment for our recent “Fall family Spectacular”.  We got great response from the public on the Rat Pack Tribute Show and the Joe Piscopo performance.Behind the scenes it was awesome how easy you and BiCoastal were to work with, and we look forward to working with you again. Thank you again for all the professionalism and help.

Erika Weinstein

BiCoastal Productions and Ron Gartner are true professionals, who brought a personal touch to our daughter’s Bat Mitzvah.  Ron worked with our family in finding the right talent at a cost we could afford. He listened to our wish list and the talent he booked surpassed our expectations. Best of all, BiCoastal makes it easy.

Joy Fox

We definitely want to move forward with you on everything we had discussed.The Rat Pack were FANTASTIC (as I knew they would be) and we would like to set up a schedule for the rest of the year with maybe a full weekend of the Rat Pack to end the "Legends" run in January 2011. Let me know who you have and if any of them are still available for the dates we had discussed previously. (Neil Diamond, Billy Joel, Elton John and... )  We would like to start at the end of June and then have something every 6-8 weeks after that. Thanks again Ron - you most definitely delivered and we look forward to working with you and your groups for years and years to come!!

Mary Lighthipe
LEISURE VILLAGE WEST; Manchester Township, NJ

Started my vacation following the Drifter's Show.  The show was spectacular!  Had them dancing in the aisles!  Even the 80+ were rock'n.
Have to catch up now, but I will call you about 2011 soon.
Thanks for a great show.

Gregory Monfiletto, Director of Marketing

Thanks so much for the amazing job you did at this year's Casino event. Praise is being received up and down. Thanks again!


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