Founded By Musicians, For Musicians. Music is in our DNA.

Our Story

Afton is a concert promoter, booking agent, event organizer, and booking platform that works with both independent artists and signed, nationally touring artists. Our MyAfton Booking & LiveStream Platform and Afton Shows platform is built specifically to help indie artists. But Ryan & Amy also own the Afton Tickets LiveStream platform for larger signed acts and the Afton Tickets platform for event organizers and concert producers.

Afton Shows was founded by musicians, and for musicians, in 2004 by Ryan Kintz & Amy Kintz. We had one goal in mind - to make it easier for independent bands, rappers, and musicians to book shows and do what they were meant to do - perform live onstage. Local & regional indie artists are the ground floor and the lifeblood of the entire music industry. After all, your favorite major music artist, no matter who they are, started out as a local artist!

The MyAfton Booking Platform allows artists to easily book shows for in-person concerts at music venues, or create and curate their very own virtual live stream concert. The best part is, artists can sign up for free and there are no up-front costs or monthly subscription requirements.

"It was so important to us from day 1 that we offered our services to musicians for free, with no up-front costs. As a musician myself, the last thing I wanted was yet another company that required indie musicians to pay a subscription or a huge up-front fee in order to use their service!" Explains Afton founder, Ryan Kintz.

Afton not only offers booking services and a live stream platform, we also provide a Booking Rep for 1-on-1 email support to all of our musician users, along with marketing and promotion guides, and products in the MyAfton Store such as high quality beats, flyer & poster printing, ticket printing, and paid promotion products.

We've helped connect millions of music fans to their favorite independent artists since 2004. Afton has seen our local artists rise into major artists, book their own tours, and take what they learned while working with Afton Shows to elevate their careers to the next level.

"There are so many people in the Music Industry that repeatedly tell indie artists that 'they can't,' here at Afton we tell our artists that 'they CAN.' We teach them how to promote better, how to build their fan base, and we let them know they are valued as a vital part of this Industry. As a musician myself, I wish I had someone helping me along the way back when I was in a band." - Ryan Kintz

Whether your a music fan or a musician, we welcome you to the Afton community. See you at the next live stream, or see you in the crowd at the next show!

Meet the Team

Afton Brings You the Best Independent Artists

Afton Shows is the largest promoter and booking agent of independent rappers, bands, and musicians in the U.S. and Canada. Since 2004, our goal has been to empower emerging artists and help them launch their music career by providing gig opportunities, LiveStream performances, and help with promotion. Afton books and promotes the artists, but the Fans are the driving force behind each artist's success.

  • Jon DuPree

    "Afton offers a great platform for music artist to get some exposure and experience on stage. I will continue to use Afton until I'm famous. lol. No cap. Look me up on ********* ******** ***** ****** ******** ****** ******, or ******* as *** ******.".

  • Re6

    "I completely love the service you all provide. And I look forward to more shows with you all. Ryan K**** is awesome.".

  • Bonez Wita Z

    "Very good overall they are very professional organized and the venue was nice".

  • Foreign Behavior

    "Book a show at Afton and maximize your career . They help artist evolve!".

  • Maddog Mcgraw

    "They back up their words with action... very understanding and courteous".

  • MsLori Love

    "The booking agents and the Afton team are the best!".

  • King Shalam-Malam

    "SHALAM RECORDS WELCOME TO THE WESTBANK (VOL. 3) feat. ATM Kiddo It was a very pleasurable event. After all the negative this I heard and read about Afton I'm here to tell you that it isn't true. I got paid for the hard work I put in and the exposure really help me to keep going on with my career. PEACE & BLESSINGS FROM THE KING".


    "Great experience .The show was lit and very professional . Definitely something you would want to be apart of.".

  • NakitaBlacc

    "Great opportunity for Artists New and Established. Great communication and professionalism. On time pay to artists. Great Venues.".

  • Chef Tokin

    "This was my second show and everyone show so much love and support it was like working with family.".