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.

  • Dvid Jackson [email protected]

    "Great atmosphere and great energy. Would do it again very soon!".

  • Jnathan DuPree [email protected]

    "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 facebook, spotify, apple music, pandora, tidal, amazon, or youtube as Jon DuPree. ".

  • Cmeron Grist [email protected]

    "Afton shows was a great experience! I had so much fun performing! The venue was great and I can't wait to do it all over again! Definitely a legit business!".

  • Dminique Boyd [email protected]

    "Great company needs more exposure I loved performing for them".

  • Kegan Galt [email protected]

    "Here is the honest truth, as that is all I am capable of providing. Afton provides booking agent services but they do not physically have staff members at their shows. They do not promote the show for you, so you cannot depend on them to do so. They use locals who are guided to play certain roles on the ground. The Orpheum, Tampa Bay is where we performed last night and it was a great show because we made it great. Organization must come from your end and do not depend much on anyone else for your stage show settings. Evan(Sound) and Dave(event manager) were extremely helpful. The virtual aspect of Afton is of great value for upcoming artists but if you are a seasoned vet, the system may not benefit you as much as working with your own team would. Be careful when the event is stated to be for all ages as some of the younger artists do not care about lyrical content and language, your little one's will be subject to language they may have never heard before and anger they have never seen. I did advise Afton to upgrade their vetting process of who they are booking and to be a bit more personal with their artists because respect of our innocent children should always be out above money. Somethings cannot be undone once they have been done, heard and seen. All in all, if you are an upcoming artist and you need to gain some experience, then Afton is great for you, if you are in the game for a longer time, pay attention to the details and make sure you hold a level of honor to your craft. The aim of the game is mastery of the art, not to make money. Money comes when you do what you love, it cannot be forced but the people but love it as well. I have 20+ years internationally in the music industry and these are my words of experience speaking. Afton is a good starting place for aspiring artists. Don't expect any money if you do not believe in yourself or your art, belief of self and confidence is key. Bless'ed love #LionofJudahTruth #NobodyBiggerThanJaH".

  • Dvon Cooks [email protected]

    "Highly recommended for all upcoming artist! Invest in yourself, if you don’t get the support that you need.".

  • Jse Ornelas [email protected]

    "Afton did an amazing job. I had my first live show and it went amazing! The booking rep did a great job im excited for my next live show.".

  • Ois Wyrick [email protected]

    "My Afton has surpassed my expectations. This is the first official company that I have worked with to help me book paid shows. Their user interface was pretty simple to use and I was able to book a show after I agreed to the e contract. I sold 20+ tickets and was assigned a show time. I didn't perform at the exact time more so because the fans where a bit late and so was the DJ. The Afton onsite manager was there before everyone and was ready to put me on stage at the assigned time. Once everything kicked off, the show was a huge success! My fans showed up and I also met new fans and got to network with the other artist. I will definitely be working with my Afton in the future. Everything felt professional and the email communications help clarify any confusion that I had and after the show I was emailed about payment without having to ask about it. Best Regards, Greshmon ".

  • Chistopher Fierro Fierro [email protected]

    "the efficiency and consistency of afton is absolutely fantastic and really allows for the smaller artist like me to get some buzz".

  • Dx Hickman [email protected]

    "i think is circumstances are correct this site gives you a ton for free. the resources they give are very helpful in the terms of making yourself grow. the booking process is also very convenient ".