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.

  • Dre Ko Tha Prophet

    "A great gig platform for up and coming Artists who need to gain exposure for their Brand.".

  • P.A.M.B - P.A Domino & P.A Pluto

    "Afton is a great place to get your shine on the big stage ".

  • Gov Printz

    "They are very organized! And fair! I plan to do more shows as they come up!".

  • Viviana Vee

    "Awesome and LEGIT EXPERIENCE. I was so happy working with Afton to set up my show".

  • OTAON Music Group

    "Great opportunity for emerging artists to perform and gain a following. ".

  • QBJR

    "Great Venue Friendly Staff all of the acts supported eachother im looking forward to working with you guys again in the near future jordan is a great host".


    "Dope company loved working with them will be working with them again ".

  • Jawn Santana

    "Professional and straight forward really loved booking with them keep it up guys ".

  • Trevor Renteria

    "Working with Afton Shows has been nothing but smooth sailing and great. My booking rep, Ryan is in constant communication with me regarding any changes in my current bookings and with new gig opportunities. He shares useful tips and podcasts to use as tools to be successful selling tickets. ".

  • Yuri Galactik

    "I really enjoy working with actin. Look forward to more in the future. ".