Turning Point Productions & Promotional
began in 2004 when when its founder relocated to rural Illinois via Hollywood California, Ireland, and the Pacific Northwest. She had a 20-year background in marketing and advertising for the likes of See's Candies corporate, Nike World Headquarters, The Los Angeles Times, The Portland Tribune, and PR work for several national and international entertainers, etc. Having a strong history of community service, being a former reserve peace officer, emergency first responder, etc, when a few local town faires were not going to happen due to disagreements among the local community organizations that usually work together to help run them, she stepped in and solely organized them, bringing concert / music events to several for the first time.
Many of the local music acts began inquiring about promotional assistance and several nonprofits approached regarding fundraiser organization and event production. In 2006 "Turning Point Productions & Promotions" was formed, the name being suggested by some of the local musicians who had a now defunct garage band by the name "Turning Point", and the name was felt to be appropriate as a "turning point" was on the horizon for music appreciation in an area where it had long been dormant, and the founder already had several major artists she was assisting with marketing and PR work.
Since that time Turning Point has produced many successful fundraising events for non-profits and for local venues, and brought entertainment artistry to the forefront in NW Illinois, bringing many performers together for the first time that have gone on to record together and tour nationally.
Turning Point also opened a live music venue in 2009, The Turning Point Cafe, in Mt. Carroll, Illinois, offering various genre-themed evenings of musical entertainment, CD launch parties for local artists, and music lessons.
As of 2011, Turning Point Productions & Promotional is now a joint marketing and promotions agency, with Turning Point Promotional offering marketing services, branding/graphic design, web development, PR work, and the like, with Turning Point PRODUCTIONS providing not only promotions and management for the personalities we work with long-term, but event production and management, booking, etc.
Visit our "Bands" page for sample of some of our clients, or visit our Turning Point PROMOTIONAL page for marketing, website design, and graphic work inquiries and our partial client portfolio.