Band Biz Network

Network of Talent for Every Occasion

Chris Brooks
and the Silver City Boys

A Twin Cities and Midwest favorite out of hibernation and available for a few select dates this summer and beyond. 


Chad Edwards Band

High energy country featuring some of the metro’s top players.



Attention given to an era of rocks greatest decade. Late 60’s through the 70’s featuring artists Tom Petty, Eagles, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Rolling Stones and many more.

The Great Outdoors Band

This solid fun band from Fargo, North Dakota has been performing for us for over twenty years. A popular choice in North and South Dakota as well as Northern Minnesota.

The DeadBeats

The DeadBeats are a regional band whose members share a passion for great music.  All the members are seasoned, veteran musicians who leave their professional “day gigs” behind to create Killer Hits Live in the clubs and special event venues they play.  The wide ranging, classic song list includes rockers from AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Doobie Brothers to some R&B favorites like Hall and Oats, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson and The Spinners.  Their combined years of experience bring a top notch show, and professionalism second to none.

About Band Biz Network

We offer fresh ideas and decades of experience when it comes to band representation AND venue/event marketing. Let us be your first choice in live entertainment—one booking at a time.

Easy to talk to, egos long gone, Band Biz Network is an old fashioned hands on company that strives to earn your business.

Our Team

John Dagen

John Dagen has been involved with the music business since 1970. Those early years were on stage with Minnesota based band Appaloosa. The early 80’s brought opportunity at Minneapolis based Good Music Agency where “Digger” spent the next 13 years as a talent agent and venue buyer. Since that departure John has owned and operated successful entertainment businesses and is currently the owner of Band Biz Network. Active in sales and talent representation one booking at a time.

Ramon Gonzalez

Back in 1998 Ramon Gonzalez met John Dagen while working with Stampede, a North Carolina based band that lit up hundreds of prestigious stages coast to coast. That ride and business relationship lasted a decade. Teaming up with John in 2016 as an entertainment consultant, his agent abilities came naturally after “seeing it all” on the road. Ramon focuses on Northern Minnesota as well as the Dakotas. And he still shares his love of music these days as the band leader of The Great Outdoors. Solid, honest and educated to deliver the best entertainment available. 

Clubs & Shows


Brookside Bar and Grill – Marine on the St Croix, MN
Cannon River Winery – Cannon Falls, MN
Captains Getaway – Arnolds Park, IA
Dakota Magic Casino – Hankinson, ND
Dakota Sioux Casino – Watertown, SD
Doghouse – Maplewood, MN
Floyd’s – Victoria, MN
Jersey’s – Inver Grove Heights, MN
Lonesome Dove – Mandan, ND
Northern Lights Casino – Walker, MN
Rocking Horse – Minot, ND
Sevenwinds Casino – Hayward, WI
Shotgun Sally’s – Fargo, ND
Smilin’ Moose – Hudson, WI
Starfire Event Center – Waseca, MN
Windbreak – Fargo, ND
Sidehack Saloon – Sturgis, SD
Treasure Island Resort and Casino – Red Wing, MN

Events & Festivals


Fire on the Rum – Cambridge, MN
Grand Old Days – St Paul, MN
Howies Mud Bog – Finlayson, MN
Jackpine Savage Days – Spooner, WI
Minnesota State Fair – St Paul, MN
Mower County Fair – Austin, MN
Rutabega Fest – Cumberland, WI
Spooner Rodeo – Spooner, WI
Valley City Winter Shows – Valley City, ND
We Fest – Detroit Lakes, MN
Wild Rice Days – Deer River, MN

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