Arts & Entertainment Industry Forum: Katie Budge

Katie Budge, Marketing Director of New Orleans' famous Howlin' Wolf venue, stops by to speak with FAMIS students (11/21/2016).

About Katie Budge

Katie Budge is a music marketing professional in the New Orleans region. Since 2015, she has worked as the director of marketing and venue operations for New Orleans' legendary Howlin' Wolf music venue and nightclub, where she assumes overall responsibility for marketing the venue and its shows to appropriate audiences. In this role, she oversees street teams, web presence, social media interaction, email subscriptions, and search databases, as well as coordinating and troubleshooting day-of operations of shows, such as security, power, lighting, and production.

In addition to her work with the Howlin' Wolf, Katie is the manager of public relations and media for New Orleans' world-famous and Grammy®-winning Rebirth Brass Band, where she works as the bands' liaison to media outlets and social media platforms. Katie coordinates the band's speaking engagements, interviews, photoshoots, public causes, endorsements, and appearances.

A graduate of Tulane University, Katie worked closely with Magnolia Fest and Tulane's own Crawfest during her time as an undergraduate, and later worked as a Guest Services Manager for New York City's Electric Zoo festival. Starting in 2017, she joined New Orleans' own BUKU Music + Art festival as an artist liaison.