Skipper’s Smokehouse Booking Agency
Skipper’s owner, Tom White, started booking entertainment as Social Chairman of his fraternity at FSU. After many years of booking talent for private parties at the acclaimed “Skipperdome,” Skipper’s Booking Agency was born in 1994.
Our agency books private parties, corporate events and serves as a satellite agency for Walt Disney World, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Universal Studios and House of Blues. We also contract musicians and actors for network and cable TV shows locally.
Assisting in agency operations is Larry Lisk. He’s got a long history in the Tampa Bay music scene as co-founder and former President (1997-2005) of the Suncoast Blues Society. In 2004, as president of the Suncoast Blues Society, the group won the prestigious Keeping The Blues Alive Award as the Blues Organization of the Year. Larry personally won the Keeping Blues Alive recognition for Public Radio in 2014 awarded by Blues Foundation in Memphis and also the Excellence in Blues Radio award from Tampa Bay Blues Foundation 2014.You can hear Larry every Monday afternoon playing the blues on WMNF 88.5 FM Community Radio. He has served as the emcee for Clearwater Sea Blues Festival and Tampa Bay Blues Festival. He also serves on the advisory committee for the Florida Music Hall of Fame. His vast music knowledge (of all genres) enables Larry to perfectly match the right artists for our clients.
Skipper’s can book musical artists in every genre of music for any type of event. We book for nightclubs, theme parks, festivals, weddings, casinos, grand openings, themed events, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs and fundraisers. We also offer support equipment for sound, lighting and staging. Actors, clowns, caricature artists, magicians, fire-eaters, kid shows, moonwalks and more are available thru Skipper’s Booking. We provide full festival concert production and back line rentals.
The Skipper’s Difference
We assist our clients with specific needs and within specific budgets. We hand pick the best artist for each assignment. After nearly 35 years in the industry, we’ve established numerous contacts booking for the Smokehouse. Using these resources, we operate with the highest level of professionalism.
Annually, we produce two large festivals a year for the City of Dunedin, as well as entertainment for the Mainsail Art Festival in St. Petersburg. We have produced the Best of the Bay fundraiser for the Straz for 13 years and counting, Lowry Park’s Zoofari and Wazoo, Yacht Starship’s Rock the Yacht Series in Spring and Fall, Palmapalooza at Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club and numerous charity fundraisers at Skippers and off site like End Polio Now in Tarpon Springs in April. We’ve also coordinated entertainment for presidential campaign fundraising, and for clients including the Ritz Carlton, Naples Beach Resort, and many other country clubs, resorts, hotels, municipalities and nightclubs throughout the state of Florida and beyond.
Our Talent Agency number is TA #0000438
Our mailing address is:
Skipper’s Smokehouse Talent Agency
910 Skipper Road
Tampa, FL 33613
FAX: (813) 972 – 4763
Phone: (813) 971 – 0666 ext 127
Phone: (813) 917-1191