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CHECK OUT ‘D TOUR’: Pablo Center Joins Independent Venue Network

Pablo’s new membership aims to bring even more musicians to the Valley

James Johonnott, photos by Andrea Paulseth |

CONFLUENCE COLLABORATION. The Pablo Center at the Confluence Center in downtown Eau Claire recently announced it is now part of D TOUR.
CONFLUENCE COLLABORATION. The Pablo Center at the Confluence in downtown Eau Claire recently announced it is now part of D TOUR.

On Sep. 13, the Pablo Center at the Confluence announced its membership with D TOUR, an affiliate network of independent venues with the mission to bring a community-based approach to live music experiences. 

D TOUR’s primary goal is to offer nationally touring artists the opportunity to perform in unique, locally owned venues across the country. The network formed in 2021 as  lobbying agency for venues to receive financial assistance through the pandemic, and has since grown to promote booking needs for these venues. Now including 30+ venues from coast to coast, D TOUR began in Boise, Idaho, an area that co-founder Eric Gilbert describes as an overlooked art market. 

What does this mean for the Pablo Center? With the venue now part of D TOUR’s booking network, artists can book multi-show deals across a number of previously unconnected venues; an integration that helps independent artists, venues, and the audiences that love art. That means more access to more great shows that Eau Claire might not have gotten visits from previously, if an artist had to book individual shows.

For more information on D TOUR and to receive updates on coordinated touring efforts and more, visit d-tour.live and follow the brand on social media at @DTourLive.