Midtopia, D-Tour, Wave
Jessie Hartke is an independent music advocate and entrepreneur focused on creating and expanding an inclusive, sustainable, and decentralized music industry in the mid-west and beyond. As an expert in the independent music business, Jessie has been influential in championing the charge to revitalize the industry after a time of intense peril. Jessie currently serves as co-owner and partner of Hartke Presents, running the two venues Wave, and The Cotillion., in Wichita. Additionally, Jessie is a founding member of D Tour, the country's first independent coast to coast booking collective and also president of MEADOW (Music Ecosystems and Artist Development Operation of Wichita), a non-profit entity focused on creating support systems and infrastructure for the development and growth of the Wichita music industry.