Michael L Butler

The Music Industry 

  • Sleeping Bag/Fresh Records
  • Chelsea Entertainment Group
  • Road Manager for Shannon (let the music play)
  • Creator and Manager of R&B group GUDGUD
  • Manager for indie rock group Traded Youth
  • Artist Development and Coach for many artist 

The Arts

  • Suncoast Sound Drum & Bugle Corps
  • Founder of Teal Sound Drum & Bugle Corps
  • Spokane Thunder Drum & Bugle Corps
  • Paradigm Winter Guard
  • Consultant for many High School marching bands
  • Founder of the I Love Music Tour

I am Michael L. Butler, Founder and Executive Director of the I Love Music Tour. I take pride in being an avid music lover and band nerd. I am also Founder of the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps of Jacksonville, Florida. Running Teal Sound for 8 years, I quickly learned first hand the importance of fundraising and marketing for an arts program. During my time working in the music industry, I also saw the need for performance opportunities for younger artist. The I Love Music Tour is the perfect marriage to mutually benefit each other. 


Our goal is to grow the I Love Music Tour nationally so that our legislators and other stakeholders will begin to see the critical need for music in the lives of our students through education. I look forward to bringing this great opportunity to schools and other non-profits across the country. Our staff works very hard to make this a memorable and affordable experience for all.


As an avid music lover, I am asking you to join us in our mission. With you, the voices of Music Education will be heard. Thank you again!


Together in Music,


Michael L. Butler

Founder and Executive Director of I Love Music Tour