Founded in March of 2013, National Acts has experienced tremendous growth during our first 6 years in business, processing over $3,000,000 in sales to thousands of events worldwide.

National Acts specializes in VIP Meet and Greet programs and Fan Club Management for touring musicians. Some of our clients include: Through Fire, SHIM, The End Machine, Rough Riot, JR Richards (The original voice of Dishwalla), OTEP, Austin John Winkler (formerly the voice of Hinder), Michale Graves (former singer for the Mistfits), Filter, Queensryche, Winger, Warrant, Asia, Saving Abel, Saliva, Tantric, Zach Myers of Shinedown, Bobaflex and Royal Bliss among many others.

In addition, National Acts provides online ticketing software to midsize concert venues and custom physical tickets for event presales.

Meet the Team

TJ Chopelas
Founder / CEO

TJ founded National Acts in March of 2013 originally as a way to supplement his income while on the road as a touring musician. In 5 short years, National Acts has grown from a one man operation into a thriving business that manages and coordinates thousands of VIP Meet and Greets for dozens of artists each year across the globe.

In addition to owning National Acts, TJ is currently the singer for the rock band Track Fighter and formerly the singer for the rock band Burn Halo.

Dennis Bodine ("dB")

dB has been working closely with TJ for a number of years both in and outside of National Acts. With 20+ years of development experience for employers and clients large and small, he has helped to completely redesign the company's website as a custom SOA application to best suit the needs of the business.

In addition to helping out with National Acts, dB handles lead vocals and guitar for the Sacramento rock band Zen Arcadia and was formerly the singer for local metal standouts Phrenik.

Jake Waters
Graphic Designer

Jake had a paintbrush in his hands before he walk. Starting with acrylics and painting canvases in his room as a child, Jake knew at a young age that he wanted to have a career involving art. At the age of 15 he taught himself how to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Shortly after graduating from high school Jake began taking art and graphic design classes at community college to pursue a career in graphic design.

In 2016, Jake began an internship with National Acts. He has continued to impress us with his work ethic and creativity and we feel very lucky to have someone involved with our company who loves what he does so much.

John "The Rev" Merry
Client Acquisition

A North Carolina Native, Rev has been a part of the Carolina music scene for over 20 years. At the age of twelve he began running sound in his local church and was was hooked from there. Since then Rev has gone on to become a successful event promoter with his company Nickel & Dime Entertainment and a successful audio engineer with his production company R.K. Entertainment, both based in the Carolinas.

In 2014, Rev began using National Acts to sell tickets to his events and quickly formed a friendship with TJ. As Rev spread the word about National Acts in the Carolinas, he brought a ton of new venue and promoter clients to the business. It only made sense that he officially become part of the National Acts team and we're happy to have him.

Dean O'Shaughnessy

Dean is President of The DNS Agency, an entertainment business consulting company. The DNS Agency works within all areas of the entertainment industry and encompasses all artists needs. Since starting The DNS Agency in 2008 Dean has worked closely with clients ranging from national and international acts down to the best in local talent.

With a background in corporate buying, team leadership and field operations Dean has exercised countless hours of high profile meetings and facilitated deals in excess of 500M. Large or small The DNS Agency approaches everyone as the multimillion dollar client they are or can be.

Testimonials From Some of our Clients


"We love National Acts!"

National Acts has been handling our VIPs for about 3 years now and we couldn't be happier with the results. From updating our events on Facebook to coordinating meet and greets around our busy tour schedule, they are always on top of it! I always recommend National Acts to other bands we tour with. Simply the best around!

-Erik Turner (Guitarist and founding member)

Saving Abel

"You will love working with them!"

Proud to say that we were National Acts very first client over five years ago. We took a chance on TJ when he was first getting started and I couldn't be more proud of how his company has grown over time. He works his butt off for our band. I highly recommend National Acts to anyone looking to generate extra revenue while they are on the road.

-Scott Bartlett (Lead Guitarist and founding member)


"Very easy to work with!"

National Acts has been a great addition to our crew. TJ and team are always on top of things for us while we are out here on the road. For over 3 years now they have handled all aspects of the meet and greets from putting the shows on sale to posting on social media and handling customer service requests. Great company to have on your side.

-Marty McCoy (Singer and founding member)