I've been attempting to get in contact with the owner of a local bar for a few weeks. Booking has never been my favorite part of the band experience, but it's a responsibility we all take. Every time I call, I'm given a curt answer of the owner not being present. I try calling when it's suspected he is there, but I'm always told he is not. (and I'm not given an expected time of when he will arrive) I'm starting to wonder if he is indeed present but has told his staff he doesn't want to take any calls. What would be the best way to get around this? The venue is about 45 minutes from my house, so just showing up wouldn't be a good idea.