Choosing Great Events

What Sort Of Venue Is A Good Choice For Your First Band Gig?

Embarking on the journey of performing your first gig with a new band can be an exhilarating experience. Selecting an appropriate venue plays an integral role in shaping the initial trajectory of your band's career. Too large and a modest attendance could make it seem like a flop. If you hire too small an event space or one in the wrong location, then you can also let your burgeoning fans down. Here's what you should consider when comparing different event venues for first live performances.

Attendance Capacity

The capacity of any event venue will be one of the primary considerations of any performers or promoters, whether the gig being planned is for a new band or not. Most venues will give you a clear indication of size and capacity on their website since this is something that is most frequently asked. For a newly formed band, a smaller, intimate venue might be more suitable. Look for an opportunity to perform at a local bar, café, or community center. If you want to promote your gig and sell tickets in advance, then a medium-sized music venue with its own stage, PA, and lighting rig will be best. An event space like that will often be best shared with other bands which play in a similar genre on the bill.

Exposure Potential

The potential for future opportunities to play music should also guide your decision. Some venues, typically local bars which have a dedicated gig night at the weekend, may offer 'open mic' nights or 'battle of the bands' events in the less popular slot, such as midweek evenings or Sunday lunchtimes. These platforms at suitable event spaces are not only good for making your debut but could also lead to regular bookings if your performance impresses the venue owners as well as the audience. Alternatively, host your own gig in an event space you have hired. This way, you can split the receipts with your bandmates and, if you make a profit, you can simply hire the space again in a couple of months for your next performance.

Logistical Considerations

Any good event space will be easy to reach and get away from. The venue's location and accessibility can have a significant impact on the turnout for your gig. When it is your first performance, people won't necessarily yet know that the effort of turning up will be worth it, so you need to make it an easy decision for them. An event venue that's easy to find, has good public transport links, and offers ample parking space will likely attract more audience members.

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Choosing Great Events

When you think about it, you will attend hundreds of events this year. Whether they are small gatherings of friends or large, organized festivities, it pays to know how to present yourself and how to work well with other people. However, since there are a myriad of other factors that play into how well an event turns out, it pays to focus on the important things. Here are a few tips for choosing great events, and what you can do to select things to go to that will pay off for you down the road. After all, making the right choices today could shape your future tomorrow.


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