How To Prepare For Your First Big Concert
The first big music event at your venue will introduce you to the ins and outs of everything that can and likely will go wrong with hosting this type of event. While it will be important to take many notes on how your venue could do things better, it is not impossible to get a lot of key things right the first time around. The following are a few tips to make sure that the first big music concert your venue hosts is a hit with those who grace your establishment.
When it comes to throwing your venue’s first big music event, marketing is everything. A proper marketing campaign will not only draw a large paying crowd, but it will inform potential patrons how to prepare for the event themselves. Ads should contain information about what the event is, who will be there, how much it will cost to attend and where the event will take place. Get this wrong and you could easily ruin the event and waste loads of money upsetting your local market.
Have a Backup Plan
When you booked two or three bands to play your first big music event, this was certainly the first step to getting things under way. What you may not have planned for was that the first band’s drummer got sick, and the second band simply didn’t show up. The one remaining band is now stuck playing the whole night. That is to say, unless you pull a rabbit out of your hat because you had the foresight to have a fourth or fifth band choice on speed dial to prevent your grand opening music event from turning into a huge disaster. But, booking bands is not just about getting someone to commit to playing at your venue. It has to do more with picking bands that have a proven track record of pulling off successful live performances and having good chemistry with a live crowd.