When it comes to music festivals during the summertime, America knows no bounds. When it comes to getting a gig booked in a music festival in a popular city, it is not an easy task to accomplish. You must know what you are in for because if it was easy, wouldn’t everyone be doing it? Here are some tips that will help you and your band get booked during a music festival.
We know that you might think that you are ready for it but you need to ask yourself if you really are up for what lies ahead of you in terms of your musical career. It isn’t all about the kind of music that you play, it is mostly about meeting the performing standards of a music festival at the peak of summers. Do you have what it takes?
If you have no prior experience in performing live then this might not be the right fit for you. It is one thing to play at a local club and an entirely different thing to play in front of a major crowd at a music festival. Most promoters as well as sponsors look for more established artists out there that have a better record of success in music festivals. This is what makes the stakes so high when you are playing at a music festival in front of a huge crowd as compared to when you’re playing in front of either friends or people you know at a local club. They might not always give you their most honest opinions about your performance because they know you. In order to master your performance at a music festival, it is mostly going to be trial-and-error. You will need a lot of practice to be good at it.
Knowing Your Target Audience
We know that new artists grab any chance they get to perform but you need to think strategically and see which music festival is the right fit for you. You have to narrow your search and target the festivals that have the kind of demographic you are looking for your music career. You need to ensure that if it is a festival that requires you to travel to get there, then are all your expense such as booking transportation from Chicago Limo Service
covered by the festival? If you are spending more money out of your own pocket than you are making then that festival might not be the right fit for you this early in your career.
Setting a Calendar
Keeping up with deadlines and making it to each and every one of the gigs a musician books can be a struggle especially if each and every one is equally important. But the thing to remember is that if it is a music festival that is concerned, it should always be a priority. You should never be late at booking your spot at this festival as you need plenty of time to prepare for the festival along with your band and booking a spot late will rob you of that chance. This essentially means that you will be setting yourself up for failure because as we mentioned above, if you have no prior experience with this kind of thing, it can be rather difficult to make it through.
So when is your next gig?