First things first - you've got to get the show. This how-to guide will take you through nailing down that live show date, including your options, like going through a promoter versus booking the show yourself.
If you're booking your own show, settling on a date with the venue has to be at the top of your list. Sounds simple enough, but if you've never done it before, the process can be a little intimidating. Find out what you'll need to know before you make the call to the venue and how the whole thing works.
Not sure exactly which stage in town is the right one for you? Playing the wrong space can really sour an otherwise good gig. Learn more about narrowing down the search for your perfect music venue.
If you want things to go smoothly on the night of your show, you need to advance your gig. Find out how to get the job done.
Promotion is part of advancing a gig, and it's just about the most important thing you'll do when you have a show in the works. If you want the proverbial bums in seats, you need to let people know when they can catch the show. Get the lowdown on the easy steps you can take to promote your show. The advice here is good for promoters and for musicians handling their own promotion work.
The night of the show is exciting - and stressful. If you're not sure what to expect, your stress level could reach fever pitch. Take a deep breath and relax - here is everything you need to know.
The best part of playing live is walking out the venue with a legion of new fans. Find out how to win over the audience and keep them coming back for more.
Ready to take the show on the road? The process of booking a tour isn't that different than booking a single show, but there are some special considerations you need to keep in mind. Learn more.