Turning your bar into a music venue mostly involve a music band. It’s a great way to drive customers, make the ambience better, and get more profit each night. But there’s one problem, how do you find a band? Here is a step-by-step guide to making it less difficult for you as a bar owner.
DECIDE YOUR THEME
Deciding on what type of band you are searching for is the very first and the most significant part of turning your bar into a music venue. At the same time as there are various types of music, there are also different kinds of bands. Most bar owners get close into the idea that only “cool” bands will be able to attract newcomers to their establishment, and so they tend to forget about their customers. You need to take into consideration that this band of your choosing is supposed to “charm” your customers. Therefore, you should look for a band that compliments with them and their dining experience.
Take for an example, if you’re a high-class bar, you don’t just hire an indie band, even though they’re really famous on the radio. If you have a bar that serves Spanish food and drinks, you don’t want to hire a band that plays gothic and metallic music.
After reading this article, you’ll think is an obvious step, but a lot of bar owners ignore or forget to follow it. And instead, they hire bands that are either popular or recommended by someone.
LOOK FOR A BAND
While looking for bands, you need to listen to them on a regular basis. If you don’t have the time, you can ask a trusted friend, family member, or a co-owner to research bands in the locality. You can also look for them on YouTube.
Before hiring a band, there are things you should consider. First of all, they should have a sound system. Most bands have their own sound systems to make sure that they have the best sound. They also have to know how to setup speakers. If they know how they can make it sound better, and you literally don’t have to do anything. Lastly, they should a good visual display, where musicians can have their own lights. But the best bands know how to adjust lights and dress the appropriate attire.
HIRE THE BAND – AND NO ONE ELSE
So you’ve already decided on a band, you’ve already talked about the rates. But do you need to find another band for next week? Nope. We recommend that you shouldn’t play different types of music for various nights. This is why the first step is very important, you should pick one genre and stick with it.
MARKET THE BAND
Marketing is more than just putting a sign on your bar door saying “live band”. You can advertise his band by putting them all over the social media. Or if your bar has a website, you can put it on your site’s calendar. You can also feature them in your local newspaper.