What It Takes to Make a Great Show

What It Takes to Make a Great Show

Live music can be an experience like no other. When done right, a concert can be more than that. The best shows are an experience, a connection between the fans and artist, and an event that becomes a memory for a lifetime. From the most intimate club shows, to massive festivals with hundreds of thousands of people, the basic elements of producing an amazing concert experience are all the same. It starts with booking the right act for the right event.  A good agent and manager will know their artist and what type of event or venue they perform best at. Having solid, honest relationships with agents and managers will help you choose the act that will fit your venue, event and budget. Once talent is confirmed, the next steps to advance coordination are topics including technical production needs, travel, hotel and hospitality. The key here is proper budget planning. These are the often forgotten about expenses, but are the crucial elements to ensuring a good show.  Not planning properly here can make or break your show day. Make sure your event manager has plenty of wide-ranging experience in budget management, from small local shows to larger music festivals. The final step in the process for creating an unforgettable show is execution.  How you’ve communicated with the artist and their team prior to that really sets your event up for success. It’s inevitable that in the live music world something totally unplanned for will arise, and having a good production team in place combined with proper advance communication and planning will give you and the artists peace of mind...