4 Questions to Ask When Searching for the Perfect Music Venue
Music Venue

Are you part of a band? Looking to host a live concert, but not sure where to begin? Here are four questions to help you as you search for the perfect music venue for your next event.

#1: What is a music venue?

A music venue is simply a place where you can play live music. Believe it or not, not every rental venue allows live music to be played. So make sure when searching, ask the event staff if you are allowed to play live music at the venue where you are looking.

A music venue could be a variety of many different things. One location could be a small nightclub with a tiny stage. This would be great if you are expecting a small crowd of about 30 to 40 people. You might want something a little large. This could be a theater setting with a larger stage that could fit a couple of hundred people. Make sure you look for a venue with a stage if you are planning on performing.

#2: How do you organize a concert?

Organizing a concert is no easy task. If you have never hosted an event like this before, you could consider hiring event consulting. This could include an event planner to help you organize leading up to the day of the event. This could also include hiring an event coordinator to help you lead the event on the actual day of the concert.

Here are some questions you will need to ask when organizing a concert:

  • Who is performing?
  • What is our budget?
  • What is the concert for?
  • What is our guest count? Who is invited?
  • Will there be food and drinks?

#3: How do you find the perfect music venue?

Location. Location. Location.

I'm sure you've heard that where you have your event is very important. Wen it comes to a concert or music venue, you want to make sure you have a great spot to perform. You will want to make sure the venue is big enough for the number of guests you are inviting. You will also want to make sure the venue has everything you need. Do they have the proper sound and av/tech to accommodate the band?

When it comes to finding this great spot, jump online and start searching. There are many great event rentals in Los Angeles or downtown. Don't forget to look at the reviews! They really help. Before you book a location, make sure to visit the site. Pictures can be deceiving. You will want to see what the venue actually looks like before making a selection.

#4: What makes a successful music event?

We saved the best question for last. What makes a successful music event? This is something you will have to answer for yourself or your organization. Why are you hosting a concert? Is there a purpose behind it? Are you raising funds for a nonprofit? Are you trying to lift the spirits of the neighborhood? Any of these is great! Make sure you identify your goals so you can measure if it was a great concert.

Here are some typical goals that can be measured:

  • How many people came to the concert?
  • How much money was raised for the selected organizatin?
  • What was the quality of the music? Who was performing?
  • Was any music purchased after the concert?
  • How much influence was gained because of this concert?
  • Did you enjoy yourself at this music venue?

We hope this article helps you find the perfect music venue. Here is another great article to help you with your search. Happy planning.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How early do I need to book a venue for my birthday party?
We have booked events a year in advance, but we have also scheduled a party for the month of that day. To be safe, the earlier you can book the venue, the better. The earlier you plan the more likely your date will be available and the prices will be better.

Q: Should I visit the site before booking the venue?
We always recommend a site visit before booking the venue. The pictures are great. The video is better. However, seeing a location in person is vital to really knowing what is available. Having said that, we have had many clients never see the actual building until the day of the event leave satisfied.