Well, let me tell you, I went through this pain for years but through trial and error I learned how to book these gigs. Fast forward a few years and now I have opened for over 30 national acts including Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels, Bret Michaels, Dustin Lynch, Big & Rich, Clink Black … you get the picture.
I am sharing with you my #1 most valuable tip that can open the door for you to perform with your musical heroes. Enjoy!
People expect to be able to find your art online and learn more about you there. That's not a bad thing, but you want to be judicious. Don't make the mistake of trying to cater to every single platform out there. If you aren't careful you'll wind up with a full-time social media job and you won't have time for creating art!
The Essence Of Food Truck Brand Marketing By Richard Myrick for Mobile Cuisine
Branding doesn't create, build or strengthen your brand. You read that correctly. First and foremost, your food business brand marketing must always be a reflection of the quality of your menu and service. There are really no exceptions to this rule.
To understand why, it's first necessary to define what is part of a food truck's "brand." Most people think a brand consists of exterior elements: the truck's name, it's logo and the tagline. To get a general understanding of a brand, think about it in the simplest terms.
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Arrange smaller, more inexpensive items alongside your larger, more expensive pieces. These might include prints, greeting card sets, and smaller scale sculptures or wall hangings.
When I set up a stall, I like to choose 3-5 of my larger, more impressive pieces to attract people to the stall, and stock the rest with smaller items. Direct people interested in your larger pieces to a photograph book or your website.
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Events that were recently canceled:
Jax Naz Womens' Expo and Craft Show - Jackson, MI - 11 09-11 09 2019
Women in Bloom Holiday Shopping Expo - Valparaiso, IN - 11 tba-11 tba 2019
Junk Bash Holiday Boutique - Columbus, OH - 11 08-11 09 2019
West Valley Pet Expo - Surprise, AZ - 04 02-04 05 2020
Taste of Home Expo - Surprise, AZ - 04 02-04 05 2020
Good Living Expo - Surprise, AZ - 04 02-04 05 2020
Events that were recently put on hold for this year:
Great Allentown Holiday Craft & Gift Show - Allentown, PA - 11 23-11 24 2019
Art, Craft & Lifestyle Show at Monroeville Mall - Monroeville, PA - 10 10-10 13 2019
Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar - Old Bridge Township, NJ - 11 23-11 23 2019
Downtown Orange Holiday Village - Orange, VA - 12 07-12 07 2019
As you're planning your event, here are a few steps you can take to maximize the entertainment value of your stage.
1) Allow time for strike and set
Even with a professional, two person crew (average for most festival/fair stages), it usually takes 15 minutes to get one act off, and the next artist ready to start. If you’re scheduling each act for 1 hour, their set will actually only be 45 minutes.
Also, communicate! Knowing what acts are coming up, and being prepared for them will help the crew to be prepared.
2) Rent a backline
Setting up and micing a drum set takes a good bit of time. Many production companies offer rental of a drum set and/or bass guitar amplifier. If all of the acts know they’re required to use what is provided, it will minimize set up time.