10 Tips for Musical Event Planning


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Have a Weather Plan
A covered stage is great, but if you're expecting otherwise, plan for the weather not cooperating.
A covered stage is great, but if you're expecting otherwise, plan for the weather not cooperating.
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While it's wonderful to plan your outdoor concert on a day the Farmer's Almanac predicts sun and a light breeze, you've still got to have a back-up. If it rains on your outdoor concert, you want to be able to tell your paying customers when to come back for their money's worth.

Arrange for a weather plan that lets you fairly easily rebook everything should rain or hail get in the way of a good time. Even if you can't say for sure when the new concert will be, you'll be able to set tentative days, which can save you a lot of work. You don't want to be starting from scratch if the Almanac turns out to be wrong.

It's not much of a crowd pleaser when you have to refund everyone's money -- which, by the way, should be covered by your insurance.

For more information on event planning and putting concerts together, check out the links below.

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  • Action Tips: Organize a Benefit for Your Cause. Do Something. (March 5, 2012) http://www.dosomething.org/actnow/actionguide/how-organize-a-benefit-concert
  • Antonow, A. "Stages." Business.com. (March 5, 2012) http://www.business.com/sales-and-marketing/stages/
  • Entertainment. The Event Helper. June 8, 2010. (March 5, 2012) http://theeventhelper.com/articles/entertainment
  • How to Host a Live Event: For Music Bloggers. Sunset in the Rearview. June 16, 2011. (March 5, 2012)
  • Outdoor Events. The Event Helper. June 22, 2010. (March 5, 2012) http://theeventhelper.com/articles/outdoor-events

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