Month: July 2013

Are you paying to play?

Pay-to-play runs rampant in LA and some other parts of the country. It’s often thought that Colorado is free of this ugly scenario but it really comes down to how you define it. What is Pay-to-Play? In general, pay-to-play means you have been suckered…

About the 2nd annual Elizabeth Music and Art Festival…

Michael Anthony is the originator and key coordinator of the 2nd annual Elizabeth Community Music and Art Festival that takes place on Saturday, August 17th, 2013 at Casey Jones Park (10AM till 10PM). He took some time out from the flurry of event planning…

Creating a stage plot

If you think a stage plot is something your drummer might do when no one is looking, we’d better clear things up right now. A stage plot is a formal, standardized way to visually communicate your performance setup and needs to the sound techs….

Partnering with a venue

To be successful as a local band, it’s in your best interests to find venues that you like to play and that you have a good feeling about. There are a several good reasons for this and a few key things you’ll need to…

Cheapskate’s guide to event planning

So with all of these topics on event planning, you are probably saying to yourself “my band has a hard enough time just getting paid. Now I’m supposed to hire lighting guys, models and circus freaks?” This is a very reasonable question. And one…

Gig to event – what works and what doesn’t

There’s an old adage that holds true: you can do anything you want to in life, but you can’t do everything you want. When you try to do it all, something is going to suffer…proper execution, quality control, perhaps your physical health – but…