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Three Keys to Booking Gigs at Small Venues

It’s not what you do…it’s how you do it

If you perform as a solo singer-songwriter with guitar and/or piano, or if you have a small band, you are likely looking for gigs at local venues such as coffee houses, church and community music centers, and restaurants or bookstores with live music.

Kyle Rightley

Kyle Rightley at Tuvalu Coffeehouse & Gallery in Verona, WI

Here are three keys to getting booked at small venues:

  1. Be easy to work with
  2. Be prepared
  3. Be politely persistent

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