Did you know that Thanksgiving weekend is the best weekend of the year to gig?
It’s just a few weeks before Thanksgiving here in the US. I’ve harped about this topic every year, but it deserves repeating and reminding you.
Meanwhile, I hope that where ever your holiday travels take you, you end up enjoying the friends and family that surround you.
Now, speaking of being surrounded by friends and family, did you know that Thanksgiving weekend, Friday and Saturday are probably the best days of the entire year to do concerts?
Think about it. Everyone travels during the week to get somewhere where they will celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Even if you are staying home, then other people are traveling to your town to visit someone they know.
Thanksgiving day is spent cooking, visiting, eating, perhaps dealing with homecoming stresses, and hanging out all day and night. And when Friday night comes along, they want out! They want some escape to do something other than hang around the dining room table again, with the same people eating leftovers.
So you have two great days to book your gigs for next year. But why wait? There still may be time to throw together a house concert on Friday and Saturday in your old home town for your folk’s friends and neighbors. Even if you visit your family in a town other than your own, try to get a gig. Guess what? They are all itching for a distraction as well.
If you get on it right away, there still might be time to enjoy the benefits of the best weekend of the year to gig. Then for next year, see if there are any likely venues in town, so bring some promo with you this year and make your pitch this thanksgiving weekend. Stop in and see who took advantage of those dates this year. I’ll bet they are sold out!
Happy gigging on the best weekend of the year to gig—Thanksgiving!
Have you booked gigs on the best weekend of the year to gig? How did it go? Would you do it again?
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