Here are some tips on getting some last minute holiday gigs.
This is where referrals from friends, family and business associates can come in handy. We so often forget to return to those we know for helpful new opportunities. You’ll be surprised at the potential for new gigs opening up new audiences.
For now, concentrate on contacting people you know and whom you do business with, such as friends and family and their places of business or their organizations where they work. Ask them if their office intends on having any holiday events or parties where they might need some entertainment. Ask for a contact referral to the party coordinator and make your pitch using your contact’s name to get you inside for last minute holiday gigs.
Also, Check with those on your local mailing list and suggest to some of the more die-hard fans that you are available for a holiday house concert. Perhaps they also have a business or organization where they work and can offer a referral for you to play at their holiday party as a great last minute holiday gig.
And last, as the holidays are always a great time for creating donation opportunities for favorite charities, contact one of the local organizations in your community such as Toys-for-Tots or the Food Bank and create a concert event that incorporates a “bring a toy” or “bring a food donation” aspect to the concert. Perhaps you can produce your own event at a local community center or church. Perhaps one of the local venues has an open weekend afternoon for a matinee performance. When it’s coordinated with a worthy cause, there may be some reduction in rental fees and will most likely be some better media opportunities for that last bit of end of year press.
Last minute holiday gigs can often be challenging with so many people having parties. Find out who among your friends, families and business associates are planning parties and suggest your group as the entertainment. It just might put you in front of an appreciative audience, without the competition or worry about ticket sales. It may introduce your group to some new folks who might book you for their event in the future.
Good luck and have a great holiday season with some great last minute holiday gigs.
Are you planning on playing this holiday? Could you use some last minute holiday gigs?
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