The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #116988   Message #2516963
Posted By: The Villan
16-Dec-08 - 12:46 PM
Thread Name: The Recession and Folk Clubs.
Subject: RE: The Recession and Folk Clubs.
We pay a fixed fee based on what the artist is prepared to accept and then offer the % whichever is greater.

When I put on Two main guests on the same night, I pay each artist the same fixed fee and that is normally a reasonable amount. The artist has the choice to accept or refuse.

What we don't do is argue the toss.

We charge £8 which is what I consider an acceptable charge for a rural village hall and have only one performer where I am charging £10 and that door entrance is dictated by the performer.

We normally get at least 70 people and a lot of the time 90.

Even an akward night of Dec 20th for Steve Tilston, is over 60, and I would hope that would be nearer 80 on the evening.

Haven't noticed the recession yet. We manage to balance the books, with the bar and raffle.