The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #155680   Message #3664353
Posted By: GUEST
28-Sep-14 - 08:30 PM
Thread Name: Guest Nights on the way out
Subject: RE: Review: Guest Nights on the way out
"We do ok at singarounds and sessions but the minute we ask people to pay they don't come. Is it just our club or is this happening generally. "

There are people who prefer singers nights / singarounds and people who prefer guest nights. Different audiences that need different marketing strategies.

My experience as a club organiser was:
1. Holding down prices didn't attract people. If you go too far below the going rate for a gig it gives the impression of a lack of quality and discourages outsiders.
2. We needed a guest about once a month otherwise we ended up with the same people cycling through the same fairly limited set of songs far too quickly