Spring is rapidly approaching, which means that outdoor summer concerts are right around the corner. If you’re a concert-goer, all you have to do is stock up on sunscreen and download the latest ticketing app to your smartphone. However, if you’re a concert planner, you have a lot of work ahead of you to make a great show. Planning an epic concert is no easy task, but if you have these four must-haves, it’s a surefire recipe for success:
Booking top talent is the most important part of putting on a great concert. Audience members will forgive a lot of other things, but having crummy opening acts or a stale lead band is a concert killer. Get top bands and you’re sure to have a solid show and keep attendees coming back season after season.
Food & Beverage
Not providing food and water for concert-goers during the hot summer months can lead to fatigue and heat stroke, which is reason enough to have food vending at your event. But on top of just meeting people’s physical needs, offering items for purchase gives people reason to stick around longer. This keeps crowds at your concert, increasing positive publicity and boosting your chances for having subsequent successful concerts.
Plentiful Sitting/Standing Room
People don’t like being crammed into venues for concerts, especially when it’s hot out. Provide enough space for people to stand or sit comfortably. If you’re going to allow people to bring in chairs, coolers, and umbrellas, put restrictions on sizes so that there’s enough room for everyone.
Failing to provide enough restrooms for an outdoor concert can lead to people using the bathroom wherever they’d like, which is the last thing you want to encourage. Keep the location of your concert sanitary and the event dignified by having plenty of bathrooms for attendees. Talk to your portable toilet supplier to determine how many units you’ll need for your event, and then rent a few extra just in case.
If you’re planning a weekend or week long music festival, you may also want to provide shower trailers so that attendees can get cleaned up. These are especially popular for events where people are camping in conjunction with the festival. You have a lot of options when it comes to offering these types of amenities – you can price their rental cost into ticket prices and make them available to everyone, offer them as a part of an upgraded premium package, or have them available on a pay-per-use basis for attendees.
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