Congrats! You just played a gig...but what do you do next? We’ve put together a simple checklist (or as we like to call them - the 5 S’s) of things to do to post-show wrap up.
SAY THANK YOU: At the end of your set, say thank you to the venue, other acts, and anyone else who helped put on the show. When you get off stage, say thank you again to anyone who came, the door person, audio person, etc. Basically, say thank you to everyone you can before you head home!
SETTLE UP: After your gig, go to the door person and let them know you’re ready to settle up. They’ll either settle everything right there, or bring over whoever takes care of it. This person will usually walk through how many people came, the door percentage/math, and what your cut is. Make sure to double check everything, count your money, and ask any questions if you have them while you’re still there!
STICK AROUND: If you have time, it’s always great to stick around after your show near your merch table or the bar to catch the next act and support them, as well as connect and network with anyone who came out to see your show. If people took time out of their day to see you play, it’s always nice to chat with them for a little bit afterwards!
SAY THANK YOU (AGAIN): The next day, email the booker/ venue and thank them again for a great show. It’s also great to post in the Facebook event page thanking everyone who came out - and maybe even doing some personal shout-outs on social media!
SOCIALS: Speaking of social media, be sure to also post any photos/videos from the event on your socials and tag the venue/other acts.
Congrats on a great gig! By using the five steps above to wrap up your show, you can ensure a better chance of getting re-booked, keeping connections, and deepening your relationship with your fans. Onto the next gig!
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