Solar Powered Outdoor Venues Help Your Band Go Green

New York SkylineFinding a venue for your band to play usually isn’t difficult. Most cities are overflowing with bars and clubs that welcome live entertainment. You might want to try a different type of venue to showcase your talent. With today’s focus on environmental concerns, your fans will appreciate it when you show you are willing to do your part. Outdoor venues have been around for as long as people have been able to carry a tune. They can be as simple as an open field for an afternoon acoustic arrangement. Most outdoor venues today will require the use of portable power or access to a nearby power source. These days, solar powered outdoor venues are becoming more popular and let music lovers share their appreciation for the earth, as well as your music.

A solar powered outdoor venue makes use of the sun’s energy to power all of your equipment, including amplifiers and lighting. Continue reading Solar Powered Outdoor Venues Help Your Band Go Green

Checking out the Venues in New York City

New York City Skyline & Its Skyscrapers Pictures & Facts -A recent trip out to New York City made me realize how much a venue can really help or harm a band. I was visiting friends near New York for a good week or so while I was taking a break from work, and I had decided that I would try to catch as much music as I possibly could. After all, I love live music and I really don’t get to feel the whole ambiance of the city often. So, I figured that I would combine two of my favorite things in this activity. It was an enjoyable experience, but also a very interesting study.

First, I knew that I wanted to check out some of the smaller scenes. I played in a band in college that frequented pubs and bars, and so this was the environment that I knew best. We were a jam band, providing ambiance for any given bar, and so we thrived when people were active, talking, drinking, and not sitting with their hands quietly folded on their laps. Continue reading Checking out the Venues in New York City