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Opening Shows: Opportunities for Long-term Benefits

When you get an opportunity to open a show for a national act, you might start jumping up and down. After all, playing a show with one of your favorite bands is a thrilling experience!

If you want to play more big shows, it’s important to not screw this up!

The process starts long before the show, with professional communication and proper rehearsal of every aspect of your show.

It doesn’t end when the show is over, either. Leaving a lasting impression after the show is extremely easy, but most artists don’t bother.

Listen now to learn how you can make the most of any opening slot so your band can grow to new heights!

What you’ll learn:

  • The three key phases to opening a show
  • Why rehearsing your set up/tear down is as important as rehearsing your set
  • How to ask questions without being annoying
  • Earning money (and fans) as an opening band
  • How you can hook the audience – and why you need to
  • The vital trait to building relationships: being flexible and easy to work with
  • Walking the walk instead of just talking the talk
  • Showing basic respect for the other artists on the bill
  • How you can get invited to play the venue again every time

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