We started this crazy train last week and you know we at YouRockRed want an audience to turn up! Don’t be the band that forgets the date! This is part 2 of how to create the most effective band FB event.
- Include cost ALWAYS- it won’t scare away your audience, it’s essential!
- Include link to online tickets if applicable
- Let people know where they can buy advance tickets in person with the record store/distro hyperlinked. E.g. Vertigo Records $10/advance
- Spell out ADVANCED when it comes to writing the ticket price, e.g. “$10 advance/$14 door”
- If you’re doing a Pay-what-you-can, don’t be scared of asking for a “PWYC- Suggested Donation $5” People are generally willing to chuck in what you ask, if not a bit more.
Time of Event
- This seems basic but seriously, check with the venue and promoter. You can’t start at show at 5 p.m. and if the confirming email says that, it’s probably load-in time for ONLY your band.
- Get your am’s/pm’s right! Don’t write 12 p.m. if you’re playing at midnight! This fucks up the entire venue listing time!
- The show doesn’t start when your band plays. Include when the DOORS open and if possible when the rock starts. E.g. Doors 8 p.m./ Rock 9 p.m.
- Spell your sponsor’s name right!
- Link or at hyperlink their name
- If they are the title sponsor include “X Company presents… Mother’s Heroes” in the event NAME
- Include that same sponsorship intro as the FIRST line people read when they get to the FB event page
-break up any extra info with a few “enters” or “***”
- hosted by? Include if there’s a celeb host/comedian/burlesque gal hosting or MC’ing the event
- Include a website where your fans can hear your music (Bandcamp, official .com, just don’t leave us hanging)
- Official Twitter hashtag for the event
- Facebook page if possible for the ACTUAL event or organization
Goodluck, and keep rocking!