Plan Something “Event”ful

music & arts: ode to event planners

The Beginnings of a Celebrate Erie Production

Even before this stage of production…A LOT needs to happen.
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CONCERTS: MORE THAN THE MUSIC

Have you ever gone to a concert or festival with ONLY music? You may think yes, but if music was all that you noticed, it is because some event coordinator really did his or her job. The performers on stage are not the only ones at work behind the success of an event, many more forces are at work.

WHAT KIND OF EVENT ARE YOU PLANNING?

Festival? Arena Concert? Benefit Concert? Music Series? Club Show? All of these types of music outlets lend themselves to different types of planning, communications, and protocols.  However, most of them share common threads. Here is a very broad overview of the common components shared by all music events.

WHERE TO BEGIN? WHERE TO GO?
Here are a few items that go into planning a music event:
1. Who is putting on the concert?
2. Artist
3. Venue
4. Promotion
5. Production
6. Contracts and payment
7. Vendors/Artist Merchandise
8. Ticket Sales or Donations
9. Police and Security
10.”DAY OF” Logistics


ASK THE PROS

Read next week’s blog, as I will be providing insights from Tammy Roche, one of Erie PA’s best event coordinators. Her resume includes Erie’s most crowd attracting and prominent events: The Erie Art Museum’s Blues and Jazz Festival, First Night Erie, and “Celebrate Erie,” which has been know to bring crowds of over 50,000 people.  She was gracious enough to provide me with her experiences and methods of planning outdoor music festivals. To anyone who is involved with event planning, music production, or community development, you will not want to miss it.

We will explore planning stages, location and production logistics, artist contracts, and much more!

Nick has been interfacing with event planners since he has begun working at Raven Sound. Learning the art of the coordination people, companies, and equipment is something he has started to learn through live production and working with some of Erie’s most talented individuals.

Work Hard, Take It Easy

Nick Corsi

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