When you’re just starting out as a band, it can be hard to nail down gigs. You know how it goes – people don’t want to pay unless you’re famous but you won’t get there unless people come to see you. It’s a vicious circle. One solution is playing a charity gig. Not only does it help to get your music out there, it gives back to the community and gives you a chance to show people what you’re all about.
Any time you play a fundraiser, you automatically expose more people to your music. But let’s step back and clarify what fundraising is. It means more than donating ticket sales. Many important causes are in need of attention or financial support, but there are also many less fortunate groups in need of material assistance. So many people are in need of essential items like clothes, books, canned goods and so on. Why not hold a clothing drive for a women’s shelter or a canned foods fundraiser for your local food bank?