1. Know your event objective. If the aim of the event is to educate people then the
2. Know your audience. The attendees of the event will also play a large part in your choice. Using a Blue Comedian would not be appropriate for a corporate family fun day, but a good selection of street performers, face painter and caricaturists would be an excellent choice.
3. Know the theme of your event. The theme of any event will dictate the style of
4. Know your Budget. Always know how much of your budget has been set aside for your music and
5. Know what is included in the Fee. There are often travel expenses added on top of an artists fee dependent upon the location of the event. You will also need to clarify whether or not they require you to provide a PA & lights of if they will be providing all their own equipment. You dont want to be left with any nasty surprises so always remember to ask these questions.
6. Know their experience. Ask for testimonials and review. Dont be frightened to ask them what types of events they have performed at and how long they have been performing for. Another good question to ask is whether or not this is their full time job or just something they do on the side for a bit of fun.
My last piece of advice would be to try and see whoever you book in person before committing to a booking. As wonderful as show reels and demo CDs are they dont necessarily give you an honest picture of their performance. You need to see what they are like when in front of a live audience. Can they work a crowd? Are they professional? Do they dress appropriately? Try before you buy and do your homework. A little investment upfront saves a lot of hassle further down the track and will give you peace of mind.
Source by Kylie Carlson