Steps to Achieve Live Music Venue Hosting Success

Posted on: February 16, 2016 by RMS Hospitality

A successful live music venue takes more than booking great bands and serving boundless liquor. While these are certainly factors to consider, live music venue owners need to be aware of all the components that create and maintain a successful venue. As such, each venue should be safeguarded with a comprehensive Live Music Venue Insurance Program. Next, follow these expertly crafted guidelines to boost your venue’s popularity and success.

The Experience

Without the audience, the venue would cease to exist. Therefore, it is important to take the audience into consideration when preparing the stage, booking the musicians, configuring the space, and more. When people have a great time, they want to share the word and come back.

Reduce Lag Time

Naturally, with a lot of guests, there is inevitably going to be lag time. While it is not preventable, owners can prepare for this and work to remedy the situation efficiently. First, be sure to keep obstructions and distractions away from the stage. Instead, place plenty of furniture in high-traffic areas and ensure the dance stage is within view of the performers.


Greet guests as they enter and thank each person who chooses to tip the venue. It is equally as important to maintain positive room chatter in between segments to keep visitors engaged. A good host will actively engage in the room chat and will assure that it stays positive and fun, says Second Life Music Community.

Manage Guests

While this may seem obvious, do not wait for someone to complain about rude or disruptive behavior before stepping in. The goal is for everyone to enjoy themselves, not be harassed by unruly patrons. Once a verbal warning is issued, these guests should be escorted out immediately. Don’t sacrifice everyone else’s experience for one bad apple.

At RMS Hospitality Group, we understand the risks involved with running a live music venue. However, our all-inclusive insurance packages seek to protect your venue, your property, and your operations to ensure your business is successful. To learn more, we invite you to contact our experts today at (888) 359-8390.

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