Artists and venues have traditionally thought of themselves as separate and perhaps even antagonistic entities. One hires the other to play, or one puts up with the other to get their music heard. One worries about an artist being able to sell tickets, the other worries about getting paid.
It’s the wrong approach. Period. Both need each other. At The Fretless Fringes, we guide venues of all sorts and sizes in working with artists to develop sustainable programs that enrich the local community, which in turn ensures a loyal following for both.
From small, non-profit church “folk” programs looking to become a beacon in their local area to larger for-profits looking to engage a wider audience, we have the hands-on experience that others simply don’t.
For musicians, we’re masters at knowing what venues need to get you gigs, over and over again. We know what a local audience needs to hear from you weeks before a gig in order to ensure a good turnout, and a happy venue.
It all comes down to building communities. Little, self-sustaining communities all over the country, all working together. Does it sound like herding cats? It isn’t. It’s all achievable with a well-planned and executed program. That’s where we come in.
We’ve got the experience and the answers. All you need to do is ask.
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