Have you been keeping up with our blog? If so, you’ve probably learned a lot about how to find and book an event band. That said, there are a lot of wonderful acts to choose from in Boston. How can you be certain you’re making the right decision? We have a few ideas. Keep reading to find out ways to narrow down the entertainment search. It doesn’t have to be so overwhelming!

Look at their calendars

This is important for two reasons. One, you want to make sure that an event band you’re considering is available for the date you’ve set. However, the calendar for a band can tell you even more. Are they playing shows regularly? If so, that’s a great sign. It means that they are actively performing, and pleasing crowds enough to book more shows. As always, we recommend going out to hear the band live if you can.

Compare song lists

Next, look at the song lists for the bands you are considering. Make sure they have what you’re looking for. Do you want a band that will keep everyone on that dance floor all night, or a lot of variety? It’s up to you, but for some, the songs a band is able to play can make all the difference when it comes to booking.

Compare prices

It doesn’t matter if you pinch pennies or not, everyone has a budget. It’s important to make sure the act you choose is within the means you’ve set. Beyond that, it’s not just about saving money, but getting the most for your money. Quality matters, especially when it comes to entertainment. Don’t be afraid to shop around a bit if you find a couple of great bands in the Boston area.

Communicate with the band

Now is the time to ask any questions that you may have. Have a request? See if the band will be able to accommodate it? Are you curious about what information the band will need from you? Go ahead and ask. We’re of the opinion that it never hurts to be informed and prepared. You can always work with us at Vineyard Music and Events to help you take out the guesswork.

When possible, go local

This article is about Boston event bands, but we know that you may be looking at bands from all over. However, there are many reasons to choose a band that is local. They know the Boston crowds, travel hang ups are less likely and most of the time, it is easier to communicate with these acts. Going local also encourages other artists in your community!

Ready to find the perfect event band? Reach out to us at Vineyard Music & Events. We’re here to help you choose the perfect entertainment for your upcoming function. If you have questions about booking, we’re here to help. If you’d like to do a bit more research, take a look at our blog. There, you can find more tips on locating great talent in the Boston area. Happy searching!