Our Thursday Night dance in Rochester is rather small - about 45 attendees on
We charge $6 for members or students and $7 for non-members.
We do not differentiate the band payment based on the number of members.
The rationale is that in a smaller band, the members have to work harder to
the constant flow of the music, so they earn more.
Our guaranteed minimum is based on distance travelled.
Local, Medium (up to 100 or so miles), and Far:
Callers $30, $40, $50
Bands $75, $120, $200
We count the take at the door, subtract rent ($1.5 per person), and food,
Caller = larger of (21% of remainder, or guarantee)
Band = larger of (71% of remainder, or guarantee)
In the summers we run at a slight loss, but when college is in session we
Extra money comes from memberships, donations, and the profit from our
Thanksgiving Weekend Dance.
Our group is also considering re-tooling the formulas. We would go broke if
we paid what has
been noted in other posts, so those dances must be much better attended. We
are in a bind because
if we charge more, we're afraid the attendance will drop - that would be very
bad. One thing we're considering is to have an increased admission to cover
bigger name bands.
Does anyone have a varied price at the door, depending on the performer(s)?
How does it work?
Are the attendees agreeable?
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