When is the best time to hire a band? As soon as you feel comfortable!
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Every month we are forced to inform someone that we’re sold out for their date. It’s the least fun part of our job. Most people feel dismayed and react with shock. We’ve often heard “but all the books say to begin 9 months out!“.
While this can be true in some instances, roughly nine months is hardly the industry standard anymore—and generally, it isn’t nearly enough time. So when someone asks us “how far advance should we book our band,” the best advice we can give is always: “As soon as you are able.”
Other things to keep in mind: Peak season generally falls between April and October. So if you’re planning an event outside of those months you may have more flexibility with your timeline. And of course, there are always great bands that fall through the cracks for prime dates. We recently asked our Facebook fans how far in advance they booked their band and answers ranged from 7 to 23 months. We advise our clients not to move forward until they’re comfortable, but to try and get comfortable as soon as possible!
Don’t move forward under duress:
This should be a joyous process. And while we’re always working with multiple clients for the same date, there is always more than one band that can give you the party of a lifetime. So give yourself a break and try to enjoy this special time.