Indie artists can be found anywhere. There’s a high chance that they exist in your towns and neighborhoods. Today, we discuss why you should support your local indie artists.
Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s begin the discourse as to why you should support local indie artists!
Their shows are budget friendly
If you’re looking for a night of fun and music, looking up a local gig is a way to go about it. Most independent artists don’t really charge much for their live performances. They’re just happy to get a chance to perform and practice their audience banter.
From a budget standpoint, your local venues charge drastically depending on who’s playing. You can expect to pay around $5-$10 for a local indie artist. When it’s someone already established, you can look forward to paying something around $50 or more.
It goes to show that you don’t have to pay a lot of money to have a good time. Who knows, you just might be in the presence of someone who’s going to make it big one day.
Their performances are more personal
What a lot of big time performers tend to miss is the feel and atmosphere of an indie performance. The venue isn’t all that big so the audience is pretty close to the performer. It creates a pretty beautiful moment between the artist and who they are performing for.
Big shows tend to lose this as they’re held in larger venues. There’s a higher chance of you making eye contact with an indie artist while they’re performing rather than your big time performer. We take a personal performance over a commercial one, any day.
Supporting local indie artists helps the community
Local artists are an important part of your community’s culture. When artists are recognized, it builds a better sense of community for everyone. It also helps that Indie performers usually hold their shows at local venues. So not only are you helping an indie performer out, you’re also helping the local business. Indie performers often have ties with the local printers for their merchandise and posters. When you support local indie shows, you enable them to further patronize local businesses.
When everyone supports local businesses, the stronger your local economy gets in the long run.
Indie Performances cover a lot of different genres
Music is a part of life, we know it and you know it. While you may have you own preferences, it’s ultimately better if you keep an open mind regarding the music you listen to. Indie artists cover a wide range of genres, so you might just end up pleasantly surprised.
One of the best things about being an indie artist is that they’re not tied down to a particular style. So you can pretty much expect local indie artists to keep changing their style until they find one that they’re comfortable with.
It’s hard enough being an independent artist. Show them some love by finding out local gigs and giving them the support that they deserve!