Whether you’re on your own or with the company of your friends, going out to a bar is usually a fun idea to relax after a hard day’s work. There aren’t many people at bars during weekdays, but weekends, especially Saturday nights, can get packed.

Every owner wants to showcase what makes his or her bar a bit different than the rest. While there are bars that specialize on sophisticated drinks, there are some that go a different route with cozy interiors and traditional menus. Setting these differences aside, no one can argue that music is always a good accompaniment for every bar.

Is A Live Band A Good Fit For Your Bar?

Here, we list down some of the reasons why you should consider having a live band in your bar.

The Magic of Live Music

It’s always exhilarating to see artists perform live. This is one of the reasons why fans flock to concerts—even if tickets cost an arm and a leg. If you hire a live band in your establishment, you will provide your customers with a similar experience and as a result increase customer’s satisfaction.

Support for Local Talent

What do The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, John Mayer, and Alanis Morisette all have in common? They have all performed in bars at some point in their careers. By hiring bands, you’re contributing to the cultivation of local music industry. You can make your bar a hotspot for the up-and-coming. This is one good reason why people will spread word about your bar.

Attract Regular Customers

A bar is a huge place to socialize at and background music helps to ease people into having a pleasant time. What better way to facilitate an engaging conversation than with live music? People will associate memorable experiences with your bar and come back again and again.

Attract New People to Your Bar

If you open your establishment to live bands, you’ll be more accommodating to your customer’s wishes. Some people don’t just go to bars for drinks. These people go to bars solely for the music (and for the food).

If you are really serious about providing great service to your patrons, you should think about getting a live band to perform. Doing so will keep your customers happy and coming back again and again.

Written by the staff at Willie’s Pub and Pool. Willie’s has great drink specials and is one of the most atmospheric bars in Columbia MO.