Nashville Band Has Stellar Debut Chicago Performance
By Monique Jones for TicketRiver.com
Black Market Research gave the crowd at Goose Island Wrigleyville in Chicago, IL a night full of awesome alternative rock during their concert held January 17. The band was also joined by bands The Ewing Theory, Shinebox, and acoustic artist Al Neve.
“This night was one of our showcases at Goose Island Wrigleyville featuring Nashville artist, Black Market Research who was named musician of the year by RAW: Natural Born Artists,” said Evan Price, concert promoter for Swizzle Steve Presents. Price also described the other musicians joining Black Market Research. “The Ewing Theory who was praised by Chicago’s own WXRT’s Local Anesthetic, Shinebox a 90’s cover band with enough energy to go around [were also featured], and acoustic artist Al Neve, who has one of the most memorable voices I have ever heard,” he said.
Local promotion was used to get the word out about the concert, as well as online means. “We use DO312, a marketing company here in Chicago that is centered around ‘what to do in Chicago,’” said Price. “We post all of our events through them and offer free tickets through their services, along with merchandise giveaways, VIP tables, and more. We also center our events on our Facebook page, where we have every event on the “events” section for easy viewing of lineup, times, and prices of shows.” Also, Price said that online tickets were used for advance sales.
So, how did the event go? “It went great,” said Price. “We saw a lot of new faces and were able to connect with fans that we have never seen at our events before…Black Market Research drove all the way from Nashville that night just to play our show. It was their very first time in Chicago, they had a great time and we will definitely have them back again.”
Are you planning a concert for your community? Price said that taking the time to organize will save you in the long wrong. “Be organized. Be concise. If your events are posted on three different sites with three different posters, times, lineup, etc., people will be confused and no longer be interested,” he said. “Make sure the event pages have the same overall feel to them, and promote them all linked together.”