If you are looking for local entertainment, there are several ways to discover new acts. If you live in a larger metro area, it may be easier to just happen upon new bands, singers, or comedians. But if you live in a smaller town, you may have to put in a little more effort to discover where the newest talented local artists are performing.
If you are on the search for the best local live performers in your area, you will have to keep your eyes and ears open and do some hunting. Consider the following tips on your search:
Check Out Local Venues
If there are venues in your town known for hosting new and up and coming acts, keep an eye on their social media and web pages. Local concert venues and comedy clubs are always looking to bring in the hottest new local band or hire a comedian known locally for their amazing stand-up routines.
So if you are already aware of local venues that bring in hometown acts, you are halfway done with your search and just need to keep an eye on their listings for acts you may enjoy.
Listen to Local Radio Stations
Local radio stations, and especially college radio stations, are always excited to feature local artists and to advertise where they are performing. If you are looking for your next local live show, tune into local radio to hear who the local favorites are and where they will be performing next in your town.
Seek Out Recommendations
If you have friends or family who are immersed in the local live scene, you will have an easy source for finding local favorite acts. If you don’t have a personal inside source, don’t worry! You can find a local source to help.
The next time you are out at a restaurant or bar, ask the bartender or server who their favorite local acts are or if they know someone connected to the local scene who could make some recommendations for you. Reaching out to new people and widening your circle will bring more diversity to the local acts that you are recommended. You may end up discovering a favorite local band or comedian by reaching out to new people.
Finally, use your sleuthing skills on the Internet. You can obviously just Google local live acts in your area, but some other, more nuanced, ways to discover local artists are to be sure to follow the local artists you already know on social media. They will probably be sharing new local acts with their followers.
Another way to find local acts online is to follow local blogs or websites dedicated to your town or area. Websites focused on your specific area will be keen to highlight local artists. You can also search hashtags on social media for your area and things like live music or comedy acts.
There are so many avenues to discovering the newest and best local live acts in your area. From reaching out to new people to listening to local radio and reading local blogs, you will soon become an expert on your local live scene.