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Whether it is your first or hundredth time to hit a stage of a huge concert, you must be ready to deliver your best. The stage is a platform that gives the opportunity to interact with your fans and prove to them why they should continue loving your music. Excerpts from moustache jim‘s interview from the way back 2008, Jim James notes that even if you’re headlining or just curtain rising for the main acts, you must give your fans the best live experience at a concert. I am writing this article, to help young and already established artists to get ready for their next live performance. Below are expert tips on how to prepare to perform in a concert.

Clear the Payments

The first thing to ensure you get set for the performance is to agree with the promoter on payments. We have seen many artists who have done even sound checks only to fail showing up when they are called upon the stage. This can kill your fan base and even get lousy blood with other event organizers. Therefore, ensure you have a clear contract on how you get paid. Once you sign the papers, you must deliver to your fans for the sake of your reputation. If it is a charity concert, you need to agree with the promoter early to avoid any inconveniences. Before you announce that you are going to perform, make sure you have a legal payment plan.


After getting booked and maybe received a down payment, it is time to get ready for the show. You should do great rehearsals with your band, deejay and the vocal back up artists. Rehearsal is a significant step in preparing for the concert. It allows you and your team to practice and have unified coordination on how you will run the show within the time given. Rehearsal is also useful to you and your crew because you will be boosting your mental preparedness and courage to provide a lifetime performance.

Have Enough Rest

The best way to deliver a fantastic performance as an established or upcoming artist is to take enough rest before the show. This will be the best time to rejuvenate your energy. Enough rest will keep you active until your time is over.

Know Your Audience

Studying your audience will also help you to get prepared for a great show. You should know the age bracket of your audience so that you can understand how to blend in with them. Also, study the culture of those people so that they can feel appreciated. Knowing your audience will also help you to make a great song list for them. If you are a foreigner, you can even practice their a few words from their language or one or two local hit songs to perform on the day of the concert.

Draft Your Track-List

As an artist, you must understand that all songs may not perform well in all areas where you have a huge following. Therefore, you must survey the most loved songs. You can then make a good list of songs to perform. Song choice is critical when preparing for your next performance. Use your social media to get the feedback that will help you come up with a monster track-list for the show.