|09-05-2011, 07:11 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2011
Tipping the band at a dance place/bar
Is it appropriate to tip the band at a dance club or bar venue? One of our local dance & bar owners says when he visits other venues such as what he owns he leaves a tip of up to $20. I'd never heard of this. This is from a discussion of the same on the owner's Facebook page.
Rockwells Trouts: Off to drive over an hour to support some bands that show some great support for Bakersfield and our artists. These artists make it down about once a year but they promote the heck out of us in Bakersfield and are soooo respectful and have helped to build our music with a smile. And "Just to set an example" after making the drive. I never tip a band less than $20 if they are kind. ~Rockwell
Joy: you're supposed to tip a band? i didn't know that? where do you put the money?
Rick: Toss it to them. They'll thank you
Joy: no, seriously, Rick? that sounds kinda rude to just toss it up there.
Rockwells Trouts: Usually in their tip jar or hand it to the emcee/band leader.
Rick: No one on the planet is going to complain about getting a tip
Joy: and what if there's a guest player/singer that goes up and does something with the band for like one set? is it appropriate to seek them out and hand them something? there was this one fella one time who was twanging out some of the best old country and it really made my night...
Rockwells Trouts: That's a good point. The audience certainly has the kind right to direct a tip in whichever direction. I feel it is not out of line to approach the artist and slide it in their shirt pocket and tell them what it means to you, that they brought you a pleasure. Thank the whole band as well, or even kick even a buck into the kitty, if that is something you would consider.
Joy: wow... we're never too old to learn something new! from now on, if the band brings me pleasure, a tip they shall receive! ♥
|09-05-2011, 07:30 PM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2000
Restaurants or bars