Hey, guys. My band is in the process of booking our first "tour". It will be 4 or 5 days long (Wed-Sun), and should take us into the next state - we're from Wichita, KS, and we're hoping to travel up from Joplin, MO, to Kansas City, MO. Maybe slip a little into Nebraska on the way back... We're a Christian band, so we're avoiding the bars and the typical dives, and hopefully, we'll be able to tap some local churches ahead of time to offer us their floors to sleep on - maybe even a bite to eat. We're trying to get each place to feed us as part of the contract. Any advice? Suggestions? Even venue suggestions would be great. What we're trying to avoid unless it's the last option is coffee shops. Although we've already got one soft booked for the Friday a little bit north of KC, we don't like coffee shops because they typically don't charge at the door and won't pay a flat fee. Definitely a tips n' merch gig, and it's tough to budget a tour on a bunch of tips n' merch gigs... We don't mind driving, but we'd like to keep it under 6 hours a day, we can't leave before Wednesday, can't really be gone for more than 5 days, and have to be north of Kansas City on Friday for the one gig we have a date for. Other than that, we're totally open to suggestions. And certainly, offer advice on touring and the like. THANKS!