I was reading a post from today about the non-gigging cover band and saw a few replies saying that either cover bands don't have openers or cover bands are 4 hours, etc. Is this everyones experience? I would say in general that is true around here except for multi-band charitable events or less established bands playing with other less established bands to fill the night. Our band has been together about a year. We've had to replace the rhythem guitar and the singer at different points so we've had the start up, hold, stop, go, stop, hold thing going onfor a bit. Because of this we only have maybe 2-2.5 hours of gigable music (with a lot more in various stages of "in the works") We have played the following shows: BarFest- 4 band show, fundraiser at a local bar Barfest 2- 3 band show, fundraiser at local bar Family Reunion- Private party, tips were great! Suicide Prevention Fundraiser- 5 band show at local bowling alley Lighthouse Society Benefit- Opening for a large original/cover band mix in the area Our next show is January 5th at a local "athletic club" playing with a comedy troupe and another band. We have also been contacted by a few other bands in our same kind of situation about sharing nights at some of the larger venues in the cities nearby.