Long story short, two decent-sized cities (100k) nearby with ghost towns for music scenes. Places that young musicians flee and old ones with jobs get stuck in. Their local acts are entirely old-timey country and bluegrass groups. There's a market for such genres as rock there, I think, but there's not a scene for it. There's a nice live music place that is willing to pay okay money if we can pack their dance floor. What's the best way to crack this nut? My end goal is to play a once-a-month indie rock/dance night in these sort of places and drag along a band from here to support it. I see a bit of money if we can get it figured out, but more important to me is that I just want to gig more. Do you just schedule the venue's first 'rock night' on a Friday and promo the hell out of it realizing that none of the bands have a local draw but the genre might. Do we play on more old-timey bills to try to build a draw and then transition out of that? Any experiences with what works or doesn't here? Whether it's even worth the effort? I feel like just taking the plunge and seeing if we can figure it out. I don't see a lot of promise to playing more bluegrass or country nights with their regulars.