I'm trying to resurrect my old high school band and I want to play some gigs around town (Vancouver, BC). It's a big city but the live music scene is pretty dead. My idea is to stage mini-concerts with several other bands (I'll try to find them later). I figure it's better to have several bands playing short sets (max. 30 minutes each with fast set-up and tear-down). My theory is that: - To fill the venue, each band needs to bring only a fraction of the venue capacity instead of the whole place... - Unknown bands shouldn't bore the crowd with long sets - short sets are easier on the band and on the unfamiliar crowd... - Bands can showcase to fans of the other bands - obviously people who are interested in live music, to a degree... - It would impress the venue owner. Better to have 4 bands fill the joint on one night rather than partially filling the place over four nights on their own. Has anyone tried this? Can anyone add some tips, advice or comments before I try this out?