How often should a non-professional band gig? My band primarily does rock covers and because of our schedules, we meet once a week to practice all sunday afternoon. I want to push for more gigs, but none of my members are willing. It's not that they're bad musicians, just that they don't want the stress. Personally, I think that a casual band can probably afford to play every other week at least, but with my guys it's at most once a month, and it's not even all night gigs, just a single set or so. Am I asking for too much? I'm sticking with this band either way, because I love playing with them and I'm also very happy that I managed to bring together this group of people. It's just that this is bothering me, because honestly I live to be on stage, and I want to push this band further if I can. Edit: Just to clarify, mostly we don't do paying gigs at events or bars etc.; we usually play unpaid gigs at concerts. I know this kinda sucks, but the scene here is pretty difficult for non-professionals.