I'm in two pro, but part time bands. I also have been doing front of house for 45 years. Problem- I've gotten so busy doing FOH that I'm not booking my bands when I could be. FOH makes me $100x more per year than playing live. Problem- My band guys are asking why I'm not booking them, but I am booking myself for the same blues festivals, and other events. Last Saturday my guitar player showed up at a Pride festival I was mixing. He asked why we weren't PLAYING this show. I didn't have a good answer, because we were asked to play the show. Is it time to totally re-examine my priorities, and maybe bow out of both bands? I love playing live, but dropping a playing gig to do sound for the same gig is definately conflict of interest. I did one where we played, and the sound co. mixed us, then I jumped off stage and mixed the rest of the festival, but that was just a lucky break. I wanna do both, but I think I'm letting my own guys down. Throw in the towel, or reach a compromise? Sit the boys down, and see if they want to continue, or fire me? I haven't asked if they are OK with playing less, as we have been doing, but I occasionally get an email asking if I have anything coming up for them. What's the right thing to do? BTW- They are both 'MY' bands. They work for me, I book, advertise, and pay them.