Over the last 6 months, I've encountered a number of issues with local venues that are putting virtually NO effort into advertising live music in their venues. In the most egregious example, we played the Halloween party for a local suburban venue. I created flyers (both print and electronic) and advertised heavily on social media. We learned Halloween specific songs, dressed up, and MCd the costume contest. The venue, on the other hand, didn't even acknowledge that they were having a halloween party....or live music for that matter. They had a decent turnout, but it wasn't packed like it usually is for that date. At the end of the night, the venue owner expressed some displeasure with the turnout, and inferred that "my band didn't draw." I calmly explained to her why their lack of advertising had an impact on the poor turnout, but I could tell she really didn't hear it. It seems to be happening more and more. The venue we played last night didn't put any effort into advertising the live music, although they made up some pretty impressive social media posts for the ND-USC game We drew a crowd, but this venue seats several hundred, so it seemed pretty thin. Has anyone else seen this trend increasing, and what suggestions do you have to try to correct the behavior?