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Name: Adam Bernard
Home: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
About Me: Entertainment journalist with 15+ years of experience. Supporter of indie music. Lover of day baseball, fringe movies, & chicken shawarma. Part time ninja. Nerdy, but awesome.
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Eight Pro Tips for Performing at Outdoor Venues and Festivals
Thursday, July 14, 2016

It’s officially summer, and that means festival dates and performances at outdoor venues.

Unlike traditional music venues, outdoor venues have a ton of outside stimuli for concertgoers. Whether it’s food trucks, merch tents, or a hot girl or guy who’s showing a little extra skin, even though everyone's technically there for the music, you’re still vying for people’s attention. Weather, of course, is another potential issue. You can hit the stage in a rainstorm, or be performing in 100-plus degree heat.

How should artists deal with these things, and what else should they prepare for before hitting the stage for an outdoor performance? For the answers to those questions, we asked two outdoor venue experts: Kevin Lyman, founder of Warped Tour, and Lynne Colatrella, Vice President of Events and Marketing for Stamford Downtown, which puts on the annual Alive@Five series of outdoor concerts each summer in Stamford, CT. Here's their advice.

Read the full column at Sonicbids.com.

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