Top 5 Online Resources for Booking Gigs

With digital album sales on decline, we know how important playing live shows can be for your band. The income stream from ticket sales and merchandise are invaluable, making the show circuit all the more competitive. We’ve listed why the following sources are some of the most popular booking services for up-and-coming musicians.

Reverb Nation

 Reverb nation is a great tool for bands that are looking to book venues and spots that similar bands have played. Their website automatically lists places based on your location and clubs you’ve recently booked. You can even make a shareable profile to post on social media.


Corporate parties, weddings, and birthdays are some of the many events that planners book bands for. The GigMasters website allows you to provide a press kit and any other information needed to boost your chances of getting hired. You’ll find cover bands, barbershop quartets, and all other types of entertainers here.

Indie on the Move

If you’re trying to get an awesome tour set up, Indie on the Move provides venue reviews, availability of college and university spots, and contact info for press, radio, and booking agents. The website cuts down the work of planning a tour by putting a ton of useful information in one convenient website.


Looking for auditions through Google can be time consuming and cut into your vocal lessons. With Backstage, singers can quickly use the search function to find auditions based on age, location, etc. giving you more time to work on your act.


Although it can be a bit sketchy, Craigslist is the hub of free furniture, odd jobs, and even booking gigs. Just make sure the person you’re connecting with is legit. There are tons of opportunities on Craigslist so don’t shy away from this handy resource.

With the right service for your band, finding gigs should be a walk in the concert park.

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About the author: Kathy Nguyen is a digital artist, aspiring entertainment professional, and lover of live music. You can find her tweeting her playlists, youtube-ing documentaries, and enjoying her favorite mixtape.

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