4 Pieces Of Equipment Every Entrepreneur Needs When Building A Music Venue
September 5, 2017
Rachelle Wilber in DIY, DIY, Entrepreneur, Equipment, Music Business, music equipment, venue

Opening your own music venue will be a great entrepreneurial venture that will allow you to explore your love for the performing arts. Having the right equipment can help make your venue successful and keep large crowds continuously coming through the doors. Here are four pieces of equipment that you will want to have when building your music venue.

Lighting Truss

A lighting truss is a piece of equipment that holds overhead lighting. Having the right amount of overhead lighting is necessary to make performers stand out on stage and be visible to everyone in the audience. If you are building a large venue, you can purchase a massive overhead lighting truss that is similar to the ones you see at major concerts. You can also find portable trusses for sale that work well in smaller venues.

PA System

In order for the audience to hear the music well from all areas of the venue, a PA system will need to be installed. The best PA systems provide great sound amplification with clear, crisp audio. PA systems include microphones, speakers and mixing boards. Some systems also come with monitors that can be placed in front of each musician in a group to produce the best sound quality. You should also be aware of some of the technical difficulties that may arise with your system so that you will know how to solve the problems quickly.

Scaffolding

While your venue is being constructed, scaffolding will be needed to facilitate the work. Some companies, such as Savage Scaffolding & Equipment Co., know that the construction crew working on your venue will need reliable scaffolding to reach high places. You can also use scaffolding to install and take down lights, perform building maintenance, and decorate your venue after the construction work is complete. Scaffolding can even be used for grandstand seating if you expect to host large crowds.

Sprinklers

A fire may break out inside your building when you least expect it, so it is important to have sprinklers installed that will quickly dowse the flames. Fires can happen due to rowdy crowds or a faulty electrical system. Not having a sprinkler system can be especially dangerous for concertgoers who may suffer from burns and smoke inhalation if the fire cannot be extinguished quickly. Most states require concert halls to have sprinklers and fire systems that are monitored off-site by third parties.

Whether you plan to have a small or large music venue, you should be prepared to invest in the right equipment. This equipment will be essential for staying in business and attracting audiences and music acts.

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