One of the most exciting money-making ideas is a Battle of the Bands Fundraiser. Live music is a huge draw for most people, giving you a broad audience, which translates to money for your cause.
Once you have a venue and date, the most important part of a Battle of the Bands fundraiser is – attracting the bands. Typically this event is a contest with a cash prize. Since your event is to raise money for a cause, you could ask local musicians to donate their performances. Or you could give the winner a percentage of the cover charge, This will motivate your musical acts to promote the event on your behalf! Check out this article for more ideas on promoting your fundraiser
Involve your Community in the Battle of the Bands
A Battle of the Bands is a big fundraising event that requires many resources. Reach out to local businesses to support your event with raffle items and prizes for the winners. Your closest local amphitheater may be willing to host the event for free, allowing you to charge for entry. Request that the concession stand donates part of their proceeds to your event. If your contest is held somewhere concessions aren’t available, ask local restaurants or grocery stores to donate snacks for you to sell.
As with any show, the concert T-shirt is part of the event. This idea has making money all over it, specifically on the back. Many community organizations gladly give financial donations for placement on the Battle of the Bands Fundraiser T-shirt. And of course, sell the T’s to concert-goers as a tangible memory of the night.
Sell Fundraising Products at the Event
With a captive audience knowing they are participating in raising money for a good cause, a Battle of the Bands Fundraiser is a perfect occasion to sell fundraising products. We sell items to you at a discounted costs for you to markup, usually 50%. This is a simple way to earn extra from your captive audience. Direct sale items like Chocolate Covered Pretzels and Welch’s Fruit Snacks are sure to be a hit with hungry rock and rollers. Have team members walk through the crowds with music scratch cards. This is a fun, interactive way to collect more cash.
A Battle of the Bands Fundraiser is a rockin’ way to beat your budget blues!