Looking for an out-of-the-box way to raise money for your organization? Consider hosting a music event as a fundraiser! Music is a universal language that brings people together, which makes hosting a music event a unique experience to help raise awareness and funds for your organization. Here are some music events you’ll want to consider for your next fundraiser.
Benefit concerts are a great fundraising option for non-profit organizations. Benefit concerts can be structured in several ways, from one-night concerts featuring one artist to multi-day events with various acts. Benefit concerts can draw large crowds, making them advantageous for your organization and the performing artists. Guests pay for admission, and a percentage of each ticket sale goes to your organization. You can raise additional funds by selling merchandise and having raffles during the concert. If your organization cannot host a large concert alone, consider contacting an artist and proposing a partnership for one of their upcoming concerts. They can donate a portion of the ticket sales to your organization on that particular date. This cuts expenses since you wouldn’t have to pay for sound equipment, a venue, and lighting. To properly market your event, you’ll want to work with the artist to communicate what your organization does, its benefit to the community, and why you’re seeking support now and in the future.
Another type of fundraising music event is hosting a tribute band at a venue of your choice. Tribute bands typically play music of one genre or artist. These bands are dedicated to honoring the original acts they tribute, so you often get high-quality talent similar to the original band at a fraction of the cost. Tribute bands can get a headliner name to bring crowds to your concert without the headliner price tag. When planning a tribute band, know your audience and pick a band they’d like to see or one that means something special to your organization. Like benefit concerts, fundraising occurs through ticket sales and other event-related activities.
Local Artist Showcase
Highlighting local talent is a great way to unite people to support local artists and your organization. People love supporting local causes, and when you choose a music fundraising event that includes local causes and artists, you get to do both! Gathering artists who play different genres of music ensures a large, varied crowd. Local bands will also be willing to help market your event, as they’ll want to share their next gig with their audience through social media, email, and word of mouth.
Hosting a worship night as a fundraiser is an excellent way to bring your church community together to support a specific cause. Setting up a worship night with multiple musical acts throughout your venue is a unique way to speak to church members who prefer different types of music and enjoy new settings. Canterbury Conference Center offers many venues that are ideal for this type of setup, from an acoustic set on our outdoor patio to an a capella group performing at our on-site chapel. We also have indoor space for over 200 people, which can be turned into a central worship area. To raise funds for your organization, consider hosting the event for free but encourage donations or selling general admission tickets.
Hosting Fundraising Events at Canterbury Conference Center
Whether you’re a non-profit, church, or other religious organization, hosting a music event at the Canterbury Conference Center in Oviedo, FL, is an excellent choice. We’re centrally located to many of Orlando’s attractions but secluded enough to enjoy a tranquil environment. Learn more about our events. Have questions? Contact us for more information about how we can help you with your next fundraising event.