Bobby Lee Promotions
The Home Of America's Best Tribute Bands
Bobby Lee Promotions is a premiere southern promotions agency that can help you book artists and musicians for your next event. We promote talent for corporate events, private parties, commercial performances, college concerts, and your event!
Why Use A Tribute Band?
At a time when a pair of tickets to a concert by the biggest rock bands can run in the hundreds of dollars, tribute bands are gaining newfound respect, drawing big crowds, and earning more money than ever. For the venue owner or promoter it is a much safer gamble. Tribute bands draw on the popularity of the groups they cover so its much safer having a tribute band for the first time than a regular no name cover band. To book Carlos Santana, you'll pay $750,000 and Joe Cocker has left us, so Sacred Fire and Mad Dogs makes perfect sense, plus they are musically authentic acts.
Tribute bands are definitely more successful, says Dan Millen, who has been booking tribute bands into such venues as Harpers Ferry, the Hard Rock Cafe, and the Middle East for the past decade. Its kind of a bummer for [smaller-scale promoters] like me, because tribute bands were my little secret for a long time. Concertgoers and industry watchers say there are several reasons this is happening. One is the economy - its a lot cheaper to see a tribute to Santana than the real thing, and Joe Cocker passed away in 2014 so Mad Dogs is as close as you can get to Joe Cocker in concert - but other factors include a growing sense of nostalgia among baby boomers and Generation X'ers as well as dissatisfaction with much of the rock music that the industry pumps out these days.
Bobby Lee Corley
Licensed Musical Agent - State of Florida
For the consumer, the savings are steep. Most tribute bands charge $10 to $30 a ticket, whereas the bands on which those acts are based - from the Dave Matthews Band to the Eagles - can command ticket prices between $75 and $250. This is a quick, simple, cost-effective night out, says programming director, Kevin Mitchell. And at a tribute concert, fans know they're going to hear a band's most popular songs.
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