Is there a web based source for live music coming to Fernie?
this site is pretty much your best source. It's not complete though, as local music promoters dont seem very motivated to promote whats going on much more than posters in coffee shops.
maybe if some people contact the promoters and say that people would appreciate them posting their acts here it might help.
contact the pub - email@example.com
contact the royal - firstname.lastname@example.org
contact the central - email@example.com
contact the northern - by going there
contact the fernie - firstname.lastname@example.org
We're working on www.ferniefix.com where we will be including content from the magazine including the featured musical acts. I also know that a few businesses are working on their websites and will hopefully be uploading their acts throughout the season. One problem I have heard from bar owners is that they aren't booking far in advance, just a couple of weeks ahead of time. We, along with OurFernie, are working hard to make updating events and marketing them on this site and in the Fernie Fix as easy as possible.
Don't forget the Brickhouse:
Contact Matt Brazeau at email@example.com
And the Northern's manager is Trevor Masson, firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm sure it is going to be another great season with a diverse supply of music at all locations.
Quick answer: www.ourfernie.com
Long, philosophical answer to Sanook's comment:
It's strange really.
If promoters booked acts weeks in advance then they'd have loads of time to design, print & distribute advertising and to make sure enough eyeballs have passed over it. Every event would be sold out.
But most events aren't sold out. Even given enough notice, you'll still only get in front of a subset of people. (People that go to coffeeshops???)
And given the nature of walk-by viewing of billboard notices, how do you balance catching someone's eye with getting them to read enough to convince them to come? Style v.s. content?
It's probably quite obvious that I think that OurFernie's free event listings have a role to play in Fernie, and quite frankly, I'm surprised that Sanook's right: OurFernie's event listings are not complete.
So, my guess as to why that is?
Firstly, I imagine that the people responsible for booking live acts also have a lot of other thingson their plate. There's just not enough time in the day to do everything the way you'd like to.
Secondly, I wonder if by being free, promoters don't appreciate the value that OurFernie event listings have?
Since we've never spent time explaining how they can benefit, here's a quick stab at it:
- events on www.ourfernie.com get seen by 400 people a day (average last 4 weeks).
- events included in the E-Fix weekly newsletter get seen by 1,000 people, all "opt-in", and interested in what's going on in Fernie.
- events get published in the monthly Fernie Fix, a high quality glossy magazine with a distribution of 6,000.
- listings can be both stylish and descriptive.
- they can reach a different audience.
- and yes, they're absolutely free. All it takes is time...
If you know of an event in Fernie that hasn't been listed, please feel free to add it. You don't have to be the organiser and it's easier than you might think: http://www.ourfernie.com/how-do-i-add-an-event-to-the-events-calendar