Tribute Bands Price List

May 2, 2021

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Tribute Band Price List

This massive, searchable list of data includes the name of each celebrity tribute band, the typical buying price, and the name of the original entertainer they cover. This list includes tributes to artists like Taylor Swift, Elton John, Tracey Chapman, and more.

Oh so much more.

There are thousands or perhaps even hundreds of thousands of different tribute bands that exist in the United States and all across the world. So please be patient as we attempt to add all of them to our list. 

Anyway, this price list was created to help you determine what act is right for your space and to help you determine how much you might be charged to hire them. Now, at SEG  we have worked with countless tribute bands and have received more than one quote for the same type of act. Tribute bands are like National touring acts, sometimes the price will fluctuate based on travel time, duration of the show and other determining factors. 

In general tribute band pricing will go up depending on which of the four following categories your performance date(s) fall into:

  1. Local dates 
  2. Regional dates
  3. National dates
  4. International dates

Let’s face it, everyone knows someone who is part of a tribute band that practices in their garage and performs at local bars sporadically throughout the year in their hometown. 

If you were wondering how much money they make, or how much to offer them to play at your event, casino or theatre, wonder no more. Just take a look at our tribute bands’ price list below.

 

 

Tribute Band Name Of Original Price
Only One Direction One Direction 15500
The Buggs Beatles7500
The RutlesBeatles12500
Pink Fraud Pink Floyd13500
Lazer FloydPink Floyd15500
Brit Floyd Pink Floyd12500
Björn AgainABBA17500
Arrival From Sweden ABBA17500
ABBACADABRAABBA17500
Dancing Dream ABBA17500
ABBA Tribute ShowABBA17500
Best Of Show ABBA17500
ABBA Arrival ABBA17500
Blooze Brothers Blues Brothers 9500
Blues Brother Blues Brothers 9500
Birmingham Blues BrothersBlues Brothers 15500
Tribute To The Blues BrothersBlues Brothers 35500
Soul BrotherBlues Brothers 17500
The Soul Brothers Blues Brothers 15500
Soul Men Band Blues Brothers 15500
Briefcase BluesBlues Brothers 12500
The Blues Brothers Tribute Blues Brothers 12500
The Chicago GrooversBlues Brothers 15500
BeatlemaniaBeatles9500
Beatlemania 64 Beatles9500
ACD/She - All Female TributeACDC13500
Hell's BellsACDC15500
The Police Exeperience The Police 13500
The Sting Police The Police 8500
Stung Ploice The Police 8500
Police Force The Police 12500
The Police AcademyThe Police 10500
Lotus Land RUSH13500
The Rush Tribute Project RUSH15500
RushourRUSH13500
The Rush Tribute BandRUSH8500
RASHRUSH8500
PriMadonnaMadonna 13450
Into The Groove Madonna 10500
Madonna - All Male Tribute Madonna 9500
Blonde Ambition Madonna 9500
The Trooper Iron Maiden7500
Iron Maidens - All Female TributeIron Maiden8500
Up The Irons Iron Maiden7500
Aces High Iron Maiden7000
Letz ZepLed Zeppelin 15500
KASHMIRLed Zeppelin 13500
Led ZepplicaLed Zeppelin 8500
No Quarter Led Zeppelin 15500
ZosoLed Zeppelin 10500
Get The Led OutLed Zeppelin 13500
Led Zeppelin 2Led Zeppelin 15500
Swan Song Led Zeppelin 13500
Saturday Night Special Band Lynyrd Skynyrd14250
Tuesday's GoneLynyrd Skynyrd10250
Dread Zeppelin Led Zeppelin 15500
BeatallicaBeatles15500
The Fab FauxBeatles15500
Purple ReignPrince12550
Cold Hard Cash Johnny Cash 13450
Mr BrownstoneGuns N' Roses 12250
Super DiamondNeil Diamond13450
The AllstarzJames Brown 12250
PurpendicularDeep Purple27350
Space OddityDavid Bowie 15250
The Band That Bell Fell To Earth David Bowie 7500
David Bowie Tribute Show David Bowie 12255
A Night Of BowieDavid Bowie 7500
Dance MomsDavid Bowie 12255
The Purple OnesPrince 12200
Prince Night Prince 12200
Cash Johnny Cash 15250
Man In Black Johnny Cash 7500
Shawn BarkerJohnny Cash 12255
Forever JohnnyJohnny Cash 7500
Muffin Men Frank Zappa9500
Blonde Jovi - All Female TributeBon Jovi 9500
Non Jovi Bon Jovi 8000
Slippery When Wet Bon Jovi 9500
Wanted Bon Jovi 12500
Living On A Bad NameBon Jovi 8500
HomeBon Jovi 6500
Runaway GinPhish 11750
Devided Sky Phish 15250
Chum Phish 7500
The LizardsPhish 12255
The Lawn Boys Phish 15500
Dead Beat Grateful Dead7500
Gratefully YoursGrateful Dead9500
Uncle John's Band Grateful Dead9500
DeadicatedGrateful Dead8000
Friends Play DeadGrateful Dead9500
Let It GrowGrateful Dead9500
Break On Through The Doors 15500
LA WomanThe Doors 7500
Light My Fire The Doors 9500
The Doors In Concert The Doors 9500
Riders On The StormThe Doors 8000
The Doors Alive The Doors 9500
Bat Sabbath Black Sabbath 9000
Joanne Joann - All Female TributeDuran Duran 11250
The Last Waltz EnsembleBob Dylan8500
The CureheadsThe Cure8500
The CuredThe Cure8500
ObscureThe Cure9000
Four Imaginary BoysThe Cure8500
The New Fools Bob Dylan12250
Bob Dylan Tribute Bob Dylan9500
Jack Of HeartsBob Dylan13500
Tangled Up In Blue Bob Dylan12250
The Book Of GenesisGenesis9750
Behind The Lines Genesis14250
Genesis Tribute Genesis12250
The Musical BoxGenesis13500
ReGenesisGenesis12250
Mini Kiss - Little Person Band KISS15500
Zepparella - All Female Tribute Led Zeppelin 9750
KISS ForeverKISS12250
God's Of Thunder KISS8500
KISS This KISS9500
Dressed To Thrill KISS11250
KISS ME - All Female TributeKISS11250
Apocalyptica - CellistsMetallica9500
No Way SisOasis9500
The MachinePink Floyd12500
Pink Lady Pink Babies11500
God Save The Queen Queen 9500
One Night Of Queen Queen 12250
Queen ExtravaganzaQueen 9500
Epic Queen Queen 10250
The Osaka RamonesRamones9500
The RemainzRamones12500
The Rolling Stones ExperienceRolling Stones 12250
The StonesRolling Stones 9500
Classic Stones Rolling Stones 10250
Gimme ShelterRolling Stones 9500
Mick Adams and The StonesRolling Stones 12500
The SmythsThe Smiths8000
The Smiths Ltd The Smiths9500
The Sons & Heirs The Smiths10250
Tribute To George Straight George Straight 9500
George Straight ExperienceGeorge Straight 12250
Sugarland George Straight 9500
The Whodlums The Who 7500
Zappa Plays Zappa Frank Zappa11250
Badfish Sublime 9000
Asep Stone Jimi Hendrix12500
The Ellison ExperienceJimi Hendrix11250
Gimmie HendrixJimi Hendrix7500
Kiss The Sky Jimi Hendrix7500
David KidsTom Jones7000
Simon Howard Tom Jones9000
tom-TasticTom Jones8500
Jar Of FLiesAlice In Chains 9750
OUTSHINEDSoundgarden 9750
Me and Mr Jones Amy Winehouse 7500
Cody Ray SlaughterElvis 12500
Ultimate Elvis TributeElvis 11250
Nervana Nirvana8900
Smells Like NirvanaNirvana7500
NevermindNirvana7000
NirvannaNirvana7000
Let's Groove Tonight Earth Wind & Fire11000
SeptemberEarth Wind & Fire8500
Janis Lives Janis Joplin 9000
Petty Thief Tom Petty 7500
RefugeeTom Petty 9000
Petty Theft Tom Petty 12500
Practically PettyTom Petty 9000
The Neil YoungsNeil Young8000
Harvest Moon Neil Young12500
Broken ArrowNeil Young9500
Gold Rush Neil Young8500
Crowded StreetsDave Mathews9000
Start Making SenseTalking Heads 7500
Sad Wings Judas Priest 7500
Ordinary BOYSThe Smiths 8000
Crush Dave Mathews 6500
The Dave Mathews Tribute BandDave Mathews 8000
WarehouseDave Mathews 7500
Big Eyed PhishDave Mathews 7500
Trippin BilliesDave Mathews 7500
Just Like PriestJudas Priest 8000
Judas X Judas Priest 6500
UnleashedJudas Priest 6501
Start Making SenseTalking Heads 7500
This Must Be The BandTalking Heads 7500
HeartByrneTalking Heads 8000
Only DreamsWeezer7500
We Ain't No Weezer TributeWeezer7500
WeezingWeezer7500
Island Inn The SunWeezer7500
Celebration Day Band Led Zeppelin 7500
Stella Blue's Band Grateful Dead5000
River Of Dreams Billy Joel 4500
A Dokken Tribute Dokken 4500
Rebel Yell Billy Idol7500
Idol XBilly Idol8000
Generation IdolBilly Idol7500
IdolizedBilly Idol8000
Dr. CrueMotley Crue4000
Motley Inc.Motley Crue4500
Shout at the DevilMotley Crue4500
The CrueMotley Crue4500
The Fooz FightersFoo Fighters5000
Learn To Fly Foo Fighters4500
Deja Foo Foo Fighters5000
Head GamesForeigner4500
Double VisionForeigner4500
Cold As IceForeigner7500
NSE-4NRForeigner8000
Eaglemania Eagles 7500
The Eagles ExperienceEagles 9500
Eagle EyesEagles 8500
Hotel California Eagles 12500
On The Border Eagles 7500
Garth Brooks Garth Brooks 8000
Garth Live Garth Brooks 7500
The Garth Guy Show Garth Brooks 9500
Fresh HorsesGarth Brooks 8500
Eric Church TributeEric Church 7500
All Churched Up Eric Church 8000
Chief Eric Church 7500
Ultimate Aldean Jason Aldean9500
Jason Aldean Tribute Band Jason Aldean8500
Like CombsLuke Combs8500
Luke Combs ExperienceLuke Combs8500
TUSKFleetwood Mac8500
RumorsFleetwood Mac7500
GypsyFleetwood Mac8000
Dreams Fleetwood Mac7500
Blake Nation Blake Shelton7000
Austin Blake Shelton7000
Alan Jacskon Tribute - Doug BrewinAlan Jackson 9500
Almost AlanAlan Jackson 7000
Beer For My Horses Toby Keith 8500
Let's Have A Party Toby Keith 7500
Made In AmericaToby Keith 8000
All My Rowdy FriendsHank Williams7500
Born To BoogyHank Williams7500
Hank Williams Jr. Tribute BandHank Williams7500
Ultimate Aldean Jason Aldean 7800
Jason Aldean Tribute Band Jason Aldean 7800
Play It Again Luke Bryan 6500
The GamblerKenny Rogers7000
Taylor Swift Tribute by Katy Ellis Taylor Swift 9000
Twist On Taylor Taylor Swift 7500
Taylor Swift Tribute ExperienceTaylor Swift 7500
Taylor Swift Tribute - Sarah Jessica Taylor Swift 7500
Urban Skies Keith Urban 6500
Ultimate Urban Keith Urban 9000
Days Go ByKeith Urban 7500
Dixie Darlins Dixie Chicks 6500
Dixie ChickletsDixie Chicks 9000
Travelin Soldier Dixie Chicks 7500
Pirate Flag Kenny Chesney 6500
Kenny Chesney Band From Florida Kenny Chesney 9000
No Shoes Nation Kenny Chesney 7500
True Willie Willie Nelson 8500
Willie Nelson Tribute Band Willie Nelson 8500
Full Nelson Willie Nelson 7500
Fun Nelson Willie Nelson 8000
Blown Away Carrie Underwood 9000
Ultimate Carrie Underwood TributeCarrie Underwood 7500
Gunpowder and Lead Miranda Lambert 8500
Revolution Miranda Lambert 2500
Pearl Jam AlivePearl Jam8000
Washed In Black Pearl Jam9000
Pearl JammPearl Jam7500
The Ten Band Pearl Jam8500
Aeromyth Aerosmith 7500
Pandora's Box Aerosmith 7500
Draw The Line Aerosmith 7500
LegzzZZ Top 8500
Tres Hombres ZZ Top 9000
ZZ KCZZ Top 7500
La GrangeZZ Top 7500
Sharp Dressed ManZZ Top 5000
The Who Show The Who 7000
The Who Invasion The Who 7000
HysteriaDef Leppard7500
PyromaniaDef Leppard7500
Ultimate Def Leapord ExperienceDef Leppard7500
All Day And All Of The Night The Kinks 6500
The Kinks Tribute Band The Kinks 6500
KinkedThe Kinks 6500
The Kopycat KillersThe Killers8500
The FillersThe Killers9000
Ultimate KillersThe Killers7500
Liveplay Coldplay 7800
ColdplaceColdplay 6500
Ultimate Coldplay Tribute Coldplay 7000
42 Coldplay Tribute Coldplay 3500
DriveCars 4500
The TrucksCars 4500
Touch And Go Cars 4500
Savor The Band Santana4500
Abraxas Ultimate Santana TributeSantana4500
Jingo Santana4500
T-SideTOTO5000
Bless The RainsTOTO5000
T3TOTO5000
So Toto TOTO5000
Heart By Heart Heart3500
BarracudaHeart4500
HeartlessHeart4500
Pure Heart Band Heart4500
Back In Time Huey Lewis & The News7500
Grand IllusionStyx7500
Rockin' The ParadiseStyx7500
Borrowed TimeStyx7500
NoYes7500
FragileYes7500
AwakenYes7500
Pete LoafMeat Loaf6500
All Reved UpMeat Loaf6500
Anything For LoveMeat Loaf6500
Cover BoyLoverboy6500
Working For The WeekendLoverboy6500
Turn Me LooseLoverboy6500
OasishOasis7000
Oas-isOasis7000
Definitely OasisOasis7000
The Red Not CHilli PeppersRed Hot Chilli Peppers8000
Funky Monks Red Hot Chilli Peppers11000
CarolinacationRed Hot Chilli Peppers7000
Vag Halen - All Female TributeVan Halen 7000
Completely UnchainedVan Halen 7000
Romeo DelightVan Halen 7000
Amy HousewineAmy Winehouse7000
Amy's HouseAmy Winehouse7000
Earth, Wind For HireEarth Wind & Fire7000
ElementsEarth Wind & Fire5500
Stealing DanStealy Dan8500
Dirty LogicStealy Dan7500
Hey NineteenStealy Dan7500
SterophoniesStereophoinics7500
SterotonicsStereophoinics7500
MonophinicStereophoinics7500
MotorheadacheMotorhead7500
KilmisterMotorhead7500
MotorizerMotorhead7500
U2-2U25500
Hollywood U2U28500
Unforgetable FireU27500
Cheap Chick - All Female TributeCheap Trick9166.66666667
Dream PoliceCheap Trick10166.6666667
A Tribute To Cheap Trick!Cheap Trick11166.6666667
Big Dick Little Richard 5500
Little Richard TributeLittle Richard 5500
Dig Woman High Barry Manilow5500
The Ultimate Barry Manilow TributeBarry Manilow5500
Almost ManilowBarry Manilow5500
Stand Coal Neil Diamond5500
Revula - All Female TributeBeatles8500
Sweety Glitter Gary Glitter7500
Neirly DiamondNeil Diamond5500
Dirty Harry Blondie6500
Bootleg Blondie Blondie6500
Glass Of HeartsBlondie6500
Elton Jack Elton John5500
Elton LiveElton John8500
Beyond The Yellow Brick RoadElton John7500
Doll PartsHole5500
Hole In Your SoleHole6500
My HoleHole6500
Above Average White BandAverage White Band6500
Striking MatchesAverage White Band6500
Practically Hip Tragically Hip 6000
The Strictly HipTragically Hip 6000
The Fabulously RichTragically Hip 6000
Dead Letter OfficeREM6000
Chronic TownREM5000
StripeREM5000
Rock LobsterB-52's5000
Planet ClaireB-52's6250
The Re-52'sB-52's6250
The MisfatsThe Misfits6250
Hell On EarthThe Misfits6250
MosfetsThe Misfits5000
MyberriesThe Cranberries6500
MalarkyThe Cranberries6500
DreamsThe Cranberries6500
No DuhNo Doubt6500
Excuse MeNo Doubt6500
Without A DoubtNo Doubt6500
Crackerman Stone Temple Pilots5000
Naked SundayStone Temple Pilots5500
Lounge Fly Stone Temple Pilots5500
The Tracy Chapman Tribute Band Tracey Chapman5000
Fast Car Tracey Chapman5000
Twisted ForeverTwisted Sister5000
Twisted SistaTwisted Sister5000
DestroyerTwisted Sister5000
Whipped Cream Herb Alpert15500
Chris Collins & Boulder CanyonJohn Denver5500
Jim Curry Music John Denver5500
John Denver Tribute Concert John Denver5500
1977The Clash6500
Straight To HellThe Clash6500
Burning LondonThe Clash6500

Now we know this price list isn’t all-encompassing but it does have a decent variety of well-known tribute bands that we’ve worked with and know can be viable in your event space. We encourage anyone with updated information or new tribute bands to email us their name and price point so we can add them to our directory. This is a tribute band price list but it could also be used as a tribute bands directory.

Just send us your tribute band name, the name of the original entertainer they cover, and how much it would cost to hire them to perform in a 1,000 seat venue for 90 minutes. We will gladly update our tribute band price list end directory with your information as a resource to other Talent buyers in the industry. Additionally, if you have other tribute bands that you would like to recommend that you don’t perform in, feel free to send those as well. At Seattle Entertainment Group we support all tribute bands even if we don’t represent them directly. Especially in these times where very few venues are operational and the pandemic has stunted everyone’s growth. We are tribute band Advocates which is why we created this directory and price list.

Important Tribute Bands Price List Details

  • We do not represent all of these tribute bands
  • The quoted prices may be older or slightly skewed based on the venue or event quoted
  • SEG is a tribute booking agency – Which means we manage talent and route bands at a discounted rate
  • This directory and price list is a tool for you to reference – Remember prices are negotiable 
  • We are always updating this list – Like every day

We want you to be successful as a venue. This means we often are willing to offer insight and advice at no charge. Especially if you are a tribal casino. Our goal is to help as many tribal casinos as we can. In fact, that is our number one company objective. 

If you are a tribal casino in need of tribute entertainment information, reach out any time.

Why does this price list matter? For the average person, it doesn’t. But I am guessing if you are reading this, you are an above-average person. And if that is the case, let me explain some of the reasons you should be paying attention to tribute bands. 

TRIBUTE BANDS TICKET SALES BREAK DOWN

On average, tribute bands earn 85% more per concert versus national talent in a 1,000 seat venue. This means for every 1000 tickets sold, our quality tribute bands are producing 40% more in profit per sold-out event. What is the final math here? Let’s take a quick look at it. If a venue hires Aaron Lewis for $55,000 and sells tickets at $45, $55, and $60 the profits could be right around $70,000. 

Scenario 1 = Exoense $55,000 – Sales $70,000 – Profit $15,000

Let’s take that same example to compare it to the sales results that our high-quality tribute bands produce. Let’s say you hire one of our tribute bands for $12,500 and sell the same 1000 tickets for a flat of $35 (which is absolutely reasonable). The sales generated would be about $50,000. As you can see the expense is almost 80% lower and the profit is proportionally higher if you hire the right tribute bands versus a national touring act. 

Scenario 2 = Expense $12,500 – Sales $50,000 – Profit $37,500

 

There are countless other reasons your tribal casino should be hiring tribute bands. For starters, it helps lower your entertainment program’s risk overall. The occasional smattering of tribute entertainment offsets the risk because you aren’t swinging for the fences every time and trying to make $50,00, $70,000, or even $100,000 in ticket sales to cover the cost of hiring the national act. And that’s not even including production costs which are often 15% or 20% of what you paid for the act on top of the talent fee. The point is we know all of the reasons hiring a tribute band is beneficial but more important we have a directory and tribute bands price list to help you decide what act looks, sounds, and provides the most value for your casino’s money. 

And yes, most of them have super silly names that mock the original entertainers. My personal favorite? That’s easy – “Big Dick” the Little Richard tribute. 

I like this tribute band name because it is unforgettable, in your face and fun. Just how I like it.

WHAT WILL TRIBUTE BANDS DO AT YOUR CASINO EVENT?

A good tribute band will recreate the original performance of the entertainer they are covering.  Nearly all of the high-quality tribute bands mentioned in this directory will dress and act in the part for the duration of your event. Tribute bands will perform a set of music that sounds like the original band but at a lower cost compared to what the original artist would charge. 

Most of the time the tribute band you higher also agreed to do a meet and greet or after show grip-and-grin. Sure the tribute entertainers are less famous in most cases than the original band but that doesn’t mean your patrons are any less excited to meet them. In a tribal Casino setting any additional perks you can offer the VIPs we’re being comped to the show is considered added value especially if they are the only group able to access the added privilege.

Basically, perception is everything. Even though meeting a tribute band is less desirable than a national entertainer it still carries merit if the VIPs are the only group allowed to meet them. Nearly all tribute bands are flexible. They will allow your Casino gamblers to watch soundcheck, take pictures on stage, and get signed memorabilia. Of course, these aren’t the only things tribute bands will agree to. We’ve also asked these celebrity look-alikes to walk the casino floor before and after the show to capture interest and encourage people to share their pictures on social media. You name it and we’ve asked the tribute band to do it or have included it in their asking price during the booking process.

WHAT TYPE OF VENUE WILL TRIBUTE BANDS PLAY IN?

The tribute bands listed on this price list and tribute band directory will play in almost any venue.  There are some exclusions of course. Similar to the counterparts they cover, tribute bands prefer to have a suitable space to display their talents. This Is important for several reasons. But mainly, all tribute bands want to make sure you get the most out of their performance. 

The most common venues for tribute bands are below:

  1. Tribal & non-tribal casinos 
  2. Theatres
  3. Private events/parties 
  4. Corporate ballroom events
  5. Indoor/Outdoor weddings venues

Of course, there are countless other venues that tribute bands play in but these are the most common for a reason. It is because events in these spaces happen year around. 

FINDING THE RIGHT TRIBUTE BAND FOR YOUR CASINO

Finding the right tribute band is easier than you think. Sometimes watching a YouTube video is enough while other times it’s not. To us selecting the right tribute band is not just about the price tag. If you want to find the best tribute for your event you will have to consider many different factors. Among the top three are visual appeal, audible accuracy, and financial or monetary value. It would also help to have a conversation with any relevant references. 

If you’re booking a tribute band for a wedding you should talk to other wedding planners who have used the band you’re considering. It’s important to connect with relevant venues because you may not get the information you want if you contact a tribal casino and ask questions that relate to your wedding event.  If you really want to find the best tribute band for your event you should probably reference our price list before you connect with the tribute band you’re interested in. This will help you determine alternatives and a rough starting point for your negotiations.

Sometimes finding the right tribute band requires you to search outside of the country. And in these cases, we recommend working with an established tribute booking agent. A lot of times working with a third party to book tribute entertainment is beneficial because they have multiple venues and a better understanding of how to leverage routing to save you money. This isn’t always the case though. It’s mostly beneficial to work with a tribute booking agent because the paperwork and amount of effort to book international shows can be overwhelming. 

If your tribal casino is long to book an international tribute band, call us before making the final decision. We know how to find comparable alternatives, leverage routing, and often even lower the price if you are committed to a specific international tribute band.

What are some of the most profitable tribute bands available for hire?

The most profitable tribute bands can be found in our tribute bands directory. We have seen the best and the worst tribute bands in the world. What we are trying to say is, we have vetted more tribute bands than any other tribal-owned entertainment company. Our hope is that in doing so, you will save money, time and precious energy while locating the tribute bands you wish to hire. 

If you are a tribal casino looking for insight, we offer initial consultations at no cost. We provide in-depth insight into tribute bands, casino talent buying, production sourcing, entertainment program management, and more. We are directly connected to more tribute bands than any other tribal casino entertainment company and our relationships are stronger because we care about adding value, not just our bottom line.

This is why we are so passionate about creating casino entertainment content. We know casino entertainment is about more than booking talent or tribute bands. It’s about adding value to people’s lives. 

TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, THESE ARE SOME OF THE MOST PROFITABLE TRIBUTE BANDS:

LED ZEPPELIN

Led Zeppelin is probably the most common type of tribute band. There are hundreds of different Led Zeppelin tribute bands but only a few of these tributes are making a living from their craft.

Basically, tributes to Led Zeppelin are a dime a dozen. Very few can actually achieve the look, sound, and novelty of groups like No Quarter – honoring the Led Zeppelin Legacy. This tribute supergroup is in a class of its own. No Quarter performs regionally, nationally, and internationally in some of the most prestigious venues across the world. Nor Quarter has sold over $1 million tickets and continues to fill venues even during the pandemic, albeit at reduced capacity. Take a look at their promo video below and you will see how well these guys recreate the Led Zeppelin stage show.

JANIS JOPLIN

Janis Joplin is a popular performer but there aren’t that many tributes to her in the casino-entertainment marketplace. 

Janis Lives is the only tribute to Janis Joplin performing regularly in tribal casinos across the country. Sherry (who performs as Janis) is known as the best Janis impersonator in the world. Not even the Broadway production “A Night with Janis Joplin ” compares to the quality of Janis Lives. At a fraction of the cost, Janis Lives is the go-to resource for local, regional and international tours because the production costs are minimal and the ticket sales are profitable. Janis lives will sell upwards of $25,000 – $30,000 in ticket and is typically booked under $15,000 (depending on routing, travel distance, venue size, and set time). We guarantee you’ll at least double your money in sales. Take a look at Janis Lives current promo reel below.

Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi is the second most popular tribute bands anywhere. And it’s for good reason. Groups like Non-Jovi engage a wide variety of demographics. It appeals to gamblers, housewives, businessmen, and families all across the world. Non-Jovi is a high-energy tribute band that covers all of the hits from the legendary arena rock band, Bon Jovi. This tribute entertainment is a perfectly dynamic interpretation that embodies the music, spirit, and live show of Bon Jovi. Take a look below at a sample of their music.

Alice In Chains

High-quality Alice In Chains tribute bands are few and far between. The better ones that exist sell hard tickets though, and we mean a lot of tickets. The average gross for AIC tribute bands is around $37,000 per show. Layne Staley is still one of the most remembered rock and roll singers of all time. Because of this, the novelty of hearing his vocals recreated is undeniably desirable. Men, women, and people of all ages flock to these tribute bands because of the nostalgic appeal and approachable ticket prices. Take a look below at the Jar OF Flies – the ultimate Alice In Chains Tribute promo reel.

Why Tribute Bands Make Sense In The End

In some cases you’ll never be able to hire the original Entertainer you’re hoping for. We all know Led Zeppelin will probably never tour again, The Beatles will never get back together and Nine Inch Nails has called it quits on touring. Luckily there are a plethora of talented tribute bands who can provide a similar experience for your Casino guests. The best part is, you don’t have to spend your entire casino entertainment budget on one show to provide a similar appeal for your gaming patron. 

Not to mention the days of overpaying for talent are slowly fading away. The coronavirus pandemic has rocked the industry and casino concert venues or anything but excited to jump back into the deep end and overspend on national talent that wasn’t producing profitable ticket sales. Besides, what casino would want to spend over $140,000 on Smokey Robinson nowadays? I don’t think there is a venue in operation that is willing to spend that kind of money if they knew he was only likely to sell less than $30,000 in tickets. 

And believe me, I have seen it happen more than once. Smokey puts on a decent show, but he doesn’t sell tickets. I promise you losing $100,000 in ticket sales cannot be offset by gaming revenue even if you comped all of the remaining seats in your venue. If you don’t believe me, hire Smokey Robinson for your casino. 

If you are starting to think that I may know what I am talking about, hire me. I will guide your entertainment program into profitability with a variety of tried and true tactics that will propel your casino entertainment program into profitability. Tribute bands will be an integral part of my strategy if you were wondering.

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