Well... Interesting for us, anyways.
At a local theater, set up for plays, screenings, etc. They now do a "Friday Night Concert", every friday. Here's their arrangement:
Venue does promotions, posters, prints tickets, lists in 4 local papers, two of which are the "big" ones. The band is also responsible for doing their fair share of promotions, but venue will provide all printed materials and also deliver digital posters and stuff for online promo.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Venue gets first 20 ticket sales at 100%, then split goes 70% to the band and 30% to the venue. The venue capacity is 240. Concert is 7pm-9pm.
Band can have 30-minute opening act if desired, and it is recommended so the opener can add to ticket sales. Pay to the opener is entirely up to the band.
Venue will work with any sponsorships and print sponsor coupons on back of ticket - the only deal is that the sponsor must purchase 20 tickets to distribute or sell however they wish. In an example, a restaurant sponsored a friend's band, bought the tix, and has a coupon for 10% off entire check (dinner) on the back of the ticket.
The math, as it happens, is if we sell 120 tickets, we make $700. If we sell 220, we make $1400. If we sell 30 tickets, we make $70 .. lol.
I met with them for an hour today discussing all the possible angles and they are very agreeable and flexible, and frankly, NOBODY in this area offers 70% on tickets.. most don't even offer half.
So whatcha all think?
(edit) Oh yeah.. one thing... no bar / alcohol- not even byob.. it's in every aspect like a concert hall with exception to a concessions stand with popcorn/sodas.