Same Time Next Year? a.k.a. postpone, don’t cancel.

If you’re still dealing with having cancel or re-schedule dates, in many cases you can minimize the hassle by immediately choosing a new date a year later. Why?

  • Most hosts/venues aren’t booked 12 months out, even if they occasionally get to that point.
  • Typically if that month was good this year, it’ll be good next year.
  • It gives plenty of time to adjust, and reduces the chances that the show will have to be postponed a second time.

So rather than put it off, you can quickly pull your calendar, find the same time frame a year out, and choose the new date. Webflyers at LRN can easily be adjusted.

This way, you don’t have to repeat all the work of booking again, and trying to remember where you left off. Both parties decide, right away, to re-book. If the worst should happen and circumstances don’t improve, you’ll have plenty of time to make further adjustments if necessary.

Bottom line: it’s bad enough to postpone an event that both parties were looking forward to… why make re-booking harder than it has to be? It can take less than 5 minutes in most cases.

Even if the same exact month doesn’t work… in most cases it is still be better to re-book right away. Just get it done!

Author: Franman

Singer-songwriter, music entrepreneur, and founder of Listening Room Festival, ConcertsInYourHome, and Listening Room Network

One thought on “Same Time Next Year? a.k.a. postpone, don’t cancel.”

  1. Rebooking may work for some. If an artists is on a 2 year tour schedule where they go east one year and west the next, a rebook a year later might not be in their best interest. As a host in an off the beaten track or exactly in the right place location I defer to the artist to establish enough of a tour schedule a visit to my area fits their plans.

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