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A concert is a live performance, usually of music, before an audience. The music may be performed by a single musician, sometimes then called a recital, or by a musical ensemble, such as an orchestra, a choir, or a musical band. Informal names for a concert include "show" and "gig". Concerts are held in a wide variety of settings or venues, including pubs, nightclubs, houses, barns, dedicated concert halls, entertainment centres, large multipurpose buildings, and even sports stadiums. A concert held in a very large venue is sometimes called an arena concert. Regardless of the venue, musicians usually perform on a stage. Before the dominance of recorded music, concerts would be the only opportunity one would generally have to hear musicians play. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1067, 412 KB) Classical Specatular 2005 in the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Photo taken at ISO 1600 with no tripod File links The following pages link to this file: Stage lighting Lighting designer Classical music ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1067, 412 KB) Classical Specatular 2005 in the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Photo taken at ISO 1600 with no tripod File links The following pages link to this file: Stage lighting Lighting designer Classical music ... This article is about Western art music from 1000 AD to the present. ... Rod Laver Arena is a part of the Melbourne Park complex located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and current venue for the Australian Open in tennis. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ... Buskers perform in San Francisco A performance, in performing arts, generally comprises an event in which one group of people (the performer or performers) behave in a particular way for another group of people (the audience). ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Audience (disambiguation). ... For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ... A recital is an instrumental or vocal performance given by a single person (perhaps accompanied by piano) or a performance of the works of a single composer. ... A musical ensemble is a group of two or more musicians who perform instrumental or vocal music. ... For other uses, see Orchestra (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In music, a band is a group of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of a musical arrangement. ... Pub redirects here. ... Laser lights illuminate the dance floor at a Gatecrasher dance music event in Sheffield, England A nightclub (or night club or club) is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark. ... House at Cúcuta, Colombia A house is a building typically lived in by one or more people. ... A barn in southern Ontario, Canada A barn in Wisconsin A barn in Poland Barn redirects here, for other uses, see Barn (disambiguation). ... A Concert hall is a cultural building, which serves as performance venue, chiefly for classical instrumental music. ... The Sydney Entertainment Centre is an entertainment venue located in Haymarket, Sydney, Australia. ... This article is about the building type. ...


While the principal reason for a concert is the opportunity for the musicians to perform in front of an audience, even the most purely artistic of endeavors will see gains. Concerts provide the musicians exposure to the public. An attendee will probably see the musicians perform again if the concert was worthwhile. Recording artists usually go on tours to promote record sales and introduce their fans to new musical compositions. Some musicians and musical groups are known for consistently touring and holding concerts, others rarely so. Musical composition is a phrase used in a number of contexts, the most commonly used being a piece of music. ...

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There is normally a charge to attend a concert, though many are free. When you need to pay to get into a concert proceeds benefit the musical group, the owners of the venue, and others involved in putting on the concert, or in some cases to benefit a cause or charity. (See Benefit concert.) Patricia Lee (Patti) Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American musician, singer, and poet. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... A benefit concert is a concert featuring musicians, comedians, or other performers that is held for a charitable purpose, often directed at a specific and immediate humanitarian crisis. ... This article is about charitable organizations. ... A benefit concert is a concert featuring musicians, comedians, or other performers that is held for a charitable purpose, often directed at a specific and immediate humanitarian crisis. ...


Concert tour

A concert tour is a series of concerts by a musician, musical group, or some number of either in different cities or locations. Especially in the popular music world, such tours can become large-scale enterprises that last for several months or even years, are seen by hundreds of thousands or millions of people, and bring in millions of dollars (or the equivalent) in ticket revenues. Different segments of long-lived concert tours are known as "legs". Concert tours are often administered on the local level by concert promoters or by performing arts presenters.


Types of concerts

The nature of a concert will vary by musical genre and individual groups in those genres. Concerts by a small jazz combo and a small bluegrass band may have the same order of program, mood, and volume, but vary in music and dress. In a similar way, a particular musician, band, or genre of music might attract concert attendees with similar dress, hairstyle, and behavior. For example, the hippies of the 70s often toted long hair (sometimes in dread lock form), sandals and inexpensive clothing made of natural fibers. The regular attendees to a concert venue might also have a recognizable style, comprising that venue's "scene". Musical genres are categories which contain music which share a certain style or which have certain elements in common. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music. ...


Musical groups with large expected audiences can put on very elaborate and expensive affairs. In order to create a memorable and exciting atmosphere and increase the spectacle, the musicians will frequently include additional entertainment devices within their concerts. These tend to include changeable stage lighting effects and various special effect visuals, which include anything from large video screens, inflatables, smoke or dry ice, pyrotechnics, artwork, pre-recorded video, and unusual attire, such as KISS. Some singers, especially in genres of popular music, augment the sound of their concerts with pre-recorded accompaniment and even broadcast vocal tracks of the singer's own voice. Activities which may take place during large-scale concerts include dancing, sing-alongs, moshing, headbanging, and crowd-surfing. This is a current Stagecraft collaboration! Please help improve it to good article standard. ... Special effects (also called SPFX or SFX) are used in the film, television, and entertainment industry to realize scenes that cannot be achieved by live action or normal means. ... Small pellets of dry ice sublimating in air. ... Pyrotechnics is a field of study often thought synonymous with the manufacture of fireworks, but more accurately it has a wider scope that includes items for military and industrial uses. ... Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A typical accompaniment pattern of a Mozart concert or aria. ... This article or section should include material from mosh pit. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

The Offspring in an outdoor concert.
The Offspring in an outdoor concert.

Larger concerts involving a greater number of musical groups, especially those that last for multiple days, are known as festivals. Examples include the Bloodstock Open Air, Woodstock Music and Art Festival, Oxegen, Bath Festival, Salzburg Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Roskilde Festival, Isle of Wight Festival and Summer Sonic. This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... For other uses, see Offspring (disambiguation). ... A festival or fest is an event, usually staged by a local community, which centers on some theme, sometimes on some unique aspect of the community. ... Bloodstock Open Air is a heavy metal festival held annually at Bloodstock in Derby, England since 2005. ... The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was a historic event held at Max Yasgurs 600 acre (2. ... Oxegen is an annual music festival, held since 2004, sponsored by Heineken International. ... The Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music was a music festival held at the Bath and Wells Showground on the 27-28th June 1970. ... The Salzburg Festival (Salzburger Festspiele) is a prominent festival of music and drama. ... The Newport Jazz Festival is a music festival held every August in Newport, Rhode Island. ... The Cambridge folk festival is renowned for its eclectic mix of music and a wide definition of what might be considered folk. ... The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, commonly abbreviated to Glastonbury or Glasto, is the largest[1] greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... The Isle of Wight Festival is a music festival which takes place annually on the Isle of Wight, England. ... Summer Sonic is a Japanese summer music festival, held simultaneously in Osaka and Tokyo. ...


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Concert etiquette refers to standards of behavior at concerts such as opera or ballet. ... A benefit concert is a concert featuring musicians, comedians, or other performers that is held for a charitable purpose, often directed at a specific and immediate humanitarian crisis. ... A rock festival, or a rock fest, is a large-scale outdoor rock music concert, featuring multiple acts, often spread out over several days. ... A recorded live track is a song or audio sequence recorded from live performances (e. ... Guerrilla gigging is a technique that was first introduced by the Portuguese hip hop band 1-uik project. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into House party. ... Live PA Live PA, sometimes written LivePA, meaning Live Performance Artist or Personal Appearance is a term used to describe the act of performing music (mostly electronic) live. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Wikiquote is one of a family of wiki-based projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation, running on MediaWiki software. ...

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