Why do we have to feed the band?
More often than not, you will see the band for the first time when they get on stage, but usually they will have already been at the venue for a minimum of three hours. Add to that the remainder of the evening, traveling time and de-rig time and the average day for one of the team is between 12 and 15 hours.
Soft drinks and a hot meal are a standard part of all professional event band contracts.
Please see Hospitality Rider to see specific requirements.