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Why You Should Attend a Concert

Mar. 23, 2018

In 2016, the top concert venues in Canada sold $300 million worth of tickets. And it’s easy to see why. Music has been proven to help cure hangovers, and live music can even reduce your levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

If you’re looking for fun this weekend, here are some reasons why you should make sure you watch a live music performance:

Shared Experiences

Spending time enjoying live music with family and friends is a great way to bond. It’s easy to get so caught up in life that we forget to spend time with those closest to us. When you’re watching music performances, those shared experiences become memories you’ll look back on throughout your life.

You’ll remember the time your dad surprised you with tickets to see your favourite band, or you discovered a great new artist with your best friend.

Disconnect From Tech

These days, concerts aren’t what they used to be. And everyone is watching the performance through their smartphone cameras. But when you attend a live music event, you’re more likely to actually unplug and enjoy the moment.

Since you’re in a more intimate venue, you’re more likely to simply relax and have fun, without working hard to record the show on Instagram or Snapchat.

Supporting Artists

It has always been difficult for artists (particularly new artists) to make a living. But it’s even more difficult now with so much music available online for free. If there’s an artist you love, one of the best ways to show your support is to see them at a music event.

This is particularly true for independent artists who often play at smaller venues. They get to see and interact with their fans, and you get to spot rising stars and have a great night out.

Increasing Happiness

It turns out that people who are actively engaged with music by attending events like musicals and concerts have a higher level of subjective well-being. Subjective wellbeing helps psychologists find therapies for mood disorders and depression.

Engaging meaningfully with music is a great way to increase feelings of wellbeing. While producing and performing is a great way to increase emotional expression, confidence, and self-esteem, fans interacting with music also have higher moods in terms of valence and activation.

This is not the case when it comes to simply listening to recorded music. Listening to music with others has been associated with stronger positive experiences.

Ready to See a Live Music Performance?

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons why you should consider attending a concert or live show. Attending a concert is a great way to build strong bonds with people around you. And you’re supporting local artists and increasing your own happiness at the same time.

At The Grande Parlour, we have some of the best events and performances around. These include everything from comedy nights to music performances. Check out some of our upcoming performances today.

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