By: Diane Benjamin
I had to FOIA the event reports for all BCPA shows, they still aren’t posted to the City website. Below are 6 shows, every one of them lost money. The performance fee is not on the reports because the BCPA thinks other acts will want more money if they see what some are paid.
The loss totals $86,855 and another $2,542 for a settlement. That is a total loss of $89,397. Where are the social justice warriors now? Should we start calling this subsidized entertainment for the rich? Why is entertainment government’s job? The Coliseum proved government isn’t capable of entertainment, the BCPA is proving that too.
The BCPA needs to quit booking shows and only rent the facility for events. Either the staff isn’t capable of booking shows people want to see or the Bloomington-Normal area can not support the volume of shows being booked.
A show is booked for tomorrow with tickets ranging from $54 to $80. That is entertainment for the few that can afford it.
See all the shows booked here: https://www.artsblooming.org/events/all-events-list-view
More losses coming!
Note to the BCPA staff: If any of the performance fees don’t match the event, start putting all the expenses on the reports. Two dates don’t match the show dates, but there weren’t any other shows they could apply to. The total loss amount won’t change.
Report shows a profit of $3,223, not including a performance fee of $22,000 for a total loss of $18,777. 282 attendees.
Report shows a $6,650 loss, not including a performance fee of $35,000 for a total loss of $41,650. Ticket sales were a measly $7,806.20. 183 attendees.
Add this settlement to the loss?
Report shows a profit of $5,857.10, not including a performance fee of $14,400 for a total loss of $8,543. 346 attendees
Dates don’t match, I’m assuming this is the correct performance fee:
Report shows a profit of $839, not including a performance fee of $1,875 for a total loss of $1,036. 147 attendees
Report shows a loss of $2,747, not including a performance fee of $3,600 for a total loss or $6,347. 57 attendees.
Dates don’t match on this one either
Report shows a profit of $653, not including a performance fee of $11,175 for a total loss of $10,522. 187 attendees.