What's New

A list of new features, and features that were new when they got added. This is pretty much the entire history of how WheresTheGig™ ended up the way it is today.

Dec 18, 2022
  • Prefill Login Account Last successful login account name is saved and used to prefill the login account field.
August 15, 2022
  • Setlist Performer Replacement There is now a feature to replace song performers that are listed on gig setlists. This is useful if the band member that typically performs a song has to be subbed out for a gig. Using the performer replacement feature will set the performer on the setlist to the replacement performer.
July 4, 2022
  • Gig Reminder Emails An option has been added that when enabled will send reminder emails one day before a gig to band members that are assigned to the event. These are like automated gig alerts.
June 4, 2022
  • Travel Day Status A new gig status has been added to flag travel days. In addition to helping with organization, travel day status will also check against gig conflicts.
May 6, 2022
  • Venue Notification Templates Simplify communications with your performance venues using the new Venue Notification Template feature.
Apr 19, 2022
  • Character Set Support WheresTheGig™ now supports complex character sets:
Dec 29, 2021
  • Weekly Gig List Emails When enabled, a list of upcoming events will be emailed once a week (Monday morning) to band members. The event list will include only gigs a particular member is assigned to.
May 30, 2021
  • New Responsive Version of WheresTheGig.com Making lemonade out of the lemon that is the Covid-19 virus, I used the time available to me due to the lack of gigs to do a new full front and backend implementation of WheresTheGig.com.
    The new site runs on all devices, from high-resolution monitors to mobile devices, and includes many feature upgrades to the setlist creation, band member services, and others.

Jan 5, 2020
  • Images and External Resources For Mobile Setlist Song Details The WheresTheGig song detail feature has been in place for some time, providing plain text notes such as text chord charts / lyrics / sound and light cues, etc. This feature is upgraded to include images for charts and external links for lyrics sites and PDF displays.
Oct 27, 2019
  • Address tooltips The venues in the gig list and gig entry form will now display a tool tip shoing the venue address when you hover the mouse cursor over them.

Sept 21, 2019
  • Band Member Confirmation Requests Improvement There is now a page on the band members site where the can review and respond to outstanding confirmation requests. This is in addition to the current confirmation request emails.
Sept 20, 2019
  • Faster, More Reliable Member Blackouts I've improved the process for setting band member blackouts, so update happen immediately upon calendar updates.
Sept 08, 2019
  • Multi-Account Auto-Blackouts When you are assigned to a gig on one account WheresTheGig™ can automatically create member blackout entries on your other associated accounts. See that page at:
    "Set My Blackouts" => "Configure Multi-account Blackout Handling"
  • Historical Member Blackout Export You can now export all member blackouts, past and present as a CSV file which can be read into Excel and other spreadsheet programs. Use the link at:
    "Set My Blackouts"
    => "List All Personnel Blackouts"
    => "Export all account blackouts (past and present) as CSV (Excel)"
Apr 21, 2019
  • Song Tags Makes set creation much more efficient. Song tags allow you to set characteristics about the songs in your song list, like perhaps "Set opener", "Set closer", "Has guitar solo", etc, and then user those tags to filter your song list during set creation.
Feb 24, 2019
  • Confirmation Request Resend You can now select "Resend Request" from the "Reset Response" action menu instead of having to purge the record and resend through the gig update action.
Feb 12, 2019
  • Venue Export You can now export your venue list as a CSV file for input to Excel.
Feb 12, 2019
  • Member Unavailability Export To Google Calendar Band members can now export their own unavailability dates during Google Calendar exports. Administrators will export all band members' unavailability dates, and members will export only their own dates.
Feb 9, 2019
  • Easier Set List Creation You can now filter your songs by name and genre on the set list creation page for easier access. Also, the set list panel scrolls so you don't have to reposition the page for large sets.
Feb 6, 2019
  • Exclude Songs From Public Song List If you have some songs that you'd rather not have show up on your public song list page you can now use the Public/Nonpublic Genre setting to keep some songs private.
Nov 7, 2018
  • More Complete BandsInTown Export The BandsInTown export now uses all fields in their example template, although some of these do not have counterparts in WheresTheGig™ (e.g. ticket information, maybe coming soon though) and so are left blank. Additional fields populated are:
    Lineup defaults to band name
    Event Name is populated by WTG event name value
    Description is populated by Public Comments content.
Jul 3, 2018
  • New Mobile Site I've made a complete rewrite of the WheresTheGig™ mobile version. Better actions and navigigation, and more easily upgradable with more functionality.
May 6, 2018
  • Gig Alert SMS Notification In addition to Gig Alert emails, WheresTheGig™ will now optionally send an SMS to band members assigned to the gig (if their cell phone and cell carrier information is available). This is enabled from the main (web browser) Gig Alert page.
Sept 30, 2017
  • Email CC to Administrator I've added a feature will send the band administrator CCs of emails that are sent to band members by WheresTheGig™. This is helpful if you, the administrator, want confirmation that the messages are going out. This can be helpful if a band member is not receiving the notification emails because of erroneous spam flagging, or to resolve other notification-related issues. This is currently implemented for Gig Alert and Confirmation Request emails.
June 16, 2017
  • Local Calendar ICal Feed There is now an iCalendar feed on the export page, so you can sync your calendar client application directly to your WheresTheGig™ gigs.
Feb 7, 2017
  • Export Gigs To Excel Click the Excel icon on the gigs list page. To export past gigs, reset the start date and click the export icon.
  • Export Gigs To "Band In Town" An option has been added on the export page for this.
Jan 1, 2017
  • WheresTheGig™ Goes Metric! Gig miliage now provided KM or miles.
Dec 25, 2016
  • Member Unavailability Updates I've added some features associated with the band member unavailability (blackout). First, there is now an option for your members to flag a date as "Maybe Unavailable". When enabled, the blackout calendar gives members the choice of flagging a date as Free, Busy, or Maybe. Read more at https://wheresthegig.com/faq.html#personnel_blackout_maybe. Also, member conflicts are now highlighted on your gig list. Clicking the conflict highlight shows a list of the conflicting members.
Sep 5, 2016
  • Assign Gigs By Band Member You may now easily assign gigs by band member. This is very useful if, for example, a new member comes on board and you want to assign them to all of your future gigs. Click the [Gig Assignment] button on the "Review/Edit Personnel" page.
Aug 28, 2016
  • Band Member Setlist Review Allows band members to review active set lists; On their "Song List" page.
May 1, 2016
  • Password Reset There is now a password reset feature so users don't have to send me emails asking me to reset their passwords anymore.
April 24, 2016
  • Event Name at Venue You many now add an event name in addition to the venue, so for example "Fall Dance" can be shown in addition to a "Jones Park" venue.
April 04, 2016
  • Improved look to the site
    John McCloy of The Contenders band has done an excellent job of creating a new logo, icons, and other graphics. Many thanks, John!
Feb 23, 2016
  • External Gig Resources If you have a file or folder full of files with information associated with a gig you can use the External Resource field on the Gig Entry form (in the Additional Gig Information section). This is handy for things like PDF files containing parking passes or access passes, or anything else you might want to provide to your members. If you don't have your own server (likely) you can use file sharing systems like DropBox.com, Google Drive, and many others to host your files.
Dec 6, 2015
  • Hide Contact Info If you don't want band members (non-administrators) to see other members' contact information such as phone and email typically displayed on the Gig Details page you can hide it using the Hide Contact Info checkbox on the Site Configuration page.
Nov 16, 2015
  • Personal Gig Notes Band members may now record gig-related information and have it show up on their gig details. This is a great feature for keeping all of your gig information in one place; for example flight information, or special tasks that are particular to the member, but not relevant to the rest of the band.
Jun 8, 2015
  • Color Pickers Instead of having to lookup colors for the gig schedule images there are now color pickers for your convenience.
Jun 1, 2014
  • Set Other Member's Unavailable Dates Administrators may now set unavailable dates for other band members. Click the "Other Members" radio option on the "Set My Blackouts" page.
Apr 13, 2014
  • Modified Facebook timezone handling Facebook now requires that events provide a timezone. WheresTheGig™ uses the timezone of the event venue, or the timezone of your Facebook account if no venue is associated with a gig.
Feb 15, 2014
  • Song List Uploads using .XLSX Files WheresTheGig™ will now accept both .xls and .xlsx files for song list imports.
Oct 21, 2013
  • Implemented Song Detail Notes Great for displaying your lyrics, charts, and other detailed performance notes when you're on the gig. Click on the song from your mobile device set list to display your song notes. Quick font size adjustment and navigation to the next set song. Song list now shown on mobile version with ability to review and edit song detail notes.
Oct 7, 2013
  • Implemented bulk personnel information uploads Accounts that have many members, like big bands, orchestras, choirs, etc. may now upload all of their personnel information from a spreadsheet instead of entering each member one at a time on the Personnel form.
Sep 30, 2013
  • Reimplemented site for faster response I recoded the site so I can use the mod_perl feature of the Apache web server. This should make the site much more efficient and more responsive.
Aug 3, 2013
  • Exports to Google Calendar reimplemented The current version uses Google's application authentication which is much more secure, reliable, and easier to use.
July 27, 2013
  • WheresTheGig is now on its own server This will improve responsiveness and reliability of the system.
June 2, 2013
  • Confirmation request system improvements:
    1. Confirmation status may now be set manually on the "Review Confirmation Requests" page.
    2. A member's confirmation response status is shown on the gig details page personnel table.
May 26, 2013
  • Confirmation request email handling added to mobile version.
  • Public calendars will now show past events.
April 28, 2013
  • There is now an option during the Google Calendar sync to include member unavailability information so they will also show up on your Google calendar. In addition I've streamlined the sync process to make it faster and more straightforward.
April 21, 2013
  • Added Confirmation Request process: Confirmation Request email now includes a link in which the member can accept or decline the gig. An automatic email is sent to the manager. A summary page to review upcoming gigs with associated confirmation requests is available, with an action button to confirm a member's gig participation.
March 31, 2013
  • In place song editing: It is now much quicker and easier to update song information on the song list page. Clicking the [Enable] button above the song table allows you to just click on an item in the table to update it directly, instead of having the display the song edit form first (although you can still do that if you want to).
Dec 29, 2012
  • New Booking Service Page so clients can check your availability and send you a booking request. This is in addition to the already available booking agent services page. Click on the "Client Booking Services" link in the "Review Other Site Pages" section on your main administration page to check it out, and see how to integrate it into your website on the [Site Customization] => [Public Pages] page. Thanks to the band EarlyByrds for the suggestion.
Sept 8, 2012
  • WheresTheGig will now automatically post your gigs to your Twitter feed. See the FAQ, or the video for more details.
March 30, 2012
  • Mobile Gig Setlist Association: You can now associate sets to your gigs on the mobile version.
March 17, 2012
  • Mobile Setlists: You can now display gig setlists on your iPhone or Android device.
March 7, 2012
  • Mass song delete: Select multiple songs in your songlist and delete them all at once.
Feb 25, 2012
  • Login persistence: Sick of having to log in to WheresTheGig every time? No more! Once you log in, when you return to WheresTheGig.com you will automatically be sent to your account. To logout of your account use the Log Out link at the top of the page.
Feb 5, 2012
  • Added time pickers to the gig time textfields.
Dec 27, 2011
  • Multi-account features are now available to all users, not just administrative users.
  • Account switching on the mobile version is now available to all users, not just administrative users.
Dec 17, 2011
  • Added account switching to mobile version.
Apr 17, 2011
  • Reimplemented the date pickers with jquery UI picker.
Apr 14, 2011
  • Reimplemented the gig entry/edit page to use accordion panels.
March 26, 2011
  • After 11 years, I've redesigned the main administration page.
Feb 16, 2011
  • You can now publish your public gigs to your (or your band's) Facebook event calendar. New gigs are added and existing gigs are updated with the latest info. Click the "Export To Calendar" link at the top of the page, and then on the Facebook logo. See the FAQ for more details.
Dec 12, 2010
  • Install the convenient (and free) WheresTheGig Android App on your phone. Search "WheresTheGig.com" in the android market.
Nov 07, 2010
  • Yeah. More Droid stuff. You can now upload your schedule to your Google Calendar from your smartphone. If your phone is configured to sync with Google Calendar (as Droid phones are by default) your gigs will automatically show up on your calendar application.
    Thanks to Steve Thompson from Lantieka Productions for the suggestion.
Oct 23, 2010
  • I've added the Band Member Blackout features to the iPhone / Droid app. Let me know if there are any other features that would be nice to have included in the mobile version.
Oct 23, 2010
  • Something for both the iPhone and the Droid to love. WheresTheGig now has an iPhone and Droid friendly site. Point your phone's browser to http://wtgig.com/mobile.
Sep 5, 2010
  • As part of my never-ending quest to let you interoperate with every other gig site in the world, WheresTheGig now provides exports compatible with GigPress on the "Export To Calendar" page.
Aug 28, 2010
  • Archive Setlists to unclutter your list of sets. If you have a lot of setlists it's likely that there are some that you don't use too often. On the setlist management page you can now select setlists to be "Archived". They won't show up on your list of setlists until you click the [Show Archived Setlists] button. More about this here.
    Thanks to Pete from the Petesimple band for the suggestion.
May 8, 2010
  • Nice Multiple Account Features Do you have more than one WheresTheGig account and want to show gigs from all accounts on your calendar? Are you tired of logging off of one account and logging in again as you manage different band's information? Would you rather switch accounts with a simple click of a button?

    Check out the new Multi Accounts View page on the lower navigation bar of the "Display Gigs" tab. Details here.

March 13, 2010
  • Excel Songlist Upload. You can now upload your songlists using Excel files. Also, when you upload your songlist information it updates the information for any existing songs in your songlist. This means that you can maintain your songlist in your excel file and just upload your file when you make any songlist changes.
    Thanks to John from the Sir Squid band for the suggestion.
Feb 22, 2010
  • Sort Songs By Artist, Genre, Etc You can now sort the song list on the Set Creation page by Song Name, Artist, Genre, and Performer to make it easier to pick songs for your set.
Feb 21, 2010
  • Personnel Blackout ICal Export: It may be convenient for you to have all of your band member unavailable days on your personal calendar to help answer immediate availablity questions without having to login to WheresTheGig. Instructions here.
  • ICal Export For Fans: Your fans can now import your public gigs directly into their personal calendars. See here for details.
Nov 5, 2009
  • WheresTheGig now provides exports for the popular sites Sonicbids and ReverbNation on the "Export To Calendar" page.
    Thanks to Pete from the Petesimple band for the suggestion.
July 28, 2009
  • All Users See All Blackouts. There is now an option to allow non-administrative users to see all members' blackout dates. Until now, non-administrative users could see only their own blackout dates. You can enable this option on the "Site Customization"=>"Account Options" page. Thanks to Steve from the Lovetrain band for the suggestion.
July 25, 2009
  • Rewrote Configuration Page. The site configuration page has bugged me for a long time. I didn't like the long single page and the organization wasn't that great. I've recoded it so that the configuration items are logically grouped on separate "tab" pages.
June 28, 2009
  • Band Members See Only Their Gigs. You can now configure your site so that band members see only the gigs they're playing on when their schedule is displayed. See the FAQ for details.

    Thanks to Douglas from the Nobody Famous band for the suggestion.
June 20, 2009
  • Personnel Blackout Date Notification. You will now be automatically notified by email when your band members update their unavailable dates.

    Thanks to Jody from the Masterpiece band for the suggestion.
May 31, 2009
  • Personnel Blackout Day Comments. Your band members can now give you more information about their unavailable days. Maybe they're only busy during the day so you can still do that night gig after all!
Feb 16, 2009
  • Drag and Drop Set Lists: Set Duration. You now see your set duration in real-time during set creation and update.
Feb 8, 2009
  • Drag and Drop Set Lists. I've been wanting to revamp the set list handling for a long time. I think you'll like this: You can now create sets by dragging songs from your song list to the set list, and drag the songs within the set to reorder them.
Jan 25, 2009
  • No. WheresTheGig won't do your taxes, but it can make doing them a bit easier. It will now automatically compute your gig mileages (thanks to Google's Map API). Be sure to verify that the mileages are correct, 'cause I'm not going to come bail you out when you get audited! For more information see the FAQ.
Jan 2, 2008
  • Happy New Year! I hope you all had fantastic New Years gigs. In celebration of the new year I've added a nifty little feature to WheresThegig: Automatic Schedule Update Notifications. When enabled WheresTheGig will, once a day, automatically email all band members a list of all the schedule changes you made; new gigs, modified gigs, and deleted gigs.

    So now you don't have to call or email everyone telling them to check WheresTheGig for updates. They get them automatically! An nice feature of this mail is that it keeps your non-regular band members (fill in musicians that may not have access to your WheresTheGig account) up-to-date, too. Click here for more info.

Sep 14, 2007
  • You can now put your WheresTheGig show calendar on MySpace. See the FAQ for simple, step-by-step instructions. For a nice example of WheresTheGig calendar integration into a MySpace, check out The Factory Band's page.
Aug 26, 2007
  • More Gig Alert improvements: You can now select the set of gig personnel to send the gig alerts to. Also, you can include a note to be included at the top of the gig alert email.
    Thanks to Deanna from the Swing Sisters band for the suggestion.
Aug 11, 2007
  • You can now automatically send out your gig set lists with your Gig Alerts. Just select the checkbox on the Gig Alert Confirmation page. Any setlists that you've associated with your gig will be sent as email attachments.
    Thanks to John from the Sir Squid band for the suggestion. (Sir Squid?!? Hey! They laughed at "Led Zeppelin" too).
Aug 4, 2007
  • More RSS goodness. You can now have your RSS feed show only the gigs you're playing, instead of all the band's gigs. Make sure band management gets the personnel assignments right if you're going to use this. Click the RSS link at the top of your account page to create your "My Gigs Only" feed. Also, you might want to remove your old RSS feed after you create your new one.
    Thanks to Mike from the Ty England band for the suggestion.
July 7, 2007
  • New PDA Version

    It's your lucky day (7/7/07)! I've completed the PDA-friendly version of WheresTheGig. It has pretty basic functionality: List gigs, Gig detail, Add gig, Edit gig, Delete gig. If there's some other functionalty you want in the PDA version, let me know.

    Link: http://wtgig.com/pda

June 11, 2007
  • Member-unavailable dates on calendar. The member-unavailable dates will now show up on the Calendar View as a link (who's busy) on any days that band members have flagged. Clicking on the (who's busy) link will popup a list of the members who clearly lack the commitment necessary to make your band a success.
April 21, 2007
  • "What do you mean you're busy and you can't do the gig?" Are you sick and tired of booking gigs only to find that one or more of your band members are busy that night? Usually with some misplaced priority involving an anniversary or childbirth? Well, WheresTheGig can help.

    By popular demand--and I do mean "popular", at least five bands have asked for this--your band members can now set their unavailable dates so you'll know when to book gigs or when you'll need to hire a fill-in musician (me, if you need a keyboardist :-). Details are here.

Jan 17, 2007
  • WheresTheGig will now sync with the awesome Google Calendar. See the instructions for more info. So how is this useful? Some examples:
    • Say that you never want to miss a Kazoo Komposers Klub meeting. They publish their meetings on a public Google Calendar. You can display your WheresTheGig schedule on a combined calendar to make sure you don't book a conflicting gig.
    • You use lots of different musicians for your gigs. You get them to publish their busy dates on a shared Google Calendar. You can then overlay your upcoming schedule with their calendar to see who's not available.
    • You use WheresTheGig to book 12 bands and you want to see their schedules all on a single calendar.
    • You have a busy life outside of your music. You can see your music and non-music obligations on a combined calendar.

    Thanks to John from the SirSquid band for the suggestion.
May 7, 2006
  • In addition to RSS feeds for your users, your public calendar is also RSS enabled. Your fans can now be kept up-to-date right from their own browser. Let them know the good news!
    Thanks to Tracy from the The Factory band for the suggestion.
March 11, 2006
  • Show your Song List on your band's Website. You can now show a nicely formated songlist by linking to your account's public song list, which uses the information from your band songlist. You can enable the public songlist from your "Site Configuration" page.

    Thanks to Tim from the "Hott Prrsuit" band for suggesting and subsidizing this improvement.

January 27, 2006
  • You can now logoff of WheresTheGig! Look for the Log Out link at the top-right. Logging out will add a bit of security, as no one will be able to use your browser to modify any of your account information after logging off. It's also a quick way to get back to the WheresTheGig main page if you need to login to a different account.
December 29, 2005
  • WheresTheGig is now RSS enabled. This means that you can have your gig schedule show up automatically in your web browser. Very convenient. Examples with picture goodness are here. Thanks to Pete from Petesimple for the suggestion.
November 26, 2005
  • You can now export your songlist in CSV format. This is useful if you want to use other programs to manipulate your songlist. For example, you may want to sort your songs by genre, or create a songlist page for your website. Click here for more detail.
November 11, 2005
  • Added amusing, pithy quotes to the bottom of the PDF setlists.
November 6, 2005
  • The Stage Setlists are now available in PDF. What does this mean to you?
    • You can save the PDF setlist file and easily attach it to a mail message for distribution.
    • PDF files print more consistently than printing from a browser web page.
    • The setlist should always print on a single page.
October 23, 2005
  • I've implemented the Calendar View as a client-side application. This is similar to some of the cool stuff that Google is doing with their mail and maps. This doesn't mean you can do mail and maps from the Calendar View, but what it does mean is that the Calendar View should be much more responsive. On the administrative page, you are now able to do most gig-related functions (add, delete, edit, gig alert) right from the Calendar interface.

    Because different web browsers behave differently with non-trivial Javascript and CSS, I have enabled the client-side calendar only for the browsers I am able to test with. This includes Firefox (recommended), IE 6 or better, and Opera v. 8.5 or better. I have a feeling that it will probably work with a newer version of Apple's Safari, but I haven't yet been able to check this out.

  • Created a new logo and cleaned up the look of the pages (in my opinion, at least).
July 3, 2005
  • WheresTheGig now uses Google Maps for U.S. venues. Why? Because their map site is so cool. You can actually click and drag the map, which is pretty innovative.
June 6, 2005
  • Now you can conveniently review personnel details from the "Gig Details" page (admin users only) by simply clicking on the player's name. This will be really handy if you need to get the backline info (that you can store in the personnel "notes") for everyone on a particular gig.
May 29, 2005
  • This update will help you work with your Setlists. The song list on the New Set and Edit Set pages shows you which songs are assigned to sets, and when you mouse over the song name the sets are shown as a popup "tooltip". Here's an example: The song "All Star" has been moused-over and the sets it belongs to--Ethan's "Bitchen" Set, and Rock Set 3--are shown in the small popup.
May 14, 2005
  • Happy Birthday to me!! As a child I remember Sheriff John singing Put another candle on my birthday cake, I'm another year old today. In celebration of this happy occasion I've added a nifty feature for you management types out there.

    Let's say you manage a bunch of bands. You used to have to copy all of the venue information by hand when you set up a new account on WheresTheGig. Now, WheresTheGig will do it for you! Look here for more information. Thanks to Holly for the suggestion.

February 20, 2005
  • Someone once said If a picture paints a thousand words, then why can't I paint you? (O.K., so it was three people: Evans, Damerell, and Hargreaves). Now's your chance to "paint a thousand words" about your gigs. Click the new Show Gig Graphs link from the main administration page, on the sub-navigation bar.
January 21, 2005
  • Well, just like this entry, this actually is one of my "real responsibilities"! Leah Elizabeth Brown. 6 lbs, 11 oz. Born just about the same time as her sister!
January 19, 2005
  • Added a general CSV gig schedule dump. Useful if you want to load your gig info into OpenOffice or Excel, or if you need to upload your gig info to some other sites in the CSV format. Look on the page.
January 16, 2005
  • Woohoo!! Finally moved the site to the New Server. It was a major effort to recode the backend to use a database, but well worth it. The reponse time on the new server is significantly faster.
October 17, 2004
  • You can now add Segue Notes to your set lists. What are Segue Notes? The text of the Segue Notes will be printed on the stage-sized setlist between the song titles. These notes are placed according to song order, so even if you change the songs in the set list, the notes will still be printed at the same place in the list.

    What are Segue Notes for? They're to inform you of anything that happens between songs during the set. For example, maybe the band always pauses for a moment of silence between songs 4 and 5. Or perhaps after song 3 in the set the front man tells his "Send In The Clowns" joke.

    Thanks to Grievy for this suggestion.

October 10, 2004
  • You can now set your gig dates with a convenient popup calendar. Here's a screenshot:
    Thanks to Matt Kruse's excellent opensource javascript popup calendar.
September 24, 2004
  • Export your gig information into your Outlook, Evolution, PDA, or Cellphone calendar. Click here to see how.
  • Converted site formating to use Cascading Style Sheets and other miscellaneous formatting improvements. The navigation tab bar is now done in pure HTML and should speed up page loads. Also, the Gig Details page has been completely reformatted and should now fit on a single printed page.
July 5, 2004
  • You now have the choice of displaying your public gigs as a Calendar or as a Listing. I personally think the listing format is pretty slick. Here's an example.

    To enable the listing format, go to the [Site Config] page, Fan and booking agent services section, and select the "As a listing" choice.

  • Improved the look of the regular public calendar by allowing line breaks in the venue names.
  • Maybe you noticed this: No, you're not losing it, the little exclamation points really are moving. When you see the moving exclamation points it means that there really is something new on the site. Don't worry, they'll get tired and stop moving about one week after the update. Do these modifications rock? Check out the entry for April 10th :-).
April 10, 2004
  • You may have noticed this cute new graphic . Go on. Click it! You know you want to :-).
March 19, 2004
  • If you've been wanting a nice, simple printable song list, you're in luck. Go to the [Song/Setlist Management]->[Song List] page and click the [Show Printable Songlist] link below the [New Song] button to see this in action. If you don't have any song lists on your site, you can check it out on the demo account.

    This seems like something that would be nice to be able to link to a band's web site (like the public calendar, etc.). If enough bands request this I shall make it so. Thanks to Gary from BeoWulf for the suggestion.

February 07, 2004
  • Now the Agent Service Page headers behave the same way as the Public Calendar headers do, as described in the May 16, 2003 entry. Good news if you include your Agent Services Page as a <FRAMESET> element.
December 13, 2003
  • Minor improvements to GigAlert email. The GigAlert email messages now include the song duration, if the duration is more than one day.
  • Minor improvements to Stage Setlist. The stage setlist now displays the number of songs in the set.
November 23, 2003
  • Minor improvements to GigAlert email. (1) The GigAlert email messages now include the gig-type in the subject line. This change is helpful for not raising false-hopes that you actually have a gig when the GigAlert is for a rehearsal. (2) GigAlerts now include a map URL so your member can just click for a map.
October 26, 2003
  • Public Calendar Information For Fans. Are you appearing with Saliva or The Village People or maybe Aerosmith at your next gig? Or maybe you're giving away free tee-shirts to the first 50 people in the door? You can now let your fans know about this and any other information you might want them to know about with the new Public Comments feature.

    Just put your information in the new gig entry form text field titled "Gig Notes For Public Calendar" and it will appear in your public calendar gig details.

    If you use the export_xml feature, the public comments are specified with the <comments> tag. Thanks to Chris from the Rockin' band "Lost In The Zoo" for this suggestion.

August 18, 2003
  • Public Calendar Look and Feel Customization. As you may already know, you have been able to set custom fonts and colors on your public gig calendar and agent services pages. However it is now possible to customize your pages to a much greater extent by using your very own cascading style sheets.

    This is especially convenient if you use an external style sheet to provide your band's website Look and Feel; by setting your website's style sheet on the WheresTheGig "Site Config" page, your WheresTheGig public pages will automatically match your website. See the FAQ for more details. Thanks to "Rustic" for suggesting additional calendar customization.

July 16, 2003
  • Added a more functional Rehearsal Details page that gets shown when you display "gig details" for a rehearsal. Also, I've provided some guidelines for using WheresTheGig for organizing rehearsals here.
July 4, 2003
  • Added Admin Comments to the gig information. The admin comments are located just below the regular gig comments on the gig entry form. Admin comments, unlike regular gig comments, are seen only by administrators and not seen by regular band members. They show up on the "Gig Details" page. Some examples of use for this are (1) a communication record of client contacts, (2) gig expenses, (3) notes on the gig performance. You can use it for whatever you want.
June 23, 2003
  • Added Notes attribute to a song entry. The Notes field can be used to add a line of helpful information that will be displayed on the stage set list. Some usage examples are patch numbers, reminders about breaks in the second verse, and so on.

    Thanks to John and his band "Not The Norm" for the suggestion.

May 27, 2003
  • Set/Song lists are finally in. Here are some of the highlights:
    • Easily import your existing songlist from a plain text file with one click.
    • Create or modify a set in seconds.
    • Two setlist views for your band: (1) Set "song information" view provides links to the song mp3, lyrics sheet, and chart. (2) Set "stage" view provides a stage-ready set list with large, readable printing.
    • Stage set list fonts have customizable colors, fonts, and styles.
    • Sets are integrated into your gig information, so band members can get the performance information and show up at the gigs with set lists in hand.
    • Clone function allows you to duplicate a set and then make small modifications to the new set, so it's easy to make custom sets for a specific gig.

  • Venue Comments can be included as part of the venue info. You can use the comments for anything you like. Some examples would be "Avoid club manager after 11:30, because he tends to hit the booze.", or "Bar has two beers per set limit for band." The comments show up on the Gig Details page.

(In addition to the massive amount of code I added for these modifications, I also did a bit of "spring cleaning" to clean up existing code. I've tested things but it's possible I've missed something. Please let me know if you run into any bugs. Thanks!)

May 16, 2003
  • Do you link your Public Calendar to your website? I've added an option to suppress the title and header graphics on the public calendar pages so it can integrate more smoothly into your website look-and-feel. For example, you can use a <FRAMESET> with the public calendar in a lower frame to maintain your navigation bar, or to provide other text about the calendar itself. Check the "Site Config" page to enable this.

    I also improved the style-sheet handling so the background and foreground are honored in the calendar itself.

March 22, 2003
  • WheresTheGig now handles rehearsals in a special way:
    • A Rehearsal gigtype is automatically provided.
    • They show up on gig lists in a special font.
    • They are color-coded.
    • Confirmed rehearsals show up with a special color on the band calendars.
    • Rehearsals never show up on the public calendar.
    • Rehearsals never show up on an agent service inquiry.

    Thanks to Alison from Memphis Mafia for this great idea.

March 12, 2003
  • I've added an XML export function so that WheresTheGig can "play well with others". This makes it easy for other web applications or other programs to access your "Public Calendar" information. See the faq for details.
March 6, 2003
  • This is convenient! You can now see gig information on the calendars. Put your mouse on the calendar date and the location and gig time should pop up. This works on the administration calendar, the band-member page calendar, and the "Set Gigs By Month" calendar.

    Thanks to Tracy from the The Factory band for the suggestion.
February 25, 2003
  • Anyone in your band that doesn't have a computer but has a cellphone? Well, you can now download gig info to band members' cellphones. This feature is currently undergoing testing. If you want to be part of the testgroup, let me know and I'll enable it for your account.
November 9, 2002
  • Added venue website info to Gig Details page.
  • Reconfigured gig calendar so that the month selection is more conveniently located.
October 19, 2002
  • Do you play lots of nights at the same club? This modification should help you out: You can now enter multiple gigs for a single venue, or black-out multiple days in seconds. After you click on the "New Gig" tab, click on the "Add Gigs By Month" option. You will need to have templates defined for the venues. See the Help link for more information on templates.
  • Now, only Confirmed private gigs show up as "Private Event" on the public calendar. Previously, unconfirmed private events would also show up on the calendar.
    Thanks to Tracy from the The Factory band for the suggestions.
September 6, 2002
August 13, 2002
  • Band members can now conveniently send email to band management from their WheresTheGig page. Thanks to the band Front Page for the suggestion.
July 29, 2002
  • Added configurable link styles to July 26th modification.
July 26, 2002
  • Do you have a really cool band website with nifty colors and fonts? Are you annoyed because the WheresTheGig Public Calendar and Agent Services pages are bland black text on a white background?

    Good News For You!

    You can now set the background, foreground, and font for your public pages. Set them in the Site Config page in the Look and Feel of your public pages section. Thanks to J.R. Rose and The Rocky Creek Band for the suggestion.

March 22, 2002
  • You can now configure gig attributes shown on your administration gig schedule. Set them in the Site Config page in the Attributes on your gig schedule section. Thanks to the Maxwell Switch and After Hours bands (independently) for the suggestion.
March 4, 2002
  • You can now set a venue URL. If the venue where you're performing has a website, set it in the Venue Information page and it will show up on your public calendar gig details so your fans can check it out. Thanks to the Maxwell Switch band for the suggestion.
February 28, 2002
  • In a (probably misguided) attempt to make the site more interesting, I've added a random quote to display on band member page if no "Band Message" is set by band administration. These quotes were "borrowed" from other websites. Feel free to send me more.
February 22, 2002
  • Improved public page headers: Band logo now links back to band web page (if band URL is available). If no band logo is available, band name is printed in place of logo.
February 9, 2002
  • Made this What's New page!
  • Added Gig Duration (on Add/Edit page) . This is useful if you do multi-night gigs. You just enter the gig once and set the duration, and then the gig shows up on all of the consecutive dates. For example, if you have a 5-nighter from Tuesday through Saturday, just add the gig on the Tuesday and set the duration to 5. This makes it really easy to enter multi-night club gigs, especially if you're using templates.
January 26, 2002
  • Added Cell Phone field to the personnel data. A user requested the Cell Phone, and it seemed like a good idea. It now shows up on the Gig Details page.
  • Added Info to the personnel data. I was motivated to add this because I wanted a place to put musician backline requirements, but it's also a good place to keep any other miscellaneous stuff related to a band member.
January 20, 2002
  • Added confirmation screen for GigAlert. Useful if someone clicks it by accident.
December 09, 2001
  • Made email clickable on venue and personnel info pages.
October 28, 2001
  • Added help and feedback to band member page (was only on admin page).
October 10, 2001
  • Added Delete Button for Personnel entries.
September 29, 2001
  • Added Delete Button for Venue entries.
September 02, 2001
  • Added Black Out date status. Use Black Outs if you can't take a gig on a date. (but not if you can't take a date on a gig :-).
July 01, 2001
  • Added Templates to gig entry page. Templates are useful if you tend to play the same venue often. Just fill in the info once.