I am a local music promoter, and so I find myself organizing a lot of events at venues around my town. However, not all of my events are inside of bars or clubs. There are times in which I organize events that are outdoors or in a public space, and these are the events that tend to be the most difficult to organize simply because they require a whole lot more planning than if I am organizing an event within a specific bar or club. Bars and clubs tend to have certain necessities for these events that you will not find at an outdoor or public space. Of course, venues that do music events frequently will generally have a house sound man with a bunch of the sound equipment that is needed already there. Whether it be mics, the public address system, or the mixing boards, it makes it a whole lot easier to organize an event revolving around music when you already know that a lot of this stuff will be provided by the venue.
Of course, sound gear is not the only thing that bars and clubs provide. They also provide a bar and drinks for the patrons of the event. When you are organizing an event that is not in a bar or a club and you want there to be alcohol available for the event goers, it is usually a good idea to look into a mobile bar hire so that you can have a drink service at your event. Because of the fact that you will also need to make sure that everything regarding alcohol is done completely legally, these sorts of services can help out a whole lot. Because these are companies that specialize at serving drinks at events like this, they generally know the legal steps that need to be taken in order to make everything legit, which means that they can help to get you pointed in the right direction.
I have now organized about five events like this, and I have always found that these sorts of services are extremely helpful in making sure that everything gets done properly. As long as you are choosing the right company that has a good reputation, they will be able to make sure that your event goes off without a hitch, and that your event goers will have great drinks and great service to go along with the great music that you are providing for them.
It can be more difficult to organize events that are not in bars or clubs for many reasons, but so long as you are taking the proper steps to make sure that the artists and patrons have what they need, then you can end up making a whole lot more money promoting events like this than you ever would have been able to in a bar or a club. It is definitely something that more and more promoters ought to do.