How flexible are you on your fee to play? I understand a tuesday night gig vs a sat night. I have played a local bar on a friday night 2 times now. I always cut a break on the first show and if they ask me back it is at regular price. ( this stuff is still new to me so if I am screwing up feel free to offer constructive criticism) I just contacted this bar to schedule another show and was told that they get 7 piece bands on saturday nights for 300 to 600 bucks for 3 hours and duos for a couple hundred bucks. So paying a solo guy what I charge on a friday night is too rich for them. I have no idea how a 7 piece band can afford to play for 300 bucks....or even 600. Or solo guys willing to play 3 hours for 100 bucks. I do play a bit cheaper at a couple of places that I REALLY like playing but as much as I love playing, its just too much work to do it for 100 bucks.