Re: The tip jar
Like others said, it depends on the venue and situation. My bands put up a tip jar more often than not. One time, the owner of the venue brought out a jar for us because he was used to seeing bands with jars at his place.
I think one determining factor is whether there is a cover charge. If the patrons pay a cover, then I don't think they should be asked to tip on top of that.
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