Re: The tip jar
My cousin plays a lot of gigs around town here. I am going to hear him at a local brewpub tonight. He usually plays guitar and sings, and has a bass player. I am pretty sure he always has a tip jar, and does pretty well with it.
Last Friday I went to another pub and not only was there a tip jar, the wife of the guy playing went around with it between sets, shaking down the crowd. I kicked in a few bucks- the guy was pretty good, and it is nice to support live music.