It is not an easy task to design proper lighting for a bar, since some designers only concern for space theme, but not details for stage lighting.
Lighting for stage performances varies slightly depending on what kind of act you’re setting up for, however, knowing the basic elements allows you to adjust accordingly.
The first thing that you will want to consider is the level of illumination, or how bright you will make the performers. The basic notion here has to do with visibility.
Second thing is the color of the lighting. Though more subtle is also important for setting mood. Whereas a soft blue light mightwork well for lighting a live jazz ensemble, a rock band will probably prefer hot reds along with flashing strobes or lasers—all of which will help to raise the mood and keep it frenetic.
Stage Lighting Special Effects:
Except for the above, you might consider some other stage special effect equipment. Such as Dimmers, Lasers, Eliminators and Foggers.
Dimmers allow you fade the stage lights inand out in between songs or sets. Occasionally a band may even request to have the rest of the band fade out, leaving the leader in a spot for a particularly intimate song.
As for Laser Light, Eliminators and Foggers, like in dance clubs, these kinds of equipment can be used to light up the band andkeep the mood up.