Billeting is when a Host invites an Artist to stay overnight. Hosts understand that Artists are on the road and may need a spot to crash. During show negotiations, an Artist should determine if the show is contingent on whether the Host can billet them. If the answer is yes, ask the Host before finalizing the show.
Keep it simple and clear when approaching the Host, “We will be looking for accommodations after the show, are you available to host myself and two band members for the night? If not, any nearby suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you!”
There are many reasons a Host may not be able to billet an Artist, planning a show/tour well in advance will allow time to find accommodations.