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  • Writer's pictureOri Naftaly

Tikyra Jackson: How I Unwind After Shows

Hi guys! So excited to share my thoughts with you. I love having this platform to express my self in a more personal way. I wanted to share with y'all what I do after shows to unwind.

Performing at a live show can be an exhilarating and rewarding experience. Whether you're a musician, comedian, or performer of any kind, the rush of adrenaline and the energy of the crowd can make you feel alive. However, once the show is over, it's essential to take some time to wind down and recharge. Here are some tips that I use after every show for winding down:

  • Take a moment to reflect

After the excitement of performing, it's crucial to take a moment to reflect on the experience. Reflecting on your performance can help you identify areas for improvement and can also help you appreciate what you did well.

  • Engage in self-care

Performing can be physically and emotionally draining. Engaging in self-care activities can help you recharge and recover. Take a hot bath, stretch your muscles, or practice some deep breathing exercises. Do whatever helps you feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

  • Spend time with loved ones

After the show, it can be helpful to spend time with friends and family. They can provide emotional support and help you decompress. Talk about your performance if you want to, but also try to focus on other things. Engaging in other activities can help you shift your focus and take your mind off the show.

  • Get some rest

Performing can be exhausting, so it's important to get some rest. Make sure to get a good night's sleep, or take a nap if you need it. This can help your body and mind recover from the physical and emotional demands of performing. I usually take my naps in the van on our way to the next show or the hotel!

  • Practice gratitude

Finally, take a moment to practice gratitude. Being able to perform in front of a live audience is a privilege, and it's essential to appreciate the opportunity. Take a moment to be thankful for the experience and the people who supported you.

In conclusion, performing at a live show can be an incredible experience. However, it's essential to take some time to wind down and recharge afterward. By reflecting on your performance, engaging in self-care activities, spending time with loved ones, getting some rest, and practicing gratitude, you can ensure that you're ready for your next performance.

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Nov 04, 2023

Saw you and the band last night at the Funky Biscuit…you guys were awesome! Non stop energy, everyone in the band is excellent at what they do…so much fun! We first saw you on board the ship for the 2023 Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise. We were so excited when we heard you would be in town last night that we bought tickets right away! Can’t wait to see the band again!


Don Diamond
Don Diamond
Sep 23, 2023

Wow! Just heard the band at the Cape Girardeau Shipyard festival and the music and energy was off the charts! Tierinii Jackson are just simply amazing and so musically talented and I hope you have an illustrious and prosperous career! Thanks for the awesome vocals and energy you bring to the band! Furthermore the whole band is awesome!!


Aug 07, 2023

Hi! I hope this comment reach's Tikyra - it's in response to her thoughts about unwinding after a show. I am a bass player in Rogers, AR playing in two classic rock bands and also for the worship teams for two different churches (alternating, of course!). Your advice on winding down and de-compressing is right on. As you mentioned, the adrenaline and excitement of performing before a crowd is exhilarating, but does take a lot out of a person. Letting go of that, even little by little, is crucial. Trying to keep the "rush" going long after the gig is not healthy. I have enough experience to vouch for everything you said -- it's great advice!

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