Nice! I've only done a few shows so far (I just edited the post for my most recent), so I'm too afraid to shoot just JPG, ha. It's crazy the power that RAW has, but it can be time consuming for sure.
As a beginner, I'd recommend starting with JPG since it's easier to work with - but if you're already into RAW, you're a step ahead of the game.
By the way, it looks like your edit was edited over.