I am rebuilding the interface for my band's web site. Currently, I have all main-level navigation in one, horizontal list. However, the navigation leads to some pages that have a defined hierarchy.
The most-common pages I need to access, directly, are: Dashboard, Planner, Blackouts, Songs and Shows. The rest of the pages are accessed less-often.
When I'm adding a new song, I may need to add an artist, but not always. When I add a show, I may need to add a venue. When I add a venue I may need to add a city.
Every now and then, I may need to update the venue owner's name or phone number.
That said, should these parent pages always be visible or only on the pages where they are used? For example, if I need to create a venue, should it be a separate page or a sub-page of the "Shows" page. (Can't have a show without a venue.)
Even with that in mind, I would still need a way to modify an existing parent record (venue owner name).
With that, should these rare pages be listed under a "Utility" link?