Booking

ANYONE SEEKING AN ART SHOW...

Speak with Kym on Friday or Sunday night. Come in after 8 pm with a representation of your work. Artist Showcases are every first Friday of the month. Artworks displayed should be clearly labeled and priced. 100% of sales go directly to the artist. 

 

BOOKING YOUR ACT...

Contact Garrett Attn: Booking via our Facebook Page.

Send a link to your EPK, Facebook Page, Soundcloud, ReverbNation, Band Website, etc. Include contact information. Or send your press kit to Gallery Cabaret at 2020 N. Oakley, Chicago, IL 60647 (Attn: Booking).

 

DURING BOOKING...

It's encouraged to add other performers/bands to the bill with you. The live music usually runs from 9:30 pm to 1:30 am Friday and 10 pm to 2:30 am on Saturdays. You may opt to have us pair you with other acts. Often we get requests from touring bands, in the event that we need to fill the bill for you, we hope you can be flexible. If you have to cancel, please be considerate. 2 weeks' notice, minimum.

 

PLEASE PROMOTE YOUR SHOW...

It greatly helps if you print flyers and posters. Create a Facebook event and promote the show utilizing social media, word of mouth, poster bombing, and passing out flyers and demos to create interest. We never have a guaranteed crowd on band nights.

 

THERE IS NO TAPE ALLOWED ON OUR WALLS...

We have created a special, non-destructive system for hanging artwork and prints. Ask the bartender for “poster putty” or bring some of your own so that you may put your posters up around the bar.

 

YOU ARE IN CHARGE OF YOUR PAY 100%...

We are a 65 person capacity bar with cheap drinks. You may have a friend ask for a suggested donation at the door and pass the tip jar in between acts to maximize earnings. If the musical acts bring lots of thirsty patrons to the bar, they may earn a bonus for exceptional promoting at closing-time, subject to management, but this is not guaranteed. The sale of all band merch goes directly to the band. We have no fees for performing and a top-tier, professional Sound Person will be on-site providing full-service sound engineering at no cost to you. Please be professional, organized, and respectful.

 

 

ARRIVING FOR SHOWTIME...

You may load in through the front door at 10 pm (Fri) or 9 pm (Sat), set up, then do a brief soundcheck with the provided soundperson. Our backline includes Shure microphones, a baby grand piano, 1 small bass guitar amp, and 1 electric guitar amp. Please stop by to review the size of our venue and stage for proper sound requirements. Band members may get a drink discount at the discretion of the bartender so make sure you introduce yourself and make a great impression, they are the managers on duty. Tips are appreciated and crowd levels will be noted. There is a fifteen-minute break between sets for jukebox play.

 

  • If you are a musician who has played here before, a demo may not be necessary, just remind us of when you played last.

  • All the instructions you need regarding booking are on this page and we will not email you further or different instructions.

  • Please remember that Gallery Cabaret is a 21+ venue. That includes band members. All band members must be over 21 and have a valid picture ID. We look forward to seeing you soon! Visit us and give a like on Facebook.