If you or your band would like to be considered for playing an upcoming live music feature or event, please send your contact information, a description of your music, and a 3 song demo in person during cafe hours, or via e-mail to Pete Hamel at: Pete@WKBO.net. Please note: Cafe booking often runs three or more months in advance.
Original songs or covers are both acceptable. You must be able to prepare and play from 7:30-9:30 on the night you are booked, with one small ( 10 minutes max) break in the mid-point. If you think that you do not have enough content to fill 2 hours, or would like to share a night with another, please advise, and arrangements will be made for a suitable cafe event.
The Stage & Studio Café is a unique listening and gathering space which does not pay its musicians, but rather makes its stage is an excellent place where artists can promote themselves and their services, and their listeners can have a delicious meal, and linger for dessert. However, if the bands take it upon themselves to spread the word and fill the house, the tip basket for the evening’s featured artist can often become an added bonus.
Local performers will be expected to draw between 40 and 70 patrons to the cafe on the evening of their event. Consider the cafe similar to a friend who has offered to open their home for you to to a house concert. That friend will clean the house, arrange ample seating and a welcoming atmosphere, make the food, and clean-up afterward. All so that you can be heard!
So, Once booked, You and your band will be a part of a team effort to promote your event. For more information on how to prepare for and make the most of your upcoming event Check out this ”anonymous” mentoring blog: http://cafecommunityartist2artist.wordpress.com/