First: I’m honored that you’re asking to play here. After 25+ years of doing this, and it’s still nice that people want to work with us. But, there are a lot of you, so I need to get a few things out of the way.
1: Right now, don’t bother. I’m not sure what I’ll be doing this summer. I have a couple of things lined up, but am taking the mid-summer off for a break, and not sure of the facility in the fall.
In all those years, I’ve not only not taken one penny, I’ve added about 15k of my own to make it work. The series has also raised over 100k for local non-profits, using music as a way to build community and “show the way.” I have also made sure to pay out the highest splits to every artist who ever played here. I’ve averaged about 600 hours a year running this thing. So you can see, it’s tough to do the non-profit thing.
So make sure to shower those little starter venues with lots of love; they don’t do it for the money. They do it for you.
Contact: Charlie Shafer, firstname.lastname@example.org