This is a very intimate performance space (max seating 50) tailored to solo, duo, and trio acoustic performers, a true “listening room”.
We have a high quality sound system, with all mics, stands, monitors, etc. and stage lighting. We also have a full digital 8-channel mixing console (designed for acoustic performances) with multi-track recording capabilities. For a fee of $35, we can record the raw tracks of your show to a flash drive (you must also provide your own 64 MB flash drive). You would then take this data to a mixing platform. We can recommend a studio to assist if desired.
We typically have a cover charge at the door and share the income with the performer(s), however every deal is different. Frankly, this room is more about the intimacy of the performance and not financial rewards. The room just doesn’t have the revenue stream that a typical bar or club would. Though we truly respect and hope to someday be in a position to properly compensate our performers, we are not quite there yet. Artists do keep 100% of their CD or merch sales.
Concerning bands, there is no room for a drum kit but percussion is welcome. It is an acoustic listening room where original music is encouraged but not required. Weeknight shows start at 7:30pm, and weekend shows start at 8:00 pm with end times no later than 10:30pm – 11:00pm. Also, the artist should plan on a maximum of 1 hour sets with at least a 20 minute break for the audience.
We aggressively support and promote our performers:
- Performance listing on a printed monthly calendar posted at local shops and retail locations
- Up to 2 monthly emails to a growing database
- Heavy promotion on The Steamworks Creative Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
- Creation of social media artwork to be used by performer to promote
- Listing on the Steamworks Creative web site home page
- Pitch of performance to calendar listings on all local online and print publications
- Promotion of performance at local art and music festivals
If the info above is satisfactory let’s talk about a date. Please send the following to email@example.com :
Your Full Name
Number of performers and instruments played
Attach Promo Pic
Dates available to perform
Short performer description/bio
Describe your anticipated performance at Steamworks Creative, include any special technical needs
Acoustic Genre (Alternative/Blues/Contemporary Singer-songwriter/Easy Listening/Indie Folk/Indie Pop/Jazz/New Age/Traditional Folk/Spoken Word/World Music/Other)