This is a very intimate performance space (max seating 50) tailored to solo, duo, and small band performances.
We have a high quality sound system, with all mics, stands, monitors, etc. and stage lighting. We also have a full digital 12-channel mixing console with multi-track recording capabilities. For a fee of $35, we can record the raw tracks of your show to a flash drive we provide. 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. There is a $50 venue charge. The income, after the $50 venue charge, is split (50/50) with the performer(s). 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 and merch sales.
Concerning bands, there is room for small drum kits and electric performances are welcome, but acoustic music is certainly preferred. Steamworks Creative is a 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.
Though we aggressively support and promote our performers, Steamworks Creative does NOT have a built in regular crowd, the artist must develop their own audience. We expect artists to utilize all social media platforms and communication methods to attract listeners. In turn Steamworks Creative will use its resources to promote your show:
- Up to 2 monthly emails to a growing database
- Heavy promotion on the Steamworks Creative’s Facebook Page, Instagram and Twitter
- Listing on the Steamworks Creative web site home page
If the info above is satisfactory let’s talk about a date. Please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org :
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)