Bookings

Please consider the following before inquiring about playing the Sportsmen’s Tavern.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The Sportsmen’s is a true music club. We are not a bar restaurant that occasionally provides entertainment for their patrons. We feature up to 13 musical performances each week & do not have a built in crowd waiting to be entertained.

Being a music club means, we focus on selling music to the public. Most bars & restaurants focus on selling food & beverage with music being a side project.

 

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From Ken for booking info: What does this mean to you?  

Bands must have the ability to draw at least 60 patrons that are willing to pay the cover to see you perform. Of course we have a few doz. loyal fans and some of them will be in attendance on any given occasion, but we need your fan base to support the show or it simply won’t work The last thing either one of us wants is for you to play for the bartender.

All band members must all be 21 to play.

We do not host rap, hip-hop, heavy metal or punk.

Loud music does not work well. If you are too loud, you will not be asked back & might even be asked to end your show early.

Please keep in mind that most of our slots are a 3 hour window & you are required to provide entertainment for the entire time. We provide PA, sound tech & in most cases, require all bands to use the properly maintained house drum kit. We also have a guitar & bass amp on stage that all are welcome to use.

After reading this & you feel your band is a proper fit, please send an EPK, link to your web page, You Tube etc. to:

kbiringer@roadrunner.com or call 716-592-2190 during business hours, preferably in the mid to late morning.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPlease noteDUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF SUBMISSIONS WE CAN”T REPLY TO EVERYONE. We do listen & review every band/artist, but sorry, we simply can’t get back to everyone. No reply generally means we do not think your band is appropriate for the Sportsmen’s Tavern.

No truer words were ever spoken………………..
“The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.”
– Hunter S. Thompson