Here are some tips and contacts I have picked up over the past few months on how to get gigs for your band and some people who can help make that happen. To start, you have got to be proactive. Venues are not going to find you, you have to find them; and there are tons of places around the Phoenix area where you and your band can be seen.
- 910 Live- located in Tempe, is a great music venue that can accommodate smaller and larger crowds. They have both indoor and outdoor stages, seating, free parking and a state of the arc sound system. The drink prices are fair, ranging from $3-9, and they have a bangin staff that is always fun to be around. For bookings email Brannon Kleinlein at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Yucca Tap Room- with a dive bar feel and located in Tempe; is known for having local bands, who are just starting out, come in and showcase what they’ve got. This venue also prides itself on never having a cover, which is awesome for your fans. Yucca offers pizza, wings and drink all within the $3-18 range.
- Foundry on First- a newly opened music venue in the downtown Phoenix area. Just located one block away from the US Airways Center has a great proximity to the light rail and plenty of parking lots in the surrounding area ranging from $5-$15. They have an awesome bar specifically dedicated to tap beers and drink prices ranging from $6-13. For bookings at the Foundry, contact Kim LaRowe at email@example.com or call 602-510-0611
These are just a few of the many, many venues within the Phoenix area that you should check out if you’re trying to book a gig. Keep knocking on doors and find the right venue that works for your fans, music and style.
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