Perform at 50Dundas
Apply to perform on a Friday clubnight or book your own concert.
Most clubnights have floor spots in the first half of the evening - one or two items. Just mention you wish to perform to the door person when you arrive. There can be a bit of competition for these spots so get in early.
About once a month or so there is a Come-all-ye (open mic night) or a night built around a theme. Same procedure as for floor spots, or you could email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
The second half of a typical clubnight has some floor spots and then a booked or featured artist. Please apply to email@example.com if you wish to be considered for a booking. In general we book 3 - 12 months ahead (see below).
Our policy on payment of clubnight artists is as follows:
"Booked clubnight artists will be engaged on the basis that the Folk Club takes the first $50 or 30% of the door, whichever is greater, and the artist be offered the balance. The door charges for these events will be negotiated by the organiser with the artist."
Door charges are typically in the $5 - $15 range, with a discount for members. Consider what price you think is fair for your act and what people might be prepared to pay. The club will publicise widely but it is expected that you promote the event through your own networks as well.
From time to time the Club may put on a special concert for a major or international artist, outside of the Friday clubnight. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
How to Apply for a Clubnight Booking
Email email@example.com with a bit about yourself and some dates (Fridays) that might work for you. We are often booked up well ahead. We don't do January, and February and March can often be well booked a year out; you'll need to be early to get summer dates.
Either send us links to your stuff (website, youtube etc) or attach a one or two mp3's to your email. Audio is not absolutely necessary if you have good information or references. Please don't send us CD's unless we ask for them for promotion. We'll circulate your material around the committee and respond to you as quickly as we can.
And you'll book me?
Probably, but not necessarily. There maybe competition for the chosen date or, heaven forbid, we may decide your music doesn't fit. We may also suggest that you share a night with someone else. If you're a local performer you stand a better chance if you've already done some floor spots for us.