Even though our online calendar always looks full, there are LOTS of ways to play at The Talking Stick. Here is a guide for how to get yourself on the stage:
First and easiest, Open Mic Night happens every Wednesday. It runs from 7-10. Show up early to assure yourself a spot (usually two songs or ten minutes).
Beyond that, look at The Talking Stick calendar (www.thetalkingstick.net). Spots that say “TBA” are generally available for booking. EMAIL (rather than call) talksticklive@gmail..com to inquire about these spots. Fridays and Saturdays are usually reserved for the larger events.
Not satisfied yet? A third way to play is to contact our Promoters directly. Most of the music at the Stick is put together by an awesome mix of creative promoters who book their shows independently.
Come by their shows or contact them directly about playing:
Javelyn runs “Java with Javelyn”, a showcase for indie artists on the first Friday of every month. You can email her about playing through the following link http://www.javawithjavelyn.com/jwj-performers.htm
Ernest Troost runs “Juke Joint Gang” on the first Saturday of every month featuring ROOTS music. Check out the website http://www.ernesttroost.com/index.html
Six string night is every second Thursday. Great music, great sound on these nights. To get in on this night and you can contact Tracy Newman at email@example.com
Tom Gramlich hosts “Blues Time” on third Sundays. Serious bluesers may apply at firstname.lastname@example.org
Danny Moynahan plays on Second Tuesdays of the month. Jazz, pop, blues… Danny and his crew do it all! Check out http://www.myspace.com/dannymoynahan
Lauri Reimer is a stellar promoter who leads the organization of Stefani Valadez’s World Music Nights which happens on fourth Sundays as well as many other great nights that float under the banner “Music Magique Presents…” Lauri can be contacted at Lauriemail@example.com
Many more great things are happening continually at The Talking Stick. Hopefully these listed will give you enough of a starting point to “get in the door” and engage this musical community!
The Talking Stick
PS We offer a variety of recording options for music shows. Right now, we can record most shows with almost no notice. Board recordings of music performances are available at the cost of $15 per CD (sets over an hour require additional CDs).
We are hoping we will be able to re-introduce photography and video recording options soon!
PPS Because of licensing issues we have a strict policy of NO COVERS!!! Covers can only be played if you have either secured copyright permission from the songwriter OR the song is public domain.
Guidelines, FAQs, and the Stick’s expectations are written up at www.thetalkingstick.net/livemusic.htm