Holy Hour – Tips on How To Book A Show at The Abbey Coffee, Art & Music Lounge

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The Abbey
350 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Show schedule on their MySpace page – http://www.myspace.com/theabbeysc

  • Booking contact: Bennett Gibson
  • Preferred method of contact: email – booking@abbeylounge.org  (please do not call). Be sure to include your band name and link to your music in the email.
  • Timing: booking about 2-3 months in advance (but sometimes has last-minute cancellations to fill)
  • Payment: none available (but you can sell merch and have a tip jar)
  • Shows: Saturday and Sunday night from 8 – 10 PM (so special occasion Friday night shows)
  • Staff: all volunteer – the entire shop is a non-profit run by Vintage Faith Church
  • Genre: generally acoustic, singer-songwriter, bands tend to unplug (people bring brushes and not full drum kits) – nothing too loud. Think folk, jazz trios, etc.
  • Local bands vs. touring – about 50/50
  • Sound – in-house sound system including PA, sound board, etc.

Open-mic once a month. Sign up at 7 PM, show starts at 8 PM. People can and do get booked from the open-mic. Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/theabbeysc

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