We’re looking for people to host a solo acoustic Eric Bachmann Undertow Show in September + October 2023
Do you live in or near one of the cities listed below? Do you have large living room, loft space, community space, art gallery, or other space that can comfortably and safely host up to 50 people? If so, please read everything on this page and fill in the form below to submit your space.
We make this as easy as possible for hosts. All you have to do is let us borrow your living room (for approx 3 hours) and check-in guests at the door upon arrival. In return you’ll get to see Eric Bachmann perform up close and personal, 5 free tickets for your friends, and our eternal gratitude.
We so appreciate the support! Thank you.
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE: July 7
TICKETS ON SALE: July 26
September 06 : Chapel Hill NC / Durham NC
September 07 : Washington DC
September 08 : Philadelphia PA
September 09 : NYC / Brooklyn NY
September 10 : Metuchen NJ
September 11 : Charlottesville VA
October 11 : Asheville NC / Knoxville TN
October 12 : Columbus OH
October 13 : Pittsburgh PA / Cleveland OH
October 14 : Detroit MI
October 15 : Milwaukee WI
October 16 : Chicago IL
1. Read everything below so you know how it works.
2. Complete and submit the form at the bottom.
3. Sit tight! We’ll get back to you as soon as possible about dates and logistics.
Eric would love to play a show at your place!
A few things to consider…
In the past we’ve booked all kinds of spaces. It can be residential, commercial, community, or any other space where you can host a private gathering. Bonus points for being centrally located! The space should comfortably and safely hold a minimum of 25 people. Show us what you got!
There needs to be street parking, a parking garage, or public transportation nearby so guests can access your space easily. Before you offer to host a show, please check with your neighbors to confirm they’re ok with a bunch of extra people coming over. It would be a huge bummer if someone called the cops because of all the extra cars and people.
Be realistic. This is the number of tickets we put on sale. Please keep in mind when determining your capacity, you get five free tickets for friends that won’t be included in the ticketed capacity. The capacity you tell us will be the number of tickets we put on sale. EXAMPLE: If we sell 50 tickets and you invite 5 guests, there will be 55 people at the show.
3. TICKET PRICE
Ticket price will be $25. Everyone must buy tickets in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. There will be no reselling or third-party tickets sales. All tickets sales are direct to fans from Undertow. Limit 4 tickets per person. These shows usually sell out quickly and we want everyone to have a fair opportunity to buy tickets.
4. GUEST LIST
On show night we’ll provide the host with a list of everyone coming to the show. The host is primarily needed to check people off the list as they arrive. The host won’t have to handle any money since tickets are bought in advance. We ask guests to arrive between 7:15-7:45pm to check-in for 8pm shows.
5. FREE TICKETS FOR HOSTS
The host gets 5 additional free tickets for the show. If you have other friends beyond your 5 guests who want to come to the show you should direct them buy tickets online.
6. PROMOTING THE SHOW
Undertow Shows are promoted on Undertow’s websites, social media, mailing lists, and by word-of-mouth. We rely on hosts to help us spread the word on their local level. Social media posts are more than sufficient.
Please don’t post your home address. The show address is only goes to guests after they purchase tickets. In addition to respecting your privacy, we need to keep the show locations private so random folks don’t show up and party-crash.
7. SOUND SYSTEM & LIGHTING
You don’t need a sound system. Most of the shows are totally acoustic. But some artists bring along a small sound system if they’re playing electric instruments. If they need access to an electrical outlet or power strip, we’ll let you know.
You don’t need any special lighting. But it would be great if you had some kind of ambient lighting like a lamp on coffee table, floor lamp, or overhead lights with a dimmer to help create a cozy mood.
You don’t need seating for everyone. If you have a bunch of chairs – great! But most shows are floor seating and we let guests know they should bring folding chair, cushion, or pillow to sit on during the show.
9. OPENING ARTISTS
We don’t have openers at these shows. It’s much easier for us to keep things simple and stay on schedule if it’s just one artist playing. We’re also trying to keep the amount of time guests are in your space to a minimum.
10. FRIENDLY PETS
We love dogs and cats, we really do! But an excitable pet running around during the show can be distracting for the guests and performers. If you have curious and friendly 4-legged family members, would you be ok with putting them in another part of the house or sending them to a friend’s house during the show?
If all that sounds ok,
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