HOSTS NEEDED : Laura Gibson – June 2024

We’re looking for people to host Laura Gibson Undertow Shows in June 2024

Do you live in or near one of the cities listed below? Do you have a 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 Laura perform up close and personal, 5 free tickets for your friends, and our eternal gratitude.

We so appreciate the support. Thank you!

May tickets on sale HERE

May 08 : Moscow ID
May 09 : Spokane WA
May 10 : Butte MT
May 11 : Helena MT
May 14 : Minneapolis MN
May 15 : St. Peter MN
May 16 : Mineral Point WI
May 17 : Madison WI
May 18 : Chicago IL
May 19 : Champaign IL
May 21 : Indianapolis IN
May 22 : Columbus OH
May 23 : Detroit MI
May 24 : Akron OH
May 25 : Buffalo NY
May 26 : Auburn NY
May 29 : Stanfordville NY
May 30 : East Greenbush NY
May 31 : Montague MA

June tickets on sale : April 25

June 01 : Providence RI
June 02 : Boston MA
June 04 : Portland ME
June 07 : New Haven CT
June 08 : Brooklyn NY (Prospect Point)
June 09 : Brooklyn NY (Bushwick)
June 21 : Washington DC
June 22 : Richmond VA
June 23 : Chapel Hill NC
June 24 : Asheville NC
June 26 : Lexington KY
June 27 : St. Louis MO

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.

Laura 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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,

How many people do you think you can host? 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. For EXAMPLE: If we sell 50 tickets and you invite 5 guests, there will be 55 people at the show.
ADA Accessibility
Your space does not have to be ADA accessible to host, however it is a major bonus. If your space isn't fully ADA accessible, please let us know about your entrance (front door, back door, steps, etc...)
If you are renting your home or space, do you have permission from your landlord to host this show?
Do you have permission from everyone who lives in the home, or works at the space, to host this show?
We are still advocating for strong COVID precautions at Undertow Shows. Would you prefer guests to wear masks during the performance?
It's totally fine if you don't want guests to bring alcohol. We realize that with COVID concerns and/or zoning restrictions, that consuming may not be ideal for your situation. We're happy to pass on those parameters to guests. If you're OK with guests bringing beverages, this is what we usually tell them: "The host is allowing attendees to bring a few beers or a bottle of wine to enjoy during the show. Remember that this is a low-key intimate acoustic performance, not a party. Dispose of all trash/recycling when you leave."
Address where the show will be hosted
Street addresss
Apartment or unit number
Let us know where guests should park (street parking, nearby lot or garage parking, public transit stops, etc)
Let us know where the performer should park (drive way, reserved space, street parking, etc)
Let us know what sort of seating situation you have (chairs for everyone, a few chairs, couches, mostly floor seating, etc). If it's mostly floor seating we'll let guests know to bring a pillow or cushion to sit on during the show.
Anything else you want us to know?

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Please read the and accept the agreement below.

Thank you for agreeing to host this performance for Laura Gibson (ARTIST). We are excited to work together with you (HOST) to make this a successful, safe and enjoyable evening for everyone involved. Please read over this to make sure we are in agreement on how things will work for the show.

WE agree to provide one musical performance by ARTIST, approximately 60 to 90 minutes in length. Unless otherwise stated, the HOST will not need to provide a sound system.

HOST agrees to provide the venue in good working order, clean, safe and well lighted.

WE agree to handle all admission charges and that the HOST will not be responsible for paying ARTIST.

HOST agrees that the venue can adequately and safely accommodate and agreed number of guests.

HOST agrees that no other musical acts will appear without prior written consent.

HOST agrees that the venue will not change without prior written consent.

HOST agrees to notify their neighbors about this event and that the HOST has no reason to believe that this event will cause undue stress on the community or neighborhood.

HOST and ARTIST will be responsible for checking guests in at the door. WE will provide the HOST with a list of people that have paid for admission to this performance. If anyone arrives at the venue that is not on the provided list, the HOST will not allow this person in unless they are a previously invited, complimentary guest of ARTIST or of the HOST.

WE agree that the HOST is not responsible for providing food or refreshments to ARTIST or anyone in attendance.

WE agree that we will work together with the HOST to make sure that no one enters the venue with any food or drinks unless the HOST has agreed to this in advance.

WE agree to work together with the HOST to make sure that any inappropriate behavior by guests is stopped, and if necessary, WE will work together with the HOST to ask uncooperative guests to leave.

HOST understands that ARTIST may sell merchandise at the venue, including but not limited to Vinyl, CDs, Shirts.

WE agree to work together with the HOST to make sure all guests leave before 10pm or within 30 minutes of the end of the performance. The HOST understands that ARTIST is not obligated to remain at the venue after all the guests have left.

WE agree that if necessary, WE will be in charge of any necessary refunds.

It is understood that this agreement is only between the HOST and ARTIST and that Undertow assumes no liability.

If you, the HOST, agree to everything we have outlined here, please digitally sign by agreeing and accepting below. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this or anything else, please do not hesitate to call or email us so we can sort things out quickly.