Undertow Shows / Host Submissions

As vaccine roll-out continues to improve, covid case numbers decrease, and states start lifting restrictions on gatherings – we plan to do these shows with modified policies in place. In order to do these shows as safely as possible for hosts, guests, and artists we’ll be asking all guests to agree to specific terms before they can purchase tickets to attend a show at your place…

* Everyone attending must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of the show.

* Everyone attending must show a completed COVID-19 vaccine card to enter.

* Everyone attending must wear a mask at all times while inside the space.

* Guests will provide contact details at checkout to help facilitate any contact tracing that may be necessary after the show..

OK! On to the fun stuff…

We’ll make this as easy as possible for the hosts. All you have to do is let us borrow your space for about three hours and check-in guests as they arrive. In return you’ll get 5 free tickets for the event and our eternal gratitude.

Do you have large living room, studio, community space, art gallery, coffee shop, 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 to submit your place.

1. Please read everything so you know how it works.
2. Fill in the form below.
3. Sit tight and we’ll get back to as soon as possible if we can confirm a show at your place.

A few things we want you to know about…

This is where the magic happens! In the past, we’ve booked all kinds of spaces. Show us what you’ve got! It can be residential, commercial, community, or any other space that can comfortably and safely host a minimum of 25 people.

There needs to be street parking, parking garage or public transportation nearby so guests can get to your place easily. Please check with your neighbors and make sure they’re ok with a bunch of extra people coming over before you offer to host a show. It would be a huge bummer if someone called the cops because of extra cars and people coming to your place.

We’re currently limiting capacity for indoor shows to 50 tickets. But this may be adjusted depending on updated info from the CDC. 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 vary by artist. 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.

We’ll provide the host with a list of everyone coming to the show. The host won’t have to deal with any money and will only need to check people off the list as they arrive. We ask guests to arrive between 7:00-7:45pm. The shows start at 8pm and we ask everyone to be out of your space within 30 minutes after the show has ended. That’s usually no later than 10pm.

VERY IMPORTANT! We are requiring all guests bring a completed COVID-19 vaccine card and show it at the door to enter. The artist will be at the door with the host to help check-in guests as they arrive. There will be no exceptions. If someone doesn’t have their vaccine card, they will not be allowed to enter.

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 through our webstore. These guests will also need to bring a completed vaccine card to attend the show.

The shows will promoted on our websites, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and word-of-mouth. Your home address will not be published on the web and will only be given to people who purchase tickets.

We’ll need your help to spread the word on your Facebook and Twitter too. We’ll create a Facebook event for each show and make you a host of the event so you can easily invite your friends (Thank you!). Remember, please don’t post your address. The address only goes to people after they buy tickets. We need to keep the location private so random people don’t try to show up and pay at the door.

You don’t need a sound system. Most of the shows are totally acoustic. But some artists bring a small sound system if they’re playing electric instruments, so they will need access to a nearby electrical outlet. 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 on the living room shows. We try to keep the event simple and minimize the amount of time guests are in your space. It’s much easier for us to keep things on schedule if it’s just one artist playing.

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 4-legged family members, would you be ok with putting them in another part of the house, or sending them to a friend’s, during the show?

If all that sounds ok,

Please fill in the name of the artist you'd like to host. If this is a general submission, you can fill in "Anyone" or leave it blank.
Address where the show will be hosted
Street addresss
apartment or unit number
How many people do you think you can host? The average living room will hold 40-50 people. Please keep in mind when determining your capacity, you get five free tickets for friends that won't be included in the capacity. The capacity you tell us will be the number of tickets we put on sale.
Accessibility Status :
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 the entrance. Front door, back door, steps, handrails, etc..?
Let us know where guests should park; street parking, nearby lot or garage parking, public transit stops.
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.
It's totally cool if you don't want people to bring alcohol. We'e happy to pass that info on to guests. If you are ok with a B.Y.O.B. event, this is what we tell guests: "The host is allowing attendees to bring a few beers or a bottle of wine to enjoy during the show. Please remember that this is a low-key, intimate performance - NOT a party. Please pick-up after yourself after the show."
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