HOSTS NEEDED: Matt Talbott Shows October 2021 (POSTPONED)

UPDATE: August 5, 2021
Matt has decided to wait to do these shows until the current surge of Covid cases start coming down. If you have already submitted to hist a show, we’ll be in touch as soon as we have some new dates. Thank you and stat safe.

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We’re looking for people to host Matt Talbott (of HUM) shows in October 2021.

As vaccine roll-out continues to improve, covid case numbers decrease and states start lifting restrictions on gatherings, we’re planning 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 requiring 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 will be required to wear a mask 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 living room for about three hours, check people in at the door when they arrive and in return you’ll get 5 free tickets for your friends and our eternal gratitude.

Do you have large living room, loft space, community space, art gallery, yoga studio, coffee shop or other space that can comfortably and safely host up to 40 people? Do you live in or near the areas listed below? If so, please read everything on this page and fill in the form to submit your place.

Matt would love to play a show at your place.

* DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: August 2 *

**October 13 – Louisville KY – NEED HOST
October 14 – Asheville NC
**October 15 – Greensboro NC – NEED HOST
October 16 – Winston-Salem NC
October 17 – Raleigh NC
October 18 – off
October 19 – off
**October 20 – Orlando FL – NEED HOST
**October 21 – Miami FL – NEED HOST
October 22 – Port St Lucie FL
October 23 – Gainesville FL
**October 24 – Panama City FL – NEED HOST
October 25 – OFF
October 26 – Atlanta GA
October 27 – Knoxville TN
October 28 – Paducah KY
**October 29 – Carbondale IL – NEED HOST
**October 30 – Champaign IL – NEED HOST

IMPORTANT!
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…

1. LOCATION
You have a large living room, loft space, community space, art gallery, yoga studio, recording studio, coffee shop or other space where we can do a private show that can comfortably and safely host up to 50 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 all the extra cars and people coming to your place.

2. CAPACITY
We’re currently limiting capacity for shows to 50 tickets. 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 40 tickets and you invite 5 guests, there will be 45 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
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 7:15-7:45pm. 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.

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 on-line. These guests will also need to bring a completed vaccine card to attend the show.

6. PROMOTING 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.

7. SOUND SYSTEM & LIGHTING
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.

8. SEATING
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 on the living room shows. We’re trying to make this as easy as possible and minimize the amount of time guests are in your space. It’s much easier for us to keep things simple and stay on schedule if it’s just one artist playing.

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,
PLEASE FILL IN ALL FIELDS BELOW

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 your home or works at the space to host this show
Will everyone in your home or space be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of the show?
We will require everyone attending the show to show a completed COVID-19 vaccine card to enter. The artist and the host will work together to check vaccine cards as guests arrive. No exceptions: If someone shows up without a vaccine card, they will not be allowed to enter the show. We will make this very clear to guests before they purchase tickets and we'll send a reminder to them before the show. Are you OK with this?
The CDC has updated their recommendations to say fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing masks or physically distancing. We're asking each host to let us know if they will require guests to wear masks inside their space. What do you prefer?
Address where the show will be hosted
Street addresss
apartment or unit number
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
We are currently limiting capacity to 50 tickets. How many people do you think you can host? 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. For EXAMPLE: If we sell 50 tickets and you invite 5 guests, there will be 55 people at the show.
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.
Where should guests enter your space? Front door, back door, etc? How many steps? Is your place ADA accessible?
It’s totally cool if you don’t want people to bring alcohol. We realize some shows being held in a churches or commercial spaces have restrictions and we’re happy to pass that info on to guests… but this is what we usually tell guests if you are ok with them bringing beverages… “The host is allowing attendees to bring a few beers or a bottle of wine to enjoy at the show. But please remember that this is a low-key intimate acoustic performance, not a party. Please take all empty containers with you when you leave.”
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Please read the and accept the agreement below.

Thank you for agreeing to host this performance for Matt Talbott (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 – 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. Each guest must show a completed COVID-19 vaccine card to enter. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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 weʼve 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.

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