Do you have large living room, loft space, community space, art gallery, yoga studio, coffee shop or other space that can host 35-75 people? 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, 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.
1. Read everything so you know how it works.
2. Complete and submit the form below.
3. Sit tight, we’ll get back to you as soon as possible about dates and logistics!
It doesn’t take much to be a great host, but it can come with a lot of questions. We’ve compiled a list of what hosts can expect on show night and the various other pointers you’d be wise to consider before submitting…
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 at least 35 people… in larger spaces we have hosted up to 75 people.
We’re looking for places with nearby 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 people coming to your place. It would be a huge bummer if someone called the cops because of all the extra cars and people.
Show us what you got!
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 vary by artist. Everyone except the occupants of the space and the host’s 5 guests 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.
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. These guests will also need to bring a completed vaccine card to attend the show.
6. PROMOTING THE SHOW
Shows will promoted through Undertow’s websites, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and by word-of-mouth. We’d appreciate your help to spread the word on your Facebook and Instagram, too. Please don’t post your address. The address only goes to people after they buy tickets.
Home addresses will not be published on the web and will only be given to those who 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 cats and dogs, 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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