PERFORMING AT PJ’S:
If you want to play at at PJ’s Lager House, please read the following!
PJ’s WANT BANDS WHO PLAY ORIGINAL MUSIC!
Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org Attn: Jeremy Mackinder
Please include all of the following information in order to be considered for a show:
- A brief description of your band. A link to your website, Facebook page, and a source to hear your music.
- A list of the area venues you have played and area bands you have played with.
- Dates that you would like, be available or would want to play with someone else who is already playing.
Local Bands – If you have never played PJ’s before, and you are any good, we’ll probably ask you to play a weekday or an opening slot with someone else. If you have a complete night arranged, please tell Jeremy and he will see what he can do. We are looking for bands who play original music and can bring a few folks out to catch your show. If things go well, we will try to set up future dates with you.
If you have played PJ’s before, then you are pretty familiar with the routine. Contact Jeremy, PJ, Sarena or Willa and let us know what you’d like to do. Let’s put a show together and pack the house!
Touring Bands – Touring bands are welcome at the PJ’s and we will do our very best to accommodate you. The best contact ( the one that is monitored most closely) is email@example.com. Jeremy is good at getting back with you. We will do our best to put touring bands with locals that complement each other. Teaming up with a local band is the best way to build an audience in Detroit. They will help promote your show and, hopefully, make sure that you play in front of some people.
Multiple Shows in the Immediate Area – In the interest of having a good turnout for your show, we suggest not booking any other shows in the immediate area for a minimum of two weeks before and after your show date at PJ’s.
Payment – Generally 90% of the goes to the performing bands. PJ’s does not charge you for a soundman or a doorman. The division of door money will be arranged by the booking agent and band rep(s). Bartender will pay everyone after the night’s show is completed.
If you have sent an e-mail to our booking address and have not received a reply within one week’s time, feel free to send a follow-up e-mail.
AND ASK FOR PEOPLE TO PAY IN ORDER TO SEE YOU,
YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL!
PROMOTE LIKE A PROFESSIONAL!
As soon as you are booked, please send a short description of your band and photo to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the date you are performing in the subject heading.
Send us POSTERS! – We love em. Paper posters should be dropped off / mailed to arrive at the bar NO LATER than TWO WEEKS before the scheduled performance.
JPEG’s of your poster! -Need to arrive via e-mail NO LATER than TWO WEEKS before the scheduled performance for our website and social media sites. Send jpegs to: email@example.com
FACEBOOK INVITE(S) – MAKE ONE OR TWO OR THREE INVITATIONS!
Make PJ’s Lager House an Admin on your invitations.
POSTS – Make as many posts as you can. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or any other platform you work with.
FRIENDS, FAMILY AND ENEMIES! – Make sure to let all of your acquaintances know that you are about to climb that rock world ladder and they need to be there to share the experience with you!
Update your websites, your calendars – Band websites and social media calendars need to be updated with details of your performance upon confirmation.
“EVENTS” – Events are better than a single post your FB wall. How to make a FB Event
CONTACT LOCAL MEDIA – Although we send our calendars out to the local press, they are sick of hearing from us all the time. Send out your show details at least two weeks before your show date for that extra lovin’ press coverage!
CJAM FM 99.1 Windsor Attn: Willie Wilson
WCBN FM 88.3 Ann Arbor
WHFR FM Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn
WDET FM 101.9 Detroit
WDIV TV – WDIV often hosts local bands on their morning show.
Finally, thank you for your interest in playing at PJ’s Lager House. We hope to work with bands and performers from many genres and styles in the years to come. We are open to suggestions and hope you bring your best to The Lager House.
Thanks and see you in the “D”