PERFORMING AT PJ’S: All artists interested in playing PJ’s Lager House, please read the following.

First and foremost


e-mail us at Attn: Booking

Include all of the following information in order

  • 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 to play, or would want to play on a bill already booked.

Local Bands – If you have never played PJ’s before, and your sound fits, we’ll probably ask you to play a weekday night or as an opener. If you have a complete night arranged, please let us know and we will see what we can do to work with you. If you have played PJ’s before, you are already familiar with the routine, Contact 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 PJ’s and we will do our very best to accommodate you.We will work with acts 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  it’s a great way to make connections in the city.

The best contact is


Tips and info for performing bands:

Load in time. Confirm with venue. usual time is 730 pm.

Payment – Generally 90% of the goes to the performing bands. PJ’s does not charge you  for  our  sound  engineer  or  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.

Once you have a show booked at PJ’s  be sure to let your fans know.



Promotion suggestions:

PJ’s will help

We will share your  event invites as well as make you 5 copies of hard copy posters for the bar. As soon as you are booked, please send a short description of your band  and photo to with the date you are performing in the subject heading.

 Or  Send us your own 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- Need to arrive via e-mail NO LATER than TWO WEEKS before the scheduled performance for our website and social media sites. Send  JPEG  to:

“Facebook EVENTS Page” –  Make PJ’s Lager House an Admin on your invitations so that we can help you from our end. Make your event page is exciting by providing  links for  all the bands on your  show. Tour updates,  pics, music samples, and anything else that may be helpful to your fans.

How to make a FB Event

Social Media invites

Update your websites, calendars. and websites. Social media calendars should be updated with details of your performance upon show confirmation. and continued to be updated as the time of  your performance nears.

POSTS – Be diligent about your event invites on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and any other platform you work with.

FRIENDS, FAMILY, and ALL  – 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!

 Avoid 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. –

CONTACT LOCAL MEDIA Although we send our calendars out to the local press, It helps to also send out your your own show details at least two weeks before your show date for that extra lovin’ press coverage!

Detroit Metro Times (weekly)

Detroit Free Press (daily)

The Detroit News (daily)


Motor City Blog


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”