Q.  I'm a musician, how do I book my band at Musiikki?

A.  Send us an email at musiikkibookings@gmail.com. Before sending please make sure your email includes the following material.

  • Recorded examples of your music.

  • A specific requested date, or range of dates.

  • Links to social media (Artist website, Facebook, Youtube, etc.).

  • A stage plot, or list of required inputs.


Q.  Do you promote your shows?

A.  We are more than happy to use any promotional material you send us (Posters, Facebook events, etc.).  However we don’t create any promotional material ourselves.  


Q.  How long do bands play for?

A.  Night :  8 p.m. - 11 p.m.  Bands are expected to cover the full 3 hours with a reasonable amount of breaks (3 x 45 min sets, 2 x 75 min sets, etc.).  If a group is unable to cover the full 3 hours, they are asked to find another act to share the time with (local or otherwise).  

Afternoon:  Bands booked for afternoon shows are expected to cover either 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Mondays and Tuesdays) or 5 p.m. - 7 p.m (Wednesday - Saturday), with breaks.  


Q.  What are load in times?

A.  Load in occurs an hour before the start of your set.  This will allow enough time to load gear, and soundcheck before sets are scheduled to begin.  


Q.  What does Musiikki pay?

A.  For Night Shows:  We offer a $50 guarantee for the night, as well as a band tip jar which the band keeps 100% of.  Bands are welcome to set a cover charge for their show, however in that case we are unable to offer a guarantee.  If you wish to do a ticketed event, please let us know and we can set that up. In the case of a ticketed show, profits will be divided 70%/30% between artist and venue respectively.  Bills with more than one act on them must divide profits (guarantee, tips, and/or cover) among themselves.

For Day Shows:  We don’t offer a guarantee for day shows. However acts booked during this time slot keep 100% of tips.  

For All Shows:  Bands are more than welcome to sell merch during their sets.  In addition, all performers will receive complimentary drinks (groups of 5 or less receive 2 per member, groups of more than 5 receive a $55 drink tab).


Q.  Does Musiikki provide sound?

A.  Yes, Musiikki provides a full PA system and a qualified sound engineer for all shows.



Q. Where do i sign up?

A.  Online sign up is at 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. on the day of the open mic.  Walk-in sign ups are available at musiikki cafe through your bartender from 12 p.m. onward.  any online sign up that is not filled by 2 p.m. will automatically become a walk-in time slot.  

Q.  How do I sign up online?

A.  Direct Message through the Musiikki Cafe open mic facebook or instagram page.

Q.  How Long is my set

A.  15 minutes including set up and tear down.  For musicians/duos/trios, generally 3 songs or 2 longer songs.  for other performances (comedy, spoken word, poetry, etc.) consider structuring your act around 12 minutes.

Q.  What if I can't fill 15 minutes?

A.  That is okay!  We will have surplus time for overflow performers!

Note:  As a frequent/returning performer, you may be asked to share some of your time slot with newcomers that are not aware of sign up.


Q.  Is there house instruments/Microphones?

A.  Yep!  We have a house guitar, house percussion (a Cajon), a bass amp, a guitar amp, and microphones available.

Q.  Can i bring my own mic/instruments/special cables?

A.  Yes, bringing your own instruments and special cables is encouraged.  However, please consider only bringing dynamic microphones.

Q.  Can i set up drums?

A.  Yep, but please alert the bartender/host in advance if you plan to bring a drum set. 


Note:  all drum sets must be set up 1 hour before open mic begins, and you will not be able to tear down until open mic has ended. 


OPEN MIC House Rules:

  1. Respect The Space, Performers, Audience, and Host/Temp

  2. Audience**Be quiet and attentive during performances.

  3. Performers**Must stay within their time limits (including set up time and material introductions).

  4. Performers**Do not call out audience members, the host will deal with discrepancies.

  5. No established full bands or artists that bring large followings.

  6. No intoxicated performances please.

Note: You may be asked to leave if you are caught breaking any of these rules.


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