For Bands

How To Book a Show at Darrell’s:

Here’s the skinny… Our main band nights are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, but we do have music and other events throughout the week so we’re flexible. Small band line-ups are what we typically do. We like music, so we pretty much book it all: rock, punk, country, electronica, metal, soul, jazz, funk, ska, comedy acts and anything in between.

Please contact us through our email at the bottom of the page, and tell us briefly about your band. It’s best to include contact info and links to your music, videos, website, Facebook page or any other press you have and would like to share.

We like to put together the best shows we can, and often work on several shows simultaneously, so we usually respond first to bands that have a better fit for a particular show. Shows are booked two or three months in advance. We do our best to respond to all band emails. If we take to long, send us another…

Equipment, Load In, Sound Check:

Full P.A. W/ 16 channels, McCullay mains, front monitors, drum monitor, compressor, full band eq’s, effects, plenty of mics, stands and DI boxes. We also have a Video projector and DVD player.

Load in is at 8pm and shows start at 9pm. The 1st band can load directly onto the stage, 2nd band can store their gear in front of the sound board in the space provided. We’ll rotate the 3rd band in when the 1st band’s set is over. All bands get a line check before their set. Set times are approximately 45 minutes. If you’re playing the headline spot, you’ll get encore room.

Promote, promote, promote (did we say promote?)

We do our level best to promote all our shows through all social media channels and we expect you to do the same. So, alert all social media (The Stranger, Seattle Times, KEXP, etc.) make and send posters (six copies to us, two weeks before the show), create a Facebook event and lastly, invite your friends! Payment is the at door, and we split it up fairly at the end of the night. The more friends you bring the more you make, simple as that.

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your interest in performing at Darrell’s Tavern.

Booking Contact Info:


Address:  18041 Aurora Ave. North

Seattle, WA, 98133

Phone:  (206) 542-6688

Ask for Dan or Scott, and we’ll get you rolling!

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