Hey! Thanks for coming! We’re so excited that you’ll be playing for us. You may have a few questions. I’ve got a few answers. Let’s see if they match up.
Where will I be playing?
Well, that depends. We have spaces that fit from 7 to 70 people, and probably more if the weather’s right, so where we end up confirming the show is based on the expected turnout and atmospheric conditions. If you have any preferences (like not playing outdoors), let us know on the front end. Otherwise, you may be in a backyard, a living room, or even a converted warehouse. We’ll let you know before you get here, though.
So how do I promote this?
We will create a “preview” post for your show and provide you with a link you can post on your tour page, social media, etc. that gives potential guests all the info they need to find us. Because all shows are private and by invitation only, we don’t ever post an address and ask that you don’t, either. But do please let your people know about it – all anyone has to do to get an invitation is ask.
When do I go on?
Okay, that’s variable, too. We do weeknight and weekend shows, and as a general rule, we try to finish up by 10:00 so we don’t bug the neighbors. So we usually do doors at 5, 6, or 7 pm and start the music half an hour or so after.
What do I need to bring?
We’ll provide an 8-channel p.a. system. If you have a mic you like, great, but if not, you’re welcome to ours.
Where do I stay?
That’s up to you, but you’ll always have an open invitation at Folk All Y’all headquarters, where you’ll have your own room and bedding that I don’t ever let the dog sleep on. If you’d rather, I can also point you in the direction of the numerous AirBnB spots in the area or, if you insist, an actual hotel.
What do I eat?
Our shows are typically catered by Lisa’s Lunchbox, which makes homemade, healthy food and brings it right to us. Our artist meal is usually a hearty sandwich and salad, but we are happy to accommodate any special needs or requests. Don’t be shy about letting us know what you like; we want to make your stay as comfortable as possible. If you stay overnight, we’re happy to provide breakfast as well.
What/How/When do I get paid?
Because we’re a private presenter, we don’t sell tickets, but instead ask guests to make a donation. A suggested minimum donation is set for each show depending on your exposure in the market and expected draw, but will never be lower than $20. The best news is, 100% of donations go right to you, minus the minimal fees owed to PayPal when someone donates with a credit card. Cash will be handed over immediately following the show and PayPal donations will be zapped over shortly thereafter.
Can I sell stuff?
Of course! We’ll have a merch area available and will be happy to help staff it if needed.
Do I, um, have to hang out?
The amount of time you choose to mingle with me or the guests is totally up to you.
Would you please accept a copy of my latest CD in thanks for hosting?
Yes, of course, that’s so nice of you.
Is that a horse?
No, no, that’s just Winston, the official house dog of Folk All Y’all. If you’re allergic, please let me know and he can retire to his chambers.
Can I ask you something else?
Whatever you’d like. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions.