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For booking inquiries, please contact Rob DiMauro at booking@stationcarrboro.com.

Please take a moment to read below before you contact us…

Capacity at The Station is 99

Unless otherwise noted, our evening shows are typically 21+

All booking submissions must be made to booking@stationcarrboro.com. When emailing us, your subject line should include band name and date(s) you are requesting. If you are requesting a support slot, please include the date and the name of the band you are interested in supporting.

In your email, please include your band name, hometown, a link to your music, approximate draw, and ideas for a 2nd band. Do not send mp3s or send CDs.

We typically only book live bands on Fridays and Saturdays. DJ events will be on Saturday nights, sometimes after a live band’s concert has ended. Take a look at our calendar before submitting your request to make sure that date isn’t already filled. However, please be aware that an open date on our calendar doesn’t mean the date is available. We generally book 1-2 months in advance. This gives us time to properly promote a show.

We ask that all artists be mindful of “double-booking” in the same week due to the close proximity of other venues.

PROMOTION

As soon as your show is confirmed, please send a high res photo and band bio for use in a flyer and inclusion on our website to Rob DiMauro at booking@stationcarrboro.com.

In addition to promotion provided by the venue, the artist should help promote the show.
Please email whatever promo images you would like us to use for social media to our booking email above.

We create Facebook events for all of our shows. Please help us spread the word by inviting your friends and sharing the event on your page.
If you choose to also create an event, or to mention The Station on Facebook, please be sure you are using the current/active Station FB profile, which is: The Station

TECH SPECS

Mixing Console: 32 channel Soundcraft Expression
Speakers:
2 EV ETX35P 3 way mains
2 EV ETX18SP subs
3 EV 2LX 12P monitors
Mics:
1 Audix D6
2 Audix F9
4 Shure SM58
3 Shure SM57
Other: mic stands, DI boxes

Stage dimensions: 12′ x 15′

SHOW LOGISTICS

In early 2019, we eradicated our door cover from 3 years earlier and reverted back to the classic “juke joint” set-up (Tip Bucket and percentage of bar sales). The results have yielded great profits for bar and bands and attendance have been at an all-time high since this change. Our whole policy here is “Tip the bands and tip your bartenders.”

The tip bucket payout at the end of the night (if two or more bands are performing) MUST be worked out between the bands. Some bands like to keep their cut right after their set. Some prefer splitting all of it at the end of the night. PLEASE WORK THAT OUT BETWEEN YOURSELVES.

The bar percentage we offer is 17%. If more than one band, say two bands…the split is 50/50. If the rare occasion of three bands performing here, the split is 30-30-40 of the 17%. First two bands get 30% each of the 17% and the headliner gets the remaining 40%. The distribution of this payment is worked out via POC Sheet (point of contact sheet). Each group has a designated person we write (or wire) the money to. The preferred method has been PayPal. **Please note that the $$ will only go through on the following business day if wired directly, which in the case for bands on the weekends will be Saturday for Friday bands and Monday for bands performing Saturday night. The other two options we offer for local bands are pickup the following day in the form of check or cash around 5:30pm at Crossties restaurant OR have the checked mailed.

For hungry musicians, we offer discounted gourmet sandwiches (with a side) from our sister restaurant Crossties Bistro & Beer Garden. Our restaurant is open till 9pm.

Another tip out option we are adding to the tip bucket is a “digital tip” system for attendees who aren’t carrying cash. It will be a laminated sheet the artists/bands can fill out their Venmo/PayPal/CashApp info on and display it beat the front of the stage (or attach it to the tip bucket).

DISCLAIMER: We are not responsible or liable for any gear left behind at The Station either in the main room OR back green room. Check your gear before you leave. This applies to local bands as well. We are not a storage unit for your gear unless you are performing that night.