do I book a show at The Old Miami?
Julie Flynn at the bar (313) 831-3830 on Wednesday or
Thursday evenings after 8:00pm. Send
promo material to 3930 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48201-1722.
If you have a website, email
the webmaster as soon as your booking is confirmed
so that a link to your site can be posted on the calendar.
DO NOT CONTACT THE WEBMASTER TO
BOOK A SHOW!
can't I use E-mail to book a show?
Julie doesn't use E-mail. Call her Wednesday or Thursday
after 8:00pm at 313-831-3830
The Old Miami do 18+ shows?
one under 21 will be admitted period. THIS
GOES FOR PERFORMERS TOO!
Kind of music does The Old Miami book?
People are weird about their genre
labels but we host what can generally be called rock, pop,
punk, hip hop, electronic, blues, jazz, noise, acoustic
and everything in between and beyond. COVER BANDS
SUCK!!! ORIGINAL MUSIC ONLY!!! We
will be very upset if you are a cover band.
the Old Miami Advertise?
The Old Miami buys weekly print advertisements in The
Metro Times and Real
Detroit Weekly. Both are widely-read local arts and
entertainment publications. We have a website too! If you've
booked a show and would like to have your website posted
on the calendar please contact the webmaster.
can I link my website to the calendar page?
your show is booked just E-mail
the webmaster with the name and URL and it will be posted
if I book a show and have to cancel?
Artists and venues should treat bookings
like a business contract --but hey, stuff happens right?
If you have to cancel please call us at least a week before
the show so that we can fill the spot. Call us anyway, even
if it's a last minute snafu.
the event that your such a prima-donna that you blow off
a booking after we've committed staffing and advertising
dollars to promote your lame ass -- don't bother to call
again unless it's to apologize and offer us money to let
will soon be a list of no-call no-show bands for the benefit
of other live music venues.
time do shows start?
varies. A two or three-act show on the inside stage will
start at 10:30 or 11:00. This assumes set lengths of 45
minutes with ample changeover time. Shows with four or more
acts will start earlier.
expect stage acts to arrive one and a half hours before
to setup, coordinate gear, time slots and door duties. The
first act will have a full-on sound check if time allows.
there a sound system?
Yeah! Click here for more info
performers have to pay for the sound system?
are performers paid?
special arrangements are made performers will be required
to collect cover charge at the door. A typical cover charge
would be about $5. Cover charge funds should be distributed
as the performers' see fit. We believe artists should get
100% of what they draw. The Old Miami will not levy any
fees against performers with the exception of damage or
theft of venue property. We respect
you so please respect us.
there any bar specials for performers?
with Julie. Usually there are some draft pitcher favors.
about outdoor shows?
Shows in The Old Miami's beautiful
back yard are considered special events and have to conclude
at 11:00pm due to Detroit's noise ordinance.
nonrefundable $100 deposit will be required within a week
of the booking's confirmation to offset our additional costs
(security, cleanup, sound, door, etc.)
outdoor shows are guaranteed to be a memorable experience!
You'd never know the ghetto could be like this! It's Detroit's
Cass Corridor's best kept secret. Pass it on!
are the regulars at The Old Miami?
Artists, Vets, hipsters, students,
bikers, bladers, punks and regular folks who all come for
the sense of community. Some of them just wanna shoot some
pool or down a couple beers on the way home and will resist
your cover charge request. Just smile and ask them to donate
something for the bands.
this is your party. Bring another
act onto the bill. Put the word out and you'll have a great
time and meet some cool people. And the door $$ is yours
alone. Fair as it comes!