PLAY: Arlene's Grocery - NYC

Posted by:  Creative Entertainment Group [CEG Presents]  | When:  –  | Where: New York City, New York, USA

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CEG Presents is looking for experienced/professional jam/rock/funk bands to play NYC's legendary lower east side venue Arlene's Grocery. 

Availability and open slots change consistently, apply to play and we'll find out a day and time that works best for everyone!

The Opportunity

CEG Presents is an entertainment company that does club & concert promotion, private event booking and coordination, marketing, sponsorship, and promotional services to venues and musical artists of all ranges and genres. We are live music fans first and foremost and we look forward to working with new and exciting musicians!

Arlene's is a bar and music venue located in the Lower East Side district of Manhattan. It is located at 95 Stanton Street between Orchard St and Ludlow. The former Puerto Rican bodega/grocery store the facade of which remains and neighboring butcher shop was turned into a bar in 1995. 

Arlene's Grocery has been a staple of the downtown NYC music scene since 1995. As a handful of live music clubs pop up (and down) in the neighborhood, Arlene's still held true to its intention of nurturing emerging talent, providing a great experience for fans, and remaining an NYC institution.  

The Band

  • Bands must have live show history in New York or have relationships, friends, family, etc in the NYC area who will allow them to draw a paid crowd

  • This is a great opportunity for local, regional and nationally touring artists.
  • We're looking for Rock, Funk, Soul and Jam bands
  • Bands must be actively playing shows 
  • Bands must be willing to heavily promote the show if chosen to play
  • Bands are able to sell merch on-site
  • All acts applying must meet the criteria that we look for, lyrics, stage presence, style and artists must have a fanbase
  • Acts must have a solid online presence 

The Gig

  • Set Length: 40 mins
  • Backline and PA available
  • Arlene's has a small green room for acts
  • Bands will receive a percentage of 70% of door sales 
  • The band keeps 100% of their merch sales
  • Bands get drink tickets
  • If you're interested in playing, apply and CEG Presents will send availabilities that fit your band. 


  • Compensation Amount: Determined at time of booking


Apply by Apr 09, 2023

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