PLAY: Pete's Candy Store (NY)

Posted by:  Pete's Candy Store  | When:  –  | Where: Brooklyn, New York, USA

  Booking 10 Sonicbids bands
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After the transition to music venue and bar, Pete's became a wider known neighborhood institution and an early "hipster hot spot". Beth Orton played the very first show at Pete's Candy Store. Some of the earliest musical residencies featured The Howard Fishman Quartet, Greg Garing and Matty Charles and the Valentines. Reverend Vince Anderson and his Love Choir were a Sunday fixture for several years. 

Pete's Candy Store continues its long tradition as a Brooklyn live music venue and local tavern with a far reaching reputation.

The Opportunity

While the list of noteworthy performers is quite lengthy, Pete's Candy Store has always been a free venue and has booked mostly unknown and unsigned bands, many of which have gone on to greater recognition.

We are looking to add some Sonicbids bands to our calendar. We have many dates open, so apply and we will find a date that works for everyone.

The Band

  • Local and regional bands who are part if the DIY music scene
  • Past performance experience preferred 
  • Smaller stage, so we tend to book smaller bands to not overcrowd stage
  • Pete's is a 21+ venue - all band members must be over the age of 21

The Gig

  • PA and backline is provided
  • Raised stage
  • Pete’s is a free venue with 25-30 seats
  • Compensation TBD at time of booking
Pete’s now pushes hard for a suggested donation of $5, with the sound person working the tip bucket through the room for each band. The first $10 of those tips will go to the sound engineer.


  • Compensation Amount: Determined at time of booking


Apply by May 06, 2023

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