PLAY: Elbo Room (Chicago)

Posted by:  Elbo Room  | When:  –  | Where: Chicago, Illinois, USA

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The Elbo Room has been Chicago's staple for music and entertainment since 1989. The Elbo Room prides itself on presenting diverse live shows seven nights and week. Featuring the finest local, regional and national touring acts, we're very passionate about delivering the best musical experience in Chicago! The Elbo Room is currently looking for bands to rock the house this fall/winter season on the main stage and the upstairs lounge. 

We're looking ahead in the 2020 calendar due to social distancing measures currently in place.


The Opportunity

If you live or are touring through the Chicago area, this is your big opportunity to grace the legendary stages at The Elbo Room. If your band has a unique sound and a great draw, apply now! Since 1989, countless bands who have performed at the Elbo room have gone onto have very successful careers in the music biz. If you've been looking for a venue that has the best reputation for live music in Chicago, then this is your chance to play at the Elbo Room. 

The Band

  • We're looking for Blues, Americana, Rock, Soul, Acoustic, Indie, Folk and Funk bands . 
  • Bands must have Live stage experience
  • Bands must have a solid online presence and promote the show 
  • Bands must bring a crowd
  • We're also seeking acoustic acts for the upstairs lounge (No drums or loud amps allowed in the upstairs lounge)

The Gig

  • Pay is determined upon booking
  • Bands have full access to backstage
  • Depending on bands, shows will be door deal or guarantees
  • PA provided
  • Basic backline provided 
  • Bands can sell their merch on-site
  • Capacity 350+
  • We have other dates available that are not listed, let us know what date(s) you prefer and we will check to see if you are a good fit


  • Percentage of Door: 60%


Apply by Oct 08, 2020

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