PLAY: Gabe's (IA)

Posted by:  Gabe's  | When:  –  | Where: Iowa City, Iowa, USA

  Booking 10 Sonicbids bands
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Welcome to the legendary bar known as Gabe’s. What first started as The Pub in the early 70’s, then became Fox and Sam’s, then Gabe and Walker’s, then Gabe’s Oasis, then the Picador, and now back to Gabe’s. And while it has gone through many transformations, it is strangely the same – except it is now in the best shape that it has ever been. We are bringing high quality local, regional and national shows to Iowa City and have made the downstairs and the beer garden a great place to hang out. We are currently booking acts.

The Opportunity

A sister music venue to Wildwood Smokehouse and Saloon, we're at the forefront of the music scene in Iowa City. One of our favorite things about this place is that you can do ANY type of music upstairs.  It is not uncommon to see a punk show followed by a metal show with a jam band show the next night and a hip hop show the night after.  We have giant EDM and indy and rock shows too, anything goes. This is a great opportunity to get immersed in a very eclectic and lively Iowa City music scene. 

The Band

  • This is an amazing opportunity for local and nationally touring artists.
  • We're looking for bands of all genres that play original music. We love Rock, Jazz, Folk, Hip-Hop, Punk, Metal, Funk Acoustic, Country, Blues and Soul acts and anything in between
  • Bands must be actively playing shows 
  • Bands must be willing to heavily promote the show if chosen to play
  • 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 
  • We have more dates available than those listed. This is an ongoing opportunity to apply, and we'll find the best date for your band.

The Gig

  • Bands must have a fanbase in Iowa City
  • Set Length: 45 mins
  • The general backline and PA will be provided
  • Bands will receive a percentage of door sales 
  • Capacity 250+
  • Bands get drink tickets
  • Bands are able to sell merch on-site


  • Compensation Amount: Determined at time of booking


Apply by May 16, 2023

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