Jilly's Music Room

Posted by:  Jilly's Music Room  | When:  –  | Where: Akron, Ohio, USA

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Jilly's Music Room, opening November 2013, is a live music venue located in the Northside District of downtown Akron, Ohio.

Now accepting EPK's

What were looking for the best of the best local, regional, national:
1. Genres: Americana, Blues, Indie, Jazz, R&B/Soul, Rock & Roll, Singer-Songwriter, Swing, Rockabilly, Motown, Alt-Country.
2. Repertoire: Original compositions comprise at least 50% of your set list and covers are given your own unique twist, not played lick for lick.
3. Talent: Exceptional vocal and instrumental skills.
4. Stage Presence & Audience Engagement: Youre not just playing music. Youre putting on a show.
5. We book solo acts and small groups for early shows (5-7PM) and full bands (one or two) for late shows (8PM Midnight), Wednesday through Saturday, and certain holidays. The venue is closed or available for private events Sunday Tuesday.
6. Audience: sophisticated, music-loving, adult patrons. This is not a college bar.

The Gig


Application Criteria

  • Front person gender requirement: Male

Terms And Conditions

BE SURE NOT TO HAVE ANOTHER SHOW BOOKED ONE WEEK PRIOR TO, FOLLOWING, OR DURING THE SAME WEEK AS YOUR JILLYS MUSIC ROOM SHOW THAT IS WITHIN 10 MILES OF THE CITY OF AKRON (This includes, but is not limited to: Cuyahoga Falls, Portage Lakes, Fairlawn/Bath, Stow, Barberton, Tallmadge, Mogadore, and Copley).

Payment is negotiated at time of booking. Jillys does not charge a cover for local acts. Tip jars are not allowed.

Capacity: 250 (standing room) | Seating: 138
Parking: Jillys does not have a dedicated parking lot. There is plenty of on-street and neighborhood lot parking available.
Stage Dimensions: 12H x 1311.5W x 246.5D no drum riser | stage is carpeted | ramp available
Complete Sound/Light System and Professional Sound Engineer Provided
Load-In: Easy rear entrance Load-In/Load-out from Maiden Lane/alley behind club (do not bring your equipment through the front door) with plenty of space behind the stage to store your cases.
Hospitality Local Bands: Jillys offers a $20 comp ticket good for food and beverage to each band member.
Merch: You are welcome to offer your merch for sale. We do not have a dedicated merchandise area. You may sell from the stage and our servers and bartenders will help you sell to their tables/seats. We will outfit several staff members in your shirts (which we will buy) and they will carry and sell your CDs to their tables on your behalf. The club will not take a cut.
Recording Services Available:
2. MULTI TRACK IN-HOUSE AUDIO RECORDING (DVD of 24 separate wave files and/or download right to your USB External Hard Drive | Flash Drive):
Directions: Jillys is located in the Northside District at the northern edge of Downtown Akron at 111 N Main Street.

If youd like to be invited back, please:
1. Listen to the sound guy. We provide a state-of-the-art sound system and professional sound engineer. He knows music. He knows the room. He knows how you sound in the room. He wants you to sound your best and for the audience to enjoy how you sound. Listen to him.
2. Play your own compositions. We are a venue interested in presenting original work. Wed prefer that no more than 50% of your set be comprised of covers.
3. Bring the band that we booked. We understand that occasionally things happen and band member substitutions must be made, but when your whole band is substituted, thats a problem.
4. Be on time! Load-in for a 5PM show is at 4PM. Load-in for an 8PM show is at 6:30PM. Be prepared to and start on time.
5. Behave yourselves. We like professionals.
6. Promote your show! Well promote the heck out of it and we expect you to do the same. We are happy to offer PR tips and press contacts.
7. Tip your server. Performers enjoy a generous comp program and the service of dedicated staff before, during, and after your show. Tips are what sustain the wait staff. You like to be paid for what you do and so do they.
8. Keep your band comps to yourselves. They are for your use only. If we see you handing off food and drinks, youll lose your comps and you wont be asked back. We are a business and we make money selling food and beverages. The money that we make doing that is the money that pays you, our staff, utilities, taxes, repairs, equipment, and for our inventory. Its how we keep the doors open.
9. Give us at least one weeks notice of you have to cancel.