PLAY: Live at The Local NY

Posted by:  The Local NY  | When:  –  | Where: Long Island City, New York, USA


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The Local NY will be booking Sonicbids artists on an ongoing basis for the Winter and Spring 2015 calendar. Selected artists will receive free beverages and a tip bucket is passed.

The Opportunity

The Local NY is a new modern hostel in Long Island City. The Local NY prides itself on having a built-in international crowd for every performer, plus a delicious local craft beer list.

Performances are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  There is an open mic on Monday nights. Each performance features 3 artists and the capacity of the venue is 75.

The Band

  • Preferred genres include Indie, Folk, Acoustic, Electronic, Jazz, Pop
  • Original music is preferred, though cover bands will be considered
  • Plugged in bands are permitted, however the venue cannot host a full drum kit
  • Solo artists and full bands will both be considered
  • Family friendly acts are preferred.  The Local is all ages for bands

The Gig


  • Sets are typically 35-40 mins
  • A small PA with 2 mics will be provided
  • A Peavey combo amp for guitar or keyboard will be provided. Drums are not permitted, however the venue does allow cocktail kits / drum machines for quieter bands
Additional Compensation Details:
  • Bands receive free beverages and a tip bucket is passed. There is never a cover at The Local 
  • Selected artists will be featured on flyers in the hostel, and on all social media sites
  • Bands can sell merch on-site