PLAY: Pianos Upstairs (NYC) - Summer

Posted by:  Pianos NYC  | When:  –  | Where: Pianos, 158 Ludlow Street, New York, New York, USA

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Piano's is one of NYC's most iconic music venues located in  NYC's in the Lower East Side. We're a 2-level bar/music venue to hear live indie acts and DJ sets on both levels. Piano's is looking for awesome bands to play the upstairs stage throughout the summer.

The Opportunity

Live at Piano's Upstairs is a night dedicated to the celebrating local and touring artists at one of the mainstay venues of the Lower East Side music scene. 

Past performers include: 
Lucius, You Wont, Savoir Adore, Lady Lamb the Bee Keeper, Cultfever, The Griswolds, Courtney Barnett

This is an ongoing opportunity to apply, and we'll find the best date for your band. This is an amazing opportunity to get involved in one of the best music scenes in the world. As they say, If you can make it in the Big Apple, you can make it anywhere!

The Band

  • Ages 21+ (all band members)
  • DJs, indie rock, singer-songwriter, pop, folk music
  • Must be able to draw 10-15 people 
  • Acoustic, solo, small acts preferred
  • DJ's are welcome to apply

  • Bands must be actively playing shows 

  • 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 

  • Bands are able to sell merch on-site

  • Bands must be willing to heavily promote the show if chosen to play

The Gig

  • Slots are 7-10 pm
  • Sound includes only PA, mics, D/I boxes
  • Bands must provide basic backline
  • Drumkit is available but performers must bring their own cymbals and snare
  • Room Capacity 100+
Additional compensation details:
  • Performers get an allotted number of drink tickets for the night
  • Artists may sell merchandise on-site

  • This is an opportunity for local, regional up and coming acts 

  • We have more dates available than those listed. If you're interested in playing our venue, apply and we'll send you availabilities that we think fit your band!


  • Percentage of Merchandise Sales: 100%