PLAY: Pianos Upstairs (NYC) - Winter

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

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It's that time of the year for local and touring bands to come and play at NYC's best music venue! Located in the legendary Lower East Side District, Piano's is looking for awesome bands to play the upstairs stage throughout the winter. With a dedicated local following, this is a great way to build your reputation in and play with other great bands.

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

 Piano's is looking for awesome bands to play throughout the winter. This is an ongoing opportunity to apply, and we'll find the best date for your band. This is an amazing opportunity to get active in a super progressive music scene and start building a fan base and relationships with one of the best venues in NYC.

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

  • 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 also a great opportunity for local, regional up and coming acts to get more visibility. If you're looking to get involved with this show, meet other artists and gain new fans, this is the gig for you!

  • 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%