PLAY: Early Service Concert Series 2018 (Louisville, KY)

Posted by:  Offbeat Entertainment  | When:  –  | Where: Louisville, Kentucky, USA

  Booking 10 Sonicbids bands

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The series is a weekly outdoor concert (rain or shine) with featured vendors spanning the full summer (mother's day to labor day) held each Sunday on a high-traffic corner on the edge of downtown Louisville, specifically in an outdoor entertainment space at the Mellwood Tavern.

Early Service Concert Series is looking for up to 10 Sonicbids artists to perform from May 20-Sept. 30, 2018. 

The Opportunity

This is an opportunity to work with independent production companies and sponsors that take pride in the arts and music scene. Last years average attendance was 220 per week with a range of 40 – 350. ·Come and be apart of a musical family and gain a fanbase in KY!    

The Band

  • We're primarily looking for bluegrass artists, as we had a great response for bluegrass artists last year. We're also looking for funk, jam, R&B, reggae, folk, soul, & tribute artists (Jerry Garcia band, grateful dead, allman brothers band tributes). We are open to all genres for 2018.
  •  We hosted a number of regionally touring artists & had groups in from Lexington, Cincinnati, Paducah, & Bowling Green, but are looking to put a larger emphasis on emerging artists outside of Louisville & Kentucky. 

The Gig

  • Bands cover time slots between 5PM - 9PM EST each Sunday from 5/20/2018 - 9/30/2018
  • PA & engineer provided
  • Typically bands will play two 75 minute sets
Additional Compensation Details:
  • Bands will be compensated from $200 - $300 + food + drinks + Airbnb
  • Bands keep 100% of their merch sales


  • Compensation Amount: $200.00 - $300.00