PLAY: First St. Cafe (CA)

Posted by:  First St. Cafe  | When:  –  | Where: Benicia, California, USA

  Booking 3 Sonicbids bands

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Come to play at the First St. Cafe in Benicia, CA! We're a Cozy upstairs space that offers water views with light bites & wine, plus live music & entertainment. First St. Cafe is now looking for Sonicbids artists to play this fall/winter.

We're looking ahead in the 2020 calendar due to social distancing measures currently in place.

The Opportunity

First Street Cafe is located in downtown historic Benicia, California. For the last 20 years, we've been a warm place to eat, drink, relax, and enjoy live music - our classic American cafe is where both regulars and visitors delight in our timeless comfort & charm. This is an ongoing opportunity to apply, and we'll find the best date for your band. 

The Band

  • We are looking for mostly acoustic acts to provide musical entertainment for our guests as they dine. We also host Jazz performances on Sunday afternoons.
  • Bands must be actively playing shows 
  • Bands must be willing to heavily promote the show if chosen to play
  • 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 

The Gig

  • No backline provided
  • Bands are able to sell merch on-site
  • Compensation is a minimum of $100 or 25% of sales, whichever is higher 
  • Capacity: 70
  • Bands keep 100% of their merch sales
  • 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!


  • Compensation Amount: Starting at $100.00
  • Percentage of Door: 25%