PLAY: The Ritz (Summer/Fall)

Posted by:  The Ritz San Jose  | When:  –  | Where: The Ritz, 400 South 1st Street, San Jose, California, USA

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The Ritz is San Jose's premier downtown nightclub, live music venue, and event space. Our beautiful venue features a large stage, dance floor, 2 top-shelf bars, a newly renovated sound system, state of the art DJ platform, and a separate merch room. The Ritz hosts some of the best local, national, and international touring acts spanning across all genres of music, we're currently looking to fill some time slots for our summer/fall calendar.

The Opportunity

Centrally located in the historic SoFA District, just 2 blocks from the San Jose Convention Center as well as several top hotels and restaurants, our beautiful 100-year-old building includes all the modern conveniences that made The Ritz world famous. Our classic space invites patrons to have a nostalgic experience and feature bands with a diverse and progressive sound. This is a great opportunity to play your music in one of San Jose's celebrated stages and build a local fan base in the Bay area.

The Band

We're looking for Rock, Indie, Hip-Hop, World, Funk, Reggae, Singer-Songwriter, Punk, Jazz, Blues, Soul, Alternative acts and everything in between. 

We also book DJ's

Looking for local and regional and national touring artists

This is an ongoing opportunity to apply, and we'll find the best date for your band! 

Bands are able to sell merch on-site 

Acts must have a solid online presence

Acts must have a local following in the San Jose Area

Past performers include The Wailers, Diplo, Agent Orange, The Growlers, Reverend Horton Heat, Jello Biafra, The English Beat, The Sonics, The Faction, She Wants Revenge, The Adicts, OFF, X, The Supersuckers, Fiji, Tommy Castro and many more. 

The Gig

  • Set Length: 40 mins - 1 Hour

  • Backline and PA are provided
  • Most support acts will receive a percentage of door sales 
  • Headlining touring acts typically get guranteees
  • Payment TBD upon booking

  • Bands get drink tickets
  • Two Green Rooms with DirecTV & Full Bathroom
  • Room to seat 375 Guests, 500 standing

If you're interested in playing, apply and The Ritz will send availabilities that fit your band