PLAY: Secret Loft - Poetry/Readings/Spoken Word (Winter/Spring)

Posted by:  Secret Loft  | When:  –  | Where: Secret Loft, Manhattan, near the 14th Street/Sixth Avenue subway, New York, New York, USA

  Booking 8 Sonicbids bands

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Come exhibit your Poetry/Readings/Spoken Word talents at Secret Loft in Manhattan this winter and spring! With a dedicated local following, this is a great way to build your reputation in and play with other great bands.

This is a consistent avail listing on Sonicbids. If you're at all interested in playing Secret Loft in NYC. Apply on any date and we'll get you the best night for your act!

The Opportunity

Secret Loft is a DIY venue in Greenwich Village, Manhattan.

We host a monthly poetry/spoken word night. Guests sit on carpets on the floor, focus on the artists, and are asked not to talk during the performances.

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 town.

The Band

We're looking for 8 artists to perform for 10 minutes each, for a chill Wednesday show. Acoustic songs, spoken word poetry, or readings are all good. We want to form a community around this event and help artists connect with each other and new fans.

Bands must be actively playing shows 

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

Bands are able to sell merch on-site

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

  • Doors at 8 pm. Performances from 8:30 until around 10:30.
  • Performers will each receive 2 drink tickets
  • Capacity 80+
  • Artists keep 100% of their merch sales

  • Pay is determined upon booking

  • Basic backline provided 

  • PA provided

  • This is also a great opportunity for local 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!


  • Compensation Amount: Determined at time of booking