PLAY: The Catalyst (CA) Summer

Posted by:  ineffable music group  | When:  –  | Where: The Catalyst, 217 Cathcart Street, Santa Cruz, California, USA

  Booking 3 Sonicbids bands

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 Ineffable Music is an independent coalition of artists, managers and promoters that work together to curate music and live events across the world. With a diverse roster of bands, festivals and venues, Ineffable focuses on experiences and providing an outlet for artists to be heard. Founded in 2006, Ineffable Music is based in Oakland, California and has advocated for artists to maintain ownership and control of their music, including through interest-free loans given out by Ineffable's charity arm, Rootfire Cooperative. Ineffable is proud to now curate a channel with Apple Music, and will use a plethora of creative outlets to produce playlists for fans of music, roots and culture. Ineffable is currently looking to book Sonicbids artists to play at Santa Cruz's legendary venue, The Catalyst. 

The Opportunity

With a dedicated local following, this is a great way to build your reputation in the music industry and gain a huge new following in California.

Ineffable Music is looking to book awesome bands throughout the summer.

 This is an ongoing opportunity to apply. 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 and the world. 

The Band

This is an opportunity for local and nationally touring artists. If you have an amazing sound and looking to gain a wider audience, this is your chance!

We're looking for bands of all genres that play original music. We love Rock, Jazz, Folk, Punk, Metal Acoustic, Hip-Hop, Indie, Country, Blues and Soul acts, but we're open to all genres if it's good music

Bands must have professional recordings and extensive live show experience

Bands must be actively playing shows 

Bands must be willing to heavily promote their concerts and music online

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

We also book our acts at some of the best venues in California, Hawaii, Rhode Island and Florida.

Pay is determined upon booking

PA provided

Basic backline provided 

Bands get drinks and water

Bands get access to greenrooms 

Capacity +1000

Opening bands must draw 150-200


  • Compensation Amount: Determined at time of booking