PLAY: The Delancey (NYC)

Posted by:  The Delancy  | When:  –  | Where: The Delancey, 168 Delancey Street, New York, New York, USA

  Booking 3 Sonicbids bands
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The Delancey is a Lower East Side gem that has been the launching pad for hundreds of bands and has continued to be a staple in the Downtown NYC music scene. 

We're currently accepting applications!  

Availability and open slots change consistently, apply to play and we'll find out a day and time that works best for everyone!

The Opportunity

The Delancey is a three-level club equipped with a music venue, downstairs, a main-level bar, and a rooftop garden peering out onto the Manhattan side of the Williamsburg Bridge. Located on Delancey Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, just a few blocks from the F / M / J / Z trains, we're in the epicenter of the thriving Downtown NYC music scene. The Delancey has always supported indie artists and gives musicians a platform to showcase their music in on our legendary stage. Since 2004, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of indie music in NYC, and we strive to continue giving artists the opportunity to play on our stage.

The Downstairs Performance Space is a full capacity live music venue equipped with a private bar, DJ booth, backline, and state of the art light and sound system. The room accommodates a wide spectrum of events including local, national and international acts, DJs, and private parties. 

The Band

  • Bands must have live show history in New York and be able to draw a paid crowd
  • We're looking for Rock, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Folk, R&B, Acoustic, Funk, World, Indie, Blues, and Soul acts, we also book DJ's
  • 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 
  • Bands must have a solid online presence 

The Gig

  • Set lengths are 45 minutes
  • Sound equipment (PA, monitors, vocal mics, etc.) provided and house engineer
  • Backline provided; includes 1 DI box, 1 guitar amp, 1 bass amp, 1 basic drum kit (please bring your own cymbals, hi-hat clutch, plus additional cymbal stands if you need more than two) and drum shield. If you use backtracks, you will have to bring a conversion cable with you, conversion 1/8" to XLR will work. 
Additional Compensation Details:
  • Selected acts are compensated via a door deal ($10); the artist keeps 100% of their individual draw after the first 12 covers
  • Artists must not book any local shows within 2 weeks radius of the show
  • Capacity 150+
  • We have more dates available than those listed. This is an ongoing opportunity to apply, and we'll find the best date for your band. 


  • Compensation Amount: Determined at time of booking


Apply by Jul 16, 2022

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