PLAY: The Ritz (CA)

Posted by:  The Ritz San Jose  | When:  –  | Where: San Jose, California, USA

  Booking 10 Sonicbids bands
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The Ritz is San Jose's premier downtown nightclub, live music venue, and event space.  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.

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

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.

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 Band

  • We're looking for Rock, Indie, Hip-Hop, World, Funk, Reggae, Singer-Songwriter, Punk, Jazz, Blues, Soul, and Alternative 
  • We also book DJ's
  • Looking for local and regional and national touring artists
  • 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 guarantees
  • Payment TBD upon booking

  • Bands are able to sell merch on-site 
  • 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


  • Compensation Amount: Determined at time of booking


Apply by May 02, 2023

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