So you want to play on the Buzzbin Stage? Great! We’d love to have your band. We book all kinds, rock, punk, blues, hillbilly, pillbilly…80s rappers, dudes in chicken suits, you name it, we’ll book it! Do us a favor and read through these few tips and then fill out the form. That way we’re on the same page and ready for your band to come through!
1. You WILL get a response within 10 business days. We book a lot so give us a few dates to choose from.
2. NO COVER BANDS/COVER TUNES. Our club centers around original music.
3. Once booked, here are a few ideas to promote your show:
• Tweet it Follow @Buzzbin
• Send us posters to 339 Cleveland Ave NW, Canton, OH 44702
• Make a Facebook event (our page is Facebook.com/BuzzbinShop)
4. We open daily on the weekdays at 4pm and close at 1am. Saturday and Sunday we open at 5pm. Load in is 7:30ish daily. Shows generally start at 9:00pm. You can play for 30-45 minutes depending on how many bands there are. Set schedules will be given out NIGHT OF SHOW when the sound guy arrives. We’re pretty flexible so if you have special needs just let us know.
5. We put on FREE SHOWS. Sometimes we’ll do a cover if negotiated prior. We use Brown Paper Tickets to facilitate both online and print ticket sales. Bands are paid at the END OF THE NIGHT. Don’t hover over the bartender, you’ll get yours. Bands earn a 20% split of the bar. This is split between ALL bands. We have a merch booth you can use too. If you don’t have anyone to run your merch booth we’ll be glad to help. Also, bands get $1 beers. We have a fine selection of $1 beers for you to choose from.
6. What we have: 1 P.A., 5 mics, 5 mic stands, 2 great sounding speakers and a sub, and 1 direct box. If you need anything outside of this then you need to bring it! WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING LEFT AT BUZZBIN. CHECK, DOUBLE CHECK…Please. Let me say this one more time…WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING LEFT AT BUZZBIN. CHECK, DOUBLE CHECK…Please.
7. OUR PHILOSOPHY: We come from a DIY perspective. We have fun at what we do and we want you to have fun too. We’ve had thousands of bands through Canton, Ohio and all of them seemed to have a good time. If you want to have fun with us then fill out this form and we’ll get you in The Bin…