For musicians interested in performing at The Plough and Stars, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the following info:
- Link to your band's Facebook page
- Bandcamp/Soundcloud links - NO file attachments
- List of recent past and upcoming shows in the area
- Timeframe or specific dates that you're looking to play
We receive many inquiries daily, and do our best to respond. If we feel that you will be a good fit, you will receive a response within 1 week. Our calendar is updated regularly, so please make sure your preferred date is available before submitting an inquiry. We request that artists avoid booking other Boston-area shows within 3-4 weeks before and after a scheduled date at The Plough.
About the room:
The Plough and Stars is a 60 capacity room. We have a full PA system, 2 monitors, and about 4 mics, stands, and cables. We do not have a sound engineer, so performers are responsible for setting up their own sound. The mixer is a Mackie 1402VLZ4, and it is clearly labeled with operating instructions.
Load-in is at 9:30pm, and music starts at 10:00pm. For Saturday & Sunday afternoon shows, load-in is at 3:30pm, and music is from 4-6pm. Performers may load-in through the front or back door. If gear is stored by the back door, there must be a clear path to the exit. The music curfew is 1:00am.
Sunday-Thursday shows are free, as well as Saturday & Sunday afternoon. Friday & Saturday night shows are a $5 cover at the door.
We are a 21+ room. This applies to all performers and patrons.
We promote shows daily, across all of our social channels, and ask that all performers do their part in promoting as well. Feel free to drop off promo posters at any time, and also follow us on social media.