Interested in performing in our tearoom?
We look for music that spans genres and fits the atmosphere of the tearoom – world music, folk, soul, jazz, or similar. We also look for unique acts be it belly dancing, poetry readings, or whatever might appropriately work in the space. We prefer non-amplified performances as we are in a building with other businesses. We are happy to have you come share your voice and talents!
A few items of note:
If you have a following, you’ll probably have more of a crowd to perform to as well as earn more tips. We are still in the process of making ourselves known as a venue for live music so crowd size varies from 4-30 audience members.
Promotion: We will post your promo poster in our tearoom. The local events calendars include: Portland Phoenix, Press Herald/MaineToday.com, The Forecaster papers, Dispatch, and we invite you to post on their calendars. We add it to our events calendar, our Facebook page and Twitter.
Payment: We pay with free tea and food, with the option for you to put out a tip basket.
Dates and times: Booking weeks ahead is a good option as we’ll be able to promote it.
We are open until 9 PM during the week and 10 PM on Friday & Satdurday. Therefore, shows Monday-Thursday are 7-8:30ish and Friday & Saturday 8-9:30ish, and Sunday afternoons (2 – 4PM) as we have an ongoing poetry group on Sunday evenings.
We’ll need the following from you for the promotion:
- A write-up for our site – please send us a bio and description of your work that is appropriate for promotion on our site. We will link to your site for further information but we need the bio written by you for our promotion purposes. Simply sending us to your site to concoct a bio from what’s there isn’t what we need.
- Link(s) to music clips or examples of your work.
- A specific, pre-selected photo that you’d like us to use on your site.
Please contact us if all this sounds good – we’d love to hear what you have to offer!