We have Open Jam every Tuesday with Rick Longdon. Open mic Thursdays and Sundays with Peter Trivilo from 7PM to 10PM. Sunday at 10PM till close open mic with Rae Bees.
ANYONE SEEKING AN ART SHOW – Speak with the owner Kenny. Come in after 5pm on Friday or Sunday with a representation of your work.
IF YOU WANT TO BOOK A BAND – Contact us via email and send a link to your EPK, Facebook Page, Myspace, Band Website, etc. Include contact information. You can also use mail and send a press kit if you are outside the Chicago area. Gallery Cabaret is at 2020 N. Oakley, Chicago, IL 60647 (Attn: Booking). Our email is email@example.com. If you are a musician who has played here before, a demo may not be neccessary, just remind us of when you played last.
PLEASE NOTE – If you want to book your band, please visit or email gallerycabchicago(at)gmail.com . All the instructions you need regarding booking are on this page, and we will not email you further or different instructions.
ONCE YOU ARE BOOKED – You can add other performers/bands to play with you. The live music usually runs from 9:30 pm to 1:30 am Sunday through Friday, and 10 pm to 2:30 am on Saturdays. We might be able to find bands if you cannot fill the entire night. Also, we get occasional requests from touring bands and hope you can be flexible if they plan on being in Chicago on the night you are booked. If you have the whole night planned, that is fine also. Please email to add bands or if you have to cancel ASAP!.
PLEASE PROMOTE YOUR SHOW – We will list you on our website, in our monthly calendar, and our weekly listings, but it greatly helps if you print flyers, posters, Facebook invites to let your fans know. We never have a guaranteed crowd on band nights.
THERE IS NEVER A COVER CHARGE – You may ask for a small donation at the door or pass the tip jar. If the bar makes money, you will get a percentage of the ring. Bring all of your friends. The more money the bar makes, the more you make.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE – You may load in through the front or side door after 6pm and do a brief sound check. We have a ten channel PA you can use, with 8 xlr inputs and 2 1/4″ inputs. YOU MAY PLUG INTO THIS AND SET CHANNEL LEVELS ONLY. If you would like to bring your own sound system, you may do so. Please stop by to review the size of our venue and stage for proper sound requirements. Band members get a drink discount after the live music begins so make sure to introduce yourself to the bartender, and let them know when you are ready to play so that they can turn off the jukebox. There is a fifteen minute break between sets for jukebox play.
THERE IS NO TAPE ALLOWED ON OUR WALLS! We have created a special, non-destructive system for hanging artwork. If you want to put fliers around for your event at the Gallery, ask the bartender for “poster putty”, or bring some of your own. Thank you!
Please remember the Gallery Cabaret is a 21 and over venue, and that includes band members. All band members must be over 21 and have a valid picture ID. We look forward to seeing you soon. Make sure you like us on Facebook!