All kinds! Indie rock, hip hop, country, metal, experimental – from both Louisville and across the country.
Use the contact form to the right and in the subject denote “BOOKING,” along with the dates you are inquiring about. Be sure to include streaming links to your music.

NOTICE: All out of town bands performing for the first time must secure at least one local support (two preferably). We try to help out when we can and offer suggestions on who to turn to. Bills with two local Louisville bands on the bill are almost always given priority. Send your pitch along and we would be more than happy to consider it.

Haymarket does not provide door personnel. Providing someone to collect cover is the responsibility of the performing artist. While this may seem an unusual practice, this is one way in which the Haymarket provides the lowest room fee of any of Louisville’s live music venues.

Generally, Haymarket charges a $125 room fee. If 50 people pay to come to the show, it’s cut to $75. If 75 people come, it’s cut to $50, and waived entirely if attendance reaches 100. When more than 125 people come out, Haymarket tips performers out 10% of the bar during the show time. Bands keep entire door minus room fees (when applicable) and 100% of merch sales. We can be flexible with these terms depending on the evening and at the discretion of bar management.

Yes! The front room is great for acoustic engagements and special events that do not include live drums or amplification. Louder entertainment is almost always booked in the back music hall. As Haymarket has an in-house turntable and mixer setup, DJ sets also welcomed!
All of our shows are submitted to various media outlets each week, including LEO Weekly, Insider Louisville, Do502, BackseatSandbar.com, louisville.com, etc. As well, we send a weekly newsletter detailing the events throughout the week to a subscriber base of 1,500+.

HOWEVER, all bands are strongly encouraged to create social media events and spread the word. We also encourage all artists to print fliers and hang them in neighborhood coffeeshops, record stores, and other relevant businesses (and NEVER on poles per Louisville Metro ordinance). Even in the age of the Internet, canvasing neighborhoods with fliers fresh off the Kinko’s printer still works.

Console

Allen & Heath GL2400 – 24 Channel

Power

Crown XLi 3500 Mains
Crown XLi 3500 Sub
Crown XLi Monitor 1-2

QSC GX5 Monitor 3-4

Microphones

Audix D6
3x Sennheiser e604
2x Shure SM58
Sennheiser e835
3x Shure SM57
Additional Microphones available by request

Outboard

DBX DriveRack 260
DBX 1231 EQ
DBX 231 EQ
PreSonus ACP-88 Comp/Gate (8 Channels)
Additional Dynamics Processors available by request

Effects

T.C. Helicon M-ONE XL