Bar Nine is a live music venue located at 807 9th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen. Current management has been in place since November 2014. We feature live music 5-7 nights a week. Wednesday-Saturday is our marquee show which is The Original NYC Dueling Pianos. Those days are off limits to any band unless you can guarantee 74 people will attend
Bar Nine is a venue for up and coming artists to showcase their talents, promote themselves and grow their fan base. We book both cover bands as well as independent artists playing original music
As per sound ordinance in place, we must have no more than 5 instruments on stage at any one-time and all live music has to end by 11PM Sunday-Wednesday
Promoting the Show:
Each band is required to bring a minimum of 15-20 people to see them perform.
The band is required to make an event page on Facebook and add Bar Nine NY as the co-host.
The band is required to use #bar9ny on all Instagram and Twitter posts
The band is required to give Bar Nine links to their posts so we can repost and spread the word as well
The bands are required to provide a high-resolution photo
The band is required to answer some questions for our blog, which gets promoted to over 10k people in NYC
Live mix and master:
If your music is original work, we would love to feature you on our upcoming Spotify playlist
For a small fee of $50, we can select two songs of your choice and release them under our Record Label Future Moguls Entertainment
We will be starting a Monthly Playlist to our followers called Bar Nine Live andUnplugged. Please note a distribution contract must be signed and we will split fees accordingly for publishing and masters so you can get paid for streams. This gives you a chance to get your music to a wider audience
We like to book no more than 1 time a month unless you feel you can draw a crowd of at least 25 people per show on a consistent basis
We offer two scales of payouts.
1) Guarantee of $150 (plus you can send the tip bucket out once during the show!)
2) 10% of the drink/food sales generated during your show from 1 hour prior to 1 hour after the show is over. (You can also send out the tip bucket for this option as well!)
*Please note this option is not available for Happy Hour gigs or Gigs shorter than 75 Minutes in actual playing time on stage
*PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU DO NOT BRING THE AGREED AMOUNT OF PEOPLE LISTED ABOVE, THE MANAGER CAN OPT TO NOT PAY YOUR BAND IN FULL
Once your show is booked and confirmed, please check the website and email us directly with any changes that have to be made to the calendar
Available set times:
Sunday: Early 5-7PM, Mid 8-10PM, Late 9-11PM
Monday: Early 5-7PM, Mid 8-10PM, Late 9-11PM
Tuesday: Early 5-7PM, Mid 8-10PM, Late 9-11PM
Wednesday: Early 5-7PM, Mid 8-10PM(*), Late 9-11PM(*)
Thursday: Early 5-7PM, Mid 8-10PM(*), Late 9-11PM(*)
Friday: Early 5-7PM, Mid 7-8PM, Late N/A
Saturday: Early 5-7PM, Mid 7-8pm, Late N/A
(*)Denotes a slot that is only available with 50 pre-paid tickets sold at $10 per ticket which gets split 50/50 between band and venue
Level of Noise:
We have strict policies for the sound levels and the sound engineer and the bar manager have final say over the volume. Any band that does not adhere to their discretion will have their show time cut abruptly and not be paid for the gig
We have a complete list of our equipment listed on our website www.bar9ny.com under the "Book Your Band" page.
Please sign and date this agreement and bring with you the night of the gig and give to the manager on site.