Events at Cafe Racer


We’re very excited that you’re interested or have booked a show at Café Racer! We pride ourselves on the support of all artists, genres, mediums etc. We want your performance to be successful and enjoyable for everyone. This is how it’s done at Café Racer:


Café Racer does not compensate bands directly though we will assist you in ant way we can to make it work for you. These are the most common ways artists choose to present:

  • Free – Open to all, no cover.

  • Free/Donation — Open to all, no cover. But donation is encouraged (AKA Pass

    the Hat).

  • Pay What You Can – Usually a cover is determined but a pay what you can / sliding scale is available for those who can’t afford it.

  • Cover Charge – A standard door cover ($5-$10 seems to work best). You provide a door person to charge cover. Bands agree to the split and you manage pay out. Café Racer never takes a cut.

  • Ticketed – We create a Brown Paper Tickets event and manage your sales. We will provide with a sales report, guest list and a check for the amount sold. You may also want to have tickets available at the door. We recommend no more than 30-35 tickets for pre-sale and the rest available at the door.


  • Yamaha MG12/4FX board. 6 channels with onboard effects processing.

  • Mackie FR.1400 1400W 4 Ohms bridged 2 channel power amp

  • Phonic Mono Monitor System

  • 3 CAD DM32 Mics

  • 1 Shure SM57

  • 100’ snake

  • Mic stands, cords...

There are 3 direct ins on the snake. DI boxes are unnecessary.

Most of our people are trained on our sound system and provide you some initial support. If you want a sound person you are welcome to bring one.

Note* If the bartender is busy helping customers please be patient we will assist you ASAP


  • 2 Drink Tickets per artist or band member.

  • The two drink tickets can be used for 1 item on the food menu.

  • Green Room

Load In

We recommend all artists load in on the north side of the building in the alley. Come inside the main entrance to let bartender know you are here and he/she will open alley door.

For evening performances we ask that you load in between 6-8pm For daytime shows 1 hour prior to performance.

Other Housekeeping Stuff

Our sound system is designed for our room and is fully capable of more than enough volume. Keep your stage volumes at a level that suits our room and your vocals will be crisp and clear.

Drummers please bring your own pads for the stage.

While will do our best to keep you gear safe we are not responsible for lost or stolen items. The Green Room is fairly well protected.

Marketing and Promotion

We promote and market all shows through Facebook, and local press channels. We will submit your event to The Stranger and other local calendars. We will make you a cohost of your Café Racer FB event so you can share with your fans.

We encourage you to promote your event via your social media networks and fan lists.

If you print a poster bring us copies and will prominently display them. Submit any questions to

Thanks again for performing at Café Racer!