BOOKING AN EVENT AT THE MIDTOWN SCHOLAR
Thank you for your interest in holding an event at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore. Below is a listing of the types of events that the Midtown Scholar offers space for.
Types of bookings include...
At this time we are only accepting Solo, Singer/Songwriters with single instrumentation.
The Midtown Scholar will provide some publicity via, press release, blog and social media, but it is up to the artist to promote their performance.
(IMPORTANT NOTE: For full information on booking a musical performance please see below)
Local Author Book Consignment Forms, Book Signings, Receptions, and Book-Release Events
Public Book Club meetings to be hosted at the store
Events geared for children, held in conjunction with our Little Scholar Children's Space
Due to an overwhelming number or requests, we are limiting Community Events to ones that are free & open to the public and will be larger than 12 people. If you are interested in proposing a community event at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore, please email a small description of the event to:
David Kern, Events Coordinator
(Please note that approval of the event is decided on content and availability of the date. As well we ask that all community events be submitted for review at least 2 months in advance of the proposed date.)
Special note for Artists. For Art Gallery Exhibit Info: Please instead visit the link to our Yellow Wall "Gallery"
For Music, Local Authors, Book Clubs and Children's Events please create a "EVENT PLANNING" ACCOUNT in our online booking system.
Musical Performance Information:
Thanks for your interest in performing at the Midtown Scholar. At this time we are only accepting Solo, Singer/Songwriters with single instrumentation. The Midtown Scholar will provide some publicity via, press release, blog and social media, but it is up to the artist to promote their performance.
Concerts are free to our customers, and that means that your payment will be via tips and merchandise sales. We love offering space to performers, but we don’t have the budget to pay. (We will, of course, make you a free cup of the best coffee around.)
All of our bookings now take place through an online booking system located at: http://midtownscholar.partnershipplanners.org Simply go to this link, (please note that you will have to create an account so you can monitor your request) and submit the “Musical Performance Booking” form. Please note that we book concerts only on Friday and Saturday nights.
Because we are primarily a bookstore/cafe, our atmosphere is unique and comes with its own set of realities:
1. Your performance will happen during operational hours, and that means the lights will be up in the store and customers are likely to be browsing while you play.
2. We have an excellent soundboard, but we don’t have the capacity to run the sound during the show. Helping to plug in and during sound check is fine, but we don’t have a sound staff person. Keep that in mind, and if you have multiple instrument changes, they’ll all need to be plugged in at the beginning unless you’re bringing sound support along with you. Due to the acoustics in the store we do NOT allow AMPS or full PERCUSSION Sets be used for the performance.
3. Our schedule is becoming increasingly full, and if you’re a good fit, we’ll do our best to fit you in as soon as possible. The approval process may take up to 2 weeks for response. Your request is important, but with the high volume it will be processed in the order in which it was submitted.
If you have any other questions, please email: