As international and local bands will agree, The Rockpile sound experience, on stage or in the audience is the best around.


The Rockpile "Upclose and Personal"


 

Attention Promoters and Bands (Local and Touring)
We just wanted to give you a friendly reminder that the Rockpile does not charge on your merchandise sales. While some venues may charge 10 – 20% off your merchandise sales, we here at the Rockpile respect and understand the hard work and dedication of bands today. We feel venues, promoters and artists should all work together because if one of these links is broken then everyone suffers.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN RUNNING YOUR OWN NIGHT:
Before placing a booking, please consult our calendar of events to see what dates are available for your show. Please consider a few alternative dates incase the one you want has recently been booked.

Attention Promoters and Bands (Local and Touring)
You must then call the office for further information & terms. Our office hours are Monday to Friday, 4 to 7PM.

When you run your own night, the rental fee includes:

Security, sound tech, staff, insurance, all ages insurance (if applicable), mics, monitors, lighting, clean up, listing and calendar events in all local papers (i.e. NOW, EYE, SUN, etc) and on our website and all other online marketing.

IF YOUR BAND IS INTERESTED IN A GIG AT OUR CLUB:
THE ROCK PILE is a CONCERT HALL and does not have a built-in audience unless you are bringing them. Bands must have a Toronto fan base in order to play our club, especially if they are on tour or an out-of-town band.

The Rock Pile is responsible for listing your event on all our online media as well as all local papers. Bands are EXPECTED to promote the event; handing out flyers online/on the street and word of mouth can make for a great show!

All local bands are expected to come down to The Rock Pile and pick up advance tickets to sell. THIS IS NOT A BATTLE-TYPE SETTING!! Each band will be compensated fairly and the same way!

We keep track of the draws of each band that play our club. This helps us decide what bands are solid opening acts for our high profile events.

SOME TIPS FOR BANDS:
* Do not overexpose! Keep it to ONE Toronto show a month! If you burn out your crowd, who will be there to watch you?
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If your band is from out of town: Rent a party bus to get your fans down to the venue
* Network, network, network! Adding a local band to your bill always helps

Please consider all of the above and contact us at your soonest convenience or
email us at: therockpilenightclub@yahoo.ca