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Freddy's is a casual neighborhood bar with a national reputation and a modest Backroom performance space. Freddy’s was originally founded as a speakeasy during Prohibition, & more recently called the “perfect bar” by The New York Times. We have a 25 year history of hosting Brooklyn events in our modest multi-use Backroom. However, the Backroom has NO BUILT-IN AUDIENCE and is SEPARATE from the Bar, relatively private & mostly SOUND PROOFED.
We are 21 and over only!! Our Backroom Capacity is 45, and there is plenty of additional overflow space in the Front-room. However Performances are neither visible nor audible from the Front-room. Our performance stage is not raised & can fit 4 musicians (5 is doable but cramped). We do not pay, & do not charge a cover. Passing the hat is fine & so is selling merchandise.
The Backroom is a small, multi-use space with concert-hall sound. If you approach the Backroom carefully, it will treat you well. If you are too Loud for the space or the audience size you will be asked to Turn down, or Turn OFF.
In our "Booking Submission" process, you'll need to Provide Web Ready words and images that will be used on your "Freddy's Bar Calendar Event Page" if your submission is accepted. Your submission Information & uploaded details will become your Event Web page. If you want your Event page to have particular words & a particular Image- we NEED those words & that Image provided to us Now in this submission process. There will be no options for corrections after booking is completed. Provide ONLY web ready, text and details that you are comfortable with.
You'll need words describing your intended Event, Band or Performance. You’ll have the option of providing pertinent details, reviews, and applicable links.
You'll be asked to upload an IMAGE. Any image we use must be Web-Optimized. (You'll be provided a Link to Optimize any image before you upload it.)
You'll additionally need to provide working links to Audio & Video samples (No Subscriber services) please. Have this all ready before you proceed.
Freddy’s does not have the resources to amend the details of events once booked. So choose carefully, there may be no options for later corrections!
Available ONLY under staff supervision on Friday & Saturday Nights! If you are not familiar with our bar or our performance room, It is advised you arrive early and check in with Staff.
Bands are encouraged to use house gear to cut down on clutter. Just do NOT walk off with it please!
Kit includes the following (Varied Brands & quality) One Bass Drum / One Throne / Two Cymbal Stands / One Floor Tom / One High Tom / High Hat stand. (NO HIGH-HAT CLUTCH & NO FOOT-PEDAL) Please NOTE- Drummers must bring their own Snare, Cymbals, Foot Pedal, High Hat Clutch & any additional Toms.
A SOUND PERSON is HERE ONLY on Fri and Sat nights. Arrive early and be prepared. You are NOT allowed to adjust the room lights, projector, Pa, Decor or stage lights. For any room adjustments, arrive early, make “requests” immediately and allow plenty of time for compliance of any request. Requests that can be accommodated will be accommodated.
A sound check is always desirable. However, this is often not the case in the midst of a busy night. Arrive early, reduce needs, be prepared and fast with your set-up. You will be expected to start On-Time. A late start will come out of your Set Length time. There may only be time for a Line Check, with only minutes for set- up and break-down between bands. Usually 15 minutes to be exact. Do NOT be Late or Cancel without notice. Have fun and please let us know how it goes.
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Instagram: In all posts/stories
Other promo: Submit your event listing to any/all of the following. Check the submission guidelines given on each site before sending anything:
By submitting music, photos and/or videos to Freddy’s Bar & Backroom, you allow Freddy’s Bar & Backroom to publish, and use said music, photos and/or video in print and electronic formats such as publications, videos, projects, and websites. I understand that pictures or videos may be published in any of these media without restriction. I understand that I will not receive payment or other compensation for use of photos and/or videos.
#1. You'll need to Provide us with Web Ready words and images that will be used on your "Freddy's Calendar Event Page!"
You'll need at least a single paragraph of spell checked pertenant Information, and any brief edited reviews if you got em. This is the oportunity to provide any of the information you want included on your event page. There will be no other opportuntiy for some later addition or revision. We do NOT have the resources to Adjust details, unless it is a very significant change. We have final say on what is or isn't used on the event Page. If you do not provide us words & or Images, we will fill in the Event Page as we see fit.
#2. Also you'll be asked to upload an EVENT or BAND IMAGE. Any image you use must be uder 3000MB, & or Web-Optomized. (You'll be provided a Link to Optomize any image before you upload it.)
#3. You'll additionally need to provide working links to Audio & Video samples (No Subscriber services) please.
Have this all ready before you proceed.
We will need
If none of this is prepared then you might want to go do so, & then return here & finish up!
Good Luck with your submission
Donald O'Finn / Freddy's Bar & Backroom
627 Fifth Ave. BKLYN, N.Y. 11215