If you’re interested in playing at The Know please consider the following prior to filling out our booking form and requesting a slot on our calendar…
For better or for worse, The Know is a “punk” venue. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to be in a punk band to play here, we accommodate a wide spectrum of music. You do, however, need to understand that we expect to work with bands/people who share our d.i.y. ethos and are loosely rooted in the “underground” realm. If this is a foreign concept to you and/or you’ve never been inside of The Know bar/venue then we’d ask that you take a look at the events calendar and search out a few of the bands we’ve got listed there to get an idea of what we’re up to.
Don’t let our location in the central Alberta Arts District fool you! If you’re doing an acoustic, reggae, singer-songwriter, jam band, folksy, freak-out, electronic, hippie tribute-band thing, there are better places on Alberta for you to play. Please don’t contact us…it’s a massive waste of time as we will not reply to your inquiries.
Speaking of our neighborhood…shows start at 8pm and MUST end by 11pm. Our neighbors don’t like the sweet sounds of rock n’ roll through the night, so we’ve been forced to comply. It’s lame, but you don’t have a 4hr set anyway.
Our shows are made accessible to the public through incredibly affordable admittance to our show nights. Cover charges are generally $5-8 with some free events thrown in there for good-measure. As result, our ability to meet “guarantees” or pay out lofty-sums of money to your band is virtually non-existent.
The calendar fills up fast. The more flexible you are with dates, the better the chance we’ll have one for you to play. Check the calendar before contacting us, and have a backup plan just in case. Not everyone can play on Friday and Saturday and we have some of our most successful evenings of music on traditional “off-nights” for the other venues (i.e. Sunday-Thurs).
If that all sounds good, fill out the form below and we’ll get back with you soon…