Deep South The Bar Booking Information & Tech Specs
Deep South is an artist-driven venue. We do not sell Pizza-Shooters, Shrimp-Poppers, or Extreme-Fajitas and as a result people come to Deep South primarily to hear the artists. We do not have a built-in audience. The crowd at your show will be the crowd you draw. So if you are new to the market, or do not promote your show, then you should not expect a crowd.
Deep South is an artist-friendly venue. We have professional sound, a great stage, and a friendly bar staff. We have been a record label and artist management firm since 1995, so we appreciate all artists who have chosen to perform at our venue. That said, we are a small venue, only about 125 capacity, and as a result we view a successful night one in which 100 people or more attend the show. Although we do email marketing and print advertising on our part, it is ultimately the responsibility of the artist to make the night successful. (100 people. It’s not as easy as it may seem.)
Venues book bands to draw business. If you can’t fill a small room like Deep South, don’t expect to be playing a larger one anytime soon. Before contacting us to perform, ask yourself realistically:
Will I be able to fill at least half of the room with my fans?
If your answer is anything other than a solid and sure “Yes”, then don’t expect a headlining slot. But if you do have a good draw in Raleigh, and you will market your show extensively, then read on…
How do I get booked to play at Deep South? Email John at
John (@) DeepSouthEntertainment.com
Email is required – no phone calls to initially set up shows will be accepted.
What should I include in my email?
- Band or Artist name
- A link to your website where we can listen to music and read more about you. (website,
facebook, reverbnation, etc… any will do fine).
- Information about prior performances in the area, including attendance numbers, giving us an indication as to how many people you expect to draw at Deep South.
- Your contact information. Email and phone number, along with the name of the person we would be contacting.
- Please DO NOT send mp3 files. It clogs up our inbox. Hopefully you have music on your website that we can listen to.
I sent an email. What now?
Emailing us regularly to check in doesn’t help.
Actually, it can make things worse if you email too frequently. Trust us, if we dig what you sent, we’ll be all over you. You may be a musical genius – and it’s likely you are the next Beatles – but we also need to be assured that you can draw a crowd. Great music and big crowds – that will get our attention.
Once you have our attention, we will find a bill that is right for you and we will email you. If you haven’t heard from us in a month (and please give us that long – we get a LOT of emails), feel free to politely check back in. We’ll be happy to revisit things.
I booked a show! What next?
We would prefer you not book another show in Raleigh within a month. No band can bring every one of their fans to every show booked at every venue in Raleigh. It will only split up your crowd.
- Post your show on all the websites you use. Please be sure to link to www.DeepSouthTheBar.com
- Mail posters or flyers immediately to:
Deep South Entertainment
1115 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh NC 27603
(Please click here to download the Deep South logo for your flyer) https://deepsouththebar.com/deepsouthlogobar.jpg
Doors are at 7pm. Shows are 21+ unless negotiated in advance before your booking.
- Make every show an event. Just because you’ve booked a show doesn’t mean anyone will show up unless you heavily promote it. Utilize flyering, emails, and social networking (facebook, etc.) to invite as many people as possible to your show.
- Become familiar with our venue and calendar of upcoming shows.
Learn about the venue, stage size, etc. Come out to Deep South for other shows prior to your show. Meet as many people as you can and invite them to come hear from you. Personal invitations go a long way.
- -Allen & Heath GL2400-24 Mixing Console
- -2 QSC HPR152i 15” Powered Speakers (flown)
- -4 monitor mixes via 4 JBL EON-12 12” Powered Speakers
- -1 JBL JRX100 Powered Subwoofer, 1 Peavey 118D Powered Subwoofer
- -24 channel snake
- -Lexicon mpx550 24-bit stereo FX processor
- -2 Behringer Ultragraph Pro FBQ3102 EQ
- -1 Audio Logic 660 Dual-Compressor / Limiter / Gate
- -8 par 56 LED and halogen stage lights
- -All necessary DI’s, microphones, and stands
- -88 key upright piano
- -1 very snazzy disco ball
- -14’(w) x 10’(d) x 18”(h)
- -No drum riser
- -No dressing rooms
- -Load in access next to stage from sidewalk/street