We listen to all submissions and contact those acts which we are planning on booking. This follow up may take anywhere from a week to a month. We do not confirm submissions, or follow up with acts that we are not planning on booking. Please do not contact us to see if we received your submission, as the volume is quite high.

If you submit a full band recording, we expect to book a full band, not a solo act. Please note we do not book solo acts on weekends.


Pete's is a 21+ venue - all band members must be over the age of 21. Pete's is strict about checking ID's at the door.


Pete’s now pushes hard for a suggested donation of $5, with the sound person working the tip bucket through the room for each band. This has led to greater audience contribution. The first $10 of those tips will go to the sound engineer. (To understand this policy in brief, please consider the following. Pete’s is a free venue with 25-30 seats. Yet, as a quality venue, we maintain (like a bigger venue) a booking staff, a website, a sound crew, a full compliment of sound gear, and of course all of the other expenses that go with running a business in NYC. We are about as close to a non-profit as a tax paying live music venue can get. As such, our sound staff receives compensation considerably lower than that paid at a bigger venue. In order to have a sound engineer at all, we need the audience contributions to support the ‘man (or woman) behind the band’ as well. )


Ampeg BA115 combo bass amp. 2 Fender Blues Junior combo guitar amps Floor tom, rack tom, kick drum, snare drum, 1 hi-hat stand, 2 snare stands, 1 cymbal stand, 1 drum throne and 1 kick pedal. Drummers will need to bring cymbals, sticks, a drum key. and a second cymbal stand if they need it. Drummers will also need to bring their own hi-hat clutch Mackie ProFX16 mixer, with 8 microphone inputs and 12 1/4" inputs. Behringer B212 monitor 3 Shure SM 58s and 2 Shure SM57s 2 DI boxes.


Pete's now offers live, multi-track recordings of sets for $125. The recorded tracks are not feeds from the board, but their own, independent feed. Artists will receive the unprocessed, multi-track stems, as well as rough mixes. For more info, including examples of previous recordings, visit or e-mail Irving at with your detailed setup information.


Music Booking Submission Form