Thank you for your interest in playing at the The Den Cafe, Santa Ana!
Here are a few things to go over before moving forward:
We are a small restaurant / bar within the historic building, Grand Central Art Center. We do have tenants above us. We have a strict mellow/acoustic vibe with no gnarly volumes or drumming to respect our neighbors and all live music ends at 10pm. (music usually starts at 8pm)
Regarding payment. We aren’t filled to the brims with locals waiting for anyone to play, we are more of a lunch brunch spot. That being said, we can’t pay a ton. We typically pay $20 and feed the band. We rely on you to promote yourselves and bring in a crowd- we provide the stage. No one likes to play for an empty room so please keep this in mind! Band tip jars are always welcome as well as a merch table.
There is no sound person. We have a PA system and 2 mics. Our PA system is wireless and a manager will connect you to it but you do need to manage your own sound. Our staff is working the floor and aren’t trained musicians/sound people! The only thing they may control is the volume if it’s getting too crazy.
Alright! If you’re cool with this so far all I need you to do is send Friday or Saturday night availability, length of set and a link to music if you haven’t already. Once that is done we will see if we are right fits and have the dates. Please e-mail this information to:
*(We do not book more than 3 months ahead)
The Den Cafe