Perform at Dunedin Folk Club

Apply to perform on a Sunday club night or book your own concert.

Casual Performances
Most clubnights have floor spots in the first half of the evening playing one or two items. Just mention you wish to perform to the door person when you arrive. There can be a bit of competition for these spots so get in early.
About once a month or so there is a Come-all-ye (open mic night) or a night built around a theme. Same procedure as for floor spots, or you could email to book a place.

Thursday Open Mic
This is a popular weekly concert for all-comers. Family friendly (no alcohol), very welcoming and a guaranteed performance spot if you want one. Phil Corfeild and Vic McDonald are your hosts and they welcome beginners and old hands, the nervous and the confident. The 50Dundas Open Mic is a great springboard into regular performance at the club, our festivals and beyond.

Artist Bookings 
The second half of a typical clubnight is a booked or featured artist. Please apply to if you wish to be considered for a booking. In general we book 3 - 12 months ahead (see below).
We are appreciative of the many club performers who play for us without expectation of a fee, and we are open to negotiation for a percentage of the door or a small fee for those that require it.
Door charges are typically in the $5 - $15 range, with a discount for members. The club will publicise widely but it is expected that you promote the event through your own networks as well.
Special Concerts
From time to time the Club may put on a special concert for a major or international artist, outside of the Sunday club night. Please contact for more details.

Partnership Event
The Dunedin Folk Club can work alongside a promoter or artist where they will hire the venue and run the event and the DFC will prep the venue and run the kitchen and bar. Please email us to discuss this option. 

How to Apply for a Clubnight Booking or Special Concert
Email with a bit about yourself and some dates (Sundays are our usual clubnights) that might work for you. We are often booked up well ahead. We don't restart till late January, and February and March can often be well booked a year out; you'll need to be early to get summer dates.
Either send us links to your stuff (website, youtube etc) or attach a one or two mp3's to your email. Audio is not absolutely necessary if you have good information or references. Please don't send us CD's unless we ask for them for promotion. We'll circulate your material around the committee and respond to you as quickly as we can.
And you'll book me?
Probably, but not necessarily. There may be competition for the chosen date or, heaven forbid, we may decide your music doesn't fit. We may also suggest that you share a night with someone else. If you're a local performer you stand a better chance if you've already done some floor spots for us or played at the Thursday Open Mic. 

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