Book Your Tour Show
My face at your place this summer or fall.
- Become an official tour stop on my album release tour!
- 90-minute private show live in your yard
- Total fee as low as $350
- Just $100 to save your date
- Hosts get 1 free T Shirt (with more available to purchase)
- Hosts get a free copy of my new EP
- All sound equipment provided by me
Bookings are available starting July. When you click through to book your date, you will be shown a list of dates still available.
If your date is not listed, email me as we can sometimes make more than one show fit in a day depending on time and location.
You’ll be asked to make a deposit to hold your spot, with rates depending on the distance.
Your booking fee holds your spot and I will be in touch ASAP to confirm your date and time.
Your guests are asked to tip, or if you prefer, to pre-purchase a spot from you for the show at a suggested donation of $20.
If you’d prefer to pay for this show outright, we will consider this a private booking and additional payment will be arranged.
Details & Common Questions
What does my payment cover?
When you book you’ll pay a booking reservation fee – basically a hold on your date. Your booking is not confirmed until I respond via email to confirm the date you want is available. If it isn’t, and we can’t find a suitable alternative, I’ll refund your full booking fee.
After the show, you will pay another $250 (in addition to the booking fee you already paid).
What if I don’t get enough guests or donations? How much does a private booking cost?
I ask for a minimum commitment of $250 PLUS your booking fee. For local shows booked by June 24, this comes out to $300 in total.
Most hosts take donations from guests, which usually amount to more than the minimum. $20 is a good suggested donation for the show, but leaving this up to the guest usually works out best. Some hosts decide to add these tips to the booking fee, while others simply pay me the tips and make up the difference if less than the fee. I leave that up to you.
If money is a genuine concern, I am always open to negotiation for special situations so don’t hesitate to send your questions to email@example.com or call me at 780-655-0126.
Please note this fee structure only applies to these yard shows, and not to private bookings for weddings, graduations, etc. Those have their own booking rates.
Do I get any perks for hosting?
YES! You will get a tour T-shirt to remember this evening along with a physical copy of my EP Will You Still Love Me? on the night of the show, as well as a digital download of the album when you book (once it is released on June 27).
What if I need to cancel later?
I will refund your booking fee in full up to 2 weeks before your event. I can give a 50% refund up to one week before, but I do not offer refunds for any cancellation within the week of the event, since I may have passed on other shows to save your booking. I’ll work with you to reschedule if possible.
Will I get help advertising the show?
YES! I will provide you with a printable poster and a social media graphic that you can share to promote your show. I’m also happy to give your show a shout-out to my own fans if it is open to the public.
What do I need to host a show?
All you really need is a power source and room for your guests. For numbers, I’d recommend you can host at least 15 people. Please note that smaller numbers may mean fewer donations and you may be asked to make up the difference up to the minimum charge for the evening.
Some hosts choose to provide food and/or drinks, while others make these shows a “BYOB” affair.
Power requirements are basic. Simply provide a 3-prong outlet and I will provide all other needed equipment. I do not provide insurance for your event or guests attending, so you may want to look into that if it is a concern for you.
When do you book these shows?
We can book any time that I’m available between June 25th and September 24, 2022 (see available dates above). These shows often happen in the early evening (6 or 7 start time) and last around 2 hours, depending on breaks, chat time after, etc. In the fall, evenings can get cool enough to be uncomfortable outdoors after 8 or 9.
I am open to daytime shows, travel time permitting.
How much advance notice do you need?
I recommend at least 2 weeks advance booking so that you have time to spread the word to friends, family and neighbours. I may be able to pull off a “can you play my backyard birthday tomorrow??” but I can’t guarantee it.
What is the schedule and ‘vibe’ for this evening?
I will play two 45 minute sets with a break in the middle and time for socializing afterwards.
My setlist will include the entire Will You Still Love Me? EP (out June 27) and other originals and cover songs. I’m happy to take requests in advance!
These evenings are casual and fun. I pride myself on positive, hopeful energy with a good dose of humour and storytelling. My songs are often introspective and people have told me on more than one occasion “I didn’t know how much I needed that.” The feeling is mutual.
What If COVID Changes Our Plans?
While everything around these here parts is wide open for events as I write this, we know how fast things can change. The sad fact is that either you or I could still get COVID near the show date (I am triple-vaxxed). COVID-RELATED CANCELLATIONS WILL BE FULLY REFUNDED. That means if you as a host, or I as a performer, are unable to keep our commitment because of a Covid-19 infection, I won’t keep your deposit and I won’t ask questions.
I still have a question …
All good – email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780-655-0126. Let’s chat.