Booking at The Wormhole
If you represent a National Act, you may use our alternate form here.
We’ve set up the booking form to the right not only for booking requests, but as a way to collect the info we need to assist in promoting your show. Most questions are optional, but the more info provided, the easier it is to approve booking, match bills, advance technical, and promote the show. Please keep in mind that the press description and other info will appear word-for-word on our web calendar and email campaigns if booking is approved.
We are open to booking a variety of genres, however the bands that will work here best will be the ones emphasizing creativity, a new take on a genre, or a departure from the typical.
The following does not pertain to contracted/promoted featured events, headliners, etc. If a buyer is needed, please use our national form.
Shows will be FREE no cover events where donations are taken for the bands, unless a contract is issued with negotiated terms. For bands new to this market, free shows are the ultimate way to grow a fanbase and covert casual listeners to future paying fans. If the show meets a certain criteria then we can set up ticket/admission sales through our box office or your own.
- Artist has market experience and can consistently draw 30+ at a free show.
- A reputable promoter has been hired to produce the event.
- Past sales history in this market reflects ability to sell tickets
Through experience we have determined that bands new to the market will come out best in terms of both exposure and revenue by offering a no-cover show and collecting donations. If people like the band they will donate. We accept credit/debit to encourage donations.
All production fees are waived for free admission events. Otherwise, ticketed events will include a production fee to be determined. Other fees include sales and admission taxes, ticket processing fees, and box office collection fees. The contracted headliner or management will receive the final pay out. Opening bands need to negotiate with the contracted person regarding payment. We are not responsible for payment to bands that we did not book or contract to.
For ticketed shows, guest specifications should be included in the contract. However, I’d like to say that your friends should be the first people in line to support you!! If your friends don’t want to give a few bucks to helping you out, then call out each one by name from the stage and lecture them on their shameful and selfish apathy. Then refuse to give them a ride home.
Currently we have a 24 channel house PA with five monitor mixes available. Full technical specs of our house equipment can be requested. Submit your sound needs and upload a stage plot with your booking request form, or your needs may not be met. If your show requires additional equipment to be rented it may be charged to production costs. You must set up in the normal positions where directed unless you get your stage plot approved so the stage can be re-wired ahead of time. NOTE: We do not allow bands to set up on the floor in front of the stage. Please respect our equipment; For example, don’t spin our mics around by the cords as part of your sweet stage moves.
This is very important!! DO NOT EXPECT TO USE YOUR GUITAR STACK AT FULL VOLUME HERE. We love having bands, but we are here for the customer. We adhere to the professional guidelines of 100 decibels max at 20 feet from the speakers. We require full cooperation with the sound engineer so that your sound quality is optimal. Your sound will be full and loud, but not so loud to run the customers out the door, or to get a noise complaint called on us from the neighborhood. If you do not cooperate, your sound may end up being mixed poorly including low vocals. Inevitably your girlfriends will run up to the soundguy to point this out, and they’ll be snatched up by a girlfriend-trap that we’ve built around the sound booth for this very purpose. If you give the soundguy attitude when he asks you to turn down, or pretend to turn it down when you’re not really, or turn it back up once it’s set, then you will be banned and possibly your sound cut during your performance. If we cut the sound we will play a Nelson song in it’s place. So unless you want to look like you’re air-guitaring to Nelson, please cooperate with the soundguy.
SHOW TIMES and SET TIME:
Load in is at 8PM unless other arrangements have been made. We almost always book 30 minute spots, except in the cases of featured shows and headliners, jam bands/party bands or whenever a different format is needed. If your performance consists of a specific set time then just let us know. We expect bands to practice their set time and not run over the scheduled set time. Shows generally start at 10PM on weekdays and 10:30PM on weekends unless you want to promote a different time. Shows must start on time once promoted.
As a courtesy, please allow at least four weeks notice. Arranging for a replacement band/show is ideal. Bands canceling without adequate notice will not be booked again for six months if at all, especially if we end up with no show that night.
If you would like to mail us posters and promo stuff (stickers, etc) please send to the venue: The Wormhole, 2307 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401. IMPORTANT: If your package will not slide into a thin mail slot (ie its in a box or tube,) please write “c/o Chadells Liquor Store” on the package. WE ARE NOT ABLE TO GO TO THE POST OFFICE TO RETRIEVE PACKAGES THAT THEY COULD NOT FIT IN OUR MAIL SLOT. We would like to have at least 3 posters, but you can send any amount. If you send a CD we will play it in our stereo before your show to help promote.
How we promote each show
For optimum success, the artist or show producer should have the assistance of a promoter/publicist, as well as promote to the artist’s fans through their own developed networks. However, the venue will promote every show in the following way:
We utilize an email newsletter of approximately 1,000 opt-in customers.
We have a text campaign of about 100 people for the day-of reminder (targeting to specific music genres.)
We have a facebook profile with over 5,000 friends and a place page. We will invite targeted friend lists to any facebook event page that the band/promoter invites us to, as well as share it on our wall.
We post events online to Z events feeds that are included on many event calendars shared on the internet.
We provide a press contact list.
We post the info provided to us on the above booking form, or an EPK sent to us, on our website. We can include details such as photos, links, embed a music player, etc, if it is provided to us.
We will hang any posters/handbills sent to us in the venue as well as in neighboring businesses.
We will list the event on our LED sign in the venue.