Info and compensation for Headliner acts only
(opening acts please review section for Opening Acts only)

Headline acts should plan to perform 75-90 minutes.
Phone or write our booking contact regarding compensation.
Only seasoned performers should apply for headline act bookings.

We make a determination on whether to book an act based on audience reaction at previous performances here or at other venues, and whether the style, genre, type of entertainment, etc. fits our audience expectation. We will use the materials you submit (such as YouTube links, CDs, biographies, list of previous engagements, etc.), to assist in this determination.

Back up tracks are not allowed.

High quality publicity photos are required 120 days prior the scheduled gig or as soon as possible if booked less than 120 days in advance. These photos will be used in both print and online advertising.

We prefer headliners consist of two or more performers. For example, a solo singer with guitar should be accompanied by at least one other person singing or playing an additional instrument. This enhances the performance considerably and helps maintain audience interest for the 60-90 minute set.

We will make exceptions to the no solo policy in cases where such performance would be exceptional and hold audience attention throughout the set. (In otherwords, if Willie or Kris showed up with only their guitar we would make an exception.) Other exceptions may include performances with instruments that will not necessarily be enhanced by accompaniment. A spanish guitar performance comes to mind in this context.

Compensation for Headliners

We pay headliners on the night of performance. The amount is predetermined at time of booking and printed in the booking confirmation.

As a non-profit we determine a set budget and compensation scale each year. All funds not needed for expense items or a reserve fund are dedicated to compensating performers. The budget is adjusted for any shortfall or excess funds from the previoius year prior to setting the performer compensation rates.

For details on compensation contact the booking manager at

Your compensation is based on the combination of two factors:
  •    a - 1 or 2 person acts receive base rate. Groups or bands of 3 or more performers receive additional compensation.
  •    b - Visiting performers: Visiting performers* and groups receive a fixed travel adjustment.
*A visiting performer is considered a person or group who must travel from outside El Paso County, Colorado.

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