Venue and Location
We can seat 125 in the audience with additional space for 15-20 standing only. All seating is comfortable chairs with cushioned seats and seat backs.

This is a family friendly environment. No alcohol, bad language or naughty lyrics allowed. This is a very friendly, fun concert venue where your music will be truly appreciated without the noise and chatter common during performances at other venues. Be prepared for a warm welcome and lots of hugs and thanks for coming.

 Building access: 5:15 PM, sound checks 6:00pm, open stage 7pm, intermission and stage reset 7:45, headliner 8pm


rev 8/18/2016
Genres
   The society concerts feature vocal and instrumental performances from a variety of music genres primarily within what would be called Americana roots music categories. This includes folk, bluegrass, cowboy, traditional country or western, jazz, mariachi and similar styles. Gospel music is acceptable when interspersed with other genres.

Instruments
  
We have a flexible policy regarding instruments. Performances should, in most cases, be limited to acoustic instruments. Pickups are acceptable for all types of instruments. We are pleased to make exceptions to the acoustic only policy when the non-acoustic instrument(s) support and not dominate a predominately acoustic performance. All non-acoustic instruments must be cleared with the booking committee prior to actual booking of your set.

Family friendly
  We are not a church affiliated organization, however we rent the church building and wish to make appropriate use of the facility. As a community organization we wish to promote positive values. Our focus is on the people and the music.

   We promote a family friendly environment. Performances (including lyrics) should be suitable for all ages.
Children present. The use of risque language including in lyrics is not appropriate. Avoid promoting or degrading political issues such as candidates, officials, drugs, alcohol, marijuana, etc.

Information for
Headline 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.

   Headliners are required to provide high quality publicity photos 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 do not book unaccompanied solo acts for headliners. For example, a solo singer or instrumentalist must be accompanied by at least one other person singing or playing an additional instrument. The primary instrument must be acoustic. This does not apply to opening acts. There are some very narrow exceptions to this policy. (In otherwords, if Willie or Kris showed up with only their guitar we might make an exception.)

Solo acts previously booked for 2018 are encouraged to arrange for an accompanist or partner no later than 30 days prior to performance.


Information for
Opening acts only:

Opening act performances are 20 minute unpaid performances.

   Opening act candidates, solo or group, should have previous stage experience and be able to demonstrate a high level of musical competence. We do not necessarily accept bookings simply on recommendation (although that helps.)

   We consider whether the style, genre, type of entertainment, etc. fits our audience expectation. You will be requested to provide a video audition or link to online videos of your work, or other material for us to review. If your work is widely known or you performed at Buffalo Grass in the past we may, at our sole discretion, skip some or all of these steps.

   Back up tracks are not allowed.

   Although not required, it is highly desirable that opening acts supply publicity photos at least 120 days in advance of their scheduled performance. These photos will be used in both print and online advertising.

Performer merchandise and tip jars
   If you have CD's or merchandise promoting yourself or group you are encouraged to bring them the night of your performance. A merch table is provided for this purpose at the back of the hall. Manning the merch table is the responsibility of those selling merchandise. We recommend you have someone available at the merch table throughout the night or at the very least during intermission and after the last set.

  All proceeds from merchandise sales belong to the seller. The society does not participate in these sales or receive any of those proceeds.

  Tips can sometimes save the day, especially if you are traveling here from afar or are playing an unpaid opening act. We provide a set of tip jars (actually small buckets) in the foyer. The buckets are labeled with the stage name of the act.   You are encouraged to check and clean out the tip bucket with your name at the end of the night. Any unclaimed tips will be considered donations to the society.

You may also provide your own tip container to place on the merch table with your cds or other merchandise.  Since there is more than one act playing each night, it is a good idea to put your name on your own container. 

  If you do not have someone available to handle your merch sales, ask one of our staff for help. We can generally find someone willing to help out. An appropriate way to thank that person is to give them a cd or other merchandise at the end of the night.

Venue and Location
   We can seat 125 in the audience with additional space for 15-20 standing only. All seating is comfortable chairs with cushioned seats and seat backs.

   Concerts and jams are held at the Cowboy Church of Peyton, 15504 Bradshaw Rd, Peyton, Colorado.

This is a very friendly, fun concert venue where your music will be truly appreciated without the noise and chatter common during performances at other venues. Be prepared for a warm welcome and lots of hugs and thanks for coming.

   Building access: 5:15 pm, sound checks at 5:30pm, opening acts 7 and 7:30pm, intermission and stage reset 7:45, headliner 8pm

Visit our website at www.BuffaloGrassAcoustic.org/location-4.html  for maps, directions and other travel information.

Payment
  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 have a set scale based on the combination of two factors:
   1 - Local or non-local performers
   2 - solo with accompaniment or group (3 or more persons.)

  The payment for non-local performers includes a fixed stipend for travel.
  The payment for groups is higher than solo with accompaniment.

  All proceeds from ticket sales are earmarked for performer payments. The payment scale is reevaluated and adjusted yearly based on projected ticket income for the following year and any shortfall or excess already experienced.

Booking
   Booking inquiries should be directed via email to booking@BuffaloGrassAcoustic.org. This is also the contact for booking as a unpaid opening act.

Allow at least 10 days before following up on your request. Your request will be considered after careful review of the submitted material. You should expect a response within 10 days.

To speed the process, we ask that you provide samples of your performance. These can be in the form of a cd, audio or video tracks send via email, or links to online sources of videos or audio tracks.

   If you have any problems meeting our requirements or have questions we will be happy to try to work things out to our mutual benefit. Please don't hesitate to call our booking contact with any questions or concerns.

Information for Mentors, teachers and instructors:
   Buffalo Grass is not the proper venue to have student recitals. You are cautioned not to submit students for bookings unless they show exceptional talent. We do not want to be put in the position of declining an aspiring star when they haven't yet reached the required level of competency for our shows.

   We suggest if you have an exceptional talent to propose for booking that you discuss it with our booking contact prior to involving the student.
updated August 23,  2018



Buffalo Grass Country Concerts
Great Music for the Whole Family
presented by the Buffalo Grass Acoustic Society
15504 Bradshaw Road - Peyton, Colorado 80831
Summary:
Genres - Americana roots - traditional country, western, bluegrass, folk, jazz, etc.
Instruments
- Acoustic strings, others that support an acoustic performance.
Family friendly
- Children present. No risky, vulgar, bad language or inuendo.
Headline act details -
paid, 75-90 minute set
Opening act details
- unpaid, 20 minute sets, 2 act per night
Merchandise and tips
- Yes. All proceeds to performer.
Venue location
- 15504 Bradshaw Rd., Peyton, CO. See details for times.
Payment
- Night of performance
Booking
- email booking@buffalograssacoustic.org
Mentors, teachers, instructors
- this venue is not appropriate for recitals

Details: