At Dry River we like to host all types of events: shows, classes, lectures, movies…
If you would like to get in touch with us about booking an event please read our info below,
and fill out the request form.
We’re glad you’re interested in setting up an event at Dry River. This letter is to help explain what you can expect from us and what we expect from you.
Dry River is a collectively run space focused on providing resources, education, and support for arts/music. We do this by hosting a “zine” and lending library, free classes and discussion groups, a free store, educational events, film nights, etc. One of our goals is to be open and welcoming to anyone regardless of their age, race, gender, sexual identity, or economic status.
Our main expectation from performers is that they do not practice and participate in speech and behavior considered racist, sexist/misogynist, or homophobic. While it is not our desire to censor art, it is our intention to have a space free of these attitudes and beliefs. Please don’t feel that you have to “walk on eggshells” at our space. But it is important to us that we provide a space that is welcoming to everyone. If you need more explanation please let us know.
WE DON’T DO GUARANTEES. Events at D.R. are all on donation basis. We try to have folks at the door to encourage and collect donations. Because we are not doing this for profit, we are just as interested in supporting touring bands as we are in collecting cash to help us pay the bills. All bands are welcome to sell their merch. If you want to pretend you’re a rock star, you should go somewhere else. Neither DR nor the crowds who frequent appreciate it much and you won’t be happy with our less-than-rockstar venue.
We normally don’t pay local bands unless they are booking and promoting the show, it’s an exceptional night financially, or some other arrangement has already been discussed.
We have a decent P.A. system, along with some mics and cables. If you have any special considerations please let us know so we can be prepared by the time of the show.
At times it is possible that we could provide you with some dinner and/or a place to crash for the night. It’s not a promise, but let us know ahead of time if you could use some help and we’ll see what we can do.
If you have more questions or need any details, just ask!