Booking & Backline


**Sidewalk Cafe will close on February 23rd, 2019.  Unfortunately, there are no longer sets available to book before then.  Please check back on the space in the future, as the new management hopes to continue having music in the space after renovations.

Thank you to all the performers who have graced our stage over the years.  <3


The Sidewalk is an ALL AGES venue.


– Full PA with 3 stage monitors
– Direct Input Boxes (4), Microphones (5 SM58s, 2 SM57s, 1 Sennheiser 609)
– Yamaha Upright Piano
– Ludwig Drum Kit: 1 kick drum, 1 floor tom, 1 rack tom, 1 snare drum
– Drum Hardware: 1 snare stand, 3 cymbal stands, 1 high hat stand (DW5000), 1 kick pedal, 1 drum throne
– Fender Blues Jr Guitar Amp
– Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Guitar Amp
– Ampeg Combo Bass Amp

**You must let us know in advance if you’d like to use the drums or amps. Rolling them out last-minute is hell.**

Drummers will need to bring own cymbals and HH clutch. Our hi hat stand is a DW5000, which is a bit thicker than other stands, so make sure your clutch will fit! Snare and kick pedal recommended. For practical reasons, BANDS MUST USE OUR DRUM KIT unless we’ve agreed to alternate arrangements.

We can record your show at Sidewalk live to CD, professionally mixed for $30. We use a room mic, plus direct lines and mics on drums, amps, and vocals. If you’d like to take advantage of the service just let the sound engineer know when you arrive.

We currently have a projection screen that you may use with your projecting equipment.  There is a VGA cable run to the sound booth, so be aware you’ll need an adapter to use your laptop!