High Noon Saloon books bands from all over the world in a variety of genres, including rock, indie, metal, alt-country, pop, punk, bluegrass, folk, jam, and world music.
If you want your band to be considered for a show at High Noon Saloon, please send an EPK or a link to a website or media page where we can check out your music, along with a band bio, contact information, and desired show date. Feel free to send along any press you have received. It is helpful to let us know when and where you have previously played in Madison, and what days of the week you are available to play. Press kits via email are preferred. Please refrain from sending multiple mp3s via email- a link to a site where we can listen to your music is greatly preferred.
Please allow at least 2-3 weeks for us to review your band before following up with us. We do listen to every submission, but since we often receive over 100 submissions a month, it takes some time to get through them. If you are looking for a last-minute show, we’ll do what we can, but you should indicate what date you need in the subject line of your email.
We generally book about 6-14 weeks in advance, so please plan accordingly when looking for a specific tour date.
You can find our sound system spec sheet here.
Promoting Your Show
After we book your band at High Noon, we will help promote your show online and throughout the city- but we also expect you to work on your own promotions wherever possible in order to make for a successful show.
We include all shows on our website and will help with promotion on social media. Because of the large number of shows we host every week, we cannot make a Facebook event or flyer for every show. Once your show is booked, please coordinate with Justin ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) on the creation of a Facebook event. We have a dedicated street team to hang up flyers on both Williamson St and State St, among other locations such as stores, coffee shops, etc. If you make flyers for your show, please drop some off at High Noon and we will make sure they get into the hands of our street team. Usually a quantity of 50-75 flyers is recommended.
You can download our layered flyer template here (.PSD File).
Hi-res High Noon Saloon logos can be found here.
We contact all local press for inclusion in their calendar listings roughly 3 weeks prior to your show. If you would like to try to get an expanded write-up beyond just a calendar listing for your show, we recommend checking out our list of Madison Press Contacts and sending a press release to any applicable media outlets.
Finally, we strongly urge that you don’t book another local show within two weeks before or after your show here. Doing so cannibalizes our combined promotional efforts, and ultimately reduces the number of fans you can draw to our show.