Rochester, NY

Frequently Asked Questions

Performers Almanac

Performers Almanac connects people looking for musicians with the talent that meets the criteria for their event or place.

the musician database currently holds bios, web links, genres, covered artists and contact information on over 140 solo, duo and larger acts. Our database is searchable using one or more of the above criteria, and the mobile app allows users to tag and save their favorites for comparison.
We have profiled both well-known and lesser-known venues in the local area that are of interest to musicians as well as DIY party planners. These include small concert venues, clubs & bars that have hosted live bands, restaurants with solo instrumentalists, private country clubs hosting special events, vineyards & breweries, as well as a long list of regional festivals.
No. financial transactions between venues and performers are handled individually. However, we provide tools and resources for best practices when it comes to contracts and payments for live music performances whether these occur at local venues, businesses, or in your home.
Whether you are new to booking acts to your venue or have established deep ties to the music community, the Performers Almanac is the most convenient way to create a list of go-to-bands and musicians who are actively gigging. Whether you have a last minute cancellation or need to book three months of open dates, PA provides information like genre, group size, and setlist info you need to make your booking decisions. You can also use the mobile app to keep your favorite lists and communicate directly with decision makers.
Whether you are planning a backyard party for the 4th of July or planning a formal wedding with 200+ guests, we are the go-to resource for finding the right live music for your event. Need a solo pianist for the ceremony? we've got you covered. Need an acoustic rock trio for your 50th birthday party? we've got those too. We've even got data on event venues (country clubs, vineyards, party houses, etc.) including capacity limits, special features, contact information, websites and links to Facebook so you can pick your best options. Finally, the PA Bookstore has resources that will help you follow best practices for hiring and working with local musicians.
You can have unlimited access on your desktop or mobile app to local festivals and businesses. Members enjoy additional benefits including access to band listings, full information on venue listings, full access to Job Board and live chat.
To list your band, venue or business just click here to select your plan and sign up!