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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, weblinks, genres, covered artists and contact information on solo, duo and larger acts. Additional information on setlists, gig types, past gigs, and other links to help find the right match. Our database is searchable using multiple criteria and the mobile app allows users to tag and save their favorites for easy viewing later.
We have profiled both well-known and lesser-known local venues that are of interest to musicians and 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 PA members are handled outside of the online platform. 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 a convenient way to find and curate the list of bands and musicians who are actively gigging and fit your venue's vibe. 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 including churches, country clubs, vineyards, party houses, and others. Review information on capacity limits, special features that can help generate a short list of options. Use the associated online 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.
Performers Almanac strives to make the platform useful to free level users who enjoy unlimited access to information on local festivals, music-related businesses, and the list of music gear for sale in the local community. Paid embers enjoy additional benefits including full access to band and venue listings, the ability to post to the classifieds section, and full view of the Job Board listing private DIY planners in need of live music for their special event.
To list your band, venue or business just click here to select your plan and sign up!