40 W Market St, Red Hook, NY, US
Bio: Taste Budd’s Café offers artists a truly unique performance opportunity. The café has a steady flow of customers most of the year and averages 120 transactions between 11am-4 pm . Live music has been booked at Taste Budd’s weekly since Dec. 2005. Artists booked will be listed on Taste Budd's event calendar and if in time will be included in Taste Budd's monthly enews sent to approximately 1500 customers. Live music is Saturday 2pm-4pm and Sunday 12pm -2pm. Since Taste Budd’s books as far in advance as artists wish, the calendar is normally full for three or more months, with occasional cancelations. In efforts to allow more last minute opportunities Taste Budd’s is now open for acts who would like to open or close for regular weekend shows(11:30-1:30 Sat. and 2:30-4:30 Sun.). This can give local or passing through artists a chance to get in and perform. Sorry there are no house tips for these times. All artists receive a free meal and $15 house tip (except opening or closing acts and Friday nights). Other compensation is usually taken by the artists’ themselves in form of tips. For certain events, artists get a $50 stipend along with their free meal. (Stipend agreements are limited to 4 per month) Artists are also presented with a great avenue to sell merchandise and CD’s, and they are welcome to keep 100% of their merchandise sales. The café seats 50 people, and acoustic instruments are encouraged. Sorry no drums; if performers must play loud this is not the venue for them. Taste Budd’s customers must be able to speak with each other during live music and cashiers must be able to hear customers at the register. This venue is not a concert hall. If the music is too loud artists will be asked to lower it. Request a sound check from the café supervisor if you are not sure. Taste Budd’s has a Fender™ Passport 150, 2 microphones and 2 mic stands.