At Gigable, we’ve been riffing on the idea of improving the app to get hyper-focused on shows. Making it more social, building anticipation and buzz for the people planning to attend. The problem we are ultimately solving with Gigable is connecting more music fans with emerging artists.
When it comes to smaller, “local” shows, we’ve learned that people mostly decide to go for these reasons: 1) support the artists, 2) a night out, 3) joining the party. It’s a different purpose than the big concert – different from the reasons people spend $100 on a ticket and drive an hour to the big arena.
Would love to hear your thoughts!
Starting in March 2018, Gigable will be producing a series of shows at River Street Tavern in East Dundee, IL.
Americana Nights is a series of live shows featuring the best and brightest up and coming talent in these genres – Roots/Americana/Alt-Country/Folk. The shows will be on Sundays or Wednesdays with an occasional Friday or Saturday depending on the artist.
River Street Tavern is fantastic American-style restaurant/bar. The performance room can seat 80 comfortably with a max capacity of 100. They have a roomy elevated stage that will host dozens of artists over the coming months.
Reserved seats for the shows will start at $7.
For tickets and playlists, download the free Gigable app: http://bit.ly/2tWMVjf
$25 VIP Passes Available ($50 Value)
Here’s a quick story on the gig I’m playing on 1/17/14 at Creekside Tap in Algonquin, IL.
A few years back, we bought some flooring from a store here in West Dundee and dealt with a very nice salesperson named Val. We are very happy with the flooring and have seen Val around town for many years. Turns out she left the flooring store and bought a little pub in Algonquin and re-named it Creekside Tap.
Chris Walke and I have been playing together in Lincoln Don’t Lie since November 2012. Chris is a consummate musician and can play anything with strings. Turns out that we have both done quite a bit of acoustic solo work and have a similar setlist of roots/Americana rock. We’ve been kicking around a duo show for a while.
Meanwhile, my wife and I decide to visit Creekside Tap on a random Saturday to visit Val and see the pub. Val was very kind and bought us a beer. She wanted us to try this new brew they are carrying (from the Blue Moon family). As we were chatting, I asked if she had live music on the weekends. She didn’t bring in much live music, but knew that I’ve played acoustic shows in the area for some time and was excited about the idea. The atmosphere felt perfect for an acoustic/duo and simply put two and two together. I talked to Chris and set the date.
This will be the first time Chris and I play a full gig. We’ve done a few songs at the beginning of a LDL show, but that’s it.
Looking forward to a new venue and playing songs with a very talented dude.