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August 26, 2019
NEW YORK CITY
Indie Collaborative
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January 25, 2020
LOS ANGELES
Indie Collaborative
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April 22, 2020
Carnegie Hall
Indie Collaborative
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Note - Indie Collaborative events are in no way associated with the Grammys®.

Latest Event…

Grant Maloy Smith
Jerome Brooks, Jr.
Lili Haydn of Opium Moon
Pictures are here! The Indie Collaborative Showcase at El Portal Theater in Hollywood, California - 8 February 2019.
To see / download your favorites CLICK HERE
That link will open the FLICKR album with many pictures from the event. You can download any that you want simply by clicking them then using the download icon that will appear in the bottom right corner of the screen. Enjoy!

The Basics

Tickets to Attend or Perform
Every person needs a ticket, including performers (aka “headliners”) accompanists, managers, spouses, friends, etc. We don’t have any comp tickets available except for certain members of the press that we expressly invite.

Performance / Headliner Slots
Due to the fast-paced nature of Indie Collab showcases, only solo, duo or trio acts are allowed. Setups must be accomplished within your entire 5 minute time slot, which means that bands are out of the question - we simply don’t have enough time for that. Backing tracks and video/multimedia are also not possible. The idea is to show your peers in an intimate and supportive setting what you are all about, and what you can do by yourself. Note - certain types of artists and industry professionals don’t (or can’t) perform alone or with only an accompanist or two. In those cases you can use your time slot to talk to the room and tell them what you do. This might apply to lyricists, for example, or music publishers, or orchestrators, etc. You can use your 5 minutes however you like, within the constraints mentioned above.
Ticket Cancelation / Refund Policy
Please see the TICKETS page for details
Exceptions to the above can be made at the discretion of the Indie Collab. Certain venues and even structures may allow us to have one or two bands performing, because the setup time can be done without interfering with the fast-paced nature of our events. These slots are available by invitation only and are extremely limited due to the nature of our events.

Five Minutes Is Really The Limit
No matter how many times we say it, performers (aka “headliners”) have 5 TOTAL minutes to do their thing. That includes setup, tuning your guitar, adjusting your piano bench, describing the song you’re about to play, etc. If it takes you four and a half minutes to do all of that, you will have exactly 30 seconds left to play a song. Think about that! Please practice your presentation with a stop watch or timer, so that you can get your whole presentation in within the 5 minutes. This is not a concert… it’s a short showcase of what you can do, for a room full of your peers.

This is again why we simply can’t handle bands or any setup that takes more than a minute. We’ve had even 2 people come up and spend literally all of their five minutes adjusting their stools, tuning their instruments, talking amongst each other… then they are finally ready to play but they spend another 3-4 minutes talking to the crowd about the song… now we’re at the 8 minute mark and they haven’t even started yet! We can’t allow this to happen any more. PLEASE practice your five minute slot and be a total professional in how you use it. Our greatest fear is that we run behind schedule and the venue turns out the lights on us when we still have acts who have not yet performed… that would be really bad, and we never want that to happen. Sometimes the venues let us run long … sometimes they don’t. Each venue is different.

History of Indie Collaborative Events

Here are the events that we have staged since our humble beginnings in June 2015.
EVENT # AND DATE
CITY
VENUE
PERFORMERS
Event 001 - 8 June 2015
New York City
The Drama League
Catherine Marie Charlton • Diane Durett • Christina Gaudet • Janice Kephart • Gera Clark & Tom Dubas • Melissa Fielding • Paul Avgerinos • Ron Aprea • Alexander Kariotis • Greg Kocis • Shane • Heidi Breyer • Lisa Copolla • Mark Bazerman • Melissa Bailey • Cecil Parker • Mike Greenly • Michael Gallant • Rachel Rossos • Stacey Sherman • David Longoria • Johnny Koenig • Thomas Hutchings • Julia Santana • Grant Maloy Smith • Eileen Sherman • Linda Chorney • Mia Moravis • Tony Finno • Neddy Smith • Paul Marturano • Herschel Garfein • Heather Johnson • James Popik • Jennifer Zulli • Robin Tricker
Event 002 - 1 Sept 2015
Los Angeles
Circle X Theatre
Eileen Sherman • Rupam Sarmah • Cindy Paulos • Darick Spears • Rondi Marsh • Annette Conlon • Doug Conlon • Hallie Silverston • Glen Roven • Herschel Garfein • Camille Zamora • Toni Jannotta • DĪLee • Patrick von Wiegandt • Lynn Yew Evers • Vito Gregoli • Stef Mariani • Wouter Kellerman • Ron Aprea • Angela DeNiro Aprea • Saul Paul • Ciro Hurtado • Dale Edward • Jeff Fasano • Alex Mitnik • Dave Kinnoin • Randy Sharp • David Longoria • Robert Eibach • Jeff Oster • Grant Maloy Smith • Jay Scott & Elaine Greynolds • Annie Calder • Tom Peters • T.J. Troy & Nate LaPointe • Rebekkah Hilgraves • Shane • Stephanie Spruill • Connor Chee • Billy David • Yocontalie Jackson • Richard Byford • Maura Kennedy • Nicholas Diak • Tina Malia • Michele Brittany • LaKisha Johnson
Event 003 - 14 Feb 2016
North Hollywood
Kulak’s Woodshed
Eileen Sherman • Trevor Sewell • Catherine Marie Charlton • Jeff Oster • Jody Quine • Genevieve Birchman • George Varghese • Stef Mariani • Dale Chung • Saul Paul • David Maldonado • Elaine Romanelli • Doug Conlon • Annette Conlon • Katie Garibaldi • Annie Calder • Lynn Yew Evers • Linda Chorney • Mia Moravis • Grant Maloy Smith • MLN • Richard Byford • Tom Peters • Gera Clark & Tom Dubas • Monty Guy
Event 004 - 27 March 2016
Nashville
The Factory at Franklin
Markey Blue Band • Eileen Sherman • Mia Moravis • Debra Lyn • Steven Bower • Steve Ryan • Brenda Best • Johnny Koenig • Johnny Kantreed • Darick Spears • Herschel Garfein • Ted Nash • Duette • Stef Mariani • Saul Paul • LC Jones • Seay • Heather Holland • Alan Storeygard • Tommy Womack • Hilary Romaine • Yar Stephens • Betsy Walter • Sandi Rose • Penny Menze • David Longoria • Grant Maloy Smith
Event 005 - 2 May 2016
Philadelphia
Puck
Eileen Sherman • Carlos and Larry • Mia Moravis • Neddy Smith • Joanne Lurgio • Dennis Sy • Lynn Yew Evers • Alex Mitnick • Cecil Parker • Kabir Seghal • Herschel Garfein • Ted Nash • Wouter Kellerman • Tim Farrell • Grant Maloy Smith • Kevin Mackie • Alex Otey • James Popik • Gregorio Uribe • Lore Constantine • David S. Goldman • Steve Pullara • Stella Crispo • Elaine Romanelli • Catherine Marie Charlton • Cosby Gibson • Paul Marturano • Lisa Coppola • Pat Foran • Linda Nelson
Event 006 - 13 June 2016
Chicago
The Jam Lab
Kevin Lucas • Continuum • Nigel Mack • Eileen Sherman • Robert Slap • Wendy and DB • Lynn Yew Evers • William Cyprian • The Pondhawks • Kevin Mackie • Mia Moravis • Grant Maloy Smith • Alex Otey • Dennis Sy • Colin Peterik • Gregorio Uribe • Heather Holland • Jeannie Tanner • Johnny Koenig • Seay • Suzanne Grzanna • Larry del Casale
Event 007 - 29 August 2016
Atlanta
Smith’s Olde Bar
Stephanie Rae Gren • Alexis Vear • Betsy Walter • Ted Nash • Carol Albert • Don Hart • Diane Durrett • Yoel Ben Yehuda • Dorie Pride • Johnny Kantreed • Katie Belle • Grant Maloy Smith • Eileen Sherman • Kelly Triplett • Jacob Glenn • Kristen Lee Sergeant • Linda Nelson • Lynn Yew Evers • Mia Moravis • MLN • Seay • Steve Ryan • Tanya Diaz • Kevin Mackie
Event 008 - 9 Feb 2017
Hollywood
Kulak’s Woodshed
Trevor Sewell • CC Bronson • Mia Moravis • Christina Gaudet • Alex Otey • Cecil Parker • Ciro Hurtado • Anna Danes • Cynthia Haring • Dennis Sy • Natalie Jean • Gail Bluestone • Katie Garibaldi • Jody Quine • Jeff Oster • Patrick Von Wiegandt • Linda Chorney • Kiana Luna • Robert Slap • Stef Mariani • Suzanne Grzanna • Tanya Diaz • Tom Peters • Wouter Kellerman • Yael • Betsy Walter • Grant Maloy Smith
Event 009 - 10 Feb 2017
Hollywood
Kulak’s Woodshed
Eileen Sherman • Ted Nash • Rondi Marsh• Patrick Pulver • Carol Albert • Toni Janotta • D. Edward • Annette Conlon & Doug Conlon • Joanne Lazzaro • Charles Lowrey • Steve Ryan • Catherine Marie Charlton • Valerie Giglio • Dave Kinnoin • Katie Perkins • Mark Etheredge • Nature Ganganbaigal • Neddy Smith • Richard Paul Thomas • Richard Byford • Genevieve Birchman • Wendy Loomis • Diane Durrett • Darick Spears (DDS) • Seay • Bruce Lev • Tommy Morrison • Saul Paul • Grant Maloy Smith
Event 10 - 28 Aug 2017
New York City
The Bitter End
Tony Van Veen • Craig Sonnenfeld • Grace Garland • Kathleen Landis • Patrick von Wiegandt • Neddy Smith • Lore Constantine • Olayamika Cole • Paul Marturano • Yocontalie Jackson • Sonya Hensley • Karen Olson & Crispin Barrymore • Leti Garza • Gil Polk • Lou Caimano • Gera Clark • Tom Dubas • Bill Currier • Ray Powers • Carol Albert • Garrick Davis • Carlos & Larry • Elaine Romanelli • Cecil Parker • Catherine Marie Charlton • Betsy Walter • Valerie Giglio • Michele Romeo • David S. Goldman • Lynn Yew Evers • Eileen Sherman • Ben Gundersheimer (Mister G) • Alex Otey • Suzanne Grzanna • Christina Gaudet • Amanda Abizaid • Dennis Sy • Jeff Clayborn • Laura Ainsworth • Lisa Coppola • Grant Maloy Smith • Mia Moravis • Mike Greenly • Natalie Jean • James Popik • Ron Fournier • SaulPaul • Alan Storeygard • Wouter Kellerman • Paul Avgerinos • Kevin Lucas • Tania Stavreva • Tom McCaffery • CC Bronson • Arturo O’Farrill • Anne Leighton • MLN
Event 11 - 27 Jan 2018
New York City
Feinstein’s/54 Below
Mia Moravis & Trevor Sewell • Grant Maloy Smith • George Varghese • Katie Garibaldi • Kim Cameron • Tania Stavreva • Lou Caimano • Lynn Yew Evers • David S Goldman • EJ Ouellette • Helen O’Shea • Gregorio Uribe • COPUS • DDS • SaulPaul • Johnny Kantreed • Gina Lenée • Wouter Kellerman • Rory Gardiner • Mike Greenly • Martha Reich • Leti Garza
Event 12 - 25 Aug 2018
San Francisco
Feinstein’s/54 Below
Eileen Sherman • Aoede • Jeff Oster • Garrick Davis • Art Jae • Lea Lorita Sweet • Iari Melchor • Noshir Mody • Ron San Miguel • SaulPaul • Grant Maloy Smith • Solomon King • Gina Lineé • Ruth Weber • MASA • Katie Garibaldi • Nadia Shpachenko • Joanne Lazzaro • Mr. Eco
Event 13 - 19 Nov 2018
New York City
Carnegie Hall
Wouter Kellerman • Eileen Sherman and Gail Bluestone • Grant Maloy Smith and band
Event 14 - 8 Feb 2019
Los Angeles
El Portal Theater
Solomon King and band • Alexandra Henderson • Bruce Lev • Carol Albert • Dave Kinnoin • Grayhawk • Jeff Clayborn • Jerome Brooks, Jr. • Jimi Yamagishi • Juliet Lyons • Grant Maloy Smith • Opium Moon • Ciro Hurtado • Lucy Kalantari • Merrill Collins • Michelle Bloom • Rory Gardiner • Nicole Zuraitis • SYCDVK • Susan Surftone • Tania Stavreva • Tony Chen
Event 15 - 26 Aug 2019
New York City
The Bitter End
Anita Lerche, Brenda Best, Cecil Parker, Christian Fabian, David S. Goldman, Eileen Sherman, Falu Shah, Franki Dennull, Joanie Leeds, Kim Cameron, Larry del Casale, Lucy Kalantari, Melissa Bailey, Mike Greenly, Noshir Mody, Paul Marturano, Ricky Persaud, Ron Fournier. Timothy Graphenreed, Valerie Giglio, Wendy Loomis, Zupe
Event 16 - 24 Jan 2020
Los Angeles
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TBA
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Event 17 - 22 April 2020
New York City
Los Angeles
Carnegie Hall
TBA
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