Sparking Collaborations Among Indie Musicians



We’re Coming Back to The Big Apple!

Monday August 26, 2019
Times 7pm to 10:30pm (includes 30 minute intermission for networking)

The Bitter End
147 Bleecker Street (between Thompson and LaGuardia)
New York, NY 10012

$50 until Saturday August 24
No ticket sales after that date!
Using the order form below you can change the quantity from one to however many you need. Please enter your name(s) into the field, and we’ll put you on the list! After ordering you will get an email confirmation of your order from the Paypal website, and then you will get one from the Indie Collaborative with more details. All tickets are will-call - simply present your name at the door for admission! You can also print the confirmation email that you get from us and bring it, but it’s usually not necessary.
Enter ticket holder name(s)
Note - each person entering the theatre must have a paid ticket. There are no comps or guest passes for managers, band members, family members, etc. Please order the number of tickets that you need, and let us know their names (you can change the ticket quantity during the ordering process), so that we can admit them at the door.

Entry for pre-purchased tickets is via WILL CALL. There will be a list at the door.

Take An ADVERTISEMENT in Our Program
We’re printing a professional program for the evening and you can put your ad in it. If you don’t have artwork, don’t worry because we can create it for you with your picture(s) and what you want to say. You can use the form below to select which ad size and type you want, and then place the order. Click here

Get Your CD or Download Cards or One-sheets Distributed
Send us your give-aways / hand-outs and we will make them available to all of the attendees at this event! There will be a special table set up for all such give-aways, and it will be mentioned several times throughout the evening from the stage and in person to make sure everyone is aware of it.

Cost: $100
Order Deadline: 1 August 2019
Items must be received by: 15 August 2019

Returns: We will return untaken items to you for up to $10 in shipping. If it’s more than we will let you know and you can decide whether we should ship them for an additional fee or if we should throw them out, or hold them for a future event.

We will confirm the address to send them after you place your order:

Solo and duo acoustic performances are the norm, and make up 90% of the event. Here are the typical performance types that work in our fast-paced show:
  • Play the acoustic guitar / play and sing
  • Play the piano / Play the piano and sing
  • Small acoustic duo or trio max (no setup or amps needed)

Our events allocate exactly 5 minutes maximum for each act. So your setup must be QUICK and PAINLESS! We have a fast-paced show. The idea is to present your spirit and your art in its purest form.

What if you don’t perform?
We have lyricists and writers in the Indie Collaborative who are not performers, but they can still get use their 5 minutes to tell the crowd what they do, and what they’re looking for! You can play a short piece from your phone into the mic if you feel that it’s necessary.

More Tech Stuff
We cannot play videos or backing tracks.
There is a grand piano on stage. It’s not pretty, but it’s been played by some of the most legendary artists in the history of music.

Refund Policy
Due to the high cost of putting on these events, we cannot give refunds. In the past we’ve had people who didn’t get a performance slot request a refund. This is not possible. You should want to come in order to be a part of a magical evening of friendship, camaraderie, music and plain old fun, whether you perform or not.
Apply For A Performance Slot
Please use the form by CLICKING HERE
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The legendary Bitter End was established in New York in 1961. For nearly 60 years, audiences have been treated to artists like Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Jackson Browne, Neil Diamond, Gavin DeGraw, Woody Allen, Jon Stewart, Randy Newman, Billy Crystal, Tommy James, Norah Jones, Donny Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, and thousands more.

In 2017, the Indie Collaborative held our New York showcase at the Bitter End, and we’re coming back in 2019. You’ve got to be part of this!
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Click the map or this link to get a Google Map

Detailed directions for New Yorkers and out-of-towners, on the Bitter End website, click here.

Note - the Bitter End is street level and handicapped accessible. However the bathrooms are very difficult to manage for wheelchair users due to the age of the building and tight spaces. However there is a restaurant right next door which is very friendly and has larger and much easier rest room facilities.

Note - Indie Collaborative events are in no way associated with the Recording Academy or The Grammys®
We do not have events when Grammy voting is going on
We do not allow FYC posts or commercial posts in our Facebook group
There is no requirement to be a member of NARAS or LARAS in order to join the Indie Collaborative
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