Sparking Collaborations Among Indie Musicians



We’re Coming Back to Hollywood!

Saturday, January 25, 2020
Times 7pm to 11pm (includes 30 minute intermission for networking)

El Portal Theater
Debbie Reynolds MainStage
5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601

$50 before the day of the show
$60 at the door
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:

You can apply for a performance slot after you buy your tickets. You will be redirected after your purchase to a page where you can apply.


Solo/duo/trio acoustic performances are the norm, and make upmost 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.
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El Portal Theatre is a historic landmark in the San Fernando Valley located in the heart of North Hollywood just minutes from Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, Disney, ABC, CBS-Radford and NBC. The theatre, originally built as a vaudeville house in 1926, sits across from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Art Institute of California - Hollywood, and the new Laemmle 7 Screen Theaters. The art deco marquee is visible to thousands of cars that travel on Lankershim Boulevard daily. In the mid 2000’s the long awaited redevelopment of North Hollywood came to fruition with the grand openings of restaurants, upscale shops and a charming, urbanesque environment.

Artists who have graced the stage just during the last few decades include:
Jason Alexander, Paul Rodriguez, Fritz Coleman, JoAnne Worley, Joseph Bologna, Rip Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, Bea Arthur, Ed Begley, Jr., Hal Linden, Carol Lawrence, Sally Struthers, Carol Channing, The Manhattan Transfer, Edith Head, and Smokey Robinson, to name a few.
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Click the map or this link to get a Google Map

Note - El Portal is street level and handicapped accessible.

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
Are you an artist on this website? If you need us to correct or update your profile, please use the Contact form to let us know what you need changed.

Are you a member of the Indie Collaborative who would like us to add your profile to this page? Please use the Official Profile form to get your profile added.
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