• FREMONT ABBEY

    Upper Fremont at 43rd
    On the #5 bus line and short walk to E line


    4272 Fremont Ave North
    Seattle, WA 98103


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    We love to hear from new musicians & artists.  Over the years we’ve developed some guidelines to help you and our staff save both time and energy to allow for more creative events to happen.  For all new bookings, please read the page below before you send a booking request.  We also recommend checking out our About Events page to get an understanding of our style and capabilities.

    Coming to see a show in real life in person is of course even better if you’re able!  Feel free to email tickets(at)fremontabbey.org if the show ticket price is an obstacle for you.  

    If you’re looking to rent the space, click on Rent above.

    Don’t forget – we have a monthly Open Arts Mic and that’s a great way to get to know the community. We occasionally do book from top performers at the Open mic to have them play at full concerts or The Round.

    Also check out the NEXT STAGE program for young artists 18-24.

     

    STEP 1:  PREPARE

    NOTE FOR BANDS (Please Read Before Contacting Us)

    We are not set up like a typical venue with regular shows every night. We’re a relatively small nonprofit and our shows are all-ages in a variety of venues so things work a little differently.

    • We are generally not able to keep up with email inquiries regarding booking with the same rapidity that other for-profit venues might be able to afford (we do try to read all emails though).
    • If you are an established act and can help put together a strong lineup (100+ people with $7-10 ticket on Tuesday or Thursday usually), feel free to present your ideas! Bands share in the promotions, too, so be prepared to work hard. To book a weekend here, it would likely have to be off-peak season (Jan-March/July) or an established lineup with a proven draw of 150+ people with an $8-15 unless we have a night still open within 2 months.
    • Keep in mind that we’re not a loud rock venue and the 10pm Noise Ordinance (and our room acoustics) restricts full bands from playing loud drums/guitar/bass/etc. Generally speaking, acoustic or mellow-ish bands fit well here at the Abbey anyway due to the live acoustics of each room.
    • We do seek out many developing artists to perform with established bands at The Round and other concerts and events that we curate and produce.  If you’d like to be on the support list please indicate that in your subject line with “SUPPORTBAND” all one word.
    • Most Abbey shows under 70 presale (1 day before) will be downstairs in the Gallery space, larger shows in the Great Hall upstairs at the Abbey staff discretion. Other venues vary.
    • Check out this BLANK ADVANCE doc which is used for most events and includes all the venue info for Fremont Abbey.

    Thanks for reading!

     

    STEP 2: CONTACT

     

    – NEW BOOKINGS (first time at Abbey)

    please read the BOOKING REQUEST page for more information and email formats and then email us accordingly.  This will help all of us save time & energy for what we love most – music, arts and community.

     

    – ESTABLISHED AGENTS

    or returning artists can email booking(at)fremontabbey.org to contact Nathan & Elyse.  Please include band name and intended date in subject line as well as the email body.  As usual, include recent show history, realistic draw estimate, lineup suggestions, promotions plan, etc.

     

    – THE ROUND 

    If you are a young, up & coming artist (13-24), you can apply to open up with a couple songs before The Round – a monthly event held at Fremont Abbey.  You would play 1-2 original songs as the show is starting up.

    Please send an email to booking(at)fremontabbey.org. MAKE SURE to put “THEROUND” (all caps) as one word in your subject line and include a link to your best song (video of live performance preferred).  If looking to perform in the main Round event, follow the normal booking protocol above.

    Regardless of age, if you’re applying to perform music, spoken word or live painting at The Round, please also indicate that in your email with the same subject line ‘THEROUND” all one word.    www.theround.org for more info