Gig Finder: The largest free, searchable venue database

by Jed on June 15, 2010 · Comments

Trying to plan a tour?

Looking for all the music venues in a specific area?

Need recommendations of venues that fit your type of music and the capacity that fits you best?

Try Gig Finder right now for free! It’s one of the largest free venue databases in the world, and can even recommend venues that fit you based on where you’ve played in the past, where comparable Artists like you play when they tour, and venues that book your type of music.

GigFinder is easily accessible to every artist on ReverbNation.   Just login to ReverbNation and click on the “Shows” tab in your Control Room, and then hit the “Gig Finder” link:

To get a list of recommended venues that fit you best, open the “Get Recommendations” tab and enter the location for which you want venue recommendations. It also offers advanced options, such as finding a venue in a different town that is similar to one you already play in your town, or finding a venue that has hosted a specific band similar to yours.

When you press the “Recommend” button, you’ll get an exhaustive list of all of the venues in the area you specified that match your criteria, sorted by how well they fit you.  Of course, if you have never entered any shows into the system, it will be more difficult for Gig Finder to find the best matches.  But, you can still search for venues similar to the ones you would play in your home town or that have hosted specific Artists.

From there, you can choose multiple venues with the checkboxes, and click “Send Press Kit To Selected Venues” and get one form which you can use to e-mail all of your chosen venues.  When you send the ReverbNation Press Kit (RPK) to those venues, we track which venues open and play the music in your press kit for you.

With Gig Finder, planning a tour and sending out booking inquiries has never been easier. Gig Finder saves you time and money.  Why pay for a venue database when you can use our free Gig Finder service to help you find the right venues for you?

Let us know about the shows you’ve booked using GigFinder in the comments!

Comments

  1. We booked 4/18 shows of our last tour using Gig Finder. This is a great tool and after I used it the first time I couldn’t believe that other companies never provided something like this before. The upsides are obvious – being able to see whom has played there, the capacity, and the direct line of communication is fantastic.

    The downside is that we did come across some listed venues that weren’t really venues. Sometimes locations that hold one off shows end up in the database even though they usually don’t host music.

    Of course that small con is outweighed by the many pros of the gig finder.

  2. Greetings from Fabulous Las Vegas!

  3. Greetings from Fabulous Las Vegas!

    We have recently opened a small grassroots theater in uptown Las Vegas called “GRACIE’S Who’s on Third? I would like to list our venue but need to know the proper procedure. The theater is patterned after the Cellar Door out East that our Director, Carl Corcoran, worked in the 60′s.
    We have four anchor shows but will occasionally book out of town bands coming through LV who wish to perform in a more intimate forum. We fit approximately 190 people seated.

    Thank you for any information you can provide me with.

  4. Neal says:

    @Gracie

    Just visit http://www.reverbnation.com and click the link to Join Now!

  5. I AM LOOKING FOR A UP SCALE RECORDING CONTRACT HOPEFULLY I CAN LINK THAT TO A MOVIE CONTRACT SAG OR AFTRA

  6. Gary Holder says:

    solid bass player, country field. last 8 years with two major acts now in Nashville. I am tired of the slow pace of close shows and friendly venues. I want to get with an act that is doing heavy dates all over the U S. Criuse ship gigs are not out of the question. I play Bass, mandolin, and a very tight acoustic guitar. Piano if needed, but my favorite of them all is bass.

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