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Performer Info

Are you interested in booking a concert with us?  
We are a volunteer run, non-profit, charitable organization.  All proceeds received by GigSpace go directly into running the venue.  Run by musicians for musicians.


About the room:

  • GigSpace seats a capacity of 44.  The space is promoted as an intimate listening room where the artist can enjoy and interact directly with a responsive attentive audience.

  • We do not offer reserved seating.


Before you book: 

Discuss with us before you book if you have alternative plans or ideas outside of the typical concert of  two, 45 to 50 minute sets with a 15 -20 minute intermission.

How to book:

  • GigSpace bookings are curated by the board of directors.

  • Please send an email to inquire about potential dates you are interested in.

  • We will discuss rental fee or door percentage when you contact us.

  • GigSpace reserves the right to cancel a performance if the promotional material has not been received at least a month before the performance, or another concert is scheduled within Ottawa two weeks before or after the GigSpace date.


Performance payment:

Performers are paid by e-transfer.  One amount is issued to the band leader.  We do not pay cash.

Suggested show times and ticket price:

  • Fridays 7:30 pm, Saturday 7:30 pm. Typically the musicians play two sets.  One longer set is recommended for a smaller audience.  

  • Ticket price is $30 for in-person tickets, (which include the livestream password), and $19 for livestream tickets.  


Days available:

Generally speaking, Friday and Saturday evening are available for public performances. Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon may be available for workshops.  GigSpace is usually booked Monday through Thursday with ongoing classes, workshops and rehearsals.

What we do  for your event.

  1. The GigSpace advertising for your event includes a webpage dedicated to your performance, listing in our monthly e-newsletter, plus multiple listings on Facebook, Instagram and X. We encourage you to share and tag GigSpace on your social media.

  2. Ticket sales are through the GigSpace website.


What we need from you:

  • We need from you:  a jpg of your poster or your media photo and concert title, a blurb about yourself and/or your band and music, the names of all musicians, your website address, promo video for GigSpace.

  • Please send this info to us as soon as possible after booking your concert. We need lead time to post the event,  and to send out details to publications well in advance.

  • Posters – we have space for two posters at the GigSpace. Please drop them off to Alcorn Music Studios Monday thru Thursday, 3 to 9 pm.


Ticket sales:

  • GigSpace sells concert tickets online.


Set up time:

Load in/soundcheck: 5:45 – 7:00 PM. The GigSpace doors open a ½ hour before the concert starts.  Any rehearsing or band set up needs to be finished before then.



GigSpace provides the band leader with a video of the live performance. This can edited and used for future promo. We request the entire concert is not reposted. The uncluttered background and quiet audience make for excellent recordings.

GigSpace bar:

GigSpace operates a bar selling beer, wine, pop and perrier for an additional source of revenue.  Presenters may not offer refreshments unless they have express permission in advance from us.


About bringing food:

There is an additional fee for presenters interested in offering appetizers/ finger-food/ baked goods etc.  GigSpace must be contacted well in advance of the concert date to confirm details. The additional fee is to cover the cost of a cleaner to come in after hours to sweep and mop the floors, vacuum the chairs, and wipe down all surfaces in the waiting area, GigSpace, and the room used for food prep.


Complimentary tickets?

At this time GigSpace cannot give out more than two complimentary tickets for family and or friends of performers. GigSpace has very limited seating and needs to cover operating costs from its percentage of the door. Please pre-purchase tickets ahead of time to assure that your guest will have a seat available for your performance.


The GigSpace Gear:

  • Yamaha custom Grand piano

  • Yamaha custom bebop drumkit + hardware – a generous donation from Dave’s Drumshop

  • Allen & Heath mixer.

  • RCF Art series speakers.

  • Yamaha monitor.

  • SM86 microphones and stands

  • Gallien-Krueger Bass Amp

  • Two Roland Cube Guitar Amps

  • stage lighting

  • 4 music stand lights: please bring your own if you require more

  • music stands

  • piano lamp

  • stage

  • merchandise is sold at reception

  • reception/waiting area

  • 2 washrooms

  • A room nearby for gear storage and artists.

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