Address and Phone


For Performers

Open Mic

About every month we have one Open Mic Night. Anyone is welcome to come play and we have tech assistants to help with sound. You may want to get in early though, spots fill up fast.

How does my band get booked for a BDP show?

BDP books shows semesters in advance. We book our Fall shows in the Summer, and our Spring shows in the Fall/Winter. If you have a rockin’ band and you‘d like to perform on a Thursday night, please send an email to our Music Director Bridget Mclaughlin at

Your email should include:

We will try and respond to all emails, but it may take awhile to get back to you. Please be patient, we’re doing our best!

Thursday Night Shows

Our Thursday Night series, Thursday Night Out, is a free, weekly event. Locations do vary. The shows differ from hip-hop, to acoustic, to full out rock and generally draw a crowd between 50-100 students. Sometimes more, sometimes less. Show starts @ 8:00pm and usually lasts until 10:15 or so (about an hour for each band).

So we booked you and your band for a BDP show, now what?

Congratulations! Now that you’ve officially been contacted and contracted, you'll find some important information below. Please review this and contact BDP with any questions you might have.

What time should we get there?

Arrival time is 6pm; sound-check follows shortly. Please be on time. When you arrive, BDP will help load in your equipment and get your band situated. They'll be plenty of time to set up merch, get some food, and get a sound check done.

*Load in happens near the Memorial Student Center, 302 10th Ave E, Menomonie, WI 54751

How do we get to Stout and where do we park?

Check out the campus map. Shows will be held in the Memorial Student Center. Also, there is free parking after 5pm in lot 39 off of 10th Ave. The Music Director and other BDP members will be there to help you navigate around the campus.

What does BDP provide?

Mostly ice cold water, towels, meal-tickets for dinner... a group of students who can help carry things. And we also provide our own sound and lighting techs to assist you.

How does BDP promote your show?

Our Art Director makes a sweet poster to go around our campus and the city of Menomonie; Our Web Development Director puts a press release and other details on our website; Our Marketing Team sends out emails to students interested in our events and other mailing lists; we also use flyers, social media, and plain old word-of-mouth to tell the students! We want students to check out your show and we try hard.

How can we help promote your show at Stout?

Stout is about an hour from Minneapolis/St. Paul and about 4 ½ from Milwaukee. If your band has die-hard fans, that's not a long way to go for a rocking show. Plus, there are plenty of things to do in Menomonie after the show: bowling or catching drink specials at local bars.

Anything Else?

If you have any other questions/concerns/comments, please contact us by phone (715) 232-2432, or email at The staff at BDP loves what they do and we’re extremely excited for you to arrive and rock the Underground. We hope you’re excited to perform at Stout!