About every month we have one Open Mic Night, anyone is welcome to come play and we have full band 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 Anna Haggerty at bdpmusic(at)uwstout.edu
Your email should include:
- - Band name (and how many people)
- - What kind of music you play
- - Your contact information (email, phone)
- - Info of where your band has played before (if you haven’t, that’s cool too).
- - If possible, a link to some of your songs (myspace, purevolume, facebook, etc)
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?
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, get a sound check done.
*Load in happens near Merle M. Price Commons, 1110 S. Broadway St. (See map below for details)
How do we get to Stout and where do we park?
Check out the campus map. Shows will be held in Merle M. Price Commons (building 18). A large purple circle, on the map, indicates the Merle M. Price Commons building, as well as a purple star to locate the drop off area. 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 ciy of Menomonie; Our Multimedia 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, Facebook, Twitter, 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 our 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.
If you have any other questions/concerns/comments, please contact us by phone (715) 232-2432, or email at bdp(at)uwstout.edu. 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!