Tacos and Tunes was created for YOU! It was founded by musicians who wanted more out of the live music experience. Imagine an environment where everything is focused on experiencing music. No distractions. Attentive crowds. An opportunity to share the stories behind your song writing. Our desire is to remove the barriers between artists and their audience.
You're playing a show... Now what?!
We hope this page will answer any questions you may have and that you feel encouraged that there is a community of people who want to support local artists! Also, make sure to fill out the questionnaire below.
What to expect
Here's a compilation video that will give you a taste of a Tacos and Tunes event.
Check out previous artist performance videos. You are now a part of this special community of the best local talent!
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+ What is the expectation the day of the show?
We have a prompt call time 2 hours before the doors open. Before the event begins, you will complete: sound check, artist interview, and artist social media pics for T+T. Time will fly so account for traffic/parking so you are on time.
Artists need to stay for the entirety of the event and perform 4 songs while sharing stories of behind the scenes so you can connect with the audience (20 min total). One of the songs will be professionally recorded and video taped.
+ How do I implement story telling into my performance?
Part of helping people to connect with your music on a deeper level is through story telling. This includes sharing about your writing process or the journey of how you got to your songs. This is one of the key ingredients that separates these show from a typical live-music experience, so take advantage of it!
+ What is involved in the Artist Interview?
Before doors open, you will connect with a T+T member who will facilitate an interview with you (and your band). These will be casual questions and more 'rapid style'. The goal is for our audience to get to know your personality.
+ What do I have to do to promote?
We will provide you with social graphics and link for tickets. Please make sure that in your promotion of the event, you are clear that this is a ticketed event. It might also be good to note that each event thus far has sold out, and so they need to get their tickets asap while they still can. Make sure to place the link in your IG bio or other social media platforms so people can easily purchase tickets.
We will also create a Facebook Event. Please invite your fans. Facebook's notifications will be sure to reminding them of the event, and they can purchase tickets to the show w/out every leaving FB.
[Above is the minimum requirement]
We would love for you to go above and beyond by continuing to mention the event in your IG Stories or sprinkling it through other content. You could come up with creative GiveAways where you give a song download or merch if people tag a friend to your post or prove purchase of ticket. There are lots of ideas to encourage engagement and hype for the show!
+ What is an Instagram Story Take-Over look like for T+T?
We aren't able to do these with every artist or for every show, but from time to time we like to give an artist access to instagram account for a "takeover". Basically you would have free reign to post whatever you wanted to in the stories section. Probably a minimum of 7 posts but as many as you want from there.
The artist makes an announcement on their profile that they're taking over our account for the day and that their followers can head to @tacosandtunes to check it out!
Keep in mind that for this take-over you would just be posting to the “stories” section and not to the actual feed. But we think it’s a great way to introduce you to all of our followers and get people excited about the show!
Some suggestions of what to post:
- Intro of who you are
- Show of your instruments/gear/songwriting process
- “A day in my life” type posts
- What inspires you? (favorite dallas spots, tacos, coffee, creative atmosphere, music,etc.)
- Your fashion/style
- Create a polls!
- Really just ANYTHING else reflects your personality
You can respond to messages that come in pertaining to your stories as well so feel free to be interative about it (just sign off with your signature).
+ How many guests can the band bring?
Shows are intimate and we're proud to say that every T+T show has sold out so far! Because of this however, we can only provide ONE guest per band with a free ticket. Therefore, even if you have 3 members in your band we can only provide one free guest (rock-paper-scissor for it?). We will provide you with a code for one free ticket, but your guest will still need to go through the eventbrite page to claim it before we sell out!
Any additional people will need to purchase a ticket before they get sold out. We always sell out, and we always have the hard job of telling bands that we don't have anymore tickets for friends/family, so let yours know to purchase tickets well in advance just to be safe.
+ Can I sell merch?
Of course! We will have a section for you to display your merch. We recommend you bring something like a square reader so people can purchase with card rather than cash only. Or you could consider venmo as another form of receiving payment.
+ Who is my contact if I have more questions?
We have a team here to serve you during each step of the way.
Jenna - she is the contact during the booking process and will keep bugging you until you fill out the Artist Questionnaire on this page. ;) she will also get you the graphics to promote and coordinate IG takeovers, etc. and be your contact the night of. Jenna will make sure you know where to load in, park, and take care of needs that arise. She will also be in touch with you about artist performance videos. If you need anything during this process, she's your girl.
+ When should I expect the Artist Performance Video?
Our team works hard to produce these videos in a timely manner but in all reality, it is quite a process. We will need to finalize the audio mix (estimated 2 hours per song) and compile volunteer video footage (estimated 4 hours per song). Everyone on our team volunteers their time so please extend some grace as life can get hectic.
All that said, we do our best to get the final product to you after one month of the show date.
Jenna will be your contact in getting this to you once it's ready.
+ What is the Recording Waiver?
By agreeing to play this show you agree to allow video/photo/audio recording. You understand and consent to the use and release of the recording by Tacos and Tunes. You understand the recording may be copied and used by Tacos and Tunes without further permission.
Examples of this include but are not limited to using the show's recording of your song on a Tacos and Tunes Spotify playlist or YouTube channel. We just wanna share all the beautiful sounds you make with the world!
You're not giving us the rights to your tunes.
+ What is the Film/Photo Agreement?
We ask that artists not bring their own photographers/videographers. We have a great media team that works hard to coordinate with each other to keep shots as clean and without distractions as possible. Adding to that can cause footage and photos to become cluttered.
+ What is the Booking Agreement?
We want to assure you the best turn out possible! Help us by agreeing not to play any other shows within 25 miles of the venue for 5 days before and after this show. On occasion we know we have to make exceptions but this needs to be worked out before marketing for the event can happen.
5:30 - Core team sets up
6:00 - Artists load in
6:10 - (20 minutes)
Opener (Artist Interview - w/ Aymi)
Middle (Social Media Pics - w/ Loreal)
Closer (Sound Check - w/ Thomas)
6:30 - (20 minutes)
Opener (Social Media Pics - w/ Loreal)
Middle (Sound Check - w/ Thomas)
Closer (Artist Interview - w/ Aymi)
6:50 - (20 minutes)
Opener (Sound Check - w/ Thomas)
Middle (Artist Interview - w/ Aymi)
Closer (Social Media Pics - w/ Loreal)
7:10 - All artists should be done with everything
7:10 - Big huddle (everyone)
7:15 - Artists can eat before doors open
7:30 - Doors open
8:00 - Artist 1
8:20 - Break
8:30 - Artist 2
8:50 - Break
9:00 - Artist 3
9:30 - Finish and breakdown
10:00 - Exiting the building