Booking Shows

Thank you for your interest in booking a show at Thirsty Scholar.  We love to help promote the arts (music in particular) if we can.  We regularly have music on Friday and Saturday nights.  We ask musicians to fill a minimum of 2 hours with a break.  If you can't fill 2 hours, it's ok to pair with another musician to fill out the entire time.  We are a small establishment, and as such cannot offer much in the way of compensation.  What we offer musicians who play here:

- A platform to share their craft

- An $25 open tab for the night

- 10% of the sales from an hour before to an hour after your show (average is about $50)

- A merchandise table if you have products to sell

- A tip case

If this sounds agreeable with you then please fill out the following and submit.  Should the day you've requested not be available we will get back to you with a list of open dates.  Also, if you didn't provide a website, then a promotional photo and sample music will be asked of you before confirmation of date.


Please read the above terms of performance and accept.
Contact Name *
Contact Name
Phone *
Performers will be paid the following Monday ONLY via one of these two options
Please provide your Name/Handle for the payment method you chose.
Show start at either 8pm or 9pm. Choose your preference.
Desired Show Date *
Desired Show Date


Our Location

111 East 16th Street, Suite 101
Indianapolis, IN, 46202
United States

STREET PARKING ONLY AFTER 6PM The parking lot is residential ONLY after 6pm and you WILL BE TOWED!