Bands, Promoters and Bookers... Have a show coming up at the Sidebar? Promote your show! Get some Press!

Booking at The Sidebar:

Sidebar Baltimore Booking

All posters, flyers, and other promo material should be sent to the bar as such:

The Sidebar
218 East Lexington Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
URGENT! Posters Inside
ATTN: Grey

Load In Times at The Sidebar?

If you have an upcoming show at Sidebar, please note that load in time is generally ONE HOUR before doors. Due to certain happy hour events, this might change. If you are still unsure, please email Matty at

If you know you will be late for some reason, please call the bar at 410-659-4130. If you do not call and you are late, you will be bumped from the schedule!

Here is a list of publications to send your press kit/cd to:

City Paper
812 Park Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201
attn: Mike Byrne

Baltimore Sun Live Section
501 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21278
attn: Sam Sessa

Here is a list of balt/dc stores to send posters and flyers, and for local bands to visit and flyer:

If you visit thses places to flyer, please ask for the manager first and ask them if you can flyer before hanging posters and setting out flyers. Support these stores, they have all been supportive of The Sidebar and to local bands.

Atomic Books
3620 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD, 21211

Celebrated Summer Records
3620 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD, 21211

Holy Frijoles
908 W 36th St.
Baltimore, MD 21211

Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse
800 Saint Paul St
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 230-0450

The Sound Garden
1616 Thames St.
Baltimore, MD 21231

The True Vine Record Shop
3544 Hickory Ave,
Baltimore, MD 21211