Please call 510-841-0188 after 4pm Monday-Saturday and after 2pm on Sunday to order Food for Pick-Up or to speak with a member of the Staff.

3101 Shattuck Ave

Berkeley, CA 94705



Thank you for your interest in booking a show at the Starry Plough.

Please submit your inquiry to:

starryploughbooking at

No phone calls or unsolicited demo packages by mail, please. 

Shows are booked 2-3 months in advance. Please review the Calendar before requesting a date that falls on a Friday-Saturday night or Sunday matinee. Sunday-Thursday nights are regular weekly events and are never available. 

Genres include: Celtic, Americana, Rock and Roll, Balkan, Garage, Indie Rock, Bluegrass, Soul, Old-Time, Post Punk, Avant-Rock, Ska, Psychedelic, Shoegaze, Folk, Country, Latin, Blues, Power-Pop, Gypsy Jazz and a myriad of variations on these.

Please note: Regular Rock and Roll volume is great, but this venue isn't a fit for any bands that are very loud. On the flip side of that, it can also be a talkative room and less enjoyable for a solo singer-songwriter trying to be heard. 

We apologize, but due to the high-volume of submissions and limited time, we only respond when there is a date available for the artist.  This is not always due to lack of interest, but simply a need for efficiency. Please do not disturb the venue staff, if you have not received a response.

Thank you for your understanding.


Please include the following information in the subject line:

Date(s) Sought

Name of Artist

Also include in the body of the email:

1. Links to Artist's website, mp3's, videos, or EPK (no attachments please)

2. East Bay draw

3. Brief description of genre or style

4. Bay Area venues previously played

5. Complete contact information

6. Other Artists if pitching a 3-act bill (*recommended)

7. Methods of promotion.



 please contact:

starryploughbooking [at]


The Starry Plough is an up to 200 capacity Irish pub, Restaurant, and Live Music venue with a full sound system designed by the innovative audio engineers at Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc.


Stage Dimensions are 15'x12'