Check out the types of bands we book first to make sure you are a good fit for our intimate venue.

We do not book bands with underage members. Get back to us when everyone in the band is over 21.

Already played our venue and want to rebook your band? 
Take a look at our calendar and email 2-3 dates when you are available to play that fit the format of our music on a particular evening.

Would you like to play at The Way Station? 
Send a short introduction and a link to hear your music or watch videos. If we like it, you're booked. Looking for one set of 45 minutes.

Booking Policy: 
- We book 3 months in advance, but sometimes have last minute openings. 
- We book five nights a week, Tuesday-Saturday with 3-4 bands per night.  
- We have limited room for singer songwriters, Tues-Thurs 8pm slots only.  
- We are an intimate venue, so if you are super loud you won't be a good fit for us.
- Every band member MUST be over 21 to book a show.
- This is a tip gig and we pass the hat during each set. What goes in the hat depends on the fans you bring and the crowd we have. Some bands pull in $40 while others $200+. 
- Please do not invite underage fans to your show, they will not be admitted.
- Everyone in the band gets 1 drink per set.
- Your show will be promoted with listings, physical calendar, on the website, weekly email blasts, and other social media outlets.
- We are phasing out contemporary and modern Jazz. We love Jazz, but just haven't found an audience for it.

Stage- 6x12'
12 Channel PreSonus STUDIOLIVE 16.0.2 Digital Performance Mixer and JBL House Speakers
1 Monitor

2 SHURE 57 instrumental mics
1 Sennheiser 935
7 SHURE SM58 Mics
6 Boom Mic Stands

Roland Jazz Pro Series Amp (2 inputs)

2 Fender Blues Junior Guitar Amps 
MXB50 Crate Bass Amp

Yamaha Drum Kit
Bass Drum w Pedal
Snare and Stand
Floor Tom

High Hat Stand
Cymbal Stand
Pork Pie Throne
Please bring a high-hat clutch if you can.
There are no cymbals!

1 Active DI box

1 Passive DI box

2 music stands

Big Screen 70 inch plasma screen with a HDMI hookup to PC
Blu Ray/DVD Player/Flash Drive (Mp3 or Mp4 Files)

Our sound board supplies phantom power if needed. 

Condenser mics:
Condenser mics at The Way station sometimes feed back because they're picking up the sound in the room.  If there's a 180 degree setting, meaning it will just pick up everything from the mic and behind it, that might work.  But a 360 mic could be problematic.

A/V Note:
If you have a Video component for your performance, you must arrive at 6:30pm for a trial run to work out any potential kinks. Contact to alert him that you will be arriving early for an A/V run through. If you do not do a run through, we can only spend 5 minutes on the fly to try and set up for your performance. If it takes longer than that, we will not be able to accommodate your video element.

Live Streaming:
We offer the option of live streaming at  You must email Andrew Kotliar at in order make arrangements in advance.

You're welcome to videotape your show.  You can set up your camera anywhere that doesn't take up seating.  You may have a head or two pass in front, but basically you'll have the run of the place.  Please don't have a constant light on as it can be very distracting, and when pointed at the stage, it's also pointed at the soundboard (super annoying while doing sound).  We can adjust our lights to accommodate your camera, to an extent. 

House photography is provided by Liam Cotter Photography. Still photography of performances is available for $50 per hour/set. To book, email or call 917-677-9267. To see examples of past shoots, visit To ensure availability please book at least 7 days prior to date of performance. Bookings on shorter notice may not be possible.

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