334 W. Main Ave Gastonia, NC


If you would like to be booked at The Rooster, please follow these simple guidelines. We generally book 2-3 months in advance. To be considered for a spot on our calendar, please send us an email and include links to your website and social media pages. We respond to all emails, however we get a lot of them, so please be patient. Keep in mind that the easier it is for us to hear your music, the easier it will be to get booked, so please include links to your music or art. Before requesting a booking, please check our website for open dates, but note, just because it is open on the website doesn’t mean the date is available. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.
If you are touring or are new to the area, it helps to reach out to other acts in the community in order to fill your show. We will do our best to fill every show, but cannot guarantee we will be able to do so.

We provide a professional PA system and lighting as well as a sound engineer. If you do book a show with The Rooster, it is best to not play any other shows in the area within a few weeks of your booking. We aim to provide the best possible experience for the artists as well as the fans, and booking multiple shows in the area at the same time could jeopardize our likelihood of providing that experience.

PROMOTE! Once you have booked a show with The Rooster, it is imperative that you promote your show. Since we are an event venue, we do not have a built in audience, and we will promote every single show we book to the best of our ability, but nobody knows your fans as well as you do. If you are booked, it is assumed that you will do your part to get people in the door. If you have promotional material such as posters, we will hang them, if you have flyers, we will print them and hand them out.

The Rooster is here to celebrate art. Our goal is provide a unique, fun and inclusive experience for everyone, most importantly the artists. We promise to give you all we’ve got to create an amazing experience, we expect that you will do the same…….now let’s have some fun and make your performance a night to remember!