Couches, Concerts and Caffeine - Tips on how to book the acoustic music series at the Ugly Mug

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The Ugly Mug 4640 Soquel Drive Soquel, CA 95073 831-477-1341

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• Booking contact: Dick Brundle of Fiddling Cricket Concerts - 831-475-4938 or

• Preferred method of contact: Start by introducing yourself at one of the shows (either at The Ugly Mug or  Mission City Coffee Roasting Company). One you make a oersonal connection, than email.

• Timing: The acoustic music series only runs twice a month (usually 2nd and 4th Wednesday) so they are booked at least a few months in advance.

• Genre: Folk, traditional, bluegrass, old time, blues, Americana, Celtic, world music and eclectic mixes.

• Sound: in-house sound system and a designated sound engineer.

• Capacity: You need to be able to draw at least thrity of your friends, but they can hold up to about sixty.

• Schedule: Doors @ 7 p.m. - show from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Tickets are always $10 at the door and artists gets lion's share of door proceeds (no need for a tip jar).

• Misc: Food, beer and, of course, coffee are available at shows (no laptops).