Thank you for inquiring about performing at the Uptown Nightclub. We are a medium size venue located in the center of the Oakland’s entertainment district next to the Fox Theater. We have 2 large rooms. The live room has a meticulously tuned sound system and modern stage lighting. The bar side is decorated with a 30 foot historic mahogany bar that came through the Panama Canal.
We are locally owned and operated. Our motto is “diverse programming for a diverse Oakland”.
Please fill out the form below. Due to the large number of requests we receive for booking it may take us several days. We try to respond to every email, but this is not always possible. Please feel free to hit us back with another email if you don’t hear back, perhaps including more details as to why we should consider your show.
Tuesdays: We offer free live entertainment in the front of the Bar. We call it Two Piece Tuesdays, because we like the sound of it. In reality Tuesday’s acts range from solo performers to larger ensembles.
Wednesdays: We have a Stand-up Comedy in the courtyard from 7-9pm. Conceivably we might be able to host a later show.
Thursdays: We try to reserve this night for local bands with perhaps one touring band. Let us know if you are able to put together a 3 band lineup that draws over 100 people.
Friday/Saturdays: Are booked fairly far in advance although on rare occasions one may come available on short notice. We expect your show to draw at least 200 on a weekend. We occasionally book day parties on Saturdays or early seated show (ending no later than 8pm).
If you are confirmed for a show, first and foremost, TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND FANS. List the show on your website and make a FB event. Send emails, post bulletins, make a poster, let radio stations know……the sooner people know about your show, the better. We request that confirmed bands not play anywhere else in the Bay Area within 2 weeks before and after the scheduled date. We firmly believe that one big show is better than multiple smaller ones.
fyi: it is easier for us to help promote videos if they are posted on a format that allows for links. Like Vimeo or YouTube.