For all booking inquires, please send an email to
For all General inquires, please email us at
We do our best to reply to any inquiry in a prompt manner, so if you're a booking agent, manager, label rep, etc...please feel free to email us right away. If you are an unsigned band, either locally or nationally, please read the tips below so we can better assist you. You may be asking yourself... "How do I go about getting a show at ChopSuey?." Well, here you go... We prefer EMAIL to phone, specifically we're looking for emails that include a link to your website... preferably a website with audio samples that represent your music best. Its much easier for us to browse your website than to to sift through the thousands of demo-packs we receive, and honestly, can not get to Also, it'll save you money on postage and materials and its ecologically sound (!)
In the email you should include answers to the following questions:
1) How would you describe your music (genre, influences, etc)?
2) What size crowd do you draw on a weekday?
3) What other bands are you friends with or do you go well with locally?
4) Where have you played and with whom?
5) Any Seattle-based press or radio to brag about?
Thoroughly answering the questions above helps us help you. We do our best to pay attention to local music, but being the most musically diverse venue in Seattle means we have a whole lot to pay attention to and we may have not discovered you as of yet. Whether you're indie rock, hip-hop, electronic, alt-country, punk, pop, metal, soul, experimental, or anywhere in between, we'd love to hear from you....though please understand that we're specifically looking for artists that are already established in Seattle. Additionally, the artists that we invite back for more shows are the artists that work hard, promote well, bring out people, perform well, and are easy to work with. We don't have random foot traffic, so people come out to Chop Suey primarily to see the artists.
If you're an out-of-town, unsigned, touring band, we're probably not the right venue for you as we are specifically looking for bands that have established fanbases. The one scenario that this might work is if you are able to pair up with bands that have established themselves in Seattle and could pitch a strong drawing bill. Otherwise, if you're coming into Seattle all by yourselves without a ton of fanfare and are looking to establish yourself in Seattle, you may want to consider playing a smaller room or a room with a built-in crowd.
Once a show is confirmed you will receive an email from us detailing everything related to the date (set times, loading, financial breakdowns, etc). We may exchange a few emails about prospective dates or bills, but until you get this very thorough confirmation email, we are not yet confirmed. Keep in mind that we do live by the unwritten "two-week blackout period" rule. It doesn't help us, the band, or the other venue if the band plays another show in the Seattle within a two week period of the confirmed show here.