Upcoming Showcases

Showcases are not curated - they are open to play to all registered Indie Collaborative members. Each performer gets a maximum of five minutes to present their music in a stripped-down setting. If there are more applicants than performance slots we do a lottery to pick the performers. See the Tickets page for more information.

Learn how Showcases work

Upcoming Productions

Productions are curated and produced by Indie Collab co-founders Eileen Sherman and Grant Maloy Smith. As such there is no application form for these. Each production is unique, and we look through our membership to see who might be best suited to fill the performance slots for that particular production. See the Tickets page for more information and to buy your tickets for upcoming productions.

Next Showcases:

Newport, RI

Newport Playhouse


September 19, 2021*

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* Event dates subject to change based on COVID-19 restrictions and acts of God.

New York City
Carnegie Hall

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 *

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Next Productions:

New York City
Lincoln Center
Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021*

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For each show and showcase we publish a beautiful program that is given to everyone who comes into the theater. You can place a full or half-page ad in these programs and promote your latest album, single, concert, and more.

How Showcases Work

Tickets to Attend or Perform
Every person needs a ticket, including performers, accompanists, managers, spouses, friends, etc. We don’t have any comp tickets available except for members of the press that we invite.

Performance Slots
Due to the fast-paced nature of Indie Collab showcases, only solo, duo or trio acts are allowed. Setups must be accomplished within your entire 5 minute time slot, which means that bands are out of the question - we simply don’t have enough time for that. Backing tracks and video/multimedia are also not possible. The idea is to show your peers in an intimate and supportive setting what you are all about, and what you can do by yourself. Note - certain types of artists and industry professionals don’t (or can’t) perform alone or with only an accompanist or two. In those cases you can use your time slot to talk to the room and tell them what you do. This might apply to lyricists, for example, or music publishers, or orchestrators, etc. You can use your 5 minutes however you like, within the constraints mentioned above.

Exceptions to the above can be made at the discretion of the Indie Collab. Certain venues and even structures may allow us to have one or two bands performing, because the setup time can be done without interfering with the fast-paced nature of our events. These slots are available by invitation only and are extremely limited due to the nature of our events.

Five Minutes Is Really The Limit
No matter how many times we say it, performers (aka “headliners”) have 5 TOTAL minutes to do their thing. That includes setup, tuning your guitar, adjusting your piano bench, describing the song you’re about to play, etc. If it takes you four and a half minutes to do all of that, you will have exactly 30 seconds left to play a song. Think about that! Please practice your presentation with a stop watch or timer, so that you can get your whole presentation in within the 5 minutes. This is not a concert… it’s a short showcase of what you can do, for a room full of your peers.

Ticket Cancellation / Refund Policy

Tickets are non-refundable except in extreme cases, such as natural disasters that prevent the event from occurring, or which prevent travel to the event.

Glass Buildings

Event 19


December 8, 2021

Lincoln Center, New York, NY

Event 18


September 19, 2021

Newport Playhouse, Newport, RI

Event 17


April 22, 2022

Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

Event 16


January 25, 2020

El Portal Theater, North Hollywood, CA

Event 15


August 26, 2019

The Bitter End, New York, NY

Event 14


February 8, 2019

El Portal Theater, North Hollywood, CA

Event 13


November 19, 2018

Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

Event 12


August 25, 2018

Phoenix Theater, San Francisco, CA

Event 11


January 27, 2018

Feinstein's/54 Below, New York, NY

Event 10


August 28, 2017

The Bitter End, New York, NY

Event 09


February 10, 2017

Kulak's Woodshed, North Hollywood, CA

Event 08


February 9, 2017

Kulak's Woodshed, North Hollywood, CA

Event 07


August 29, 2016

Smith's Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA

Event 06


June 13, 2016

The Jam Lab, Chicago, IL

Event 05


May 2, 2016

Puck, Doylestown, PA (Philadelphia)

Event 04


March 21, 2016

The Factory at Franklin, Franklin, TN (Nashville)

Event 03


February 14, 2016

Kulak's Woodshed, North Hollywood, CA

Event 02


September 1, 2015

Circle X Theater, Los Angeles, CA

Event 01


June 8, 2015

The Drama League, New York, NY


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