Do you make dynamic, original music and know a thing or two about working with an audience?


If your answer is a big "YES" then get in touch and we'll talk about booking your act.  The Local has a reputation in Toronto as an excellent place to see quality live music in an intimate setting. Our specialty is a broad range of primarily acoustic, roots-based acts, including vintage country, bluegrass, old-time, delta blues, jug band, early jazz and and a bit of straight-up rock and roll!

We also put a high priority on songwriting: if you're not only a good entertainer but a crafty songwriter, then we want to hear from you!


We've had a lot of great acts come through over the years, who've gone on to do wonderful things!  If you consider yourself a professional performer that loves to keep a crowd entertained, then send us a message that includes live performance footage and a link to your website.


We get hundreds of submissions from performers. Even if you're a wizard on your instrument, we may not think you're the right fit for the Local.  However, if we love what we hear and see, and think you match up with the Local vibe, we'll work hard to fit you in!

I want to play at The Local!