Tuesday Night Cafe Featured Performer/Artist Submission
Greetings! Thank you for your interest in joining us for the 18th season of Tuesday Night Cafe!
The 1st & 3rd Tuesday Night Cafe is a free/volunteer-run and donation-based public arts series rooted in the Asian American community and based in Downtown Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo. Our submission process allows us to get to know you and your work and helps us make the most of our limited performance and artist slots. Please keep in mind that TNC is not an industry showcase or competition. We strive to create a collaborative atmosphere of artists and community members connecting with and supporting one another.
We are interested in artists with a wide range of performance experience (first timers too!) and are particularly interested in artists who are rooted in community building, presenting new original work, and connecting with the Tuesday Night Project community and artists. If you haven’t had the chance to check out a show, you can check us out on YouTube (on our channel or search “Tuesday Night Cafe”) for a sense of the vibe. Artists are provided with an awesome volunteer staff to assist them, a community to build with, and dinner on the night they perform.
Please note that we prioritize artists who identify with any of the following communities:
- Asian/Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian
- People of Color
- Queer, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Intersex, Asexual, Questioning
- Gender Non-Conforming
(As an organization, we continue to have conversations around identifying terms.)
Our submission period will be open from Monday, February 1st until Monday, February 29th. We book our artists on a rolling basis, but please note that this season we cannot guarantee slots.
Whether or not you are selected, we hope that you will also join us as a member of the TNC audience! Please note that each show also features three 5-minute open mic spots in addition to our featured performers. We encourage you to join the open mic lottery!
Open mic lottery sign up directions can be found on our About TNC page under "Open Mic Guidelines"
(If more spots become available later in the season, we may re-open the submission process. We often pull from our list of open mic performers to round out our season.)
Check out our TNC Schedule for a full listing of show dates. Thank you, and good luck!
Some final notes...
Thank you again for your interest in joining us for Season 18 of Tuesday Night Cafe.
We will contact all applicants by March 19. While we hope to host as many performers as possible every season, we do have a limited number of available slots, and we consider a number of factors as part of our curation and booking process.
Our mission is to build community and encourage collaboration among artists, and we ask each of our selected performers to stay for the duration of the show in which they are featured. Shows run from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, and we hope to see you soon in Little Tokyo!