Big Room Bar

1036 South Front Street
Columbus OH  43206

Phone: (614) 449-9612

Big Room Bar

The CD102.5 Big Room Bar is a unique live music bar and neighborhood hangout in the Brewery District. We feature live music Wednesday through Saturday nights (and the occasional Sunday, Monday or Tuesday too). Come take in a piece of Columbus music history while enjoying our daily food and drink specials. Happy hour 4-8PM with $3 Ohio craft pints, $2 well shots and $3 build-your-own hot dogs!

BOOKING PROTOCOL:

Our capacity is around 200 people and we feature live music of all styles (from national and local artists) four nights a week.

All booking is handled via email, no exceptions. Send all booking inquiries to bigroombarbooking AT gmail DOT com. Please include the date you're interested in, the lineup you propose for the night, and links to your music. We will review your proposal and if we think it makes sense for the Big Room Bar, we'll get back to you!

We're currently booking shows Wednesday through Saturday nights. We will occasionally book live music on other nights for bigger shows (primarily national touring acts with label support) or special events with a large potential draw.

GUIDELINES:
Out of town acts: if you don’t already have a huge following in Columbus (a consistent draw of 100 or more), you must have two strong locals on the bill to make this work. “Strong Locals” means bands in town that people have heard of and will actually go see. Let’s face it: your band IS probably the most popular band in your hometown of Jacksonville, Florida, but… if WE'VE never heard of you, it’s pretty likely that there's not going to be a line down the street to see you guys in Columbus, Ohio. SO… in order to make it an awesome show for everyone involved, contact some like-minded local bands first and see if they’d be willing to play with you on the date you’re looking for. Sorry, but due to the volume of requests we get, we are not able to help you find local bands. Please visit www.cringe.com for some ideas.

Cover charges at the Big Room Bar are $5 on most nights (the famous CD102.5 “Low Dough Show”) with exceptions for ticketed events and the occasional free show. All door money goes straight to the bands, minus a $50 production fee for sound and security. Bands are paid a percentage of bar sales on nights with no cover charge.

All band members performing get a couple free drink tickets and a $5 off food voucher (which is applicable to all menu items except already discounted ones...I.E., happy hour specials, etc)

LOAD IN NO LATER THAN 8 PM. Shows need to start by 9 PM (and by 8 PM on four band bills) and must be over by 11:00PM. NO EXCEPTIONS.

If you cause any damage to bar equipment or property (e.g. breaking microphones, punching holes in the walls, unapproved graffiti, etc.), you will be held responsible for the full cost of repair or replacement.

Here are some common sense tips to help make your show successful:

1. Don’t ask to set up a show here if you’re playing in town the night before unless your name is The Rolling Stones and your show the night before was in Ohio Stadium. Seriously, if you have other Columbus shows within 2 weeks before or after your proposed date, as a general rule, we will not want to book you. While we’re sure your band is great, your fans and friends aren’t going to come see you every… single… week.

2. If you’re setting up a show with an unknown out of town band, do the right thing and give them the middle slot. Treat them right and they’ll probably treat you right when you play in Sheboygan on tour.

3. PROMOTE YOURSELF. Make some posters! Make a Facebook event, invite your friends and post it on our Facebook wall. Tell your friends. Hand out flyers at other shows. Tell your dental hygienist that you’re playing a show. If you don’t even make a Facebook event – literally the least you can do to promote your show – we probably won’t ask you to play again.

4. Drop off those posters you made at the bar. We know you made an image for your Facebook event (see above), so print that off and bring us some. C’mon. That’s the FUN part about setting up shows.

5. Stay and watch the other bands play. Don’t play your set and bolt. First of all, it’s rude. Second, we pay out at the end of the night. If you’re not here, you don’t get paid.

6. Don’t take yourself too seriously.

Any questions, please re-read this list again. If you STILL have questions or you think everything above is reasonable and want to move forward, then email our booking guy: bigroombarbooking AT gmail DOT com

Live music 4 nights a week. 12 Ohio Craft Beers on tap. Happy Hour 4-8pm Mon.-Sat.

Show Map Website

Business Information


Parking: Street, Parking Lot

Categories: Bar, Concert Venue, Hot Dog Joint, Live Music Venue, Restaurant

Hours

Mon: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed: 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thu: 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri: 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat: 4:00 pm - 1:00 am



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Past Events

Reelin' & Rockin': Batman (1989) with Prince videos

Reelin' & Rockin': Batman (1989) with Prince videos
07:30 pm - 05/01/2018

At Big Room Bar

In partnership with CD102.5, the monthly rock film series Reelin' & Rockin' returns to the Big Room Bar with Tim Burton's gothic take on the caped crusader with...

Frontstage Live: Linden Hollow w/Jenny Flory *Free Show*

Frontstage Live: Linden Hollow w/Jenny Flory *Free Show*
08:00 pm - 04/26/2018

At Big Room Bar

Performing LIVE on CD102.5FM and streaming at CD1025.com... Linden Hollow with special guest Jenny Flory! Music starts at 9pm sharp, and the event is free! Thursday...

Kitchen Dwellers

Kitchen Dwellers
08:00 pm - 04/25/2018

At Big Room Bar

The Turbos "Fever" Single Release Party

The Turbos "Fever" Single Release Party
08:00 pm - 04/20/2018

At Big Room Bar

The Turbos "Fever" Single Release Party! "Fever" is the 2nd of 6 singles The Turbos are releasing in 2018. Come celebrate its release with us and rock out all night...

Frontstage Live: Paper Lung WSG Shape Of The Sun (solo set)

Frontstage Live: Paper Lung WSG Shape Of The Sun (solo set)
08:00 pm - 04/12/2018

At Big Room Bar

Paper Lung will be live on the air (CD102.5) and in The Big Room, 9 p.m. on April 12th. Shape of the Sun will close out the night with a solo set. This is a FREE...

Tango Moms EP release party WSG Coya Hill and American Spirts

Tango Moms EP release party WSG Coya Hill and American Spirts
08:00 pm - 04/06/2018

At Big Room Bar

Tango Moms are excited to announce that we are releasing our EP "Views Of" on April 6th at the Big Room Bar! Joining the party are: Coya Hill and American Spirits $5...

Reelin' & Rockin': Stop Making Sense (1984)

Reelin' & Rockin': Stop Making Sense (1984)
07:30 pm - 04/03/2018

At Big Room Bar

In partnership with CD102.5, the monthly rock film series Reelin' & Rockin' returns to the Big Room Bar with one of the most celebrated documents of live music. The...

Fisher Cast , The Candescents

Fisher Cast , The Candescents
08:00 pm - 03/29/2018

At Big Room Bar

Join us at the CD102.5 Big Room bar for Front Stage Live. Fisher Cast will be performing the first two songs of our set live on the air at 9pm sharp. Followed...

Other People LP release show w/ Miranova and Lights Go Out

Other People LP release show w/ Miranova and Lights Go Out
08:00 pm - 03/24/2018

At Big Room Bar

Join Other People in releasing their debut full length LP OTHER PLACES on Head2Wall Records at the Big Room Bar on March 24, 2018. Lukas Mateus is hosting this...

Punch Drunk Tagalongs, Counter Reform, Silvis, Megan Taylor

Punch Drunk Tagalongs, Counter Reform, Silvis, Megan Taylor
08:00 pm - 03/23/2018

At Big Room Bar

Join Punch Drunk Tagalongs as they celebrate their album release with local celebrities Counter Reform, Silvis, and Megan Taylor! The night will consist of : Counter...

3/22 Vile Creature(Ontario), Maranatha & Weed Demon

3/22 Vile Creature(Ontario), Maranatha & Weed Demon
09:00 pm - 03/22/2018

At Big Room Bar

Hexagram Booking & Sun Valley Presents: Vile Creature | Ontario angry queer gloom/doom cult Halo of Flies Records vilecreature.bandcamp.com/ cultofcreature.tumblr.com NEW...

Frontstage Live: Cortney Gail w/ Scott Greene *free*

Frontstage Live: Cortney Gail w/ Scott Greene *free*
08:00 pm - 03/15/2018

At Big Room Bar

Live on CD102.5 FM and streaming internationally on CD1025.com, and IRL in the world famous Big Room! *FREE SHOW* 9pm - Cortney Gail (cortneygail.com) 10pm - Scott...

Corona Covers for a Cure

Corona Covers for a Cure
04:00 pm - 03/10/2018

At Big Room Bar

Adv tix avail here: bigroombar.thundertix.com/events/124721 Join Corona at the Big Room Bar on March 10th beginning at 4p to hear your favorite local bands coming...

College ID Night-Swingin' Wednesday at Big Room Bar

College ID Night-Swingin' Wednesday at Big Room Bar
07:30 pm - 03/07/2018

At Big Room Bar

Its College ID Night. Free Entry with a valid college ID. Welcome to Swingin' Wednesday, a swing dance sponsored by SwingColumbus! 7:30 - 8:00 PM : Beginner swing...

Reelin' & Rockin': The Commitments (1991)

Reelin' & Rockin': The Commitments (1991)
07:30 pm - 03/06/2018

At Big Room Bar

In partnership with CD102.5, the monthly rock film series Reelin' & Rockin' returns to the Big Room Bar with the loud, rollicking, musical comedy The Commitments...

Fronstage Live: OLDE FRNDS w/Counter Reform *free*

Fronstage Live: OLDE FRNDS w/Counter Reform *free*
08:00 pm - 03/01/2018

At Big Room Bar

Come join us while OLDE FRNDS performs live on CD102 Front Stage with Tom Butler!! Live broadcast with OLDE FRNDS at 9pm sharp!! Special guest Counter Reform...

Cancelled/ Swingin' Wednesday at Big Room Bar-Be back March 7th

Cancelled/ Swingin' Wednesday at Big Room Bar-Be back March 7th
07:30 pm - 02/28/2018

At Big Room Bar

Sorry we will not be having Swingin' Wednesday, tonight Feb 28, as there is another event scheduled at Big Room Bar...we will be back next week for our LAST College...

Guitars Not Guns Benefit Show

Guitars Not Guns Benefit Show
07:00 pm - 02/23/2018

At Big Room Bar

Come join us for a night of great music while supporting a great cause! Proceeds will be donated to Guitars Not Guns Central Ohio, a non-profit organization providing...

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