Time Slot Policy & Set Lengths

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When Will I Know My Time Slot?Set Lengths

When Will I Know My Time Slot?

This is our policy for unsigned artists: Once you're confirmed on an Afton show, your Booking Rep can lock in your exact timeslot as soon as you've sold 20 advance Tickets.

You can set your timeslot preferences, in priority order, from your www.MyAfton.com account. Go to your Confirmed Dashboard, click "Time Slot Preferences," and drag and drop the times in your preferred choice order. This helps us ensure you get the best time slot for your show.

Why aren't Time Slots Set 30 Days in Advance?

This is for several reasons.

  1. Afton was founded on principles of fairness. Artists who sell the most Tickets deserve to get seniority in picking the best time slots. We reward acts that sell 20 advance Tickets soonest, and they get the first pick of time slots. No politics, no playing favorites, the best time slots are earned by effective promotion.
  2. Artists that sell 0 or few advance Tickets are most likely to cancel, not show up, or flake out. If we lock in all time slots 30 days out, we have to essentially redo the times and shift everyone around last minute, day of show, when those 0 or low sellers don't show up or cancel. Then that changes the higher sellers' originally locked time slots and their fans could miss their set. We AVOID all of this by locking in timeslots as soon as an act has sold 20 advance Tickets.

EXAMPLES:

If an act sells 20 Tickets 60 days prior to the show, they'll be rewarded for early promotion efforts with a locked-in time slot 60 days out.

If an artist doesn't sell 20 Tickets until 5 days prior to the show, they'll get to pick their choice of time slot from whatever is still left at that time, 5 days prior to the show.

Artists that sell all of their Tickets day of show, last minute, OR acts that sell few Tickets and don't abide by their end of the eContract agreement will find out their timeslot at check-in, day of show.

Seniority will be given to the higher selling artists to pick the timeslot they want from whatever times are available. So the lowest Ticket sellers will get last pick of the time slots nobody else wanted.

Need to Play Early or Later in the Night?

If you need to play earlier in the night, or have a drinking crowd that prefers you play later in the night, let your booking rep know NOW so that we can try to set that up for you. And make sure to set those times in your time slot preferences in your MyAfton.com account. We can usually help setup some sort of time frame in advance if you need us to.

Don't Think You Can Sell 20 Advance Tickets?

We believe almost any local artist can easily sell 20 advance Tickets if they use the right strategies. CLICK HERE FOR TIPS

Set Lengths

Longer set lengths are awarded to higher advance ticket sellers. If an artist fails to sell the number of advance tickets agreed upon in their E-Contract, that artist will get a shorter set based on advance sales as follows, by genre:

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FULL BANDS & SOLO ARTISTS
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30+ Tix Longer Set Potential
20 Tix 30 Minutes (standard set)
15-19 Tix 20-25 Minute Set

Less than 15 Tix 15-20 Minute Set
Less than 10 Tix See below *

*If an artist sells 0 or less than 10 tickets in advance, the venue and our staff reserves the right to not let you perform and reschedule you to another show date.

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FOR HIP HOP/R&B/URBAN ACTS
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30+ Tix 20 Minutes (or longer)
15-29 Tix 20 Minutes (standard set)

Less than 15 Tix 15 Minutes
Less than 10 Tix 10 Minutes
Less than 5 Tix See below *

*If an artist sells 0 or very few tickets in advance, the venue and our staff reserves the right to not let you perform and reschedule you to another show date.

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ELECTRONIC/DJ ACTS
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50+ Tix 50+ Minute Set
30+ Tix 30+ Minute Set
15-29 Tix 20 Minutes (standard set)

Less than 15 Tix 15 Minutes
Less than 10 Tix 10 Minutes
Less than 5 Tix See below *

*If an artist sells 0 or very few tickets in advance, the venue and our staff reserves the right to not let you perform and reschedule you to another show date.
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