Note: As Open Tuning Festival is going virtual again due to Covid 19, some (or all) of the contents of this page may not be relevant to this year’s festival. Please see our About 2021 page for more info.

How does hosting your own stage at Open Tuning work? homescape.png

Know some musicians?  Got a porch, garage, storefront or front lawn, unique or great idea?  You’re on your way! 

Hosting your own Venue is an amazingly cool way to spend your afternoon and/or evening, presenting live music and performers to appreciative audiences and participating in this unique community-driven event.

Just use the form below to get in touch and let us know your details.  If your venue can be part of the festival, we’ll send you the “Open Tuning Venue DIY Hosting Manual” that explains everything you need to know.   

2018 Driveway Venue, Clinton Street

We promote all of our Open Tuning Venues through social media, posters and location maps (on day of event) and can even help out with musician recruitment if need be.

We will also be offering a pre-festival ‘Sound System Workshop’ where DIY Venue Operators can get professional tips and advice on what kind of PA or sound system gear you’ll need, how to assemble and operate it to optimize your venue’s resonance. 


Info we’ll need from you : 

  1. Your proposed Venue’s address/location:
  2. Music genres preference? (if applicable)+ :
  3. Acoustic or electric preference?  (if applicable)+ :
  4. Time period you will be open (festival operates from 2pm-9pm):
  5. Got a name for your Venue? (something snappy 🙂

+ Let us know if you will need help finding musicians to fill open time slots.

Finally, all Open Tuning Venues must agree to the Venue Charter that we will  forward to you, once we review your details (just so that you know, we also ask that all Open Tuning performers agree to our musicians’ charter).

Contact us with your Venue information – or let us know if you have any Venue questions.

2019 Festival Venue Map List (PNG file)

2018 Festival Venue Map List (PDF) 

2016 Festival Venue Map/List (PDF)

2015 Festival Main Venues List 

2014 Festival Venue List