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Q. How do you get to perform at WCL?
A. A great way to break into playing here is to come out and perform at our weekly open mic,Philly Rising on Mondays. Sign up at 6:30, Showtime 7:30PM. You can also submit yourself or your band to perform at thebeta hi-fi Emerging Music Festival, held every August. Submissions accepted annually in May - more info here.


Otherwise, to submit for a booking at WCL, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please include the name of your band, projected draw, history in Philadelphia and a link to your music. Please do not include attachments – if you do, your email will be deleted immediately. Physical press kits are discouraged, and no phone calls will be accepted for new bookings. Please note that due to the high volume of submissions, not all emails will receive a response.



Q. Why don’t you book (your favorite artist) to play?
A. Our music department is always looking out to find bands to take the stages here. Please know that many factors affect the artists we can book here, but feel free to email suggestions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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