101 West Nelson St | Lexington, VIRGINIA 24450 | 540-463-7911 | SUN-WED 11am-11PM | THURS-SAT 11AM-MIDNIGHT
Palms Booking Bands
The Palms is a full service restaurant located in the historic downtown of Lexington, Virginia. Along with delicious food & a great atmosphere, we provide a limited amount of entertainment from local and touring artists with no cover charge to our guests. We are however a restaurant and will focus on that first.
Our Style is Acoustic
We expect artists to perform wearing appropriate attire, keep it classy and look the part of a professional seasoned artist. Genres include Americana, Indie, Blues, Jazz-Fusion, National, Regional and Talented local. (We also reserve the right to book anything that intrigues our musical curiosity no matter what genre you call it). We do not book bands or groups with drums, as we are able to accommodate that type of setup, nor do we book DJ's or host karaoke.
We enjoy a great relationship with local media, and our website has a full entertainment calendar. Artist dates are promoted on our facebook page, our digital menu boards, as well as sent to our friends and fans through eblasts.
We expect artists to do everything they can to promote themselves as well. If you already have a date booked, please send us anything we can use to help promote the event: posters, flyers, web information, CD's, photos, etc (Please don't send us enough to wallpaper the place, we will tastefully display a few fliers around.) We will do our best to help, but promotion is ultimately the responsibility of the artists and their promotional team.
Our show times vary, so please make sure that you are available to perform at the assigned time. The Palms start times are generally earlier than most live music venues, and also end earlier than most. Unless everybody is having a blast and behaving, then we might stretch it out a bit. We book acoustic acts on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and for special occasions. Load in times should be about 1 hour before the performance time and should be reasonable and accommodating for a busy restaurant dinner service. We ask that sound checks are kept to a minimum in both volume and length so as not to disturb our dining guests.
Only contact us through e-mail. Do not call the restaurant, mail physical press kits or stop by in person without an appointment.
Send artist website information, date inquires, electronic press kits, and contact information to OUR EMAIL. We will be back in touch with you, if we feel your band has something that suits our atmosphere and clientele. Response times vary depending on availability and need. Since we are a full service restaurant we handle bookings sporadically, patience is a virtue.
The Palms is an intimate pub style venue in a historic building in downtown Lexington. (Think tiny room and area). This means that a smaller PA system is more than enough to fill the room with rich sound. We do not provide an in-house sound system for artists use. We intend to make sure that our guests can still hold a conversation, so it is VITAL to make sure volume is appropriate! In short, it's not Madison Square Garden so don't crank up the volume. We reserve the right to closely monitor sound levels and will communicate any needed adjustments accordingly.