The Lost Leaf

914 N 5th Street & Roosevelt
Downtown Phoenix, Arizona - 602-258-0014

OPEN: 5PM - 2AM Every Day
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From our beginning we have proudly contributed over $250,000 directly to musicians that participate in the Phoenix Music Scene.
This number does not include Art sales which artists receive 100%. We never charge a cover and are 21+ only.... So band pay is coming from the bar and band merch sales.

The Lost Leaf has had over 5418 FREE SHOWS since we opened in Mar 2006.

The music area is very small, with only room for about 25 people directly in front of the band, although another 30+ can see the band, and another 30+ can hear them. This is an original historic house from 1920, so it was not designed as a music venue, although with vaulted ceilings and wood hollow floors the acoustics are quite good. It is really easy to get too loud so don't be offended if we ask you to turn down. Most of the bartenders and the owner are professional long time musicians, so we know what's best for the venue, and our customers' ears.  Our #1 Complaint from customers is bands are too loud. Don't be that band, it's a small venue.
Since you get paid a percentage of the bar it's best to keep them happy. They're cool artists and musicians themselves.

We are a 21+ only music venue.

We mainly book these styles....
alternative / americana / folk / outlaw country / rock-n-roll / mexicana / acoustic / dj / glitch / vibe / dub step / klezmer / punk / funk / junk / turntablism / garage / original jazz / chamber music / hip hop / polka / eastern euro / ska / psychobilly / dixie / gypsy / blues / soul / R & B / tortilla western / reggae / salsa / latin / cumbia / breakdance / disco  / Freak Shows, Film premieres, CD Listening Parties and Touring acts always welcome.

We usually do not book...
Hardcore, House, Techno, Scream-o, sorry, Noise core...

nothing personal, the place is too small for these styles of music... We are open to these styles when we
open our outdoor stage.




- Bands get 10% of the GROSS Bar Sales during the performance, Bonus Structure for extra cash and drinks available for larger grosses.

- If there are 4 bands and the bar grosses $1000 during performance the bands split $100.   Merch Setup Area Available.


NO Guarantees, Sorry, were are a small community bar, with no cover charge. We pay over $60k a year to musicians out of bar profits. We could have a cover charge but we don't. We do put out concert calendar posters and flyers around town as well as use social media. But please feel free to market the show since your pay is affected.

* PERCENTAGE does not apply on 1st Friday of the month or when ever we say, but you know when you book.  Those times you would get a guarantee.

* Bands must sign for the money and you may be W9'd

* Touring acts check to see if you can get on a show even if you see it booked on our calendar (see homepage), we may be able to add you to the bill.

* We usually have a bar employee who does sound. Sometimes artists may setup up their own sound. Usually only vocals run through the PA.

* Bands can load in and setup anytime from 4:30 PM to no later than 9:30PM. This is for the opening band, other bands may load in on demand.

* Music starts closer to 10 pm or between 9 pm-10 pm. Your choice of how long your set is, usually from 30 min up to 3 hours. Try not to play more than 45-50 minutes without a break. The longer you play the longer we pay.

* Please don't take breaks longer than 15 min between sets.

* Bands and promoters can request earlier sets or special events sets that last all day with lots of bands.

* Bands are provided drink tickets or a discount at the bar.

* If you want to bring on multiple acts that's fine but we cannot guarantee an increase in pay. And you need to confirm them so we market the show properly. These terms also apply to promoters, and DJs.

* Lead artist may be responsible to pay other bands if they bring them. For example if there are 4 bands 1 band might get the cash and disperse to the other bands.

* Bands added to the show at the last minute may not increase your pay time. For example if you have a 1 hour set, and add 2 bands at the last minute, you may still get paid for that hour only.

* Bands with members under 21 are permitted if a parent of each underage member is in attendance. No underage audience members may attend.
NO EXCEPTIONS MADE. This is Arizona law.

View Some Bands that have played at The Lost Leaf

We book 80% local bands but sometime it is easier for new local bands to try and get on an existing show of a band you know to get your foot in the door.

We are sorry that we cannot respond to all attempts to book Music or Art at our venue due to our limited resources and high requests.

Thank you and we love you !

Management and Customers

For Music or Art bookings
please send links before you call to

Tato Caraveo


View Some Bands that have played at The Lost Leaf

Other Great Places nearby to book shows, In case we don't work out =)

The Crescent Ballroom
The Film Bar a few blocks away
Carlys (mainly acoustic solo) a block away
Trunk Space
(all ages) about a mile away
The Rhythm Room a few miles
Rips Lounge a few miles away
Chopper Johns
a few miles away
The Last Exit -  Music Venue a few miles away

Check out AZPunks club listing for the phx area

For non-booking related stuff, resumes, or to contact the owner