A World of Opportunity

Powered by GigPal™.net • A Service of Big Ugly Music & Media


The links and information shared here on are currently oriented towards artists that perform original music, and are particularly well suited for singer-songwriters and similar artists.

As might be expected, artists that perform both original and cover songs have a much wider range of potential venues available. It is our intention that a future, database-driven version of will allow artists to research venues based on whether they host original or cover artists, musical styles and genres, which days of the week the venues present music, in addition to providing a database of thousands of venues, festivals, radio stations and other perfoformance opportunities worldwide, and much more.

If you're interested in helping WikiGigs in this mission, please email We need your help!

When corresponding with venues in Europe, please be mindful that English is not universally understood. With the exception of The Netherlands (where English proficiency is nearly universal), it is probably best to provide information and inquiries in the native language of the country in which the venue resides. Google Translate can be helpful in this regard, though it's far from perfect and can sometimes be terribly problematic. It might serve your interests best to employ a native speaker to translate your bio and emails into the language of the country in which the venues you wish to contact reside.

For now, we hope you find this small selection of links below to be helpful in booking gigs and promoting your shows.

For additional resources for international touring, visit







The Netherlands












More countries venues and contacts coming soon-ish!

Festivals in Europe

Guide to European Festivals
An short list of significant European music festivals, including links to artist applications for each festival.


The Netherlands

't Oude Pothuys
Utrecht, The Netherlands
't Oude Pothuys hosts a diversity of live music every night of the week. Monday nights, ex-pat American songwriter Eric Kerns hosts their "Singer-Songwriter" night, a great opportunity to perform and connect with local songwriters.

Cafe Averechts
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Tuesday nights, Eric Kerns hosts Cafe Averechts's open mic. This unusual "community" venue also presents live music on other nights of the week.

Trouble Tree Folk Concerts
Koudekerk aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
Once a month, this long-running concert series presents international touring acoustic artists.


Verona, Italy

Open Mic Rome
Rome, Italy
Open Mic Rome arranges several open mics nights each week at various venues in Rome, and most of these venues present featured artists on other nights of the week.

Alhambra Rock Music Club
Taranto, Italy
Even though it's called Alhambra Rock Music Club, this intimate venue presents almost exclusively acoustic artists.

Il Magazzino di Gilgamesh
Torino, Italy
This venue presents primarily Blues and Rock artists, though they occasionally present singer-songwriters and international touring artists.


Le Bar'B'art
Saint-Avold, France

Le Reservoir
Paris, France

Paris, France


Le Garage
Liège, Belgium


+1 847 367 1454