Play at the Cafe

The New Deal Cafe is a multiple award-winning, not-for-profit, community-owned cooperative in the heart Old Greenbelt, Maryland. We have live performances six nights a week. Performers are compensated with tips, a complimentary meal and 2 drinks.

Only bands that can provide audio or video recordings, from a live performance or recording session, can be booked at New Deal. We need to hear ya first, so we can learn more about your band!

Recent Awards:

2020 – Voted 1st Place in The Washington City Paper’s “Reader’s Choice – Best Place to Experience Local Music”; Runner Up in “Reader’s Choice – Best Music Venue”; Runner Up in “Reader’s Choice – Best Place to Have Dinner With Live Music”.

2019 – Voted Runner Up in The Washington City Paper’s  “Reader’s Choice – Best Place To Experience Local Music”

2017 –  Selected as one of The Best 35 Folk Music Venues in the U.S.

We’re always on the lookout for great performers! To inquire about performing or having an event at the cafe, please read this FAQ for performers and fill out the form below.