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Downtown Somerville Alliance Announces the Return of Summer Stage Concert Series

Somerville, NJ – In preparation for their 2024 season, the Downtown Somerville Alliance is issuing a call for bands interested in performing as a part of the Summer Stage Concert Series.

The series runs every Saturday evening, weather permitting, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on the outdoor stage on Division St. The season kicks off Memorial Day Weekend and runs through the second week of September.

Talent for the season will be booked through Stagehand, a web-based platform that connects Artists with Venues to book and promote live events.

“As we continue to curate more live music events for Downtown Somerville, we want to make the process of booking, promoting and paying our artists as easy as possible,” said Natalie Pineiro, Downtown Managing Consultant of the Downtown Somerville Alliance. “We will be utilizing Stagehand as our exclusive booking/payment mechanism for events like our Summer Stage Concert Series.”

Stagehand offers:

  • Easy/ hassle free connection to venues
  • Online contracting process – making agreements clear while being stored in a central location
  • Direct payment through Stripe once your performance is complete
  • Virtual Tip Jar (via QR Code/signage on stage)
  • Automatic promotion of booked event on venue website
  • Visual / Online resume – Stagehand keeps a history of each venue an artist has played at, as well as number of events booked via Stagehand
  • Notification of event cancellation or reschedule

As the DSA chooses their lineup for 2024 events, each band must have a Stagehand account so they can complete bookings, execute contracts, and facilitate payment.

To register, visit the Downtown Somerville Alliance venue page at

Then visit the program page where you view all available Summer Stage Concert dates and apply to the series:

The deadline to register for the Summer Stage Concert Series is February 7, 2024. Bands should apply for multiple dates, to increase chances of being assigned a date as part of the series. Each engagement is paid at a rate of $500. 

If you have any questions regarding Stagehand or the Summer Stage Concert Series, please contact the Downtown Somerville Alliance at


About the Downtown Somerville Alliance

The Downtown Somerville Alliance is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation. They are the District Management Corporation for Downtown Somerville, NJ – one of New Jersey’s premiere downtowns. The district has become known for its colorful dining scene, flourishing retail, and up and coming arts and culture scene. They promote balanced and progressive economic development and leverage the art of creating experiences that continue to bring a new and diverse population to Somerville. The DSA oversees infrastructure and beautification projects and works with historians and environmentalists alike to maintain and promote the historic charm that is unique to the district.

Visit them online at or follow them on social media @DowntownSomerville (Instagram and TikTok) and @DowntownSomervilleAlliance (Facebook).

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