Band Bookings

Byers Street Bistro is a full service restaurant located in the historic Wharf District of downtown Staunton. Along with delicious food and great atmosphere, we provide quality entertainment from local and interstate artists with no cover charge to our guests. We are however, a restaurant first and foremost and focus on that.

Our Style…

Rockabilly, Indie to Progressive Rock, Bluegrass, Jazz-Fusion, National, Regional and GOOD Local. Byers Street Bistro is a proud supporter of the Staunton Music Guild. (We also reserve the right to book anything that intrigues our musical curiosity no matter what genre you call it…)

Our Methods…

We enjoy a great relationship with local media vehicles like The Staunton News Leader, the Go music section, The Hook and C-Ville Magazine. Our website has our full upcoming entertainment calendar. Band dates are posted on our face book site and sent to our friends and fans. Our monthly line-up is prominently listed around our restaurant and in many of our menus.

We expect bands 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 here at the restaurant: posters, flyers, web info, CDs, 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 performer and/or the performer's promotional team.

Our Times…

Our show times run from 9 pm-12 am unless otherwise specified. We book acoustic acts Wednesdays during spring & summer and Thursdays during fall & winter. Full bands on Fridays and Saturdays. Load in times are no less than 1 hour before show start and should be reasonable and accommodating for a busy restaurant dinner service. We ask that sound checks are minimal in both volume and length so as not to disturb dining guests. Our current scheduled entertainment is listed on our website calendar so feel free to check out upcoming availability.

Our Communications…

Only contact us through e-mail. We do not encourage calling the restaurant, mailing physical press kits or stopping by in person without an appointment.

Send band website info, date inquiries, electronic press kits, and contact info to: We will be back in touch with you if we feel your performance is something that suits our atmosphere and clientele. Response times vary depending on availability and need. Since we are a busy full service restaurant we handle bookings sporadically, patience is a virtue…

Our Acoustics…

Byers Street Bistro is an intimate pub style venue in a historic building in downtown Staunton. (Think ‘small area’…) We do not provide an in house sound system for entertainment use, but because of the unique interior and incredible natural acoustics of the space, we encourage extreme volume control!!! This means that a smaller PA system is more than enough to fill the room with rich sound. (We reserve the right to closely monitor sound levels and will communicate any needed adjustments accordingly.) We intend to make sure that our customers can still hold a conversation so it is VITAL to make sure volume is appropriate!!! In short, don’t crank up the volume.


Byers Street Bistro
18 Byers Street

Staunton, Virginia 24401

(540) 887-6100

Open Sunday-Thursday: 11am-11pm

Open Friday & Saturday: 11am-Midnight




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