Live Music

In person events STILL on hold thanks to our friend Covid.

Stay tuned for updates.

At D’s Soul Full Cafe, we love showcasing great music from the talented musicians who live in and around Hoboken. We offer three ways for musicians to showcase their talents live with our Soul Full Sessions, Evening Showcases, and Residencies. Want to be featured? Scroll down and fill out our form.

Click Here to check out the great musicians who have played here!

Soul Full Sessions

This is what we call an Open Stage. Any day of the week, musicians are invited to play on our li’l stage. Since we do occasionally have events booked, we ask that you check our Facebook/Twitter or call us at (201) 604-0054 to make sure the time you want is available. No amps, no mics, no pressure. Just come by and play a few songs or maybe jam with other like-minded musicians. We want our place to feel like a clubhouse for folks to test out new material and network.

Special Discount
As an added incentive, if you play two or more songs on our li’l stage, you’ll get 20% off your order!

Evening Showcases

From 7PM-9PM Monday-Friday, we feature musicians and bands performing their original tunes unplugged. Well, not every night of course, but those are the nights that are available to book. Anyhoo, it’s unplugged mainly because we’re far too small to plug things in.


An all-acoustic opportunity for you to run the show. We give you up to three hours to do with whatever you please, every Sunday afternoon for a month. Play for the whole time by yourself. Invite friends to play with you. You’re the boss.

Want To Play Our Li’l Stage?

First: Read Our Caveats (especially if you’ve never been here)
We’re tiny! And when we say tiny, we mean tiny. The stage is the converted storefront window. It’s about 4′ deep by 7′ wide with some of the space taken up by a small electric piano.

Original Music ONLY! This is important. We’re here to promote the work of aspiring talent. So for that reason we ask that you perform only those tunes that you (or your band) have written.

There are no public restrooms. This is due to Hoboken Zoning Laws and Health Codes. We’re primarily a takeout joint with a cool space for art and performance. Performers will have access to the restroom but not customers.

There’s (very) limited seating. People can stand (of course). Our capacity is about 20 people with seating for about 6 people. It makes for an intimate performance. The best way to think of performing here would be as an “in-store” appearance. Like what record stores or book stores would do. Also the crowd tends to be very transient. We often tell folks not to get offended if people walk out. They’re not judging you, they’re just hungry. ;0)

Performances are acoustic. We do have that small electric piano we mentioned and a small amp if needed for a bass or whatever. There are definitely no drums. Percussion should be hand percussion only. Something like a cajon, djembe, etc. There’s no vocal PA and it’s not needed.

We are totally booze-free. Due to zoning laws in Hoboken, we can’t allow any alcohol here. Not even BYOB. We’ve tried. We got in trouble. :0\

As much as we’d like to, we can’t pay performers. However featured Showcase or Residency performers will eat for free and other performers get 20% Off. Plus you keep 100% of any money you make from tips or any stuff that you sell.

Still Interested in a Residency or Showcase?

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