Woodlands Tavern is a rather spacious venue in the Grandview area that hosts a good deal of music that is made to move to. If you were to walk in here on a random night you’ll likely walk into the perpetual rhythms of something jammy and a dense helping of funk. A lot of solid reggae acts blow through here like smoke from the herbs they’re smoking. But, for example, the last time I was in there I saw The Whirlybirds; a group of guys dressed in business suits bringing back the swinging sounds of the 50’s. Whatever the genre, you’ll find both recognizable touring acts and local acts conjuring up particles in the air.
Woodlands has always seemed like a very chill place in my opinion. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a party. But the crowd is always full of easy going people, and the staff is just as friendly.
The front room is more of a bar with a small stage upon which they host happy hour shows which are typically, as far as I know, free. The bar is huge and beholds a solid craft beer selection. The front area is good place to snag one of the many tables, sit back with some friends and beverages, and listen to music. To the back left a doorway leads to the second area of the bar which is a large open space with a stage in the front corner. This is where it really goes down. You’ll also need a ticket to catch the shows held on this stage. This room also boasts a bar, but a smaller one with a narrower selection of beverages.
Woodlands Tavern prides itself on great original music. Our capacity is 300 people. Any band that wishes to book should be prepared to bring at least 100 people. If 2 bands can bring 50 people, or three bands can bring 33 people, that also works. Out of town bands that cannot draw should try to pair up with a good local band to get on a bill at Woodlands Tavern.
HAPPY HOUR PERFORMANCES
All happy hour shows at Woodlands will start at 6PM and end at 8PM. Bands can load in after 4PM. Shows cannot go past 8:30PM at the latest. Bands will receive $50. Bands may also have a tip bucket.
All headlining bands will be paid 100% of the door, after sound has been deducted. All bands are responsible for paying sound ($100).
The button below will take you to their booking page. On this page you’ll find a submission form for booking inquiries.
Wed 3PM - 2:30AM
Shows are held on various days throughout the week and on weekends. They will occasionally hold happy hour shows from 6Pm - 8PM typically followed by another show in the back room of the venue. Happy Hour shows are usually free. Shows in the back usually require you purchase a ticket.
Little bit of everything but a good deal of jam-band, reggae, and stuff with a scoop of funk in it
Parking info taken from their website: Woodlands Tavern’s parking lot is located directly behind the bar, off the alley parallel to Third Ave. Adjacent parking lots are not available to our patrons, so please make sure you are in the right lot!
Some of our neighboring businesses are happy to share their parking with us when they are closed:
• The National Guard parking lot (alongside Virginia Ave) is available to our patrons from 5:30pm-2:30am nightly
• The Village Trophy parking lot (across the street on Third Ave) is available to our patrons from 5:30pm-2:30am nightly
Parking spaces in the lot in front of our building (along Third Ave) are available at the following times:
• EAST of our patio: 6:30pm to 2:30am nightly
• WEST of our patio: 5pm to 2:30am nightly
Towing is strictly enforced all other times.
Street parking for Woodlands Tavern is available 24 hours a day on all streets surrounding the block where we are located. Please make sure to check the street for exceptions, such as street cleaning days, bus stops and fire hydrants.