Log in to Side Door, and make sure you have currently selected the Venue Profile you would like to search for matches for (click on your profile icon at the top right of the screen to swap profiles).

Click “Find an Performer” in the menu bar at the top of the screen to open the search page.

Artist profiles will display on the search page according to your Venue preferences - these are artists that match your chosen preference options, and may be good candidates for you to host! To see more about that Artist, including streaming and video links, click on their profile card.

When you’ve decided how you feel about an Artist, click the ‘Request to match’ or ‘Maybe later’ button to approve or dismiss the Artist, respectively. If there are more Artist profiles to display, the previous profile will disappear after an option has been chosen.


After an Artist profile has been requested, they will be notified of the match request and will receive a notification. You don’t need to do anything else for now. If that Artist profile accepts your request, you have made a match! You will be sent a notification, and will then be able to begin the booking process.