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The Footlight

Ridgewood is a classic New York neighborhood in Queens with deep roots, filled with historic row houses, locally owned and operated small businesses, some that go back generations. The Footlight intends to blend old with new and is prepared to accommodate all genres of music with a custom installed sound system, quality sound engineers and a high quality back line. The bar strives to be a neighborhood friendly hot spot known for its inviting atmosphere and charming, knowledgeable staff. The mission of the creative individuals who operate this venue is to create a unique environment to inspire the community, as well as our staff, to take part in creative endeavors and continue to return for fun and engaging experiences. In every genre, including film, music, theater and comedy, we will continue to grow and evolve to meet community demands and support local artists with our diverse offerings of artistic and cultural experiences.

The Footlight is a 21+ establishment after 6PM. We do hold children’s and all ages matinee events on occasion. We host a children’s play group every Friday between 2:30–5:30PM You can follow Play at the Footlight for updates on our facebook page.

Follow us on social media @thefootlightbar on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more frequent updates!

Contact us via email to schedule a booking for your band or project.


  1. Monday 5:00 PM–2:00 AM
  2. Tuesday 5:00 PM–2:00 AM
  3. Wednesday 5:00 PM–2:00 AM
  4. Thursday 5:00 PM–2:00 AM
  5. Friday 2:00 PM–2:00 AM
  6. Saturday 2:00 PM–2:00 AM
  7. Sunday 2:00 PM–2:00 AM


For all music booking email Eric at Please include links to music and recent venues in NYC where your project has performed.

All other requests and inquiries including comedy, film, fundraising/benefit events, rentals, theater performances or screenings can be sent to Laura at

Backline list for The Footlight:

Our back line is:

Drummers must bring snare, cymbals and kick pedal.

We also have two keyboard stands available as well as an upright piano on the stage for use. We have an in house View Sonic PA503X projector for use compatible with HDMI, VGA to Mac/PC Mini Port. Please bring your own VGA adaptor if there is any question ours might not be compatible with your required device/computer.

Please be respectful of our space and the gear provided for use.