Canceling or failing to show up for gigs

When a booking is confirmed on GigSalad, we expect our members to honor that agreement. However, in the event that you must cancel your gig, please follow the procedure outlined below.


Message the client

If you are unable to honor an agreement, let your client know immediately by sending a message through the thread attached to the booking. This creates a record of your cancellation notice. We recommend that you call the client as well, just to ensure they got your message and know that you are canceling.


Contact GigSalad

Notify us immediately that you are unable to complete your gig so that we can begin the various procedures for canceling the booking. This will include talking with the event planner, issuing a refund, and possibly assisting them with finding a replacement.

You may contact us here, or you may call us at 417-889-9909.


Return your deposit

If we have already sent your deposit payment to you, you must return the full amount to GigSalad as quickly as possible, so that we can issue a refund to your client. 

You may return the deposit one of two ways:
1. PayPal: Send money to Be sure to include the client name and/or booking number (which you can find at the top of your agreement) in a note with your payment.
2. Credit card: Call us at 417-889-9909 to make a payment over the phone.

Failure to return a deposit could result in your profile being removed from GigSalad.

If you repeatedly cancel bookings, we reserve the right to remove your profile from GigSalad indefinitely. We want to ensure a positive booking experience for all our users, so we cannot have members on our site that cannot be trusted to honor their agreements.

Pro tip: In order to avoid unnecessary cancellations, take extra precautions to ensure you don't get double booked. When you book a gig outside of GigSalad, check your GigSalad Inbox to see if you have any active quotes for that same day. If so, cancel them so the client will no longer be able to book you for their event.

No show policy

Canceling the day of the event, or not going to the event at all, is considered a "no show" and should be avoided at all costs. When you do this, it not only reflects negatively on yourself and on GigSalad, but it also ruins someone's event. We take this very seriously and not only will you be required to return your full deposit, but if you have already received the balance payment you'll need to return that and we may require you to reimburse us for the service fee that was taken from each payout. If you do not return payments for a no show you will be locked out of your account and your profile will be removed from GigSalad.

Event/client cancellations

If the event itself is canceled, or the client no longer wishes to use your services, this is handled a bit differently. We still encourage both parties to communicate the cancellation through the message thread and that GigSalad be notified of the cancellation, but this will be the client's responsibility. They will cancel the booking through their account and we'll automatically issue refunds based on the cancellation policy you selected for that event.


We know that sometimes things happen that are beyond your control. Everything from medical emergencies to simple misunderstandings can result in unfortunate cancellations. We try to be as understanding as possible of each person's situation, and in some cases, certain exceptions may be made. These exceptions are completely at GigSalad's discretion and are not promised. 

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