MusicIDB Events Calendar


A WordPress Calendar Solution for Live Music and Events at Venues, Clubs and Restaurants, etc. This plugin uses the MusicIDB API to seamlessly embed your events list and calendar into your WordPress pages.

MusicIDB is a modern solution for venue and event management.

With an intuitive dashboard, instant updates to your website, and integration of artists’ music, videos, social media links and bios, you can now create a fully featured calendar for your website visitors. Just by filling in your events, you’ll be be creating your own private network of taggable artists for your calendar, so you only need to fill in any artist’s information once.

Website visitors can enjoy instantly watching videos and playing music of artists tagged on your events in an elegant overlay on your website calendar. Artist media can be embedded from YouTube, Bandcamp, SoundCloud, Spotify and any other services that provide embeddable media.

MusicIDB calendars display event images on each date, allow recurring events such as weekly Open Mic, Karaoke or Trivia events, or weekly promotional events such as food specials, and much more.

This plugin requires a account and API key, which you can generate from your venue page once it has been claimed and approved.

Visit to create your account.

API Developer information.


  • A dark theme event list example
  • A dark theme calendar view example
  • Viewing event pop-up with artist media
  • Featured events slider view examples
  • Connecting API Key
  • Configuring Shortcodes to Display
  • A light theme calendar view example
  • Creating an Event
  • Generate API Key Preview


For instructions with screenshots View our Plugin Documentation.

  1. From your WordPress dashboard, visit Plugins > Add New
  2. Search for “MusicIDB Events Calendar” and install and activate the plugin
  3. Visit, and create and log in to your account
  4. Create and claim your venue listing
  5. While your claim is being processed, create a few of your upcoming events by clicking on your dashboard calendar (tag your venue and make it the default venue with the checkbox)
  6. Once your venue claim has been approved, visit your venue’s page on (page link on left side or use search box), click “Embed Widgets”, click the “WordPress Plugin” tab (in the pop-up) and then click “Generate API Key
  7. Back on your WordPress Dashboard, click on “MusicIDB Calendar” from the left side nav
  8. Enter your API Key, and click “Save Settings”. You should see “Connected :)” (as long as you have created at least one upcoming event on
  9. Click on the “Shortcodes” tab, and use the options to customize and generate your shortcode which can be pasted into any page through the WordPress editor.


Do I need a Account?

Yes, you will need a “Venue Manager” account on MusicIDB before you will be able to use this plugin. Registration is easy, click here to create an account.

You won’t need to log in to your website to update your events, you’ll be able to manage your website events directly from your dashboard. The ability to create and manage events from within your website is intended to be available in a future version of the plugin.

How do I create an API Key?

Once you have created an account on, create and claim your venue listing.

Once your venue claim has been approved, you can visit your venue’s page on (you can search for it or click on the left side nav), click Embed Widgets, click the WordPress Plugin tab of the pop-up, and then click Generate API Key.

How do I get support?

Either chat with us through our website or blog by clicking the orange chat icon in the footer, or email support [at] Questions are generally answered within one business day.

We answer questions related to usage, implementation, and customization of MusicIDB Events Calendar. We cannot guarantee resolutions for issues that may be due to custom theme code or 3rd party plugin conflicts & compatibility.

What calendar options are available? How can I add my MusicIDB Events from within a template?

To add MusicIDB Events from a theme template, you can use code like this wrapped in PHP tags:

    'theme' => 'light',
    'view' => 'list',
    'descrip' => 'true',
    'display' => 'img'

Here are the most common parameters, many of which can be configured on MusicIDB Calendar configuration page in WordPress Dashboard in the Shortcode Generator.

View: cal or list
When viewing Calendar/ Event List, declares which view will display initially on page load

Display: text or img
On calendar view only, option declares whether only text or images (when available) are visible within each calendar date of the full month view.

Theme: light or dark
If you have a dark background, use dark and your MusicIDB events will be styled to match your theme better. Use light if you have a white or light background color.

Descrip: visible or hidden
When list view is shown, declares whether the Event Description area is visible prior to expanding the event

ToggleView: true or false
Declares whether to switch from calendar to list view automatically when loading on a mobile device (only relevant when calendar view is default – defaults to true)

ShowSportsList: true or false
Events with Event Type Sports or Special are otherwise hidden in list view

All parameters can be viewed here.

What featured events slider options are available? How can I add the MusicIDB Featured Events slider from within a template?

To add MusicIDB Featured Events from a theme template, you can use code like this wrapped in PHP tags:

    'ticketdefault' => '',
    'leftflag' => 'Featured Events',
    'titlesize' => '22',
    'numevents' => '8',
    'background' => '#000000',
    'fallbackimage' => '',

Shortcode version example: [musicidb-featured-slider titleSize=”22″ numevents=”8″ background=”#000000″ fallbackImage=”” leftFlag=”Featured Events” ticketDefault=””]

ticketdefault: URL
If you want users to automatically visit a master tickets site or webpage, you can fill this one to automatically create a ticket link for all events.

leftflag: Text flag over left side
Flag over all featured events at top left corner, for example “Coming to The Music Shack”.

titlesize: Integer
Font size for title of event (Which includes automatically printed names of tagged artists)

numevents: Integer
Maximum number of events to load in the slider (absolute limit is 12).

background: Hex Code
Background color behind text, over image. Will automatically become partially translucent.

fallbackimage: URL
An image to be used for this featured event slide when the featured event image, event poster, and artist photos attached to tagged artists are not found.

How do I get the artist videos and music to appear?

There are over 10,000 artists currently listed on MusicIDB, many of which already have media attached to their artist listing. If you are entering a new artist, you can add their media by searching for them after tagging them on an event, then edit their Artist Library on and include the embed code from their media channels such as YouTube, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, etc.

Our team spends time each week improving the database, so in some cases you might find we have helped fill in missing information or media for certain artists.

Artists can also choose to update their own listings at their leisure, so they can contribute their latest release to their page, giving your website visitors the best possible experience to intice visitors to attend events.


May 1, 2019
The business of owning a venue that has live music can be very challenging because of the unorganized platforms used to find and book entertainers. This is a must have service that organizes everything music related from booking, to logging profits and data, to finding other bands and seeing whos popular with other people. Id recommend to anyone whos associated with this service from venues to entertainers themselves.
April 3, 2019
The results for this plugin are outstanding. Small learning curve but easy to use. This plugin is a real game changer for increasing user time on your page. A must have plugin for any music venue.
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Contributors & Developers

“MusicIDB Events Calendar” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Implemented MusicIDB API v2 with more efficient database queries and expandable options
  • Fixed same-day events from disappearing after 8pm due to server time issue
  • Improved security with escaping & sanitization improvements in all templates


  • Fixed bug with featured images appearing properly in event list


  • Fixed bug with connecting to API in some cases


  • Increased max image size for Featured Events slider
  • Errors no longer display when no events are upcoming
  • Lazy Loading Images


  • Introducing Featured Events Slider View & Shortcode


  • API Key Generator has been built and implemented (See Installation instructions if you need a key)
  • You can now click outside of the event details pop-up to close the pop-up
  • Scrolling is now disabled in the background when the event details pop-up is open
  • Fixed bug with Social Links not displaying for tagged artists on mobile view
  • Fixed bug on event details pop-up – for some themes, when multiple artists were tagged, the slider arrows were not visible to scroll between tagged artists’ media on desktop
  • Moved “Event Link” from event details pop-up to footer of pop-up as most information is already visible and users often do not need to click off and view the event on MusicIDB
  • Hiding double lines surrounding Facebook and Ticket Link in event details pop-up when there is no Facebook Link or Ticket link available
  • Several other minor improvements and fixes implemented


  • Fixed some non-SSL image references
  • Fixed duplicate image in footer on calendar view