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ARTIST(S) Requirements are as follows:

PRESENTER agrees to provide the following:

A suitable and appropriate hall for the ARTIST’S performance. Rooms, hallways and stage shall be cleaned to the satisfaction of the ARTIST or ARTIST’S representative.

At least ______ separate changing rooms adequate for up to ________ performers.

Technical staff necessary for set-ups, strikes (including light and stage arrangements), and run of show as specified in technical requirements. Additionally, all facilities shall be staffed as necessary for all activities, including concession sales.

Tickets, sale of tickets and all front of house personnel; all advance publicity including announcements, mailings and printed performance programs.  PRESENTERS are to return all unused materials immediately after performance.

Access to performance space(s) and crew the entire day of performance, adequate rehearsal time preceding performance in the same space and with the same crew, and a full technical rehearsal prior to the performance. Lighting focus shall be completed in advance of performance.

Theater/performance space, ground plans and instrument/equipment inventory _______ weeks prior to ARTIST’S arrival; equipment necessary to all activities of performance/residency as listed in technical requirements. Details of such needs to be sent with other stage and technical requirements (See TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS).

A hot meal (to be determined) after sound check on the day of performance for ARTIST. Also, bottled water for each ARTIST during performance.

A conspicuous location where ARTIST’s merchandising can be sold, including _________________ standard tables and ________________ chairs.

Parking spaces, validation or coverage for performers and technical staff, if needed.

All lodging for performers and technical staff.

Upon request, a minimum of ________________ (_______) complimentary tickets to said performance.

ARTIST agrees to provide the following:

Press kits, including photographs, articles, reviews and program copy.


Program copy supplied shall be reproduced in full and exactly as offered to the PRESENTER in all printed programs. All references to the ARTIST in paid or unpaid advertising, announcements, house boards, flyers, posters, publicity releases and any other promotional materials for the service(s) above shall be as follows:

Name of ARTIST: _______________________________

The ARTIST shall have the right to alter the performance program sent to the PRESENTER at any time up to and including the performance.

Availability for newspaper, magazine, radio and television interviews as desired by PRESENTER, if logistically feasible.


STAGE:                  Requirements for stage are a minimum of ______ feet wide by ______ feet deep of flat surface, without any obstruction (such as, but not limited to nails, broken floorboards, electrical outlets, poles, wires). All flooring, masking and hanging/circuiting/patching of light plot will be completed before arrival of ARTIST.

FLOOR:                  All nails and staples must be removed, holes filled or taped and unused floor pockets covered. The floor and wings must be clean and swept prior to rehearsal and performance.

LIGHTING:             ARTIST carries no lighting equipment. It is mutually understood that the PRESENTER will formulate a light plot for the individual theater, and that the PRESENTER’S technical staff will take care of all lighting design, hanging and loading in for this event. It is also mutually understood that all lighting design and technical aspects of this event must receive prior approval of ARTIST.

SOUND:                 ARTIST carries no sound equipment. PRESENTER must provide a first rate sound system that includes:

_______ main house amplifier(s) of ____ wattage each

House speaker system including _____________________________________________

_____________ (_____) downstage stage monitor speakers

Separate mixer for monitors

_____________ (_______) microphones and stands,
______ vocal mics, ______ boom stands, _________ regular ____________ percussion mics on boom stands.

Headset intercom system with stations for the Stage Manager, Electrician(s), Sound Technician, Follow Spot Operator and Curtain Man

______________ reverb and delay units for vocal mics

Mixing board with __________ inputs and technician, and technician for monitors on stage with reverb available.

________ direct boxes

STAGEHANDS:  This is not a yellow card attraction. Stagehands may be non-union unless local regulations require that union people be employed. PRESENTER agrees to employ and pay all Stagehands, whether union or non-union, including loaders, if required. Stagehands must be the same people for both rehearsal and performance.

Technical Director with working knowledge of facility and with authority to represent PRESENTER to act as assistant to the Stage Manager at all times.

Stagehands (number to be determined by Technical Director) are required to work the set-up prior to ARTIST’S arrival and are required for rehearsal and performance as follows:

Monitor technician on stage

Guitar technician to assist guitarist during show (can be a staff tech)

Deck technician (may double as Spot Operator)

Light board operator (and assistant, if necessary)

Sound technician for front of house

DRESSING ROOMS:      The PRESENTER will provide ________ (_____) clean, private dressing rooms, one for __________ and the other __________for up to ________ band members, and prohibit public access to the performance area. Each room must have make-up lights and mirrors, chairs and tables, costume rack, nearby lavatory and sink, and be close to the stage. The PRESENTER must also supply bottled water, and healthy snacks. In addition, the dressing rooms are to be heated or cooled to the ARTIST’S satisfaction.

REHEARSAL SPACE:     Stage must be available for sound check and rehearsal three (3) hours prior to show time.

GOVERNING LAW: This Agreement shall be governed by the laws and in the courts of the State of _____________ and by the laws of the United States, excluding their conflicts of law principles. Any dispute or legal proceeding regarding the Agreement shall take place in the county of _____________, in the State of _________________.

Your signature below will constitute this as a binding agreement between us.

DATED: _______________________






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