Creating a live music venue!

Creating a live music venue!

Postby wubak » Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:09 pm

Hi all,

I'm looking for people interested in collaborating in creating a live music venue on the playa. I've got a solid crew of musicians and sound engineers here in Santa Cruz, CA, and we'd like to create a sweet spot for bands to share their gifts on the playa.

Here are the main pieces of the puzzle. Please drop me a line if you have any materials or skills that can help make this a reality!

- Large dome / structure
- Stage
- Reliable, sufficient power source (greener the better!)
- Serious PA system and cables!
- Light show
- Sound Engineers
- Dance floor, or at least rugs
- Gear loaders/roadies!
- Logistical know-how for getting a good spot on the playa
- Promotions
- Bands!
- Anything else to help create a vibe conducive to sharing and enjoying live music

Did I forget anything?

Drop a line, and let's work together to make this thing happen!

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Postby Elderberry » Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:47 pm

Sounds like a good idea. How many of the above listed pieces of the puzzle do you already have, and have you ever been to burning man before?
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Postby wrymann » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:43 pm

I wear a lot of hats and fit some of what you're looking for. I am a:
-Sound Engineer/Recording engineer
-Director of Marketing (for a horror film company)
-Musician in many projects including:
1. live dubstep hybrid band with a live drummer
2. acoustic guitar singer/songwriter
3. metal & rock frontman singer/screamer for several projects
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Postby C187 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:01 am

Just a random idea, but if you where planing on having live music in the late afternoon to early evening. You could use the dead time of morning to afternoon to host speakers. Sort of like the Chautauqua Lectures. If anything, it'll help promote the space during the event for evening shows.
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Postby Galaxo Magic » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:51 pm

Hey, our band, GravyBrain, has played there the last three years. I don't know much about the PA stuff, but I know what it takes as a musician. More than willing to give you some tips. Have you been to Burning Man before?
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Postby fogg4444 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:00 pm

I'm an experienced audio tech and I play in a band in the Bay Area.

I would love to help out!
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Postby hancockjonathan » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:59 pm

i have a trumpet.
do you already have the musicians lined up?
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