do we get to play at Marilyn's?
How do we promote the event?
Where do we park and unload?
How do we set up? Where do we put our stuff?
Are there any restrictions we should know about?
A Final word
Note: if you don't have
a bio, picture, and info similar to what you see on our web site for other
acts, you're not ready for Marilyn's.
To tell us about you and your music
do we get to play at Marilyn's?
Send an eMail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not call Marillyn's directly.
In the eMail, provide contact information, describe the type of music
you play, some venues where you have played recently, and how many people
you expect to draw at Marilyn's for a weekday and for a weekend. Be realistic.
If we book you, be prepared to provide information and images similar
to what you see on our events page. Your band description should let people
know what kind of music you play, and should convince people who do not
know you that they should come hear you. If
you don't have comparable bio and images to what you see on our web site,
you're not ready for Marilyn's.
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do we promote the event?
Look at our events page, and provide us with comparable information
well in advance. Late or lame input will adversely affect attendance.
The events page is where people decide whether or not to come see you.
We cannot over emphasize how important that piece is.
Do not book at other nightclubs in Sacramento too close to
your event at Mariilyn's. That is unfair to both clubs, and produces low
We provide calendars, mailing list notices, and link to your
web site. You should supplement our efforts with your own flyers, links
to our web site, and your own mailing list. We expect you to provide posters
to display.. We advertise in Sacramento trade magaizines and organization
publications. We have flyers in many local businesses and the major hotels.
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The rest is up to you. A low attendance means you don't play
at Marilyn's again, so use your best efforts to get the word out.
do we park and unload?
There is no reserved parking. Refer to our directions page
and the diagram to the right. You unload in back in the alley and bring
your equipment down the delivery ramp. We have a dolly you can use. Do
not leave your vehicle and music equipment unlocked or unattended. Bring
your equipment in, and then move your vehicle immediately. There is no
problem if you are actively loading and unloading, but unattended parking
risks a ticket. Keep the doors and gate at the bottom of the ramp closed
except when actually passing through. Wait until after all your equipment
is in and your vehicles have been moved to set up.
Remember, Marilyn's is not a concert hall, but a pub / nightclub.
You will usually be unloading and settinng up while we are open for business
with an after-work crowd. Be professional and respectful of customers,
do not block doors and passages, and try to minimize disruption as you
move in quietly and set up quickly.
do we set up? Where do we put our stuff?
Coordinate with our in-house sound man. Keep sound checks
to a minimum, especially if there are other musical acts that night.
We have a very nice green room, and we also pull curtains
to close off a plush seating area for your exclusive use during performances.
Stack your amplifier, mixer, microphone, guitar, drum, and other music
equipment boxes in these areas and under the pool table. Do not fill up
customer areas with music equipment.
We also provide a table where you can set up for CD and merchandise
sales. Your music instruments, such
as guitar, drum, mixer, electronic amplifie, equalizer, electronic guitar,
bass, drum, organ, keyboard, microphone, equalizer, piano, guitar stand,
should be stowed when not in use.
there any restrictions we should know about?
We do not book hip-hop,rap, or hard-core metal bands. If
you're 'music' is laced with obscenities, please don't apply.
The manager on duty has final say over the sound volume,
not you. If you cannot deal with that, do not book at Marilyn's (we operate
under strict City rules on sound).
Absoultely no pyrotechnics, fog machines, or anything of
the kind are allowed (we have a very sensitive alarm system).
Don't surprise us with special equipment and special needs
(let us know when booking to make sure we can accommodate you).
If you have guests, let the doorman know in advance (we cannot
shut down the door operation to track you down if someone claims to be
Professionals are punctual. Unload on time, set up on time,
perform on time, load out promptly (we have other things going on around
Damage to the stage, green room, and other facilities caused
by your musicians or guests will be assessed against you (we provide the
best accomodations in Sacramento - please enjoy them, but pick up after
yourselves). guitar, guitar amp, amplifier, music,
Equipment must be removed promptly. We prefer you remove
it after your performance. If you make prior arrangements with us to leave
equipment until the next day, you must show up when promised (we have
events every day, so if we have to make room, your stuff goes outside).
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The Stage is 20 ft wide and
14 ft deep. This is an unusually deep stage, so set up to use it effectively.
There are 3 power outlet groupings along the back of the stage, and two
more power outlet groupings on the front columns. Each power position
is an independent 30-amp circuit with nothing else on it, and each circuit
is transformer isolated, for a total of 18,000 wats of noise-free power.
The Greene Room has a dressing
counter and mirrors, hanging rack, and chairs. The additional plush seating
area in the Nook is available for your exclusive
use after about 8:00 p.m., when we close it off with curtains.
Rest Rooms are shared with customers.
Smoking is only allowed outside in the Garden Area
(there are ample ashtrays; please use them). guitar, guitar amp,
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Marilyn's is the premier live entertainment venue in Sacramento.
We look forward to working with you to have a fantastic performance, with
many future return engagements. guitar, guitar amp, amplifier,