Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – forwards to Laura’s work email and we can get it at home, best for work day contacts, confirming terms, contracts, video clips, photos.
Snail mail – best for posters, sample CDs – use this for real U.S. Postal service mail, not FedEx or UPS – if your are going to forward something (like a big box of CDs for merchandise sales) by FedEx of UPS please contact us for details first.
Our snail mail address is:
Sutter Creek Theatre
P.O. Box 29
Sacramento, CA 95812
Byron’s cell: 916.425.0077 – best for other than work hours (but ok for that as well) emergencies, and especially day of show, when we don’t usually have email access because we aren’t at a computer much that day.
WE NEGOTIATE ARTIST FEES ASSUMING THERE IS NO BACKLINE. PLEASE INFORM US AT THE TIME OF CONTRACTING IF YOU HAVE BACKLINE NEEDS, AS THAT WILL AFFECT THE FEE WE ARE ABLE TO PAY. BACKLINE IS GENERALLY ONLY AVAILABLE OUT OF AREA FOR US SO THIS IS A REAL ISSUE.
Parking can be an issue. Generally people try to park in front of the theatre on Main St (old Hwy 49 as it goes thru town) or you can unload at the back of the theatre in Boston Alley, which parallels Main St – the theatre is a full block deep. You can’t park on Boston Alley more than to unload but there is residential parking a block or so away we can direct you to once you’re here.
LOAD IN AND SOUND CHECK
Generally for a Saturday show, load in about 4:00, sound check 5:00, dinner 6:00 – doors open at 7:30 and show at 8:00. Fridays we tend to move this back some as we have to come from work in Sacramento, and Sunday shows vary as well. We can move those if we need to, or make them earlier, but getting in no later than 4 is probably a good idea if you have a fair amount of gear – even just a full drum kit takes time to set up. We do not have a platform or riser for drums. Our stage is about 15 feet deep by 30 feet wide. There is a back stage area behind curtain about 10 feet deep (our Steinway grand piano lives there) and then a green room behind that. Loading in from Boston Alley, you come in the stage door thru the green room or the fire exit to the theatre – stage door is marked as such.
MEALS / GUESTS / MERCHANDISE / LODGING
We provide the band members with a pizza meal.
Guest lists – we’re small so we try to keep them small, please contact us in advance.
Merchandise – we have a table in the lobby for CDs, t-shirts, etc. Please let us know if you will need us to sell merch.
Lodging – we have a 3 bedroom apartment above the theatre. It has two bedrooms each with one queen bed and one bedroom with two twin beds, for a capacity of 6.
SOUND AND OTHER TECHIE STUFF:
Generally Byron does sound for our shows, but let us know if you have a sound engineer that you want to bring in or other equipment you will bring in. We have a small, very live room, so we often don’t mic drums and we have done acoustic shows completely unamplified, so it’s sound reinforcement more than volume here. If you bring on-stage amps they should be small or run well at lower volume, and we prefer to either mic them or have a line out so they can be put into the house mix. Please provide us with a stage plot or list of inputs and a list of any needed equipment.
Our equipment: We have a new (and improved) mixing board, an Allen & Heath Qu-32, so we can handle plenty of inputs and can manage 6 discrete monitor mixes. We have 6 monitors.
Mics: Let us know if you are bringing your own mics or other equipment. We have 6 Shure 58s and 5 Shure 57s, a kick drum mic and a Shure condenser mic. We have passive and active DIs.
Other: We do have a video projector and a 16 foot screen for video if that is part of your show.
Usually we are able to get bio, pics, and other promo material from artist’s or management’s website. We especially need good quality color photos (300 dpi minimum quality) and a good tag line to describe the artist. We will provide you with a list of local media that we contact for our shows, as it always helps to have the artist contact them as well, and there may be opportunities for radio or print interviews. If you have official viode or other video you want us to post, please send us links, otherwise, I post several on our web site, and Laura will post more than that (one at a time) as she does facebook postings. Please provide at least one copy of your most recent CD at our snail mail address. Contact us if you have posters you wish to use as well.
We ask that you post us on your own websites/calendars and use your own email list to publicize the performance. We contact local media, use our email lists, put out posters and flyers, and put your performance on our website and other event calendar websites, and we use other advertising, as needed. We are also very active on facebook.