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Performer and Volunteer Details

Please note that I cannot be reached via the phone or email from 415pm Friday 12/11  till 515pm Sat 11/19.  Any issues with equipment please call Goldstar Equipment Jim Giarraputo at 631-300-6281

Please arrive one hour before you scheduled performance time  You are setting up while the current band is playing.

Check in with the Volunteers from Bobbi and the Strays

Sunset Grill is giving one free drink to all performers, Ask for a drink ticket from Allan Spielman .

Under 21 Can Come!

As long as someone over 21 is responsible , people under 21 may attend the event as long as they stay away from the bar area. IDS will be checked at the bar.

Donations from friends and family of performers

EVERYONE OTHER than musicians performing in this show, will be required to make the minimum $10 donation at the door.

Backline   please read carefully

Any issues with equipment please call Goldstar Equipment Jim Giarraputo at 631-300-6281



Accoustic Stage

Yamaha StagePass PA , 2 speakers on stands, 2 mike set ups

 if you need more mikes please bring the additional mike, mike stand and xlr cable
There are no other amps ,  but you can plus through my PA... 4 channels are good in total though!
Main Stage
Full PA
Two Monitors.
8 XLR inputs.
5 mics with boom stands.

Bass Amp

Full Drum Set   
The drummer can bring cymbals or use ours. Ours are a bit worn. Some drummers like their own snare. Ours is fine.
Guitar Amp

IMPORTANT: There is only one guitar amp; if you have another guitarist bring another amp.


Casio XW-P1 workstation

Motion sounds 85 watt keyboard amp

Load in

You may come in from the back, but make sure no body sneaks in for free

What else to bring: 

a) Bring music stands,
b) extra batteries and cables


Performance Time and Set Up

Please see the schedule on the left. When the acoustic stage is playing, the main stage is setting up. When the main stage is playing , the acoustic stage is setting up.

For guest acoustic acts,  please note your slot is 20.

For this reason, we all have to move quick , tuning up before if possible. We have to all be careful not to fall into the trap of a 30 minute set up since it will cause us to run behind and hurt the others going on after.

IMPORTANT!!! Unfortunately, if you end up using more than the 20 minutes for setup, the time may  have to come out of you set.

As mentioned, the time allotted include setup and breakdown. (should be minimum setup since you are using our FULL back-line, not moving drums or amps. You will be given a signal when you have one song left. Bands that fail to honor the time will "politely have the plug pulled". Again, please remember the time slot includes band change and setup. Obviously, you should have more songs ready in case your songs are short and you have more time 

Please try to come at least 60 minutes before your estimated start time, because you are setting up before your performance time.

Remember, as it always seems to be with these types of shows, we have to move quick and get everyone up and off as soon as possible. Please be ready to hit the "stage" as soon as your slot is called, try to tune up before if you can. For this reason, our back line of amps, drums, etc is there to make it as efficient as possible.

If this is an issue, please have your guest arrive before 7pm . Every dollar collected at the door will go to the charity. All additional donations are welcome and needed. Checks can be written to Bobbi and the Strays. Cash accepted as well

Going on Later Than Scheduled

As a result of lessons learned after doing 39 Retro fests, we anticipate running over to be minimal. To ensure our start times are accurate, we have added additional lag time between sets. Nevertheless, it may still happen so please understand that the starting times will probably actually be abit later.

We expect the show to end sometime between 1 and 2am. All acts will perform, even if a little late.

Event as an Unpaid Showcase 

Please note that as before, this is an unpaid showcase with a cash bar for everyone including musicians. 

Tax Deductibility 

All donations of any size are tax deductible and very much appreciated! In addition, any expenses incurred by the performers (travel expenses, fees to musicians, ect) directly related to this event are also tax deductible. Note. the value of your time performing is NOT deductible. Please consult your accountant for details.

Promoting Your Band

Remember to bring a demo CD if you are interested in performing at this venue. Promote your band any way you like!!! Bring CD'S and t shirts to sell, etc. You may set up a table in the bar to sell and promote.  

Its 100% up to you, but feel free to dress the part (Tie dye, bandanna. whatever)