Are you interested in Performing at the Music Box?
Currently, I am doing one concert each month. We do folk, jazz, bluegrass, Celtic, roots and country. Rock music doesn't fit this venue. Though I enjoy classical music, this isn't the focus, either. The population of the Northeast Kingdom is small so doing one concert per month works best. I have a full time job right now. As a result, I do not usually book the same performers twice in the same calendar year, and maybe not even within a two-year cycle. I usually book ahead 6 months to a year and have waiting lists for the following years. Performers do need to have a history of performance. This is not a venue for first-time performers. You need a web presence, recordings I can listen to, photos and hopefully, videos.
The space can seat about 80 people with seating in concert style. My average attendance is about 45 adults. The usual format is two sets of about 45 mins to an hour with a 10 to 15 minute intermission when performers can sell merchandise. There are refreshments available by donation. All money from refreshments goes to The Music Box.
People enjoy talking to each other and the performers. A table for you to sell your recordings will be available. The acoustics are so good that many performers choose to perform without a sound system or just a voice mic. Most performers bring their own equipment. There is a small house sound system with two voice mics. I am not a tech person but we’ll figure it out.
I want to encourage the local audience so I intend to keep my ticket prices low. I have been generally
charging $10 general at the door with kids under 14 free. The performers get 80% of the door and the Music Box gets 20%.
If you are still interested, please send your promo materials. I can use high resolution jpeg 500 kb photos or larger. Get me a bio of all your group members. Send me a link to your website. I try to cover all the bases- newspapers, radios, web calendars, e-mail lists. I put up posters everywhere. It is as important to the Music Box as it is to you that the concert is a success!
This is a sideline for me. I am the library director at the Jeudevine Memorial Library in Hardwick. If you are interested, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-586-7533.