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Get the MOST from your Stage

posted 11/19/19 10:42:08

Get The Most From Your Stage
By Greg Whiting with The Sound Guys

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As you're planning your event, here are a few steps you can take to maximize the entertainment value of your stage.

1) Allow time for strike and set

Even with a professional, two person crew (average for most festival/fair stages), it usually takes 15 minutes to get one act off, and the next artist ready to start. If you’re scheduling each act for 1 hour, their set will actually only be 45 minutes. 

image via Igor Stakov

Also, communicate! Knowing what acts are coming up, and being prepared for them will help the crew to be prepared.

2) Rent a backline

Setting up and micing a drum set takes a good bit of time. Many production companies offer rental of a drum set and/or bass guitar amplifier. If all of the acts know they’re required to use what is provided, it will minimize set up time.

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