*NOTE: This rider and its contents are part of any accepted offer… Read Carefully!*
*This rider updated 5/21/12
The Birchmere Flex Stage Rider
Capacity: 1000 (Flex Stage – All Standing)
Production Contact: Bud Gardner, firstname.lastname@example.org ph(703)888-7613, Fx:(703)549-5280
Flex Stage Size: 30′ Wide, 20′ Deep, 2’6” High
Flex Stage Sound: Console: Midas XL3 56 Channels with 8 VCA Groups, 16 Aux Sends, 4 Band Parametric on each Ch. (40 CH. Available from stage to F.O.H.)
House EQ: BSS FCS960, 1/3 Octave Stereo EQ.
House Processing: BSS Omnidrive; BSS Varicurve. (Note: These units are not accessible by engineer.)
Inserts Compressors : 1-BSS DPR404.3-DBX 1066,2 DBX1046
Insert Gates: 2 –BSS DPR504 Quad Gates
Speakers: FOH: Stereo w/ 6 JBL Concert Series, 1- 12”(low)1- 2”(high) Boxes per side, 2 JBL 2×18 Subs per side. 1-EV 4×15” Sub Per side
House Power Crown Macro –Tech 24×6 (Mids/Highs) Labgruppen (Subs)
*Artists may not provide front-of-house (FOH) console, FOH loudspeakers, FOH amplifiers, FOH equalizers. Artists may at own expense and labor provide monitor system, although we feel it’s not necessary. Any special needs that the Artists may have (for example an off stage “guitar tech.”) must be discussed with the Birchmere production manager in advance of the date.
*Note: House Processor is locked and not accessible to Engineer. In addition no devices may be inserted on or connected in line on the main left & right outputs of the FOH console.
Monitors Console: 48×16 Midas Siena
Monitor EQ: 10 Ch. Ashly 2031 & 2 Ch. BSS OPAL 1/3 Octave EQ
Monitor FX: 1 Yamaha SPX 900 & 1 Yamaha SPX 90/2
Monitor Gates/ Compressors 1`- Presonus ACP88, 2- Behringer Composer Pro,1- Behringer Multi-Com
Monitor Processing: DBX Drive Rack260
Monitor Spkrs: 20 JBL SRX 712 W/1- 12” (low)& 1- 1.5” Compression Driver (high)
Monitor Power: 8 Ch of QSC MX2000 (Lows); 8 Ch.of QSC 2600 (Highs).
Drum Monitor: 1 EV Ax18 1×18 Self Powered Sub; 1 EV -SX 515 Self Powered Spkr. W/ 1-15”(Low) & 1-1” Compression Driver(High)
Side Fills: 1 EV Ax18 1×18 Self Powered Sub, and 1 Turbosound M15 self powered Spkr W/1-15” (Low) & 1-1” Compression Driver(High) Per side
*A/V Recording of shows – A significant location fee may apply. MUST advance as soon as possible. See bottom of Rider for specific details about recording & fees.
Band Equipment(Backline): In general, band equipment will be provided by Artists. The Birchmere has guitar amps, bass amps and piano, which Artists may use. The Birchmere can rent most types of band equipment at the Artists expense. A list of equipment needed should be provided to the Birchmere production manager two weeks before the date of performance.
Guitar Amps: 2 Fender Vibroverbs/1 Fender Vibro King/1 Vox AC-30/1 Fender Bassman, 2 Fender Acoustasonic, Jr’s.2 Fender Twin Reverb 1965 Reissues
Bass Amps: 1 Ampeg SVT Pro Series III w/ 1 4×10” EV Bass Cabinet; 1 Ampeg SVT Series IV w/ 1 4×10” Tweet & 1-1×15” Tweet Cabinets; 1 Ampeg B15.
Drums: Pearl Master Series Fusion Kit, 10 & 12″ mounted toms, 14″ & 16” floor tom, 22″ kick drum, 13″ snare brass, 5 cymbal stands, 1 high hat stand, 1 Pearl kick drum pedal, Zyldjan A Series cymbals: (20” Ping Ride, 18” Crash, 18” China, 10” Splash, 14” Hi-Hats), Zyldjan ZBT cymbals: (20” Ride, 18” Crash, 16” Crash, 14” HiHats), 1 Zyldian Z3 17” Crash
7 – Shure SM58
5 – Shure Beta58
4 – Shure Beta87
2 – Shure SM87
2 – AKG 535
7 – Shure SM57
4 – Sennheiser E609
1 – Shure Beta52
1 – Shure SM91.
1 – AKG D12
6 – Sennheiser E604
1 – Shure KSM 137
2 – Shure SM81
1 – AKG 451
2 – AKG 460
3 – AKG 430
1 – Neuman KM84
1 – Calrec CM1050C
2 – Sennheiser 421
5 – EV N/D408A
1 – Shure ULXP4 Wireless with SM58, Beta58 and Beta87 heads
3 – AKG D409 clip on Mics
3 – AKG C1000
D.I.’s: 5 x Active BSS AR-133, ,4 x Countryman Active, 2 x Boss Active, 6 x Radial ProD2 Stereo Passive, 2 x Passive Whirlwind Imp2, 4 x Whirlwind Director Passive, 4 x BSS AR116 Active
Assorted Mic stands, Boom and Straight, Tripod and Round Base
6 – Guitar Stands
6 – Music Stands and Lights
5 – Assorted Wooden Bar Stools
Wenger Decks for risers:
2 – 4’x8’ sectios
2 – 3’x8’ sectios
complete set of legs at 8” and 16” heights
Skirting to go around both heights
Flex Stage Lighting: ETC Express 24/48 Console, 16 Par64 Lamps, 500 watt Medium Lamps, 8 Upstage, 8 Downstage. 6 Source 4 Lekos, 26degrees, 750 watt, 2 upstage, 4 downstage. 28 Par56 Lamps, 500 Watt Medium Lamps, 6 per side and 16 upstage, 10 Elation ELED TriPAR56 fixtures, 8 upstage 2 loose on floor.
Soundcheck: Please advance for soundcheck time. Bud Gardner (703) 888-7613.
Staff: A FOH engineer, Monitor engineer, LD and stage person will be on premises from soundcheck until load-out. Any necessary additional personnel needed for loadins must be arranged with production manager in advance.
Catering: Artists and crew may order from menu when the kitchen opens (5:30 pm). If afternoon meal is required and advanced, must be before 2pm, it will consist of burger/chicken sandwich and soft drinks. No additional catering or bus stocking will be provided. A copy of menu is available upon request.
Dressing Rooms: The Birchmere has a large lounge area and two private dressing areas with showers, makeup mirrors and lighting. Washer/dryer for band use. There is a production office area with phone, as well as wireless internet.
Merchandise: ALL Merchandise (CD’s, tapes, T-shirts, etc..) will be sold in the Birchmere store by the Birchmere staff. The Artist receives 80% of all recorded material (cd’s, dvd’s, etc) and 75% on all other Merch; The Birchmere receives 20% on recorded material & 25% on all other Merch. This is not negotiable. No ‘Souvenir Photo Booths’ allowed in venue.
Tickets: A max. of 10 (ten) complimentary tickets per show will be provided to headlining Artist. Support receives 4 (four) comp tickets. The Birchmere uses Ticketmaster for all ticketing. Any artist VIP or fanclub sales must be mutually agreed upon in advance of going on sale. All tickets sales subject to service fees. There is a $4.50 tax/facility fee on every ticket sold at The Birchmere Box Office.
Parking: The Birchmere has ample parking for all types of vehicles; can provide 220v landline power for one vehicle at a time.
Transportation: Artist to supply/pay for all travel & ground transportation. Due to liability issues, The Birchmere does not provide ‘runners’ or local transportation.
Ages: All Ages, All the Time!
*Birchmere Recording Agreement*
The fee for archival tapings and/or recordings is One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150.00). The fee for filming and/or recording for broadcast purposes is Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2500.00). In the event of such tapings, recordings or filming, the broadcast credit must state that the production was filmed, or recorded at “The Birchmere”.
The Birchmere must approve any filming, video or audio taping of the performance(s), in advance of the performance(s). Taping equipment must be set up prior to performance time at a time and in a location approved by The Birchmere technical staff.
Photos by Joshua Cogan, joshuacogan.com