Re: [Dixielandjazz] First Night

Dave Gravatt dave at
Fri Dec 12 11:08:39 PST 2003

   -------Original Message-------
   > From: Stephen Barbone <barbonestreet at>
   > Subject: 
[Dixielandjazz] First Night
   > Sent: Dec 12 2003 10:33:06
     >  Currently, First Night bookings for 2 hours ending at or before midnight
   >  are in the $300 per man range on average. We turned one such first night
   >  offer down this year that paid $400 per man, because we were already
   >  booked at higher rates.
    -------Original Message-------

Now that's more like it. Of course, that's the difference between the east coast and the Ozarks of SW Missouri.

East coast = 2 hrs at $300/person
Ozarks = 4 hrs at $250/band

Needless to say, we won't be playing First Night this year. Geography is important to the money-making end of the business, that's for sure.

Keep up the good work.


Dave Gravatt
"It's a treat to beat your feet."
The Creole Dixieland Jazz Band
Ozark, Missouri

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