[Dixielandjazz] La Fete De La Musique

Gary Kiser gary at kiser.org
Tue Jun 5 14:10:28 PDT 2007

What's more, La Fête de la Musique is on June 21 in France.  For those 
that have never experienced La Fête de la Musique in France, it is a 
crazy event.  There is musique everywhere.  Bars, restaurants and 
whatevers that hire a band only once a year, will do it on June 21.

Sac à Pulses has three (yes, 3) gigs that day.  One of them, we play for 
45 minutes.  You can scour the archives to see my comments on muso pay 
in France to get an idea how much money I will make that day.  Here is 
our schedule for those interested.

14h-16h30 : Summit of Puy de Dôme.  Concert organized by the Conseil 
Général d'Auvergne
18h-18h45 : Place des Thermes, Chamalières.  Concert organized by the 
Les Amis de la Viaduc
21h30-24h : Casino de Royat.  Concert organized by the Casino de Royat

Luckily, there is only a 30 minute drive between gig 1 and gig 2 and 
only 10 between gig 2 and gig 3.  However, all three clients are going 
to try to feed us and quench our thirsts.  Ok, ok, I'll drink whatever 
is offered (I won't be driving), but we won't have the time to sit down 
and eat until gig three.  Then again, only the Casino de Royat is 
considered a high end restaurant.

Life is hard.

All the best, Gary

Larry Walton Entertainment - St. Louis wrote:
> I'm sure they charge the bands to get in too. Vive la France
> Larry
> St. Louis
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Barbone" 
> <barbonestreet at earthlink.net>
> Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 10:32 PM
> Subject: [Dixielandjazz] La Fete De La Musique
> Gee, here is a great event by a leading catering house in Washington DC,
> charging a $15 cover to get in. BUT THEY WANT THE BANDS TO PLAY FOR FREE.
> Gee, where do I sign up? :-) VBG
> Funnier yet, the invite was forwarded by members of the local OKOM Jazz
> Society to all the bands on their list. Damn it, does anyone besides me
> think that Free Music at events like this are one of the major 
> problems with
> the music business? Does any OKOM band leader who got this 
> "invitation" need
> to play that badly that they would even consider this kind of bullshit?
> If so, come on to my farm in PA and we'll have The Maison Barbone Jazz
> Festival. I'll provide food and drink, (water like the Frenchies 
> below) to
> all musicians.
> Sad indeed.
> Cheers,
> Steve Barbone
> Dear Friends of La Maison Française,
> Mark your calendars for an evening of musical festivities! I am 
> pleased to
> announce our 2007 edition of the popular Fête de la Musique on Friday, 
> June
> 22 from 5 p.m. to midnight at La Maison Française.
> The French tradition has been to celebrate the summer solstice by 
> gathering
> in the streets to listen to amateur and professional performers.  In 
> order
> to offer a similar musical experience, La Maison Française will open its
> doors to more than 30 local bands who will create a lively musical
> patchwork. Throughout the event, wander around the Embassy gardens and 
> enjoy
> a most eclectic program!
> (Please note: if you are a musician and would like to perform at this 
> event,
> please scroll down for details).
> Details of the event are as follows:
> - >From 5 to 10 p.m., wander around the Embassy gardens and listen to
> talented local musicians.
> - >From 5 to 8 p.m., let kids participate in a special workshop to build
> their own instruments and perform !
> - >From 6 to 8 p.m., try your hand at Latin ballroom dances, during
> workshops given by professional dancers; meet energetic people while
> discovering new moves!
> - From 9:30 to 11:30 p.m., a DJ will keep the festivities going.
> Cash bars and vendors will provide barbecue, pastries, coffee, beer, 
> wine,
> and champagne throughout the event. Come and enjoy a terrace-style 
> café by
> our fountain.
> This event is co-organized by the French-American Cultural Foundation.
> WHEN: Friday, June 22, 2007 from 5 p.m. to midnight
> WHERE: La Maison Française, 4101 Reservoir Road NW, Washington DC 20007
> WHAT: La Fête de la Musique 2007
> - General Admission: $15 (food and beverages not included)
> - Pass « 2 share »: $20 (valid for 2 entries)
> - Children under 10: free of charge
> Tickets must be purchased through www.instantseats.com
> <http://www.instantseats.com>
> Ticket purchase will allow re-entry throughout the afternoon and evening.
> It will be a pleasure to welcome you to this traditional French fête!
> Musically yours,
> Roland Celette
> Cultural Attaché
> Director of La Maison Française
> *************************************************************************** 
> Calling all (amateur) musicians and performers!
> Are you an amateur or professional musician? Do you play the violin, the
> guitar, or a tune on the bagpipes?  Are you part of a jazz ensemble? 
> Do you
> have your own rock band? Do you sing in a choir? Are you a juggler? A 
> mime?
> A magician? A sword swallower?  Do you have a talent that you and/or your
> group would like to share during a unique event?
> You are invited to perform at our Fete de la Musique on June 22nd 
> between 5
> p.m. and midnight in the gardens of La Maison Française!!!
> How to participate?
> All styles and genres of music are welcome (world music, jazz, 
> classical).
> These NON-PAID performances will run from 5 p.m. until 12 a.m. As a 
> musician
> your entry to the event will be free of charge!!
> All musicians will be expected to bring their own instruments (except for
> pianists!). Each musician or group will have at least one full hour to
> set-up and perform.
> In the true spirit of the French Fete de la Musique, and because of the
> outdoor setting, your set will need to be an acoustic performance. (Some
> exceptions may be made).
> We will only provide you with a power source. (you will need to bring 
> your
> amp, mic and extension cord)
> During the evening, bottles of water and food will be given for all
> performers.
> To sign in, please register via our website www.la-maison-francaise.org
> <http://www.la-maison-francaise.org>
Gary Kiser
Clermont-Ferrand, France


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