[Dixielandjazz] Economics of OKOM

Stephen G Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Thu Mar 12 09:23:42 PDT 2009

Here's what happens when music is viewed simply as a commodity and not  
as something that will enhance the event. <grin>

This was sent out to about 50 bands. I've deleted the name and other  
contact information, but if anyone is interested to do this gig for  
the exposure, write me and I'll supply it. Caveat, if in an outdoors  
venue, it is likely to be about 45 to 55 degrees.

I did reply with our band information and our minimum charge for a  
three hour gig, during the day, and/or night (indoors only) which far  
exceeds their stated pay scale. <grin>

I don't know how BSJB got into their data base as we have never  
performed at this Wine & Dine Festival, though we have performed in  
several venues in Newark, including several at the University of  
Delaware and the Iron Hill Brewpub.

Steve Barbone

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The Downtown Newark Partnership is seeking musicians for Downtown  
Newark's 5th Annual Wine and Dine festival, to be held Saturday, March  
28th, 2009. I'm contacting you to see if you are interested in  
performing because your information is in our data base from our Food  
and Brew Festival held in July. Essentially, this event will work the  
same as the Food and Brew Fest or previous Wine and Dine events.

We will pay $25 per hour, or $30 per hour if assigned to the event  
shuttle/trolley. Times and locations will be assigned by the Downtown  
Newark Partnership. Your name, time(s) and performance location(s)  
will appear in the event itinerary (if set in time for publishing  
deadlines), which will be available at the Wine and Dine Information  
Center and at participating restaurants, as well as on the shuttle/ 
trolley. You will check in at the Information Center in front of  
Wilmington Trust before your performance.

Musicians not requiring electricity are preferred, although some  
accommodations for electric may be arranged.

If you are interested in performing, please respond to me either via  
email or fax at (302) 366-7160 with the following information:

Entertainment Type
Electricity or other needs
Times you are available to perform that day
Whether or not you would like to perform on the trolley

We will review our needs with your avialability and send a contract to  
you in the beginning of March, if selected. Funds are limited for  
entertainment, so please do not delay in responding.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. Should you have any  
questions, or need more information, please do not hesitate to contact  
me at *******

********  **************
Intern, City of Newark Planning and Development

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