If your band is booked at Punk Rock Night – review all of the info below.
Day of Show Info:
|Three Band Nights:
Play a 30-40 minute set
Doors open at 9:00
Load in Before 10:00
Tell fans to be there by 10:30
First band at 11:00 sharp
Second band at 12:00
Third band at 1:00
|Four Band Nights:
Play a 30-35 minute set
Doors open at 9:00
Load in Before 9:30
Tell fans to be there by 10:00
First band at 10:30 sharp
Second band at 11:30
Third band at 12:30
Fourth band at 1:30
The Melody Inn closes at 3:00am.
Cover song are allowed at the Melody Inn but we do love original music!
Help the show move along smoothly by following these tips:
The first band loads their gear directly onto the stage.
The second band loads into the corner across from the stage.
Third and fourth bands keep your gear in your vehicles until the band before you is on stage – then you can load into the corner or set up on the sidewalk and load onto the stage when you’re up. If it’s cold out you can and should bring in anything sensitive to temperature.
Don’t hold up the band after you! Don’t disassemble your gear on stage – get it off the stage THEN take it apart and put it away – this way the band after you can get set up much quicker.
The Melody Inn provides the P.A. complete with monitors, microphones and mic stands. Usually only the vocals go through the P.A. – you must rely on your amps for guitars and such – drums: no one ever has a problem hearing un-miced drums at The Mel but sometimes we mic the kick drum. Let the door man know if you need anything special plugged into the board like keyboards or if you need a mic for a wind instrument.
Bands split 100% of the door so the more people that show up, the more you make. Occasionally we will need to recoup advertising expenses but only after the bands have been covered.
Cover is usually $5 on 3 band nights and $6 or $7 on 4 band nights, depending on how many bands are from out of town.
Out of town bands get a higher % of the door than local bands to cover travel.
Sell merch if you want – when you check in, grab a table or booth to set up your wares.
Band beers are available for just $1.00.
There is a place to stay if you need it – ask a week in advance.
We promote shows via the website but bands are highly encouraged to promote hard as well – it does make a difference: posters, flyers, handbills, bulletins, event posts and more.
Send all promotional materials to:
The Melody Inn
attn: Punk Rock Night
3826 North Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208-4017
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