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Information for Concert Performers

Where and When

Concert nights are on the second Tuesday of each month except January from 8.00 pm to 10.15 pm. Admission is $12 adults, $10 concession, kids with an adult are free. Everyone is welcome. The venue is the Community Hall,

Knaith Rd. Reserve, Knaith Rd., Ringwood East. Melway 50 B8.

In rare and exceptional circumstances, concerts may also be conducted in other formats / locations / times.

The Venue

The Community Hall is an excellent acoustic venue. We don't run a coffee shop, and our audiences are attentive. We do not use a PA system, and our performers don't find this a problem. In fact, many top performers find the intimate atmosphere so stimulating that they are keen to return.

Format

Open Stage

Our concerts start with an "open stage" or "spot act" segment. Arrive early to secure a spot.
Due to popularity and limited time available, the Stage Manager cannot guarantee a slot to all aspiring open stage performers so it is best to arrive well before a concert starts to be in the running for a slot. The Stage Manager will give preference to to acts who did not appear the previous month. Time is limited to 8 minutes in total and all performances are un-plugged, that is no mics or amps. Spot act performers pay normal admission and need to have good audience rapport and be of reasonable standard in order to add value to the concert.

Support Act

If a support act is sheduled they are allocated 25 minutes and are paid a set fee. We can help sell your CDs and promote your act.

Main Act

The main act is the culmination of our concerts. Performances are usually for 1 hour duration. Most performers opt to perform for 1 hour straight following the supper break, but you may opt to do 2 half hour segments, before and after the supper break.

The Session

The evening ends, after the main act, with an informal "session" led by club members. All performers and audience members are welcome to join in, but there is no obligation to do so.