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    Fathers Day trio gig at an oyster bar. It's converted gas station - picnic table with umbrellas and a stage tent set up in front of one of the bays. Oddly enough, I haven't played a lot of outdoor gigs and I'm wondering what sort of rainout policy to expect. 50% chance all day . . .

  • #2
    Have you asked the owner or booking agent what the policy or backup plan is in the event of rain? I'd start there...
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Phil O'Keefe View Post
      Have you asked the owner or booking agent what the policy or backup plan is in the event of rain? I'd start there...
      I did, but haven't heard back.

      I'm finding that a lot of venues are new to all this, so this may not have happened to them yet.

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      • #4
        You have to start with what's safe... if you're going to be outside in the rain with amps and PA equipment, that's not safe... unless the tents are big enough to realistically keep you and all the gear dry...

        I doubt many people will want to stand in the rain and eat / listen to music either...
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        "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
        - George Carlin

        "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
        - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

        "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
        - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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        • #5
          When I ask two guys to play a gig with me - both for the first time - they might want to know if they're going to get paid. So the question really is more like what is your cancellation policy?

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          • #6
            She just responded to my email:

            "We have a very large tent, so unless it is torrential and crazy, we plan on still having you all!!

            "

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            • #7
              Not sure what it’s like where you are, but the weather here is almost always blazing sun or something very wet. Even in the winter, the bright sun is an issue.

              So tents for outdoor shows are a standard part of our contract. And something that is double and triple checked on before we arrive.

              MAYBE if it’s virtually 100% certain it won’t be raining and we are playing after dark. But otherwise? Need that cover

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              • #8
                They replaced the smallish tent with a seriously large one. No rain at all, as it turned out. Now, about those mosquitos at low tide . . . .

                I just noticed that a gig we have next month says "weather permitting" It's a restaurant patio gig. It's rarely hot up here; we're more concerned about how long we can stretch the season into the fall before outdoor gigs won't work.

                But my original question remains unanswered. Under what conditions do you expect to get paid? When can they cancel?



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                • #9
                  Originally posted by senorblues View Post
                  They replaced the smallish tent with a seriously large one. No rain at all, as it turned out. Now, about those mosquitos at low tide . . . .

                  I just noticed that a gig we have next month says "weather permitting" It's a restaurant patio gig. It's rarely hot up here; we're more concerned about how long we can stretch the season into the fall before outdoor gigs won't work.

                  But my original question remains unanswered. Under what conditions do you expect to get paid? When can they cancel?


                  We used to play an outdoor beach venue fairly regularly. Sometimes they would cancel due to bad weather. Since there wasn't an actual contract, the general assumption was that as long as they called us to let us know it was cancelled before we started loading up to head out, it was usually good.

                  Usually on such days, we'd be calling the venue asking if they still wanted us to perform. Late afternoon thunderstorms are common here in the summer, but you can generally tell by noon or so if it's going to be one of those afternoons or not.

                  If the weather sucks, I'd rather not be playing outdoors anyway.

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                  • #10
                    Sounds simple enough. You call first, so once you've packed up and made the trip, you expect to get paid. . . . .

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