What this venue provides:
A STAGE - Well, not exactly a stage, but a mic (or 3 or 4) and the opportunity to be heard! Bring your new material, get your feet wet, bask in the applause!
SOUND SYSTEM - Consisting of a Mackie 808S 8 channel mixer; (2) Beringer B1220 Pro Mains, (2) Peavey PR10 monitors, 3 wired mic's, Mic stands, Music stand, Stools, DI box for direct input of instruments, 2-3 open channels available. XLR or 1/4". Backline: VOX AD30VT Amp, Fender Rumble60 Bass Amp.
MISC INSTRUMENTS - I usually have 1 or more acoustic guitars available if you show up without one and decide you want to play. There's a minimal Drum Kit as well as a number of small hand percussion instruments; tambourine, shaker eggs, Bongos, etc.
EXPOSURE - Acts that give us sufficient notice will be added to our public announcements which may include any of the following: Facebook, Twitter, Posters, Menu Inserts, Email blasts
CASUAL, NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANT/BAR ATMOSPHERE - Acts must adhere to our guidelines. (Sorry, but no Profanity, Rap, Hip-Hop, or Heavy Metal)
PHYSICAL SPACE - The actual space for performers is nice (can reasonably accommodate 3-4 people with instruments). I now have a drum kit (minimalist) set up as well.
send an EMAIL to GaryTorello@gmail.com
***PLEASE NOTE NOTE - NOBODY UNDER 21 ADMITTED WITHOUT A PARENT/GUARDIAN***
UNDER AGE PERFORMERS are welcome however! Please arrive with an adult parent/guardian, you must be seated at a table (not the bar!) and you can't remain after the kitchen closes (typically 10pm)
Went there 4/21/15 a little early for some dinner. It's by the Haddam Bridge & Goodspeed Opera House. Parking next to & behind the town office building.
There's about 7'x12' of floor space so it's a bit tight. No problem in hearing yourself. It was packed that night & stayed that way. All performers had a good audience & good response. Starting at 7pm means everybody can enjoy & still get enough sleep for hump day. Food and Prices are good. La Vita is a real good evening by the river for everyone. Go there and find out for yourself. I did & I'll be back.
- reply to this commentMark Fornwald (4/2015)