ARTIST TECH RIDER
1. ARTIST'S Requirements Are as follows:
2. PRESENTER agrees to provide the following:
a. Suitable and appropriate hall for the performance of the ARTIST.
Rooms, hallways and stage shall be cleaned to the satisfaction of the
ARTIST or ARTIST'S representative.
b. At least ______ separate changing rooms adequate for up to ________
c. Technical staff necessary for set-ups, strikes (including light and
stage arrangements), and run of show as specified in technical requirements.
Additionally, all facilities shall be staffed as may be necessary for all
activities including concession sales, plus staffed for the
d. Tickets, sales of tickets and all front of house personnel; all
advance publicity including announcements, mailings and printed performance
programs. Presenters are to return all unused materials immediately after
e. Access to performance space(s) and crew the entire day of performance,
plus adequate rehearsal time preceding performance in the same space and
with the same crew, plus a full technical rehearsal prior to the
performance. Lighting focus shall be completed ___________ in advance of
f. Theater / performance space ground plans and instrument / equipment
inventory _______ weeks prior to ARTIST'S arrival; equipment necessary to
all or any activities of performance / residency as listed in technical
requirements. Details of such needs to be sent with other stage and
technical requirements (See TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS).
g. A hot meal (________________________________________) after
sound check on the day of performance for ARTIST. Also, bottled water for
each artist during performance.
h. A conspicuous location where ARTIST's merchandising can be sold,
including _________________ standard table and ________________ chairs.
i. Parking spaces, validation or coverage for performers and technical
staff, if needed.
j. All lodging for performers and technical staff .
k. Upon request, a minimum of ________________ ( ) complimentary tickets to said
3) ARTIST agrees to provide the following:
a. Press kits including photographs, articles, reviews and program copy.
b. Program copy supplied shall be reproduced in full and exactly as
offered to the PRESENTER in all printed programs. All references to the
ARTIST in paid or unpaid advertising, announcements, house boards, flyers,
posters, publicity releases and any other promotional materials for the
service (s) above shall be as follows:
Name of Artist _______________________________
The ARTIST shall have the right to alter the performance program sent
to the PRESENTER at any time up to and including the performance.
c. Availability for newspaper, magazine, radio and television interviews
as desired by PRESENTER, if logistically feasible.
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS ( to be furnished by PRESENTER ):
a. STAGE: Requirements for stage are a minimum of ______ feet wide by ______
feet deep of flat surface, without any obstruction (such as, but not limited
to nails, broken floor boards, electrical outlets, poles, wires). All
flooring, masking and hanging / circuiting / patching of light plot will be
completed before arrival of ARTIST.
b. FLOOR: All nails and staples must be removed, holes filled or taped
and unused floor pockets covered. The floor and wings must be clean, and
swept, prior to rehearsal and performance.
c. LIGHTING: ARTIST carries no lighting equipment. It is mutually
understood that a light plot for the individual theater will be formulated
by the PRESENTER, and that the PRESENTER's technical staff will take care of
all lighting design, hanging and loading in for this event. It is also
mutually understood that all lighting design and technical aspects of this
event must receive prior approval of ARTIST.
d. SOUND: ARTIST carries no sound equipment. PRESENTER must provide a first
class sound system that includes:
1. _______ main house amplifier (s) of ____ wattage each
2. house speaker system including _____________________________________________
3. _____________ ( ) downstage stage monitor speakers
4. separate mixer for monitors:
5. _____________ ( ) microphones and stands: ______ vocal mics; ______ boom stands, _________ regular ____________ percussion mics on boom stands.
6. headset intercom system with stations for the Stage Manager,
Electrician (s), Sound Technician, Follow Spot Operator and Curtain Man
7. ______________ reverb and delay units for vocal mics
8. mixing board with __________ inputs and technician, plus technician for monitors on stage with reverb available.
9. ________ direct boxes
e. STAGEHANDS: This is not a yellow card attraction. Stagehands may be
non-union unless local regulations require that union people be employed.
PRESENTER agrees to employ and pay all stagehands, whether union or
non-union, including loaders, if required. Stagehands must be the same
people for both rehearsal and performance.
1. Technical Director with working knowledge of facility and with authority
to represent PRESENTER to act as assistant to the Stage Manager at all
2. Stagehands (number to be determined by Technical Director) are required
to work the set-up prior to ARTIST arrival and four ( ) are required for
rehearsal and performance as follows:
- monitor technician on stage
- "guitar" technician to assist guitarist during show (can be a staff tech)
- deck technician (may double as spot operator)
- light board operator (and assistant if necessary)
-sound technician for front of house
f. DRESSING ROOMS: The PRESENTER will provide ________ ( ) clean, private
dressing rooms, one for __________ and the other __________for up to ________ band members, and not allowing public access to the performance area. Each room must have
make-up lights and mirrors, chairs and tables, costume rack, nearby lavatory
and sink, and be close to the stage. The PRESENTER must also supply _________________________, bottled water, and healthy snacks. In addition, the
dressing rooms are to be heated or cooled to the ARTIST's satisfaction.
g. REHEARSAL SPACE: Stage must be available for sound check and
rehearsal three ( ) hours prior to showtime.