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 #121839  by jester536
 Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:06 am
It's within a mile of my house. 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month and we play form 6:00-8:00. Great stage with their own PA so very minimal hauling on my part. Pay is not great...but we're getting paid! It's in a very large old building...actually a jail at one time. The acoustics are somewhat problematic but the owner is totally into live music and is constantly making additions to improve the sound. And they're providing a guy to run our sound...we've got to work on them but that will come together.
Now we just have to hold on to it...couldn't be better...or can anybody top that?
 #121840  by tcsned
 Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:11 am
Anything within a mile of your house in Montana is a major bonus! Love the regular gigs too. We did about 20 years of a weekly gig, it was a huge help.
 #121843  by TI4-1009
 Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:05 am
Is it the obvious opener or a cliche---- wait for it...

Jailhouse Rock

(I'm sure every band must do that there)
 #121845  by jester536
 Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:46 am
I know 6:00-8:00 sounds weird. Not sure how it is for other states but Brew Pubs in Montana can have "tasting rooms". You can have 48 ounces served to you and they have to stop serving by 8:00 pm. So people can get their last one filled at 8:00 and stick around until they're done...but then they have to shut down. It's weird but then they can operate without a liquor license which is expensive and often hard to come by. Beautiful state with some weird rules...but it works great for us.