WELCOME TO COTA 2017!
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY
You should arrive at the musicians checkpoint (see map) at least ONE HALF HOUR prior to your scheduled performance to receive your musician packet and parking instructions. Check in with our staff member to receive your BACKSTAGE BUTTON, PARKING PASS and COMPLIMENTARY TICKET (one per performance day) for your spouse or significant other. Your children (with you) will be admitted free. You all may enter through this gate. Once inside, we must discourage children from hanging out in the
tent (behind main stage) because of the instruments, etc. Any other backstage guests can be cleared with security at the entrances to the stages/venues.
PLEASE KEEP YOUR BUTTON VISIBLE SO SECURITY CAN SEE IT. THEY ARE ALL VOLUNTEERS AND WE DON’T WANT TO MAKE THEIR JOB ANY MORE DIFFICULT THAN NECESSARY.
Our gate persons are volunteers and are expected to follow the procedure outlined above. Please be cool with them - if needed, ask for help from the backstage staff.
Once checked in the back gate staff will direct you to our musician parking. This lot will hold ALL of the vehicles for the three performing stages (Main stage, Deer Head Inn, and Castle Inn) If you play both days - BRING YOUR PARKING PASS WITH YOU ON SUNDAY because you will not be issued another. WE HAVE LIMITED PARKING SPACES DUE TO CHANGES BY THE PROPERTY OWNER. PLEASE CAR POOL AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
Remember - all musicians should check in at least 1/2 hour before performance. If you're new to COTA, ask for Erica Golaszewski. Erica Golaszewski is our Musician Relations volunteer and can also be approached if you need something.
Please note that ANY group planning to have their set professionally recorded must acquire advance permission. We are trying to prevent unauthorized taping of musicians and their groups.
Please check the final schedule for performance time. Your slot includes set-up and tear down time. We have to keep on schedule. All venues will have a drum set, piano (keyboard-Castle Inn) bass amp, and PA system/mics for artist use. DRUMMERS-cymbals will not be provided.
PLEASE CAREFULLY CHECK THE PERSONNEL listed for your group (the schedule is at our website: www.cotajazz.org)BE SURE TO CALL ERICA GOLASZEWSKI (570-234-6242) WITH ANY CHANGES PRIOR TO SEPT. 6th. Checks are drawn in advance of festival weekend and we can't pay last minute subs.
Deer Head Inn Stage Musicians:
You will be able to unload your equipment at the front steps of Deer Head before your set. Then we need all musicians to check in at the back gate to receive their musician packet.
Deer Head Inn Records will be recording performances at the Deer Head Inn. Musicians will be able to receive a rough mix of their set after the festival by contacting Richard Burton. (email@example.com)
Main Stage Leaders:
Your backstage contact will be Jim Wyckoff who is COTA’s stage manager. Please feel free to ask him any questions you may have upon your arrival.
If you have not done so please send a stage plan (attached below) to Erica Golaszewski (Erica.firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.
Kent Heckman of Red Rock Recording will once again be responsible for the audience mix. You may, if you choose, assign ONE individual to consult with him about your sound.
CDs will not be available from Kent Heckman after your set. Copies will be available upon request after the festival by contacting him. WVIA will be bringing their recording truck to record the festival for future radio broadcast. CDs will then be available from WVIA, but you must contact George Graham directly.
|Red Rock Recording Studio||George Graham-WVIA|
Sorry, we can't cash checks or provide food or drink, etc. Water is available backstage.
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Thanks in advance and here's to a great 40th COTA.
The Music Scheduling Committee Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts (COTA)