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Brian Jojade

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Re: What size stage?
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2017, 07:13:37 pm »

Have you contacted the band?  Just because it's not in the rider doesn't mean they won't give you some input if you ask.

If you're concerned about stage size, you're pretty much always going to be better off erring by going bigger than smaller.  You can always spread people out a bit, or find something to put on the stage to take up the space.  If it's too crowded, nobody is going to be happy all night.
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Re: What size stage?
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2017, 08:22:57 pm »

FWIW my most popular stage rental over the years is a 16' wide x 12' ' deep size, with the next being a 20x16. I just did a three pc band and a rapper with DJ on a 16 x 12 because a larger stage did not fit in the space.  I would make sure your 16x16 would work for the band then buy some skirting

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Re: What size stage?
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2017, 10:40:33 pm »

I appreciate the input.

I am going with the 16 x 20 and see what happens. I know it will be enough and after the show if it is too much I will know for the next time.


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Re: What size stage?
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2017, 03:21:18 am »

Have you contacted the band?  Just because it's not in the rider doesn't mean they won't give you some input if you ask.

If you're concerned about stage size, you're pretty much always going to be better off erring by going bigger than smaller.  You can always spread people out a bit, or find something to put on the stage to take up the space.  If it's too crowded, nobody is going to be happy all night.

My thoughts exactly. Get contact info and ask. Foregoing this, I'd say the OP is doing the right thing. Some groups like to be close some like to be spread out. With no drummer, you probably don't need a lot of depth (the keys being the biggest footprint) but having extra space is rarely a problem. Does the venue have any decor items like plants etc... You can always use them as book ends if they like to cluster together in the center. Sometimes creative pipe & drape can work as well (if available).
Just some thoughts.
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