Bookers Crab Shack & BBQ

Booker Band Info. If you have seen the stage you will know it is kind of narrow and there is a pole on the right hand side that makes things a little tight.  Set times: 2 x 75 min sets,9-10:15 and 10:45 to 12am.  Special events times may alter to 930-130am so check with Darcy to confirm. 

SOCIAL MEDIA:  It is expected that social media of your event is enthusiastically promoted in advance of your show.  At a bare minimum, postings etc. no later than the Monday before your engagement is mandatory

Load in must be in the afternoon.  If sound is being taken care of for you Sound man will set up the pa at approx. 230pm, band to arrive 3pm, the drummer can come a tad sooner if he likes.  If you are providing sound please adhere to the above load in times too. 

Volume is an issue so typically, we/you are mic'ing the kik and vocals only and tone match the bass and guitar amps.  We/you can di keyboards, accoustinc and other instruments if required. 

Please keep in mind that Booker's is firstly a Restaurant.  Again, please be respectful with the volume.  If any of your fans or relatives want to book tables for the night, please have them use Booker's reservation systems vs walking in and saying they are with the band. If they know they are coming, they will go out of their way to make sure they are looked after, which helps create a great experience above and beyond for them.

Please make arrangements with Darcy to receive your pay by entransfer.  Cash is no longer an option.   Have a great show.....

Canmore Hotel

BASIC GUIDLINES ONLY.  New details out soon....


LOAD-IN:    anytime after 3:00 pm.  Bands to be set up by 8:30 pm.
P.A., LIGHTS & SOUND TECH:  Supplied by venue.
SOUND CHECK:  Usually only a line check and monitor check is required.  Sound tech arrives at 9:00-ish...he'll tell you more.

Set 1) 10-10:45pm  (45min)
Set 2) 11:15-12:30am  (75min)
Set 3) 1:00-1:30am  (30min)

Set 1) 9:30-10:45pm  (75min)
Set 2) 11:15-12:30am  (75min)
Set 3) 1:00-1:30am  (30min)

ROOMS:  Check-in after 3:00pm   Check-out 12:00pm
PAY:  Bands will be paid each night after their show. Hotel reserve the right to withhold pay until rooms are inspected.
COMPS: Sorry no meals.



1) FOR DJ SETUP: Go to “show” button, top right corner of the software (similar to the bar)  On the bottom should be a template/snapshot of DJ Chad….Click on it and recall, asks if you want to recall go yes.

2) Make sure that the monitor rack that the mixer sits on is turned on.  That is the Furman Power Conditioner, the switch is under a switch cover far right of that unit (very top piece in rack)

3) Lights:  Someone has been unplugging the lights from the ceiling sockets.  (one on each side, rear ceiling, white cords)  That’s OK but, they can be left running 24/7.  Anyways if unplugged, they need to be plugged in. 

     Power to the light controller along with the mixer should be left on 24/7.  If it isn’t, power the light controller on. Switch is at the rear of the unit to the left.  Make sure mode is in SCENE and then either AUTO or MUSIC mode….I like MUSIC mode and adjust the sensitivity to go with the beat of the music.

     That is top right red rotary knob.  If the lights are blacked out, it will indicate that it is with a red light beside the BLACKOUT switch.  Turn it off and the lights should come up.

4) TURN ON THE SOUND:  Make sure speakers are turned on.  The hanging mid-hi speakers and the front lights power switch is on the remote control fob tied to the electrical conduit running up the wall just to the left and up from the mixer. (there is a dimmer switch dangling near the door…That is for the front lighting too.  You can tell if the speakers are on by looking for lights on the back of the speakers.  SUB SPEAKERS.  Subs need to be plugged in.  There is a male plug near the mixer on the floor.  Plug them in to the nearby plug on the stage near the front.  The ones taped down.  Just the one plug powers up both subs.  Check for indicator lights.

5) DJ needs to send his left and right outputs to channel 1 and 2.  Just unplug anything in those slots if they are used…  Go to the input knob, that is under the taped section at the top of the mixer. It is velcroed down to avoid accidental changes to those settings.  Make sure the input know is at 9oclock to start

    If he needs more gain he can turn it up in small increments.  Careful not to overpower things obviously.  If the DJ wants to plug in another input for monitors or cueing, he can do so.  Just note were DJ Chad had it plugged into.  I think channel 4.

6) AUX FED SUBS:  Similar to the speaker control in the bar.  Sub frequencies do not go to the mid hi’s.  They are controlled separately in AUX 6.  Clicking on Aux 6 you will notice Channel 1 and 2 have the sliders up and AUX 6 master on the right Is up.  If it is muted, you can unmute it.  Go back to the Mains

(L&R) that’s the button above all the Aux channels.  Now when you bring up Channels 1 and 2 (‘DJ feed) The sound will come up in the mid-hi’s and subs in proportion


The dj Chad setting should be ok for most any dj really….


I would suggest anyone using the pa, check out these utube instructional.  Some are on the older softwar but, explain the basics well….





Also, if you go to:   There are individual tutorials…One thru 8 that are good too….

Chairman's Steakhouse

188 Mahogany Gardens S.E. Directions: Head south on Deerfoot to Stoney Trail East.  Right on 52nd Street S.E. then left at the next set of lights onto Mahogany Gate.  Through the next set of lights to the traffic circle.  Take your first right off the circle then left at Chairman's which is about 100 yards down on your left after the traffic circle.  Take the first driveway.  Garage door will automatically open on your approach.  Chairman's is immediately on your right.  At present, load in through main elevator.  Please be very careful not to scratch walls or doors please.

Set times are: Fridays 7-11pm and Saturdays 8pm-12am.  Set up is n the lounge side against the wall to the left of the service bar and right beside the VIP room.  Volume is critical.  Conversation must still be comfortable with out having to strain over the sound.  Darcy will etransfer you pay Saturday.  


County Line - Town & Country Hotel

T & C Motor Hotel, 1825 50 Street SE

Loud in one hour prior to show time.  Show times: 930-130am, 3 x 60min sets

Note there is a house pa and tech.  Also, a house Yamaha 5 piece drum kit, bass rig and Traynor 50 watt twin with reverb guitar amp.  Drum kit is not optional.  It is mandatory.  Feel free to bring cymbals, stands, pedal, stool and snare.

Social media and marketing is exsprected

Pay: Darcy will etransfered or pay you in cash on Saturday night.

Elbow River Casino

The Elbow River Casino, 218 18 Ave SE, Ph:403-266-4355:  Sets are: 9:30-1am. 3 x 50 min sets with 2 x 30 min breaks.  

Promotions: Please forward promotional pictures and/or logo and poster files to Jade Shaundell at:   She will be adding them to their Facebook Page and website.  Further, if you are not promoting shows there on your own facebook and social media sites you should be.  An event page that you can like and tag to the Elbow's at a minimum....However, taking it a step further and having all the members in the band doing so with in their social networks is very effective.  

SOCIAL MEDIA:  It is expected that social media of your event is enthusiastically promoted in advance of your show.  At a bare minimum, postings etc. no later than the Monday before your engagement is mandatory

NEW LOAD IN TIMES!  We are now doing load in and sound checks on Thursday Evenings.  Time of load in and sound check is a little bit flexable but, we are trying for 9pm load in sound check 930pm.  Some players are working music stores or teaching so we can accommodate a later set up and/or a Tuesday or Wednesday evening.  

If load in and sound check must be on Fridays it must be cleared and agreed upon well in advance and is not guaranteed.  Friday load in and set ups must be done by 8pm.  To be clear, that means done by 8.  Do not start your load in then.  If you bring amps make sure they are not ripping loud or turn them away from the audience. Sound man (Lyle Coombes) expects the band to load in at your discretion. Obviously larger more complicated bands will take more time. You need to be plugged in and microphones placed no later than 8pm. Lyle will give you a good sound check at 8pm but, he is gone at exactly 8:30 pm and you are on your own for the weekend. (set and forget). 

The sound man service offered is a courtesy to the bands and is not mandatory in any way.  If you do not wish to use the sound man and are interested in supplying your own sound man please advise Darcy you are going to do so.  Of course this is at the bands expense.

It is incumbent upon the band that upon your first engagement at the Elbow or, if any technical details change for your band, to email the bands stage plot and input list at least 10 days prior to Lyle Coombes at:  As well, indicate the dates of your performance.  This is necessary to ensure all necessary microphone, di's and other associated equipment essential to your performance are provided.    If you need to contact Lyle Coombes his number is 587-664-5794

NOTE: There is absolutely no drinking of alcoholic beverages on stage.  Also, there is no drinking before or during breaks unless there is express approval from Derreck the food and beverage manager.  There are no drink riders or free meals. Pop, Coffee, Juice, Water etc. is comped and you can get that in the lounge behind the stage.

UFC fights etc....Unless directed specifically by management (not customers or general staff) Do not stop playing or alter your sets for UFC fights, Hockey games or other events.  Play as per normal.  The lounge will close the doors if neccesary.  

The venue has 4 vocal mics, 4 boom stands, 1 straight, 3 instrument mic, drum mic package with kik stand and mini booms, 3 di boxes/They have 3 mackie monitors and 1 powered drum monitor/xlr cable are loombed and run/ Allen and Heath 24 channel board with effects and compression.

After your Friday show, please make sure you mute the channels on the mixer.  After your last show, please make sure the power to the Mackie monitors, powered bass speakers, drum monitor and the 1 QSC power amplifier that run the speakers at the top of the rack on stage are turned off.  It is important that under no circumstances you turn off the cross-over above the speaker amplifier, the mixer and gear under the mixer. Serious damage to speakers can occur if you do. To state it another way, only turn power amplifers or powered speakers off. Everything else stays turned on.

If you find that the mixer or other electronics have been turned off. Turn off the speaker amplifier, all of the powered speakers then, turn on all the other gear. When absolutely everything has been turned back on including the crossover above the speaker amplifiers, you can turn on the powered speakers and speaker amplifier.

We have had an ongoing issue with the front lights needing to be re-set from time to time. This is a problem if the bands do not know where to reset them. This is achieved by powering off and on the power bar marked front lighting at the front of the amplifier rack on stage. 

Please leave cables, mics and stands in neat order and left were you initialy found them.  Take your cues from the duty manager, he/she can advise you regarding pushing start times for hockey games or anything that comes up...Having said that though, generally, they do not want you to change the start times for hockey or UFC

Please make arrangements with Darcy to receive your pay by entransfer.  Cash is no longer an option.   Have a great show.....

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