Set Up and Take
stage needs to be left in the same way (or better) than you found it
(i.e. if you move drums, keyboards, please put them back at the end of
the night, leave mic stands sensibly arranged, etc.)
and chairs CAN be moved, re-arranged for dancing or any number of things
but MUST be put back at the end of the night.
CANNOT be moved without previous authorization.
holes may be put in walls to display art
Other Stuff in and
Around the Space
rent the upstairs of The Talking Stick for various events and
upstairs and upstairs bathrooms are not to be used in conjunction with
downstairs events UNLESS previously
no outside food or drink is allowed by artists, promoters, or even
3. Please do NOT bring in (or allow artists to bring in) wine or other
alcohol before, during or after shows.
Talking Stick has a one drink minimum for evening events (actually, for
Talking Stick staff always reserves the right to modify sound. If
we feel the sound is too loud or the board is being misused we will step
in and make modifications.
cover charge must be agreed on BEFORE the day of the event with the
must receive AT LEAST 25% of cover charge (i.e. if you want to charge
$10 for cover, the house gets at least $2.50) OR…
a voucher of at least 50% (and not less than $3.00) of the cover charge
can be used as part of the cover instead (i.e. if you want to charge
$10, you would charge $15, the house gets $5, and the guest gets a $5
voucher for food and drinks).
AND the house can put people on the guest list (i.e. obviously you get
to choose who gets in without paying the cover, but if there are
regulars who we’d rather not clear out for a show we reserve the right
to keep them in)
who come to The Talking Stick for “to go” service (i.e NOT for the show)
MUST be allowed to come in and order
back door can be locked for certain events ONLY if a) it is cleared with
staff, b) a sign is put on the door indicating that the coffeehouse is
OPEN and people can come around to the front, c) the deadbolt is NOT to be used so people can still
exit through the backdoor (fire regulations, ask staff how to lock door
to outside with our safety lock)
The Talking Stick finds that a cover charge is deterring customers and
business, we reserve the right to disallow a cover charge for any given
events that don’t charge cover, passing the hat, having a tip jar for
musicians is fine.
events for causes and passing the hat for causes (as long as The Talking
Stick knows about it in advance) is awesome and encouraged.
Suggestions, constructive criticism, ideas for improvement, issues that
need to be addressed… please
bring them on! Thanks
again for all the art, goodness, music, performances, and more at The