Live at the Lab
The 2012 "Live at the Lab" music series was intended to highlight the talents of local musical groups in order to provide an alternative lively pre-game atmosphere for fans attending games at Isotopes Park. Following the success of the endeavor, as measured by positive feedback from both fans and musicians, the Albuquerque Isotopes are planning on expanding these highly acclaimed live music performances to include even more dates during the 2013 season.
The 2013 "Live at the Lab" summer music series will feature local bands of various music genres performing 30-minute pre-game concerts near the Captain's Corner on the concourse inside Isotopes Park. These performances will occur following the end of batting practice after the gates open and before the beginning of pre-game ceremonies on select game days. Although these are expected to be predominately Thursday, Friday and Saturday dates, other dates may be considered on occasion. All scheduled performances will be considered "weather permitting."
Bands of all music genres will be considered, but all performances MUST include only family-friendly material. Bands must also agree to perform for exposure, which includes in-stadium announcements on the video board and mentions on ABQisotopes.com, Facebook and Twitter during the dates leading up to their performance. Live performances will include direct exposure to fans desiring to watch the bands perform in the stage area, as well as those fans watching the performance on the video board and on the in-house video system that covers the concourse, club level and televisions throughout the luxury suites. Additionally, band contact information will be displayed on the Isotopes Park digital matrix board and out-of-town scoreboard along with other Isotopes' sponsored images and graphics announcing upcoming games and promotions. In all likelihood, several thousand fans will be present in the ballpark at the time of the pre-game performances.
Bands will be allowed to offer merchandise to their fans in the area immediately adjacent to the "stage." Bands are solely responsible for those transactions and will not attempt to obtain change from any vendors at Isotopes Park under any circumstances. Performers are entitled to tickets to that evening's Isotopes game for themselves and one guest. Additionally, bands will be provided one DVD copy of their performance as captured by Windfire Productions. The Albuquerque Isotopes reserve the right to replay portions of performances at later dates to entertain fans during weather delays or to promote the "Live at the Lab" summer music series- in which case the performers will be credited for the work.
Bands must be willing and able to provide all instruments, electrical equipment and personnel to provide a clean (well mixed) mono audio signal (at a reasonable level) that will be sent to the Isotopes Park audio board and PA system. This signal MUST be fully mixed and tested prior to the gates opening to the public. Bands selected to perform in the 2013 "Live at the Lab" music series agree to send a representative to Isotopes Park for a facility walk-through well in advance of their scheduled performance date. Bands will also agree to arrive early enough to be completely set up and ready for a sound check one hour prior to the gates opening on the date of their performance. Band members and crew are to be aware of the possibility of foul balls passing through or landing in the stage and concourse areas at any time while they are in the ballpark. Bands are responsible for breaking down their equipment beginning immediately following the conclusion of their performance, and will do so in a safe and efficient manner to ensure that fans are not exposed to tripping or any other hazards. The Albuquerque Isotopes are not responsible for any damages or losses to bands' equipment.
Preferred method of auditioning is to have Isotopes staff members watch your band during a live performance at a local venue. Serious performers are asked to send an email to email@example.com that includes the following with "Live at the Lab" (Your Band Name) as the email subject:
Band name Contact name & phone number Music genre Dates & venues of pending live performances Website URL and/or links to YouTube videos that showcase your talents Pertinent bio information
The Albuquerque Isotopes wish to acknowledge the talented musicians who made the 2012 "Live at the Lab" summer music series the huge success that it was:
- Ryan McGarvey
- Stratus Phear
- The James Douglas Show