The Johnny Winter Story

Johnny Winter Show Requirements

Johnny Winter in Prague


These pages are a trancscript of Johnny Winters actual show requirements. It describes the technical requirements such as amplifiers, PA's, monitors and alse catering requirements.


Johnny Winter 2003 Contractual Show Requirements

Dear Promoter:

This letter, when accepted by you, shall constitute an agreement between yourselves and Johnny Winter.

1. We hereby agree to furnish you the services of Johnny Winter (the Artist) to perform the concert engagement as referred to in the attached contract hereto; and you agree to cause such concert engagement to be performed on the terms and conditions set forth herein.
2. You shall provide the services of a licensed electrician to provide the following power:
Lights: Per Subcontractor's Specifications
Sound: Single phase 150 amp minimum per leg 120 volts AC
Stage: Four quad boxes, property phased and grounded, two stage left/two stage right
3. Stage is to be a minimum of 32' x 20' and at least 4' in height. You shall provide an 8' x 8' x 1' carpeted drum riser
4. You shall provide Four (4 ) able-bodied men, (including loaders and unloaders) starting at load-in, who will be available throughout the show, and until the load-out is completed. There will be no exceptions made as far as the number of stage hands.
5. A Runner with a car should be available and report directly to Johnny Winter's Stage Manager. At load in (2 PM.)
6. You shall provide two reserved parking spaces for Artist's bus. Bus should be as close to stage door as possible.
7. One dressing room will be required. Dressing Room must be lockable and keys given to Production Manager upon hisarrival. Dressing Room must be clean, and contain suitable rest rooms with towels and soap


  • Speaker system capable of a clean and full frequency response
  • of 110db at the house mixing position
  • 24 x 8 house console, preferably Midas, Sounndcraft 800 or Yamaha 2000 or 3000
  • 2 channels of patchable Soundcraft at house for channel patching
  • Digital delay and digital reverb
  • 1/3 octave EO on the mains


  • Monitor Console should be located at Stage Right
  • Two mixes down stage
  • Two mixes Drums
  • Stereo side fills
  • Must have 1/3 octave EQ's on each mix
  • Must supply Cue Wedge
  • All enclosures must be fully functioning and capable of 40 HZ-16khz Frequency response at100+db
  • We request house monitor engineer to be present throughout the day, including load-in, set-up, sound check, opening act set up opening act performance, and Johnny Winter performance


  • 2 - RE20'S
  • 3 - 57'S
  • 6 - 421'S
  • 3 - 58'S
  • 3 - 451'S
  • 3 - DI's


You shall, at your sole cost and expense, secure a lighting company for the purpose of providing stage lighting. In the eventthat house lights are to be used, you shall comply to the following minimum guidelines.
• A minimum of 40 lamps, each at least 1000 watts, 12 ACL narrow and 36 medium
• Two scene preset board with pin matrix and operator.
• Two spot operators and intercom at mixer, with stations at all spots and one on dressing room side for Stage Manager.

12. You shall provide at your own cost and expense, the following:

Any Questions should be directed to Teddy Slatus at (860) 537-5772).

AT LOAD-IN: ( for 2 persons )
Local Take Out Food ( Piazza etc.)
Coke or Pepsi
Spring Water

AT LOAD-IN TO THE BUS: Please load in to the bus at load in.
1 Bottle (5th) Absolute Vodka
1 Bottle of Wine
Coffee maker in Dressing Room(w/sugar, cream, cups, etc.)
2 Six Pack Budweiser light (bottles) Beer
2 Six Pack Pepsi (cans)
1Six Pack Diet Pepsi (bottles)
2 six packs Case Lipton Ice Tea (w/Lemon) (Cans)
1 Qt Milk 1%
1 ½ Gallon Tropicana Home Style orange Juice (not from Concentrate)
1 Gallon Cran-Raspberry juice (oceanspray)
2 Gallons non-sparkling spring water
1 case springwater ( Bottled ) non sparkling
2 Yoplait Yogurt. GOLD CAP ONLY-Vanilla Only
1 Assorted Cheese and Veggie Tray with Dip and Crackers for 10
1 Honeydew melon (un-cut)
1 cantalope melon (un-cut)
1 Assorted cold cut and fruit tray for 8
1 BAG Chocolate Chip Cookies


9 -Hot, well-balanced meals: see " dinner suggestions".
( 9 x $15.00 = $135.00 )
1. Lemon Pepper Turkey , with Mashed potatoes on the side, Gravy on the side
2. Meat Loaf , with Mashed Potatoes or Rice on the side, Gravy on the side.
3. Fried Shrimp without the shells, 2 Cocktail sauce on the side,
4. Pot Roast with Mashed Potatoes on the side, Gravy on the side .
5. Chicken or Turkey Pot Pie, Salad on the side. Bread & Butter.
6. Stir fried Chicken with Rice or Mashed Potatoes on the side.
7. Chicken Teriyaki with Mashed Potatoes or Rice on the side,
8. Grilled Salmon with Mashed Potatoes on the side
* if 1 Vegetarian meal is requested : no Fish, Meat, or Chicken.

CHOICES: VEGETABLES WITH DINNERS: Green Beans, Broccoli, Carrots, Peas, sides must be on separate plates or take out containers from the main meal and each other,



13. You represent and warrant that you carry public liability and property damage insurance with sufficiently high limits to adequately insure against bodily injury, death, or loss or damage to property in connection with any part of the performance.
14. You shall guarantee proper security at all times to insure the safety of Artist and Artist's staff and equipment before, during, and after each performance. Security is to include a guard and key to Artist's dressing room for the entire period that the doors are open.
15. The Artist expressly reserves all rights with respect to the broadcast, recording, or reproduction by any sight and/or sound device of any of the performances rendered hereunder. You shall not permit any person to record, broadcast, film or tape in any manner whatever, any of the performances (or any portion thereof) rendered hereunder, without the express prior written consent of the Artist. The Artist and his designees shall have the right, without charge by you or the performance hall, to record, film, or tape, in any manner whatever, any of the performances (or any portion thereof), rendered hereunder.
16. The name or likeness of the Artist may not be used or associated, directly or indirectly, with any product (whether sold at a concession or otherwise) or service without the Artist's prior written consent.
17. You shall submit to the Artist, for the Artist's written approval, all proposed radio, television, newspaper, and magazine interviews with the Artist in connection with performances to be rendered hereunder. You shall not make any commitments for personal interviews, personal appearances, or any other type of promotional activities for the Artist in connection with the performances to be rendered hereunder without the prior written consent of the Artist or the Artist's representatives.
18. No master of ceremonies, announcer, or any other performing artist (including a so called opening act) shall appear without the prior written consent of Artist.
19. The Artist will be handling his own merchandising. You agree that the Artist or Artist's designee shall have the right to sell souvenir programs, books, photographs, records, Compact Discs, and T-shirts on the premises of any place where a
performance is to be rendered without any participation by you in the proceeds.
20. In the event of the sickness, of or any accident to, the Artist, or if a performance is prevented or rendered impossible or infeasible by any cause beyond the control of the Artist, there shall be no claim for damages by either party hereto, and the Artist's obligations with respect to such performance shall be waived. In that event, the money, if any , advanced to the Artist hereunder, shall be returned on a pro-rated basis. In the event that a performance is not rendered as a result of inclement weather, and in the event that Artist is ready, willing, and able to perform hereunder, then you shall pay to us the amount agreed to be paid.
21. Deposits must be made payable to Skyline Artists Deposit Account. Balances and overages to the performance are due in United States currency, unless a written waiver has been obtained by Artist's management. Any balance due to the Artist shall be paid prior to showtime.
22. Artist shall be provided with 25 complimentary tickets per show.23. In the event that you fail or refuse to comply with any of the material provisions of this agreement, {a}we may
terminate this agreement without liability of any kind to you, {b}we and the Artist will have no further obligation to perform pursuant to the agreement, and {c} we may retain all amounts heretofore paid to us by you, {d} you shall remain liable for any additional compensation to be paid hereunder and {e} we and the Artist shall be entitled to exercise all of the remedies available to us or the Artist.
24. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Artist, us, and any of our respective agents and employees from any and all liability, damage, cost, and expense including reasonable attorney's fees, arising out of or in connection with any action,
laim judgment or damage related to any breach by you of the terms of this agreement.
25. This agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York and constitutes the entire understanding between the parties hereto on the subject matter hereof. No waiver or modification of the term to the benefits of the parties hereto and their successors and assigns, provided, however, that neither of the parties hereto
shall assign this agreement without the written consent of the other.

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