bar anticipation band bookingsBOOKING PROCEDURES

The below information is for “COVER BANDS”.

Unfortunately, we were forced to drop our Original Band program due to lack of interest by the public.

NATIONAL ACTS PLEASE CONTACT tommyj@bar-a.com.

Dear Musician / Manager / Agent,

Thank you for you inquiry. I handle new talent as follows:

Other than during NFL Football season, Sunday nights/evenings are designated for new bands to audition. On Sundays, bands have a chance to prove that the have a following and are of the proper format and skill range for the room. Make no mistake however, the thing I look for first and foremost, is a following.

The landscape of the nightclub business has changed dramatically in the past 20 years. Everything, from the increase to a 21 year old drinking age and drunk driving, to safe sex and the economy, has greatly reduced the number (and frequency) of people that go out. The days of booking bands to entertain a packed house are long gone. Venues that choose live entertainment need the entertainment to attract clientele. Accordingly, the business aspect of the nightclub business dictates that only the bands with the best followings receive return gigs.

I know Sundays can be difficult to get people out. However, every band with a following will be able to get some people out no matter what night they play. As such, I know that whatever you bring on a Sunday probably will be less than what you would bring on a Friday.

You are judged against other auditioning bands, and they all also play on a Sunday, so the playing field is level.

We have a great sound system, lights and house tech. It is an easy gig and the band will sound great. Big Orange Cone, Life Speed and many others started out doing this type of night for me. They brought a good crowd on an audition night and had what I thought it took to develop a strong fan base at Bar A. From there, I booked them on weekends and during high-traffic events at the club. Both those bands now have huge followings and thus make thousands of dollars a gig.

I am NOT looking for free bands. I am an ex-musician and entertainment attorney and do this to help bands that would otherwise not get a shot at playing a big room. As such, only take the gig if you think you have a shot of bringing people and scoring a return gig. I will say this again, as some bands seem to ignore this, only take the gig if you think you have a shot of bringing people and scoring a return gig.

I am always looking for new bands to add to my monthly band roster. I would love to find and work with any new band that is willing to work to be the new “big band” in the area. Bar Anticipation is open, and rocks, all year, 7 days a week.

Please e-mail me at tommyj@bar-a.com if you are interested and let me know what dates you are available. I will then send you additional details and propose a date to you.

I will not be booking any additional audition bands until February 2014.

Thank You,
Thomas Jannarone
Bar Anticipation
703 16th Avenue
Lake Como (formerly S. Belmar), N.J. 07719

Save The Date

Saturday, September 20
LIFE SPEED RETURNS
- with DJ Mike Nice and $2.75 Lites All Night.

Saturday, September 27
90's Theme Night with NINE DEEEZ NITE
- 90's Rock * 90's Dance * 90's Trivia * 90's Games * 90's Fun plus DJ Mike Nice and $2.75 Lites All Night.

Saturday, October 11
MAN DOWN RETURNS!
- with DJ Mike Nice and $2.75 Lites All Night.

Friday, October 17
HOLME Happy Hour
- Starts at 4 pm.

Friday, October 31
ALMOST EASY
- $500 Costume Contest with DJ Mike Nice and $2.75 Lites All Night.

Saturday, November 1
ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY with NAKED TWISTER
- $500 Costume Contest with DJ Mike Nice and $2.75 Lites All Night.

Wednesday, November 26
BIG BANG BABY
Rocks the Biggest Party Night of the Year. Details posted soon.

GREAT WEEKLY SPECIALS

 All drink specials and cover charge times are subject to change without notice and may not be offered on Holidays or during certain Special Events.

MONDAY NIGHTS
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL & POKER NIGHT - Inside FREE Texas Hold'em Tournament
plus LOCALS NIGHT Outside with $3 Sols & Dos Equis ALL NIGHT plus enjoy 2 For 1 Burgers from our Famous Signature Burger Menu.

EVERY TUESDAY
THE ORIGINAL BEAT THE CLOCK NIGHT
- The Drafts Start at Only 50¢ at 8 pm and increase 25¢ every hour. The HOTTEST Night on the Planet! featuring GARDEN STATE RADIO and Dance with DJ Dave in the Rock Room plus DJ Kirk Lopez on Grotto Beach. Admission is Free until 8 pm

EVERY WEDNESDAY

Bar A's BIG BEER IS BACK!
Enjoy a Retro, Ice Cold 40oz Beer Only $5. FREE Admission ALL NIGHT

Thunder 106 ROCKIN COUNRTY HAPPY HOUR
- Party 5 - 9 pm with DJ Chris. Plus, LIVE HOT COUNTRY ACTS. $2.75 Miller Lites All Night.

Party inside and out with DJ Chris all night!

EVERY THURSDAY

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Catch all the action. $2.75 Bud and Bud Lights plus $3.50 Heinekens All Night FREE Admission All Night.

EVERY FRIDAY

THE SHORE'S BIGGEST HAPPY HOUR!
from 4 - 9 pm with DJ Kirk Lopez & DJ Mike Nice plus Emcee Rob Busch and Shirlene $2.25 Bud & Bud Light Pints Complimentary Buffet with Carving Station Free Admission till 9 pm.

FRIDAY NIGHTS ROCK! GREAT LIVE BANDS & DJ $3 Bud & Bud Lights All Night plus $3 Drinks until 11:30 pm, with INCREDIBLE BANDS every week plus DJ Mike Nice's Dance Party See Calendar for Band Schedule Free Admission until 9 pm.

SATURDAY NIGHTS ARE PACKED!

Every knows about Bar A's Legendary Dance Party with DJ Nicky Sibilia inside and DJ Billy Reybert on Grotto Beach plus Emcee Bacardi Ardi and J Rock! All Starts 10 pm. FREE Admission till 9 pm.

SUNDAY NFL FOOTBALL

ALL the Games on Over 70 TV's in HD with two GIANT Screens. Enjoy Ice Cold $2.50 Lite Pints, $2.75 Bottles and $6.50 Pitchers! Special Football and Full Menu of Incredible food available. All fan clubs welcome.