• Armando's, located in downtown Martinez

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Perform at Armando's!

The Venue
Armando's is a cash-only music venue, serving beer, wine and soft drinks for ages 21 and over, with a  complete sound system, sound engineer, and stage lighting. 

Our legal capacity is 65. Door charge is usually $15, but varies, check CALENDAR to confirm amount.

For 8:00 shows, load in anytime after 6:30, then sound check. Shows will start at 8:00pm and end at 10:00pm with typically one intermission between. See our Calendar to check other hours during the week.

If possible, pay us a visit  and see what we have to offer.

Contact us to perform
If you are interested in performing at Armando's, please email Eloise and include a link to your band website, ReverbNation page, My Space page, Sonicbids, Facebook band page or other digital press kit.

No-play list
As Armando's is unique, so is its desire to offer a wide variety of music and music genres, while avoiding many of the over-played, over-commercialized cover songs. With that in mind, we have created a short-list of songs that we would appreciate you NOT include in your set list.
This No-Play list is called the "Roy Jeans Bottom 9":

  • Mustang Sally
  • We Built This City
  • You're Having My Baby
  • It's My Party (And I'll Cry If I Want To)
  • Feelings
  • You Light Up My Life
  • I Am Woman
  • Yummy Yummy Yummy (I've Got Love In My Tummy)
  • MacArthur Park

 

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Directions to the toilet are clearly marked!

Sound Equipment
For mains, we've installed a 2-way, bi-amped system with powered QSC-K10 Mains and a CerwinVega JE-36C Folded horn sub-woofer that is powered by a bridged QSC-RMX2450 amp.  The sound stream is managed by a DBX Driverack PA+ and mixed using a Presonus StudioLive 16x4x2 digital mixer.  The StudioLive mixer provides 16 mic/line inputs that are fully routable to onboard signal processors (HPF, Compression, Limiting, Gating and full GEQ and PEQ) and output busses including 6-auxes, 2-internal effects, 2-aux/returns, 4-subs and stereo mains.  The StudioLive is companioned with a “virtual SL” mixer on a computer which allows us to network devices for remote mixing and system setup.  The system allows us full 16-track recording with output compatible with all the standard digital audio workstations like ProTools, StudioOne, Cubase, Abelton, etc.
For monitors, we provide up to four individual EQ and input mixes via wedge-type monitors including two Fender SPL1282’s and two JBL 4602A’s powered by two QSC-RMX2450’s.  
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Stage
The stage is 16 inches off the main floor, is 8 feet deep and 18 feet at its longest and is surounded by a floor-to-ceiling black theatre curtain.
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Parking
Street parking is available at Armando's. There is usually a space or two reserved in front of the facility to unload (and upload) equipment. It is requested that after unloading your vehicle, that you repark elsewhere on the street to allow the space directly in front of the establishment to keep free and clear of any cars during the show.

 

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