SHOW ADVANCE INFORMATION
SHOW ADVANCE INFORMATION
Brad R. Gardner, Production Manager 760-214-1141
Hello and welcome to Yoshi’s Jack London Square, Oakland. We are located on the corner of Embarcadero
West and Broadway, a block from the Bay. Load-in is at our backstage door, at the corner of Embarcadero
West and Clay Streets, across from the World Market. Parking is not provided but there is some street parking
and a huge parking structure above Yoshi’s. Groups with tour busses can park on Clay Street by special
arrangement ONLY, made with the city two weeks in advance by contacting [email protected]
Please review the attached backline request form. We have an extensive in-house backline but NO ELECTRIC
KEYS OR CYMBALS. If we do not have what the artists need available in-house, rentals must be negotiated in
the contract or the artists must pay for gear directly to our backline provider.
Our stage is 24’ x 17’, and in the shape of a pie slice. Often drums are put at the point of the pie. See the
attached diagram. Our backstage area has one medium-sized green room and one small artist’s room. There
is a private bathroom but no shower. Entrance to the stage is up four stairs upstage right.
Lighting consists of 42 instruments and a Smartfade controller for general stage area illumination and cannot
be refocused or regelled except by special arrangement.
Our sound system is world-class, consisting of 5-Meyer CQ-1 powered cabs (flown), 2-Meyer subs (on floor),
and a front fill system across the lip of the stage. Our mixing console is a Midas Pro-1 digital board with a
maximum of 43 inputs and 24 outputs. Monitors are mixed on a Soundcraft Spirit 40. We can accommodate
48 inputs by special arrangement. The output for the mains is SIS (LCR). We do not have in-house recording
Hospitality for the artists is provided by our Japanese and sushi restaurant from the artists’ menu. Special
dietary needs can be accommodated by advance arrangement.
No alcoholic beverages are provided by the venue, but we do allow artists to BYOB, backstage only.
Up to ten guests are allowed per performance, and Yoshi’s is an all-ages venue.
Our technical crew is also world-class. We provide two technicians per show. Large load-ins that require more
personnel must be requested in advance.
For merchandise, the house requires 15% of gross, with 10% to the seller and a minimum of $60 for one show
and $90 for two-show nights.
If your artist has contracted for a “MEET AND GREET”, these always occur one hour before showtime
for a maximum of 30 people, for 20 minutes in the first two rows of the venue. If for any reason the
artist does NOT attend the meet and greet, ALL REFUNDS will be deducted from the settlement.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR ARTIST KNOWS ABOUT ANY SCHEDULED MEET AND GREET BEFORE
ARRIVING AT YOSHIS.
Following is our in-house musical instruments and gear listing:
FRONT PROJECTION SCREEN Control booth for FOH Sound, stage monitors, lighting & projection screen Contact: [email protected] Yoshi’s Oakland
Microphone Inventory Sept. 2014
SM 58: 13
SM 57: 5
SM 52: 1
BETA 87A: 1
CONDENSER: KMi: 2
GLM 200 (clip-on lav): 1
HANDHELD RF VOCAL:
SHURE BETA 87A: 2
SHURE SM 58: 2
SHURE UR2: 2
E 604: 3E 609: 1
SHURE ULX2: 2
RE 20: 3
AKG C 1000S: 2
ND 257a: 4
ACTIVE DIRECT BOX:
ND 757b: 1
KLARK-TECKNIK MONO: 2
PASSIVE DIRECT BOX:
D 112: 1
RADIAL PRO D2 STEREO: 3
D 320b: 1
EWI FDB202 STEREO: 2
C 535eg: 1
CB-1 MONO: 1
IMP-2 MONO: 3
SM 81: 2
GT MONO: 1
ULTRA DI MONO: 1
603 S: 1
INSTALLED- STEINWAY D:
AKG PICKUPS: 2 (HI-LO)
BETA 98 CAPO BAR: 2
Yoshis’s stage is 24 x 17 pie-shaped
Our FOH console is a Midas Pro1
Our Monitor console:
Soundcraft Spirit 40
Our Smartfade Lighting Controller