Info for Performers

DDLMFRONTPAGEBAILE2For Musicians and Dancers at the Dia de los Muertos Festival

Below is important information regarding your performance at the Dia de los Muertos Festival. Please check the Entertainment Schedule(s) for your specific performance time(s) and stage. Some dancers are performing on multiple stages, so be sure to check all stage schedules. Download:

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GENERAL INFO FOR PERFORMERS (MUSICIANS, BANDS, etc.):

Dia de los Muertos Street Festival is hosted by K Space Contemporary and Axis Tattoo. Michelle Smythe is the Director of K Space Contemporary and central contact for the event. Belinda Edwards, co-owner of Axis Tattoo, is the Co-Chair of the event. Casey Lain, House of Rock, is Chair of Entertainment Production.

Promotion: Our Facebook page and Instagram site  include festival updates and highlights.  K Space Contemporary maintains both. You are welcome to post on our Facebook page or tag us (Corpus Christi Dia de los Muertos Festival) to help promote your performance. Please include our event hashtags – #DiadelosmuertosCC or #DiaFestCC in your social media posts.

Set-Up Time: Musicians should arrive 1 hour before performance time. Dancers should arrive 30 minutes before performance time. Allow time for traffic delays and time to travel through the festival zone. Please do not be late. 

Music for Dancers: Bring dance music on an IPOD or MP3 player. Put all of your music in the order of your performances into one Playlist named “DiaFest”. (There is no time for the DJ to scroll through your music to find the next song….) Hand your IPOD to the DJ just before you perform. Then, pick up your IPOD/MP3 right after your performance. Please Do Not bring your music on a phone – if a call comes in, the music stops.

Amenities/Dressing Room: This is a street festival, therefore, we are limited as to what we can offer for dressing rooms and staging areas. We do not have the amenities of an auditorium. Please arrive dressed in your performance costume if possible. Those in need of a dressing area may use the restroom inside House of Rock 511 Starr St. This restroom is a very tight squeeze. Also, be aware that the festival is crowded and it may be difficult to make your way through the crowd. Be sure to allow extra time to travel to the stage.

Performance Areas for dancers and groups between bands:  At the Main and La Retama Stages, dancers perform on the street in front of the stage. Dancers perform onstage at The Ritz Stage. 

Arrival/Parking: see individual stage information below for how to get to your performance area. Traffic on event day is extremely congested. Allow extra travel time for traffic delays.  RTA provides Park-N-Ride from City Hall and the County Courthouse. The Park-N-Ride drops riders off in the center of the festival zone at Starr and Upper Broadway.  Event stages are approximately 2 blocks from this drop-off point.

STAGES & DETAILS

L & F Main Stage

  • Location:  Starr and Chaparral Streets, hosting Contemporary Latin Pop and Rock bands until midnight. Early in the day are cultural performances, like Folklorico & Mariachi’s etc.
  • Stage: 20’x 24’x 4’h wooden stage with a ramp and steps. 30-40 feet is allowed between the stage and seating, so dancers may perform on the street level in front of the stage and people can dance.
  • Stage Manager: Casey Lain, owner House of Rock
  • Lighting: professional light system provided by SKIP Entertainment.
  • Dancers perform in the street in front of the stage.

Arrival & Parking:

  • Musicians: Turn onto Starr from Water Street. A volunteer will move the barricade for you. (If no one is there, move the barricade yourself and replace it as soon as you have pulled through. Park on the side of the street behind the stage. Do not block the other driveways on the street. Move your car immediately following your performance and loading. If no one is available to move the barricade, please move it yourself and replace it immediately. If you want to return to enjoy the festival, please use the RTA Park N Ride from City Hall and the County Courthouse.
  • Dancers: RTA provides Park N Ride from the City Hall Parking lot. Follow “Event Parking” signs from freeways. Park N Ride will drop riders off at Starr and Lower Broadway in the center of the festival zone. Arrive at the Park N Ride at least one hour prior to your performance to allow time to travel to the festival and walk to the stage. Performers can also have someone drop them off on Starr at Water Street or Taylor and Chaparral, then walk one block to the Main Stage on Starr Street.

 

The Ritz Stage

  • Location: the Ritz Theater Parking Lot in the 400 block of Taylor facing towards the bridge.
  • The Ritz Stage presents dance performances from 3 pm to 7:30 pm and DJ Music from 7:30 to midnight. Stage Management and Lighting provided by SKIP Entertainment. 
  • Dancers perform onstage.
  • Stage:  32′ wide x 24′ deep x 2′ high stage is comprised of 4′ x 4′ sections connected together. The stage flooring is wooden. A step is provided to access the stage. This stage is set up in front of the DJ Set. Picnic tables provide seating in the area in front of the stage.
  • Sponsor: Andrews Distributing

Arrival & Parking:

  • DJs: Enter festival zone from Schatzel at Lower Broadway. Turn right onto Starr Street, left on Mesquite and right on Taylor.  You will need to load in your equipment by 10 am. DJs who on site by 2 pm and staying for the entire festival may park in the Furman Garage on Mesquite Street across from Mesquite St. Pizza, or Park behind the stage if room is available.  You will not be able to drive into the festival zone after 2 pm.
  • Dancers: RTA is provides Park N Ride from the City Hall Parking lot. Follow “Event Parking” signs from freeways. Park N Ride will drop riders off at Starr and Lower Broadway in the center of the festival zone. Arrive at the Park N Ride at least one hour prior to your performance to allow time to travel to the festival and walk to the stage. Performers can also have someone drop them off at Taylor and Chaparral, then walk a half-block to the Ritz Stage on Taylor Street. (See Map)

La Retama Stage:

  • Location: In La Retama Park at the corner of Mesquite and Schatzel Streets. La Retama Stage presents local Tehano, Conjunto, Cumbia, Salsa and Rock music. 25-30 feet is allowed between the stage and seating, so dancers may perform on the area front of the stage and people can dance.
  • Dancers: perform on the park area front of stage. The surface is crushed granite.
  • Stage: 20’D by 24’W by 2” H, metal stage with steps
  • Lighting: provided 

Arrival & Parking:

  • Musicians:  Come down Schatzel from Water Street. The back of the stage is on Schatzel St.. You may turn right onto Mesquite from Schatzel to park and unload your equipment. Your stage manager will guide you to parking. Please move your car immediately following your performance to allow other performers to get in. If you want to return to enjoy the festival, please use the RTA Park N Ride from City Hall and the County Courthouse.
  • Dancers: RTA provides Park N Ride from the City Hall Parking lot. Follow “Event Parking” signs from freeways. Park N Ride will drop riders off at Starr and Lower Broadway. Arrive at the Park N Ride at least one hour prior to your performance to allow time to travel to the festival and walk to the stage.  Walk down Starr to Mesquite, turn right and the La Retama Stage is one block ahead.  Dancers can also have someone drop them off at Schatzel and Mesquite or Schatzel and Upper Broadway, then walk to the stage in La Retama Park. Allow time for traffic delays.

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Kids Corner Entertainment:

  • Located in Parking Lot at Mesquite and Starr Streets
  • No Stage – a 20′ x 20′ area marked out on the parking lot.
  • Stage Manager: Cheryl Votzmeyer
  • Lighting is provided a light tower

Arrival and Parking

  • The RTA is providing Park & Ride from the City Hall and County Courthouse Parking lots. Follow “Event Parking” signs from freeways. Arrive at the Park N Ride at least one hour prior to your performance to allow time to travel to the festival and walk to the stage. Park N Ride will drop riders off  at Starr and Lower Broadway where you can walk one block to the Kids Corner at Starr and Mesquite.  The Kid’s Corner Parking Lot is on the left.
  • Kids Corner Performers may also have someone drop them off at Taylor and Chaparral Streets or Mesquite and Schatzel to walk to the parking lot.

 

 

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