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Producers

Your place to shine

The Acorn provides opportunities for outside producers to bring their artists to our stage.  Our rates are affordable and include services to help make your show a success.  The Acorn venue seats up to 260.  We have a full state-of-the-art sound system and lighting equipment.  The Acorn provides event listing and ticket sales through our website, show operations staffing and multiple marketing outlets.

The Acorn is the ideal venue to record and videotape artists.  Please contact us for more information.

If you’d like more information, please contact doreen@acornlive.org. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Seating capacity: 260
Rental rates: Base rent plus 2.5% of gross ticket sales.
  • Saturday: $650
  • Friday: $550
  • Sunday-Thursday: $450

Rates include: stage and seating area, lobby, tech booth, lighting and sound equipment, dressing rooms, backstage, outside display area and audience amenities, including heating/cooling, and bathrooms. The Acorn also will market and promote events including but not limited to e-blasts, social media, other area websites and an Acorn flyer. You may provide up to three posters and/or flyers and postcards for display at the theater.

Who performs here: The Acorn takes pride in presenting an eclectic range of performing arts all year round. Audiences come for Americana, classic rock, Gospel, classical, indie/alternative, open mic, world music, etc. to standup comedy, stage plays, songwriter and playwriting competitions and special events. Grammy-nominated Shawn Mullins, the BoDeans, Larkin Poe and Second City are as at home on this stage as rising stars from the region. If your show is high-quality, it belongs at the Acorn.

To produce and event: Please contact, Doreen Stelton: doreen@acorntheater.org

Front of House (FOH) - 5300 Watts Total

  • Allen & Heath Model QU-32 Digital Audio Mixing Console
    • 32 Mic/Line channels
    • 3 stereo channels
    • 40 sources to the mix
    • 4 DCA Groups
    • 4 Mute Groups
    • 12 Output Mixes (4 mono, 3 stereo, left & right main)
    • 4 Effects (4 send buses)
    • 32 out, 32 in USB, 4 stereo groups, 2 stereo
    • Parametric & Graphic EQ
    • Gating, compression, multi-effects on each channel.
    • Motorized faders
    • Total recall of all settings
    • 100 scene memories
    • USB streaming and multitrack hard drive recording
    • Remote IPAD wireless control capable
  • DBX Driverack PA+ Speaker Management System Two QSC GX7 Stereo Power Amplifiers
    • 725 watts each channel at 8 ohms driving four JBL PRX415M
    • 15" and horn 2-way speaker cabinet (mid/hi’s)
  • One Mackie 808S 1200 Watt Stereo Powered Mixer
  • One Fender Bassman ‘59 Reissue 4x10 Tube Amplifier
  • One Crown XTI-6002 Series 2 Stereo Power Amplifier
    • 1200 watts each channel at 8 ohms driving two JBL PRX 418S single 18" subwoofer cabinets

Stage & Monitor

  • Four - Mackie SRM350 powered monitor speakers
  • Two - JBL EON15-P-1 powered monitor speakers
  • Two - Yamaha Stage IV 15" monitors
  • Six - Behringer DI100 direct boxes (DI,s) and multiple ¼” instrument cables
  • Various Audio-Technica, Behringer, EV, Sennheiser, and Shure cardioid and condenser Microphones and multiple XLR microphone cables
  • Various straight stick & boom microphone stands (short and tall)
  • Six music stands

In-House Backline

  • Kimball 6'10" grand piano with adjustable bench
  • Peavey KB300 keyboard amplifier
  • David Eden World Tour WT-800 bass amplifier head with (Bullfrog 4x10 AlumaBass cabinet)
  • Gretsch Renown maple drum set (Including): 24" kick w/pedal, 14" snare w/stand, single tom w/stand, 16" floor tom (all Evans heads), adjustable drum throne, hi-hat stand, 14” hi-hat cymbals, and 18" ride cymbals, 16" and 20” crash cymbals (all Zildjian)
  • Additional backline available upon request
  • Kimball 6'10" grand piano with adjustable bench
  • Peavey KB300 keyboard amplifier
  • Gretsch Renown maple drum set (Including): 24" kick w/pedal, 14" snare w/stand, single tom w/stand, 16" floor tom (all Evans heads), adjustable drum throne, hi-hat stand, 14” hi-hat cymbals, and 18" ride cymbals, 16" and 20” crash cymbals (all Zildjian)
  • David Eden World Tour WT-800 bass amplifier head with (Bullfrog 4x10 AlumaBass cabinet)
  • Drum riser
  • Fender Bassman ’59 Reissue combo guitar amplifier
  • Movie screen & video projector

Answers to everything you want to know about our theater

If we missed anything, contact us.

What are your rental rates?
Base rent plus 2.5% of gross ticket sales.

Base Rent:
  • Saturday: $650
  • Friday: $550
  • Sunday-Thursday: $450

What is included in the base rent?
Rent includes stage and seating area, lobby, tech booth, lighting and sound equipment, dressing rooms, backstage, outside display area and audience amenities, including heating/cooling, and bathrooms.

What marketing is included in the base rent?
The Acorn will market and promote events including but not limited to e-blasts, social media, other area websites and an Acorn flyer. A producer may send up to three posters and/or flyers and postcards for display at the theater.

Can the Acorn record the show?
Yes! Please contact evanmargol01@gmail.com for details on video or audio recording.

Do you have a piano?
A Kimball 6’10” grand piano with an adjustable bench

Does the piano have to remain onstage?
The piano is stored off stage.

What is the size of the stage?
We’ve paced out every inch for you on this drawing.

What hours do we have access to the theater?
Theater access is from 4 pm ET (3 pm CT) with load out by 11:30 pm ET (10:30 pm CT). Contact us in advance to make other arrangements.

What time do doors open to the public?
Doors open one hour before the show. Contact us in advance to make other arrangements.

Would the Acorn consider a door split instead of a rental?
No. The Acorn does not do door splits.

Does the venue own any backline?
Yes. We are committed to providing all of our artists with the equipment they need to shine on stage.

What kind of sound system do you have?
Audio excellence is a top priority at the Acorn. We will easily meet your sound needs with one of the finest systems in the region.

What equipment do you have available to rent?
  • Kimball 6'10" Grand Piano with Adjustable Bench
  • Peavey KB300 Keyboard Amplifier
  • Gretsch Renown Maple Drum Set (Including): 24" Kick w/pedal, 14" Snare w/stand, Single Tom w/stand, 16" Floor Tom (All Evans Heads), Adjustable Drum Throne, Hi-Hat Stand, 14” Hi-Hat Cymbals, and 18" Ride Cymbals, 16" and 20” Crash Cymbals (All Zildjian)
  • David Eden World Tour WT-800 Bass Amplifier Head with (Bullfrog 4x10 AlumaBass Cabinet)
  • Drum Riser
  • Fender Bassman ’59 Reissue Combo Guitar Amp
  • Movie screen & video Projector

Can we bring our own sound technician?
Yes, with prior arrangement. Our Technical Engineer must always be present.

Can we bring our own sound and lighting equipment?
Contact us in advance to get approval to bring any external outboard gear, sound consoles, monitor boards, lighting equipment, etc.

Do you allow haze machines or fire?
No.

Where do we unload?
At the Acorn theater’s front door on Generation Drive.

Where can we park?
Three Oaks offers several nearby on-the-street and municipal lot options, all of them free. Please reference this map for details.

Can I leave my vehicle in the municipal lots or on the street overnight?
No

How can we be considered as an opener for a show?
Please email doreen@acornlive.org to ask about possibilities.

Can we sell tickets on a website other than the Acorn’s?
No.

Can we host a Meet and Greet?
Yes. Contact us to make arrangements.

Can we sell merchandise?
Yes. The Acorn will not take a percentage. Sales cannot be processed through the Acorn so bring your own bank.

Is there a staff person to help sell our merchandise?
Our volunteers are generally available to help you.

Can we hold seats for friends and family prior to the show?
Producers may reserve up to two seats.

Are children welcome?
Supervised children are welcome.

Can we bring our own alcohol and food?
You may bring in your own food. Alcohol is available through the bar.

Is there a dressing room?
Yes.

Is there a shower?
Yes.

Where can we eat before or after the show?

Where can we have an after party?
Nelson’s Saloon in Three Oaks is open late. Call in advance, 269-756-6161, to confirm hours.

Can you recommend an area hotel?
You can find a list of Harbor Country hotels and Bed & Breakfasts here.

Do you rent the theater as a rehearsal space?
Please email doreen@acornlive.org for details.

What is the Acorn theater’s seating capacity?
260

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