Band Bookings

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

Sunday, May 17
WETT ON GROTTO BEACH!
Every Sunday with DJ Funsize, and DJ Billy Reybert on Grotto Beach Starting at Noon. Reserve your Cabana now. Plus, enjoy our Key West Corona Happy Hour with the Dub Assassins at 3 pm, Rubber Ducky Races at 4 pm and SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE with The Eddie Testa Band 7-11 pm.

Saturday, June 13
LUMINOSITY!
The State's Biggest "Glow Party" with tons of Giveaways and the NJ Robot!

Saturday, June 27
ANNUAL STUFFED ANIMAL PARTY
Tons of stuffed animals and other great giveaways with DJ Nicky, DJ Billy and Bacardi Ardi.

Monday, June 29
NLBA/Bar Anticipation Golf Outing
See flier for details.

Thursday, July 2
FOURTH OF JULY THROWBACK DANCE PARTY with DJ Billy Reybert and Bacardi Ardi
See flier for details.

Friday, July 3
The Return of THE EVENT HORIZON
DJ Kirk Lopez and DJ Mike Nice.

Saturday, July 4
FOURTH OF JULY DANCE PARTY with DJ VITO G
plus DJ Billy Reybert, DJ Nicky Sibilia, and Bacardi Ardi.

Saturday, July 11
MARDI GRAS PARTY
Tons of Beads, Boas, Masks and More with DJ Nicky, DJ Billy and Bacardi Ardi.

Monday, July 13
Tommy J's 7th Annual Mini Golf Outing
Details to be posted.

Friday, July 17
THE AMISH OUTLAWS
with DJ Kirk Lopez and DJ Mike Nice.

Saturday, June 27
PIRATE PARTY
Tons of great giveaways with DJ Nicky, DJ Billy and Bacardi Ardi.

Friday, July 31
E STREET SHUFFLE
Tribute to Bruce Springsteen with DJ Kirk Lopez and DJ Mike Nice.

Friday, August 21
JIMMY AND THE PARROTS
with DJ Kirk Lopez and DJ Mike Nice.

Friday, August 28
Annual WFAN Day
Details to follow.

Friday, September 6
Annual BUD BASH
- SIX Great Bands including BIG BANG BABY, JOHNNY DRAMA, THE SMOKIN JACKETS, WHISKEY FEULED, and More! Dance Party on Grotto Beach. Details to follow.

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
2 FOR 1 BURGER NIGHT
Enjoy $2.50 Lite Pints, $2.75 Bottles and $6.50 Pitchers plus $3 Sols & Dos Equis ALL NIGHT
2 For 1 Burgers
from our Famous Signature Burger Menu. Live Reggae 5:30 - 9 pm plus DJ Chris.

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, THE EVENT HORIZON & NINE DEEEZ NITE alternate Tuesdays. The Bands start early at 9:30 pm. Admission is Free until 8 pm

EVERY WEDNESDAY

THUNDER 106 COUNTRY HAPPY HOUR
Enjoy a Retro, featured Ice Cold 40oz Beer Only $5, live entertainment, and in house BBQ Specials.

COUNTRY U Starts 9 pm. $5 16 oz Can Cups with $1.50 Refills. Rob and Jay Live 9:30 pm plus DJ Chris. FREE Admission ALL NIGHT

EVERY THURSDAY
THROWBACK THURSDAY Starts May 21 at 9 pm with DJ Billy Reybert. $2.75 Bud and Bud Lights plus $3.50 Heinekens All Night FREE Admission All Night.

HEINEKEN HAPPY HOUR with Matty V Live 5:30 - 8:30 pm

EVERY FRIDAY

GRAB YOUR BUDS - 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 $2.75 Bud & Bud Lights until Midnight, with INCREDIBLE BANDS every week plus DJ Mike Nice's Dance Party between sets and DJ Kirk on Grotto Beach 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 Billy Reybert, DJ Nicky Sibilia and Emcee Bacardi Ardi All Starts 10 pm. See calendar for theme party Schedule. FREE Admission till 9 pm.

SUNDAY WETT on GROTTO BEACH

DJ G-Kat, DJ Funsize & DJ Billy Reybert starting at Noon. Dance and party on Grotto Beach and get Wett in the Grotto.

RUBBER DUCKY RACES Every Sunday at 4 pm!
Reserve your Cabana Now!

Key West Corona Happy Hour with the DUB ASSASSINS 4-7 pm

SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE with the EDDIE TESTA BAND Main Room 7 - 11 pm. FREE Admission All Night.

EVERY FALL - 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.

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Weekly Food Specials

Saturday Brunch
Saturday Brunch 10 am -2pm
Order any Brunch Platter & receive a Complimentary 9oz Mimosa, Screwdriver, Beer, or Bloody Mary

Sunday Brunch
Sunday Brunch 10am to 1pm
Order any Brunch Platter & receive a Complimentary 9oz Mimosa, Screwdriver, Beer, or Bloody Mary

Complimentary Buffet - (Main Bar Football Season 4 pm)

Monday Burger Night
2 for 1 Burgers
from our Award Winning Specialty Signature Burger Menu

Tuesday Wing Night
50¢ Wings (5 pm - close)
plus
Sign the Waiver and take
Bar A's Bad Ass Wing Challenge
Eat 12 Bad Ass wings in 12 minutes to win a Bad Ass T-Shirt

Complimentary Buffet - (Main Bar 4 - 7 pm)

Wednesday
Special Appetizer Menu (5 pm - close)

Complimentary Buffet - (Main Bar 4 - 7 pm)

Thursday
Complimentary Buffet - (Main Bar 4 - 7 pm)

Friday Happy Hour Buffet
Friday Happy Hour Buffet & Hors d’oeuvres 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Weekly Blue Plate Specials - Only $4.95
Monday to Friday 11 am - 4 pm (subject to change without online notice)

Monday - Guinness Beef Stew with Mashed & Garlic Bread
Tuesday - Homemade Meatloaf Platter with Mashed & Veggies
Wednesday - Roasted or BBQ Chicken with Mashed & Veggies
Thursday - Grilled or BBQ Pork Chop with Mashed & Veggies
Friday - Fish & Chips (Broiled or Fried Cod) with Fries, Tartar Sauce & Malt Vinegar

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