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Staging and Equipment 


The Ozark Blues Society of NWA will provide backline and sound. The setup on stage will include a drum kit with snare drum, guitar and bass amps, keyboard amp, and mics. The backline will be based on registration information for the participating acts.


Drummers should bring their own cymbals and kick pedals (Yes, you will need your cymbals, you might want to bring your own snare and pedals too).


Harmonica players CAN (but are not required) bring their own harp amp. 


Keyboard players are required to bring their own keyboards, stands and seats as these will not be provided.  A Keyboard amp will be available, but you may bring your own if you choose.


Effects racks and other auxiliary equipment are permitted.


Note: Special equipment needs must be included on the application.


Competitors are prohibited from bringing their own amplifiers (harp amps and keyboard amps being the only exceptions.)


Exceptions to this prohibition are rare and may only be granted by the Ozark Blues Society Board of Directors pursuant to a formal written petition submitted in writing and received via email to no later September 30, 2017. Include any special request or need in the act's on-line registration. 

Please bring a DI (if you use one) every effort will be made to provide suitable equipment.