If you are a Second Life performer (or know of one that you can point to this article), then you should know that I am a club owner in need of live entertainment! I am seeking a variety of singers, musicians, and comedians for my “Live at Five at the Java Jive” music hour on Sundays at, oddly enough, 5pm slt. These gigs are one hour events, which ideally happen every Sunday. If you perform live and can gear your act towards a vintage sim (we use a window of the 1920’s through 1940’s eras), I am interested in speaking with you.
The Venue: The Java Jive is one of the original buildings in the Prohibition-Era Dieselpunk sim of Seraph City. Recently the club was expanded to accommodate larger audiences. Along with my club partner, Ahnyanka Delphin, we have revamped a large corner of Seraph City. Together we manage the Java Jive, and also to my great delight, Ahnya does a wonderful job overseeing the vintage shops that flank the club on either side. We believe that the Java Jive and the vintage shopping area are complimentary to each other in providing a fun evening’s entertainment for our guests.
The venue is lavishly decorated in true Dieselpunk style. It has a full stage, a private dressing room if needed, animated microphone to enhance your act, tables to seat an audience as well as room to dance (and plenty of vintage dances in our Intan and singles dance balls!). Beneath the club lies a speakeasy, only accessible though a secret door, of course. The speakeasy features a bar, a Greedy Greedy table, another dance floor and a more casual ambiance. Above the main floor is a balcony, which appeals to couples wishing to dance a little more privately while listening to the music, and there’s even rooftop access, great for sneaking out for a cigar break! I encourage you to stop by soon and take a look around.
If you are curious, you can read a little more about the history of the Java Jive, in this entry, “The Java Jive Grows Up”.
About Live at Five at the Java Jive: For many months, early on, Miss Andy Riverstone sang for one hour on Sundays at 5pm slt. This event became quite popular, and took on a reputation as a ‘date night’ event. Miss Riverstone retired to raise a family in RL, and the show was retired with full intent of reviving it again when the time was right. That time has arrived!
What Performers Need to Know: If you are interested in performing, first of all, of course, I would love to hear from you! Feel free to drop a notecard to Ceejay Writer, or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. While we do not normally pay to bring performers to the Java Jive, we do encourage you to of course put out your tip jar. We shall promote your performance in advance through various social medias, and strive to do all we can to encourage large crowds and tips. You’ll also benefit by becoming known amongst the vintage sims that are commonly called ‘the Steamlands’ (Caledon, Seraph City, Steelhead, New Babbage, Armada, and more) – and believe me, that is one huge potential audience. You may distribute information about yourself during your event at the Java Jive, which may help you gain other shows at other venues in the steamlands.
If you have any questions, concerns, comments or suggestions, I would quite enjoy hearing from you. Let’s collaborate!