The official venue for Texas is The Blue Max.
I have done some researching on this venue and found it to be really nice.
It’s a complete DIY venue and they take REALLY good care of hard
working road musicians.
The provide a comfortable place to play, meals, showers and
a sound guy and great sound equipment.
A sound engineer and a place to stay for the night.
THIS STATEMENT IS FROM THEIR WEBSITE
You see, for those of you that don’t know, Midland is a boomtown and it
has been for several years now. Our housing is at 98% capacity.
Construction on apartments and hotels begins daily; however it is never fast enough.
We have people living in RV’s and tents. Man camps popping up anywhere someone
has a piece of land. You can find all of the work you want around here..
.YOU JUST CAN’T AFFORD TO LIVE HERE WHEN YOU DO!!
Hotel pricing is another nightmare. If you are lucky enough to find a room for the night,
be prepared to shell out $120-300 per night. The days of $30-$60 rooms are gone.
Even our extended stays cost more for a week than most apartments in larger
cities like Austin or Dallas! Most humble touring artists don’t even ASK FOR THAT MUCH TO PERFORM!!!
Now, I must clarify….when we say artists, musicians, etc….we mean the
REAL working musicians. The ones that are out there every day on our highways…
busting their tail to share their music with people like us. NOT your everyday
corporate band that falsley uses the term Hospitality when they demand items on their
riders. We, in the music industry, whether it be performing, hosting or promoting…
.should remember that we are all in this together. Karma is real and she is a Goddess!
Everything we give will come back to us all!
So please go support this show when it comes to the Blue Max in Texas!
It has three venue areas and a huge outdoor patio for music.