My band was scheduled to play the Village Tavern, we are from Brooklyn, NY and booked the show for our recent trip down South. We only booked three shows, one in Athens, one in Atlanta and then one in Mt Pleasant at the Village Tavern. It was pretty important to us that we play the show, since is was one of only three shows. And while it was on the way back from GA to NY we still went out of the way to get there and on top of that we got a room in Mt Pleasant which isn't cheap since it's near the beach. We arrived at 7:00 pm to load in (as instructed in our confirmation email from the owner- see below) and we were told by the bartender that the sound guy wouldn't be there for another hour and a half and that we should come back later ""whatever time around 9 or 10"". We left and came back around 9 pm. The sound guy was totally rude to us and then owner said we couldn't play since we weren't confirmed. When we pulled up the confirmation email he had sent us he he shrugged and said there was nothing he could do. He said the sound guy wouldn't stay for us. When we pointed out that our set is only 30-35 minutes and that we were only a duo he still said we couldn't play. We also pointed out how much money and effort we spent getting there for the show (the show that was confirmed BY HIM) he still said tough, we couldn't play. \r
Then we found out he had done the same to two other bands that same night.\r
Here is a copy of his confirmation email: ""hey edge, whats up, load in time is at 7 o clock, soundcheck is between 8 and 9- the first set will start at ten o clock. thanks , d drew""\r
I am writing this to warn other bands NOT to book at the Village Tavern, it's not worth getting screwed over by this rude and unprofessional owner.
Cons: rude owner and sound guy