Audio Specifications

This information is what your band or DJ will want to know. That said, we do not read band or DJ contracts for compliance with our venue policies.

Load-In / Load-Out

This information is what your band or DJ will want to know. We do not read band or DJ contracts for compliance with our venue policies, so they need to be aware that our policies supersede their contract.


Load-in and load-out often must occur in a span of as little as an hour. We usually have a hard out at midnight.

Dressing & Restrooms

Ruby has one dressing room available to the client.  It has a bathroom.  To use the dressing room, you must have the client's approval.


Storage is minimal at Ruby and gear generally must be stored in your vehicle.


Any lighting, signage/ displays, etc. must be approved by Clementine as well as the client. No lighting remote controllers may be used as they may change the address of our in-house lighting (yes, even if the lighting is a different manufacturer).


Ruby does not provide microphones, cabling, physical mixing boards, monitors or other band equipment other than the amplification/ speakers.


Sound mixing ability and a sound check are required.  NO EXCEPTIONS. Bands are required to have basic audio tech capabilities.  We are not your sound engineers.

Bands are expected to use our speakers (mains). This minimizes set-up/ tear down times, frees the stage of valuable real estate for your singers/musicians, and allows us to control the maximum volume, if necessary.

DJs acknowledge that a soundcheck has been completed to their satisfaction and that of the client.  DJs must use their own speakers if the soundcheck is not completed to our satisfaction.

Audio Zones

There are two zones at the facility, both in the main hall - one directed toward the front entry and one directed toward the park doors. Either may be turned off at the band/ DJ request.


Ruby does not provide a stage as the room is small (54' x 31').   If you require a stage, inform the client and give them the needed dimensions.

Most bands or DJs set up on the narrow wall opposite the entry or on the long wall as there are mixer inputs at both locations (10 channels on narrow wall, 2 on long wall).

Each of these locations has 2 medium JBL speakers above (4 total in room, 2 zones).


Each of the two common band/ DJ locations have at least 3 circuits.

Band Set-Up

Bands set up in one of the following 3 ways:

1. Ruby Mixing Board - Use our in-wall mixing board, our mains and subs, and mix from our dedicated band iPad.

2. Band's Mixing Board - Use your board and run XLR output to our mains.  (You may use our subs and add your speakers if you think necessary.)

3. Band's PA System - Use your board, mains, and subs.  NOTE:  This takes more time to set up, doesn't look great.

iPad Mixing

If you use Ruby's mixing board, you may download Mackie's Master Fader app and connect to the house system (you must be connected to Ruby's WiFi).

Band Size

Given the size of the room, we recommend that bands not exceed 5 members.

Monitors, Subs

Ruby does not supply monitors or subs.


Almost all DJs use our mains.  Please be prepared to connect to our board which requires an XLR input.  A Direct Box is often required to connect to your device.

We will set channel and master volume and you may adjust the volume from your device.  You are responsible for the volume in the main room. Our system is mono, so only make ONE connection to our board.