What time is load in and sound check?

Load in and sound check for our normal 8:30pm shows is 6pm with a 6:30pm sound check. Opening acts loading in at 6:15pm and sound check at 7pm. Please allow time for traffic and the difficulty in getting to the Cactus.

What kind of sound system do you have?

  • Sound Mixer: MidasM32 LIVE


  • Line Array: (4) Meyer Sound Mina (2 per side)
  • Subs: (1) Meyer Sound 500HP (dual 12”)
  • Fill: (1) Meyer Sound UP junior
  • Monitors: (4) Meyer Sound UM-1P


  • (1) Meyer Sound Galileo 408

Mics/DI Boxes:

  • (2) DPA 4099
  • (2) Sennheiser 421
  • (2) Shure SM57
  • (3) Shure SM58
  • (6) Shure Beta SM58A
  • (9) Shure Beta SM57A
  • (1) Shure Beta 87A
  • (2) Sennheiser e609
  • (4) Rode NT5 (Matched pairs)
  • Shure PG Drum Kit
  • (2) L.R. Baggs Active DI
  • (1) Radial JDI
  • (1) Radial J48
  • (2) Countrymen DI
  • (2) ProCo DI


  • (1) Whirlwind Medusa 24X8 Snake
  • (5) Power Strips
  • (30) XLR cables
  • (5) 1⁄4” TS cables
  • Netgear Nighthawk Router


  • Lighting Console: ETC Ion 6000
  • Lighting Instruments
    • (6) SlimPAR Pro H USB Low-Profile RGBAW UV LED PAR
    • (2) Chauvet DJ Intimidator Spot 110 LED Moving-Head


  • Yamaha P-125a 88-Key Digital Piano
    • On-Stage KSP100 Sustain Pedal is a full-sized, piano-style pedal with a switchable polarity
    • 88 GHS Weighted-Action Keys
    • 4 Stereo Grand Pianos + 20 Other Sounds
    • 20 Rhythms (Bass & Drums), 50 Songs
    • USB MIDI Connectivity to Mac/Windows/iOS
    • 17W Stereo Speakers/ 2 Headphone Jacks
  • TAMA Imperialstar 5-piece complete drum set with MEINL HCS cymbals
    • 20×16” bass drum (with hole on front head)
    • 10×7” and 12×8” mounted toms (mounted on the bass drum)
    • 14×13” floor tom (with legs, not mounted on floor stand)
    • 14×5” snare drum
    • MEINL 14” hi-hats (with stand)
    • MEINL 16” crash (with stand)
    • MEINL 20” ride (with stand)
    • Throne

Check with Cactus staff for earlier show details or any special needs.

Where do I load in?

Please us the the food services driveway just past the Cactus. Stay as far right so as to not block their entrance and allow delivery vehicles access. Once you unload you will need to move your vehicle. You will then load in through the back doors of the venue shown here. There are steps you will need to navigate. Please arrange with Catus staff for any special needs or load in help.

Where can I park?

Parking is restricted to staff, employees and students at the University of Texas. We suggest using the UT Co-op garage at 2214 San Antonio street. Please see the garage for rates. We do not validate parking. Please contact the Cactus for any special parking needs (Tour Bus, sprinters or other large vehicles).