Free Bluegrass jam coming up!

Sunday November 21, 2021 is the next meeting and jam at the Southwest Conservation Club, 5703 Bluffton Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46809.

The kitchen is open at noon for sandwiches and drinks. The jam usually starts around 1p. The NIBGA board meets around 1-3p. All are welcome to attend the jam or the board meeting.

Hope to see you there.

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Hey, bluegrass bands!!!

I’m tossing around the idea of having a band competition during the Kendallville Memorial Day Weekend festival. It would be the entire Thursday evening and would be approximately 8 bands each doing a half-hour set.  Would be professionally judged by qualified judges and based on things such as stage presence, musical artistry, crowd engagement, vocal harmonies, rhythm, song arrangement, etc.   Music and instrumentation must be in the bluegrass genre (however there is a large range from die-hard traditional to the more progessive).  Each band must submit a demo link to be selected to participate in the competition.   Bands must consist of at LEAST 3 members. 

 Prizes to be determined, but thinking maybe a 5-song EP (cd ready) one-day recording session for first place, plus a paid slot on the Fall festival line-up.  Each band would receive a free weekend pass and camping per person for competing.  

What are your thoughts on this?  Hoping to find some good talent that has slipped our radar.  What would you suggest for prizes?  Any other judging criteria?   And the BIGGEST question…. would YOUR   band do this???   If I can get eight bands to sign up by the end of January, it’s a GO.  Please share with your friends and help me get the word out there!

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Lynn Nicholson

Luv it!

Subject: Boardwalk Jam Cancelled 11/26

Hi All,

I have been talking to several persons who are involved with the Boardwalk Jam in Wakarusa, IN to see if we should consider cancelling the jam, since it comes on. the day after Thanksgiving Day. There will be some who will be having their family gatherings that day. When I found out that several key people will not be able to attend because of their family gatherings we have decided to cancel the jam for November.

The next jam will be on December 31st, New Years Eve. We hope to see you then.

Wishing you all a joyous holiday season. Try not to eat too much, and enjoy your family and friends.

Erv Troyer and the Boardwalk crew.
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Is the Dec 31 event held at the Conservation Club?

Nov. 21 noon until about 6p is the last Bluegrass jam this year. Join us at the Southwest Conservation Club, 5703 Bluffton Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46809. Food and drinks are available.Image attachment

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Benjamin Charles Roney Melinda Olson

Great JAM open to all ages happening now at the  SouthWest Conservation Club. Not too late to join us! We are here until 6:00 PM

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Maybe central Indiana?