Tuesday, December 16, 2014

LEAGUE CITY TX - BAY AREA BLUEGRASS SHOW JANUARY 2015

Why not start out the new year right!!!  Come on out and enjoy the January 2015 Bay Area Bluegrass Association (BABA) show with the best bluegrass entertainment in the area. Featured on stage will be the Sabine River Bend (http://www.sabineriverbend.com/), Saltgrass (http://www.thesaltgrassband.com/), and Dueling Hearts (http://www.dueling-hearts.com/). This great show to kick off the new year will take place on Saturday January 17th in the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center at 300 West Walker in League City, Texas. In addition to the music, you can try your luck at the raffles and door prizes, and jam with old friends and new. If you are more of a grinner than a picker, enjoy the stage shows, along with some tasty food and bluegrass merchandise for sale.

Start the evening with jamming in one of three separate jam rooms, open from 5:00 until 11:30 PM (including a slow jam for beginners). The stage shows begin at 7:00 PM.


What more could you ask? While it’s free to get in the doors, KEEPING them open every month isn’t free, and we truly appreciate your generous donations so that we can continue offering this wonderful music and jamming opportunity to everyone.

It'll be fun, come and join us!
Contact: BABA President Rick Kirkland crk5820@msn.com 281-488-2244 www.bayareabluegrass.org

THE MARKSMEN ARE IN EAST TEXAS THIS WEEK

The Award Winning Marksmen Quartet this week in East Texas!

DEC 15  LCM H.S.  - Orange TX - 7PM
DEC 17 Pine Tree Rd Auditorium -  Longview TX  - 7PM
DEC 18 2nd Baptist Church - Henderson TX -  7PM
DEC 19 M.S.Cafeteria - Granbury TX -  7PM
DEC 20 San Jacinto Auditorium - Ennis TX -  6PM
DEC 21 1st Baptist Church - Wizard Wells TX - 10AM

BATON ROUGE BLUEGRASS - MORE NEWS

Predictably, we enjoyed a wonderful reunion jam on Sunday (Dec. 14).  New comer:  Mike Harris brought his fiddle.  Re-visitors: Leon Gautreau,  Marvin Pool, and Kathy White Duke were there.  Gina Forsyth was a special guest.  Steve Stewart and Steve Sanders and the regular Sunday jammers were there as well.  About 23 pickers and bowers.  We moved inside about 6 pm and continued play until near 7. .
Baton Rouge Bluegrass Ass'n
(Jonathan Harris, Social Chairman /Janitor
)
P O Box 4112, Baton Rouge LA 70821 (Louisiana)
BRbluegrass@aol.com
Tel. (225) 387-1600
Home of BlueGrass on the Bayou
Louisiana Bluegrass & Olde Tyme Music
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2014 regular jams
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Mon nite "HI HO Lounge" - St. Claude Ave - New Orleans 7 pm
Mon nite "Cite des Arts Theatre" - downtown Lafayette 7 pm
Tues nite "Cactus Cafe" - Aspen Sq. in Denham Springs . 6 pm
Thurs nite "Orlando's Cafe" Hwy 22 in Madisonville 7 pm.
Sun   "BOUTIN'S" (Bluebonnet in Baton Rouge) - 3 p.m.- 6 pm
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2nd & 4th Sat - "Main Street Market" on 5th & Main in BR - 11 am
4th Tues - Gospel Jam - Faith Presb Ch - Hwy 1085 in Covington - 7 pm.

DULCIMER GROUPS:
Mon nite -
Lagniappe Dulcimer Soc'y - 6 pm, Comm'y Bible Church, 8354 Jeffersn Hwy - in BR
2nd & 4th Sat - Cajun Dulcimer Soc'y - 10 am - Acad'n Cultrl Cntr - in Laf.

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Festivals/Events:
www.oldtimemusic.com

www.msbga.org/events/eventlist
www.bluegrassdog.com

www.HootenannyPower.com

www.abitaopry.org

HARRIS Law Firm is our main financial supporter.  Preparing estate plans and last will and trust documents for the serious bluegrass fan who is concerned about his family and estate, and the perpetual care of his banjos, mandolins, violins and Martin guitars. Proceeds go to concerts and jams. www.HarrisLawBR.com.

Lynn Boutin allows us the use of his restaurant facility at
BOUTIN's on Bluebonnet Blvd. for jams every Sunday  (20 years).   Invaluable!   Without Lynn = homeless. ....tell him how much you appreciate his support of bluegrass and roots music.
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Gerard Furniture in BR is a generous financial supporter, contributing to the cost of bringing in guest performers for Jams.  Show support by visiting the store and mentioning "bluegrass."
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Bluegrass & Olde Tyme
acoustic string music on the Rivers,Bayous and Roadside Ditches of Louisiana
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BATON ROUGE LA BLUEGRASS NEWS

The multiple IBMA award winning group, the Gibson Brothers, will appear in concert at the MANSHIP theatre in BR on Saturday, Feb. 28.  It sounds pricey at $43/seat,  but that's got to be split 5 ways.  So save your aluminum cans and pick up some on the road side everyday to go see these guys.
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Here they perform their own song "Frozen In Time", live in concert;
www.bluegrassonthetube.com/page1581

.Baton Rouge Bluegrass Ass'n
(Jonathan Harris, Social Chairman /Janitor
)
P O Box 4112, Baton Rouge LA 70821 (Louisiana)
BRbluegrass@aol.com
Tel. (225) 387-1600
Home of BlueGrass on the Bayou
Louisiana Bluegrass & Olde Tyme Music
.
2014 regular jams
.
Mon nite "HI HO Lounge" - St. Claude Ave - New Orleans 7 pm
Mon nite "Cite des Arts Theatre" - downtown Lafayette 7 pm
Tues nite "Cactus Cafe" - Aspen Sq. in Denham Springs . 6 pm
Thurs nite "Orlando's Cafe" Hwy 22 in Madisonville 7 pm.
Sun   "BOUTIN'S" (Bluebonnet in Baton Rouge) - 3 p.m.- 6 pm
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2nd & 4th Sat - "Main Street Market" on 5th & Main in BR - 11 am
4th Tues - Gospel Jam - Faith Presb Ch - Hwy 1085 in Covington - 7 pm.

DULCIMER GROUPS:
Mon nite -
Lagniappe Dulcimer Soc'y - 6 pm, Comm'y Bible Church, 8354 Jeffersn Hwy - in BR
2nd & 4th Sat - Cajun Dulcimer Soc'y - 10 am - Acad'n Cultrl Cntr - in Laf.

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Festivals/Events:
www.oldtimemusic.com

www.msbga.org/events/eventlist
www.bluegrassdog.com

www.HootenannyPower.com

www.abitaopry.org

HARRIS Law Firm is our main financial supporter.  Preparing estate plans and last will and trust documents for the serious bluegrass fan who is concerned about his family and estate, and the perpetual care of his banjos, mandolins, violins and Martin guitars. Proceeds go to concerts and jams. www.HarrisLawBR.com.

Lynn Boutin allows us the use of his restaurant facility at
BOUTIN's on Bluebonnet Blvd. for jams every Sunday  (20 years).   Invaluable!   Without Lynn = homeless. ....tell him how much you appreciate his support of bluegrass and roots music.
.
Gerard Furniture in BR is a generous financial supporter, contributing to the cost of bringing in guest performers for Jams.  Show support by visiting the store and mentioning "bluegrass."
.
Bluegrass & Olde Tyme
acoustic string music on the Rivers,Bayous and Roadside Ditches of

Thursday, October 30, 2014

SHERMAN TX - CHYRSTAL OPRY HOUSE

Dear Friends,
  We will not have our first Saturday Bluegrass jam and show on November 1st in order to accommodate the special bluegrass event in McKinney on that date. I am attaching the flyer for that show in the event you would like to attend.
  We moved our event to November 8th when The Full Quiver will perform. We will host a jam at 5 o’clock on that date. The Melody Ranch Ramblers will do a short set before the main program. We hope to see you there!
Annette Hayes
Chrystal Opry House        

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

DALLAS TX BLUEGRASS HERITAGE FOUNDATION

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The Spinney Brothers in Dallas - Thursday at 7:30p
Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival - Next Weekend!
Bloomin' Bluegrass Friday Night After-Party with Frank Solivan
Lone Star Fest is coming - March 13-14, 2015
First Tuesday Bluegrass Jam at Charley's
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Spinney Brothers in Dallas - Thursday at 7:30p
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We are pleased to share a special evening with the internationally-acclaimed and award-winning Spinney Brothers, and their full band, at the University Park United Methodist Church!  According to Neil Rosenburg of Memorial University, "the heart of the Spinney Brothers' music lies in their duet singing that is as tight as you'll find in bluegrass today." 

Our venue is the beautiful Fellowship Hall of University Park United Methodist Church, located at 4024 Caruth Boulevard in Dallas.  This is just off Preston Road, about 1/4 mile south of Northwest Highway. The entrance to the hall is on Caruth across from Smith Park.  Come early and jam in the park!  Show begins at 7:30 p.m. 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival - Next Weekend!
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Are you ready?  The FIFTH huge and FREE Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival and Chili Cook-Off music, jamming, and chili-eating weekend at the Farmers Branch Texas Historical Park is only 10 days away - Friday and Saturday Oct. 17-18!  The band schedule is available on the Foundation website.  This incredible weekend of music, JAMMING, and fun is FREE and perfect for the whole family - no ticket required!  This festival is so much fun that it was nominated for the 2014 Bluegrass Event of the Year Award by the International Bluegrass Music Association!

The hotels in Farmers Branch are going all-out to host us for our big FIVE YEAR celebration.  Check out the STAY & PLAY offers and make reservations today. 

Artists scheduled to appear include Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, the Seldom Scene, the Gibson Brothers, Balsam Range, the Rambling Rooks, Kenny & Amanda Smith Band, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, Flatt Lonesome, and the Herrins(Note that Ben Eldredge will not appear with Seldom Scene due to planned back surgery.)  This is FREE with no ticket required thanks to the City of Farmers Branch and Bluegrass Heritage Foundation.

The newly-renovated Wyndham Garden Dallas North Hotel (formerly known as the Night Hotel), within walking distance of the Park, is offering a discounted rate of $89/night (plus tax) with free breakfast for two and shuttle service to the park.  Call (972) 243-3363 or book online now!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bloomin' Bluegrass Friday Night After-Party with Frank Solivan
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The newly-renovated Wyndham Garden Dallas North Hotel (formerly known as the Night Hotel), within walking distance of the Park, in appreciation of the bluegrassers who come back year after year, is throwing an after-party for us all on Friday night!  IBMA 2014 Instrumental Group of the Year  FRANK SOLIVAN & DIRTY KITCHEN will take the stage in the lobby at 10:30 on Friday night, right after Rhonda Vincent & The Rage close down the stage in the park. 

Walk or ride to the hotel and join the fun!  Free for hotel guests and $5 cover for all coming from the Festival!  The Wyndham is has a discounted rate of $89/night (plus tax) with free breakfast for two and shuttle service to the park.  Call (972) 243-3363 or book online now!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Lone Star Fest is coming - March 13-14, 2015
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Our March festival is moving to the DOUBLETREE in Richardson, Texas so we can ALL BE UNDER ONE ROOF for the show, jamming, socializing, eating, and sleeping!  It will be a great new experience, so we gave it a new name - Lone Star Fest!
Make Lone Star Fest your fun and relaxing music vacation for spring of 2015!  We've got a rate of only $89/night with free parking, free wireless internet, and easy access at Campbell Road just off US75.  Tickets will be reasonably priced.  Please make your hotel reservations nowWe must fill up the hotel to make this event work!

Ticket sales will open on Monday October 13, so get ready!  The lineup includes Suzy Bogguss, the Boxcars, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, Gold Heart, and many more!  These folks have a LOT of GRAMMY, IBMA, CMA, and ACM award wins and nominations between them!  Seating is very limited - about 1/2 the capacity of South Oaks Church - so please grab your tickets early.  We expect this event to sell out quickly. 

Tickets will be on sale at the Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival next weekend.  We're still working on the event website, but some details are up at LoneStarFest.com.

 

More details will be coming soon!  Please reserve your room for Friday and Saturday nights now, and mark your calendar!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ First Tuesday Bluegrass Jam at Charley's
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The Foundation is proud to co-sponsor the First Tuesday Bluegrass Jam at Charley's Guitar Shop. Join us at 7p on each
first Tuesday at Charley's Guitar Shop, 2720 Royal Lane in Dallas.  That is tonight! 


Bring your guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, or dobro and spend an evening playing old favorites at a tempo anyone can enjoy.  Jams are led by legendary jam master The Gerald Jones. Space is limited, so arrive early! Check the Charley's website before traveling for schedule changes.  Our thanks to Mr. Carl Stewart for his support of the First Tuesday Jam! 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Three Youth Scholarships Awarded to Acoustic Music Camp
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Part of the mission of the Foundation is to educate and encourage young people in bluegrass music. This year, the Foundation teamed up with Acoustic Music Camp to offer scholarships so that three deserving young folks could attend the camp, which is held annually in Arlington, Texas. 

Fiddler Maddie Smith of Lewisville, fiddler Chad Bekarian of Dallas, and banjo player William Roberts of Watauga, Texas were awarded scholarships.  All three were learning, picking, and having a great time all three days at camp!  The Foundation sincerely appreciates the support of all who attend our events, volunteer, and make donations so that we can provide assistance to fine young people like Maddie, Chad, and William.

Acoustic Music Camp is a three-day instructional program for musicians with intensive, expert instruction in how to play mandolin, bluegrass and clawhammer banjo, flatpick guitar, upright bass, fiddle, songwriting/vocals, dobro, and fingerstyle guitar. 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Your donations are always appreciated!
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The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers, promoting bluegrass music in north Texas. While it's free to get in the door to many of our events, keeping those doors open every month isn't free.  We truly appreciate your donations so that we can continue helping to create wonderful music events and jamming opportunities for everyone.

Regular monthly support of any amount is most helpful. Many banks allow you to set an automatic monthly payment of at least $5 through your checking account bill-pay feature. We will be happy to help with this if needed.  Please contact us with any questions.

And donations of any amount can be made through the donation link on our website.  We truly appreciate any help you can provide.  Thank you!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bluegrass TWICE each Sunday on KHYI-FM 95.3!
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In the D/FW area, be sure to tune to KHYI-FM 95.3 Sunday morning between 10:00am - noon to hear the Bluegrass Heritage Radio Show.  You can also listen at BluegrassHeritageRadio.com by using the "click to listen" links.  If you can't tune in on Sunday morning, you can catch the show AGAIN between 9:00pm - 11:00pm! 

The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation and Dallas-Fort Worth radio station KHYI-FM 95.3 The Range are proud to present the Bluegrass Heritage Radio Show, hosted by Alan Tompkins, from 10:00a until noon (Central) every Sunday morning.  Thanks for listening!  
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Attention Kroger shoppers!
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If you shop at Kroger, Tom Thumb or Albertsons, you can help the Foundation by simply making it the designated charity on your reward card!

Albertsons, Tom Thumb, and Kroger will send a donation of 1% of your grocery purchases to the Foundation if it is the designated charity on your reward card.  This costs you NOTHING, adds NOTHING to your bill, and is an easy way to help out!

Kroger logo If you shop at Kroger, link your Kroger Plus card to us using #91103.  You can do this at Kroger or on their Community Rewards website.

If you shop at Albertsons, e-mail us your address and we'll send a scan card for your key ring.  Use it when you shop, and Albertsons does the rest!  You can also use a temporary card the next time you shop.

If you shop at Tom Thumb and have a Reward card, just download this form, fill it in, and e-mail/mail it to us (P. O. Box 25032, Dallas TX 75225) or take it to your local Tom Thumb.  If you need a card, ask the cashier.  Take your card and the form to the customer service counter - they'll do the rest!

The donations from these programs alone could pay 100% of the annual operating costs of the Foundation.  Please help if you can!  THANKS!
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

MARTHAVILLE LA REBEL STATE PARK 2014-15 EVENTS



Rebel State Historic Site
Home of the
Louisiana Country Music Museum
In Marthaville, LA

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Calendar of Events

2014-2015
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July Folk Art and Music – July 12, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Acoustic Jam Session – July 19, 2014 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Karaoke Night – July 19, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Dulcimer Day – July 26, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
                              

August Back to School Bash – August 9, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m.
 “Mini” Mountain Dulcimer Workshop – August 16, 2014 from 10 a.m. to noon


September Governor Jimmie Davis Day – September 13, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Acoustic Jam Session – September 20, 2014 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Rebel’s 4th Annual Gospel Jubilee -- September 27, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m.


October The 13th Annual Haunted Museum Tours
October 17, 18, 24, & 25, 2014 from 7 to 10:30 p.m.
October 31, 2014 from 7:30 to 11 p.m.
         Trunk or Treat -- October 31, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m.


November – History of the Louisiana Hayride – November 15, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
       

December Rebel Country Christmas Lights Display with over 75,000 lights.
Tuesday through Saturday hours extended to 9 p.m., December 2, 2014 to December 20, 2014
Visits with Santa – December 6, 13, 20, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Acoustic Jam Session – December 20, 2014 from 1 to 5 p.m.


Upon Request Events


Nature Hike – On the Rebel Outback Trail – Take a 1/4 mile hike here at Rebel SHS.

Permanent Programs at Rebel State Historic Site – offered Tuesday through Saturday
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Listening Library at Rebel State Historic Site is a collection of book, films, and musical recordings that tell the story of Country music. Visitors can listen to country recordings and access information about the roots of country music from Rebel’s Listening Library. Also, any donations to our collection are gladly welcomed.

Musical Petting Zoo is a collection of stringed instruments on display for visitors to touch, play, and enjoy!

The Recording Studio at Rebel State Historic Site offers visitors and musicians the opportunity to record their music and join in the legacy that is Country Music.
(This exhibit is currently under renovation.)
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The Staff at Rebel would like to remind everyone that if you can’t make it to one of our events, come out to the site and visit the Louisiana Country Music Museum, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.  Closed to the public Sundays and Mondays, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Day.  Admission is $4 for adults.  School groups, children (12 and under), seniors (62 and over) and State Parks annual pass holders are always FREE.
 For more information about Rebel or any of our upcoming events, call us toll free
 1-888-677-3600 or locally (318) 472-6255.
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Please remember that the facilities at Rebel State Historic Site are available for all of your family functions and can be reserved by calling 1-877-226-7652 or online at www.reserveamerica.com