Coming Idaho Bluegrass
(that we know about)
ISBA Fall Festival
is in the process of finalizing the details of the Fall
Bluegrass festival in Weiser. Events include: open
mike on Friday, bands on Saturday afternoon and evening, and
gospel open mike on Sunday. will be held at the Old
Weiser Institute. The address is 2235 Paddock Avenue
Weiser, Idaho. Information on reservation for camping
spaces, the exact schedule,and names of the bands that
will appear will soon become available on this site --
next week after the board meeting on Tuesday the 4th of
there will be lots of jamming and indoor rooms to jam in if
the weather is bad.
For young musicians, there will be the
"Young Musicians Showcase" on Saturday ending with a
performance on Saturday evening. Any young musician 18
and under is eligible to participate in the program.
When: Saturday Sept. 19th
Where: Old Weiser Institude (Address
Schedule: 9am to Noon Lunch
Break 1pm to 3 Performance Saturday evening at
Bring your instrument and
join the fun!
Note from the Chairman of
The ISBA Fall Festival in Weiser is only
about 3 months away. The board of directors has been
busy with preparations
and plans to make the festival a quality event. Some changes
aimed at reaching this goal. The most noticeable change is in the
festival dates. Labor Day weekend is being scrapped
in favor of a weekend
later in September.
This year the festival will be held September 18
through the 20
. Lots of
folks use Labor Day as their last camping weekend of the season.
We, (the board), believe this fact is part
of the reason for low attendance by local residents. That is, people who
are not pickers or ISBA members, but folks we need to bump up
numbers. More people in attendance equals more money. More
money equals hiring
Paying for bands to play at our festival
leads to the subject of membership dues. We depend heavily on dues to
fund the Kamiah Super Jam and the Fall Festival. Currently our paid membership
stands at less than 75. That is really sad. Each one of us
friends to make sure their dues are current.
Each of us also should try to
recruit 1 new member.
Now, back to the festival.
Last year we tried
asking for donations for the band concerts in the Hooker Hall
we will be charging admission at the door. We will try to keep
the fee reasonable (10
to 15 dollars for adults). The fee is needed to help pay for
auditorium rental and cost for sound.
Some folks have requested that we have
more than 1 food vendor on the grounds and that
it be something different than what
we've had for the last 3 or 4 years. We are working on
The board members hope that the changes
will result in a better, more enjoyable Fall
Festival. If you have suggestions
or wish to volunteer to help during the festival, please
contact a board member
to express your thoughts. Also, make your plans to attend and bring
along some friends. Talk it up as much as you can.
as many as you can to come join us and see what our festival
is all about.
To see videos of most of the
greatest Bluegrass performers that have ever taken the stage,
check out this great video library by Carl Carlson from the
SouthEast Bluegrass Association.
Great Bluegrass Videos
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