Thursday, July 8, 2010

Bluegrass Retreat: All Information and Flyers!

Here is the much awaited information on the first annual Bluegrass Shack Bluegrass Retreat!  You will be able to download flyers and workshop information in .pdf format straight from here.

We are going to be starting the weekend out on Friday night with our Meet & Greet potluck, which is free for all.  Just bring a food to share with everyone.  It can be as simple as a bag of chips or package of store-bought cookies, or as fancy as your own homemade chili or pie!  This will be your opportunity to meet other musicians and families.  I am still working on getting a teacher and caller for square dancing.  Bring your instruments for jamming!

Saturday morning we will be starting out at 9:00 a.m. with our hands-on banjo workshop where participants will actually take apart their banjos and put them back together again!  We have several workshops where you will learn playing techniques and several workshops that will teach you technical things about your instrument or instrument setup.  The workshop list gives a complete description of the workshops and what time they will be starting.  The workshops will be taught in the cafeteria and in the chapel.

After lunch on Saturday, the workshops will continue until 4:00 p.m.  At that time, we will start our bluegrass shows.  We will kick things off with our own Hee Haw show featuring all kinds of local talent and comedy.  We will break for dinner from 6:00-7:00 p.m.  At 7:00 p.m., we will start things off again with local bands performing in the chapel.   You will get a chance to hear Charlie & the Girls, the Pickin' Chicks, The Chris Talley Trio, and more!

Sunday morning, we will be having a gospel show in the chapel. Our two featured groups include Stan & Abby Farlow (from McLeansboro, IL) and John & Rosemary Brewer (from New Athens, IL).

To download the flyer & workshop signup sheet CLICK HERE.  (2 pages)

To download the workshop list CLICK HERE.  (2 pages)

To make reservations to stay at Lake Sallateeska, you will need to contact them directly.  They have an on-site motel, RV hookups and group bunk houses.  They also have a cafeteria that you can make reservations for.  Download the flyer for the phone number and address of Lake Sallateeska.  This is a GREAT family park that has an indoor pool, fishing lake, paddle boats, hiking trails, game room, and more!  You can visit their website by clicking HERE.

One last note:  This is a Baptist Camp park, and even though our retreat is not a religious event per se, there may be other groups on-site at the same time that are.  There will be no smoking and no alcoholic drinking allowed on the premises.  This is not our rule, but is Lake Sallateeska's rule.  Please don't come if you can't agree to this.

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