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IF YOU GO … BLUEGRASS IN THE KOOLAUS » Place: Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, 45-680 Luluku Road, Kaneohe » Dates: Friday through April 16 » Admission: Free » Phone: 206-3459 » Email: firstname.lastname@example.org » Website: www.bluegrasshawaii.com » Notes: Campers should check the website for camp hours and a list of items to bring. They should also send their name, contact information and number of people in their party to the email address above. The next Bluegrass in the Koolaus will be Oct. 19-21. Details will be posted on the website about a month in advance. Bluegrass Hawaii holds free jam sessions on Oahu every month, usually on the first Tuesday (Big City Diner in Kailua), second Tuesday (Ruby Tuesday in Moanalua Center near the Navy Exchange) and the third Sunday (location varies). Check the website for times. Membership is not required to attend any of Bluegrass Hawaii’s events. New members are welcome. Dues are $10 per person per year and may be paid via PayPal on the website or with a check made out to Bluegrass Hawaii and mailed to P.O. Box 861688, Wahiawa, HI 96786. SCHEDULE Friday 1 p.m.: Open jamming 6:30 p.m.: Potluck dinner and welcome 7:30 p.m.: Jam sessions Saturday 10 a.m.: Vocal harmony workshop 11 a.m.: Slow jam workshop 12:30 p.m.: Band dynamics workshop 1:30 to 4 p.m.: Five bands — the Saloon Pilots, Northshore Ramblers, Bluegrass Barnstormers, Koolau Kountry from Hawaii island and Third Street Band from Seattle — will perform. 6:30 p.m.: Potluck dinner and open-mic session 7 p.m.: Jam sessions April 15 10 a.m.: Gospel Sing 11:30 a.m.: Beginning banjo workshop 1:30 p.m.: Band Scramble 3:30 p.m.: Autoharp workshop 3:30 p.m.: Beginning fiddle workshop 6:30 p.m.: Potluck dinner and open-mic session 7 p.m.: Jam sessions April 16 Through 4 p.m.: Cleanup and informal jamming
"A few of us were jamming around the campfire around 2 a.m. We’d been at it for hours, and it seemed we had played every song that we knew. I expected we’d all be headed to our tents fairly soon. Login for more...