[Bluegrass Jam] The 12th Annual Pickin' In The Pasture http://www.pickininthepasture.com/
michael.ludgate at gmail.com
Wed Aug 19 03:18:22 PDT 2009
The 12th Annual Pickin' In The Pasture http://www.pickininthepasture.com/
>From their website ... "What to Expect"
Pickin' In The Pasture is held on a working sheep farm. The gentle
rolling pastures become the festival grounds. The creature comforts
are well provided at Pickin' In The Pasture. There are plenty of
relatively level camping sites on well laid out roadways for RVs as
well as tents. Porta-johns are well distributed throughout the
grounds. Water and solar showers are available. Ice is delivered
through the campground. There are several rain or shine audience tents
in the stage area. A shuttle service transports fans between the stage
and their campsites. The gate will open by noon on Wednesday for free
camping to those purchasing 4-day weekend tickets. Tired campers are
welcome to stay over Sunday night after the festival.
A wide variety of good reasonably priced foods are served on site. In
the past food items have included chicken barbeque, prime rib, lamb,
hot dogs, hamburgers, Italian Sausage, smoked pulled pork, Jamaican
jerk chicken, ice cream, a breakfast menu, etc. Coolers are allowed in
the stage area but inappropriate behavior is not.
Pickin' In The Pasture's reputation as a great place to jam continues
to spread. Every year we are amazed at the caliber of musicians in the
campground. There is plenty of opportunity to jam for all levels of
players from friendly beginner circles to hot late night sessions that
will stimulate even seasoned professionals.
Take advantage of the free masters workshops where you can interact
with some of the top bluegrass musicians in the country. The emphasis
is on instruction rather than a mini-concert, so come prepared with
some questions that you would like to have covered by the artists.
Pickin' In The Pasture offers entertainment for children as well as
adults. There is a magician and storytellers and lots of space for
kids to run and play on the sheep farm.
Young people who have started playing or singing bluegrass music need
to check out the Pasture Kids Bluegrass Program. This program offers
an opportunity for kids to get together with their peers and receive
instruction on playing in a group. The program is under the direction
of Ron Feinberg. As a climax to the experience, participants will
perform material that they have worked up over the weekend on the main
stage. Many audience members commented that The Pasture Kids
performance was one of the highlights of the festival. If you have
children or grandchildren who could benefit from this activity please
contact us prior to the event so that we can better plan the program.
For more information or to receive a free festival brochure, contact
us at alex11 at empacc.net. We look forward to seeing you at Pickin' In
The Pasture this August 20, 21, 22, and 23rd 2009 in Lodi NY. Don't
forget to tell your friends!
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