BLUEGRASS IN THE KO`OLAU

at HO`OMALUHIA BOTANICAL GARDENS, Kaneohe, O`ahu
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday October 27 - 30, 2017

NEWS

Bluegrass in the Ko`olau kicks off FRIDAY, October 27, at Ho`omaluhia Botanical Garden in Kaneohe! Join us for one, two, three or four days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday October 27 - 30), as an acoustic musician, or as somebody who just loves to listen to great homegrown bluegrass and traditional music! ALL ARE WELCOME to this FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT! This is a FREE event, however we suggest a donation of $40 for the weekend, which includes three nights of camping and six meals. MAHALO!

CAMPING REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! BUT, you can still come out to enjoy all the music and workshops during the day. Please see all the information below, pay particular attention to the opening and closing of the Ho'omaluhia gates.

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RULES OF THE GARDEN

We have been fortunate to have the continued welcome of this beautiful botanical garden. PLEASE KOKUA AND FOLLOW THE RULES OF THE PARK!

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CHORES AND VOLUNTEERS LIST

Wondering who those folks are behind the scenes that make this event work? Give a thanks to all your hard working volunteers!

Registration coordinatorReg HossF Greene
Shopping for breakfast and dinner itemsShop HossVirginia Hayes
Lunch Coordinator (shopping and prep)Lunch HossMary Schornstheimer
Block ice procurerIce HossJim Bersson
Makai campsite reservations coordinatorCampsite HossJim Bersson
Volunteer coordinatorWhip HossMichelle Steuermann
Saturday BBQ pit crewPit HossJustin Murata, Jeb Wiemer
Campout T-shirts coordinatorShirt HossBob Hayes, Sam Hayakawa
Donation Jar Minder/CFOMoney HossMary Schornstheimer
Band Scramble CoordinatorScramble HossLarry Hind
Chief Coordinator (incl. scheduling of workshops and performances)Wheel HossAndy Char

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Schedule is subject to change...

Attending an instrumental workshop? You may want to bring a chair, music stand, and a couple of clothes pins to hold down your printed information.

Friday, October 27
9:00 amPark opens; find your campsite, set up your tent and START JAMMING!
4:00 pmPark CLOSES to general public; anybody who stays needs a parking pass-see EXIT AND ENTRY, below
5:30 - 6:30 pmGate open for entry (cars with permits only) and exit
6:30 pmDinner
7:30 pm till ???Open Jamming, Campfire
9:00 - 9:15 pmGate open for EXIT ONLY
Saturday, October 28
9:00 amPark opens for entry and exit
WORKSHOPS
9:00 amVocals
10:00 amMusic Theory for 'Grassers
This will be a recap of this workshop from a year ago. Scales, intervals, chord-building, modes. Led by Andy Char.
11:00 amBluegrass Jamming Workshop
Bob Schornstheimer has been doing this workshop on basics of jamming for years! Come with your axe and without your inhibitions.
11:00 amBass Workshop
Nakana Wong leads a workshop on bass basics.
12:00 pmLunch
12:30 pmBand Scramble
Sign up starting Friday noon at the registration table for this event!
BAND PERFORMANCES:
2:45 pmSaloon Pilots
3:15 pmNorth Shore Ramblers
3:45 pmSand Hill
4:00 pmPark CLOSES; see EXIT AND ENTRY, below
4:15 pmHigh and Lonesome
4:45 pmSaiko Ninjaz
5:15 pmHicks & Company
5:30 - 6:30 pmGate open for entry (cars with permits only) and exit
6:30 pmDinner
7:00 pm till ????Open Jamming
9:00 - 9:15 pmGate open for EXIT ONLY
Sunday, October 29
9:00 amPark opens for entry and exit
9:00 amFiddlers' Convention
For fiddlers (violinists welcome too). Bring a tune or two to share.
10:00 amGospel Sing
Starts at 10, assuming Rene gets up in time.
11:00 amJamming:Beyond Basics
For intermediate+ players. Emphasis will be on ensemble play and vocal harmonizing. We ask that workshop participants be able to hear chord changes and take solo instrumental breaks (or be pretty close).
12:00 pmLunch
1:00 pmOpen No-Mike
Ten minute slots. Sign up starting Saturday at 3:00 at the registration table.
4:00 pmPark CLOSES; see EXIT AND ENTRY, below
5:30 - 6:30 pmGate open for entry (cars with permits only) and exit
9:00 - 9:15 pmGate open for EXIT ONLY
Monday, October 30
9:00 amCLEAN UP!
4:00 pmPark CLOSES; see EXIT AND ENTRY, below

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ENTRY & EXIT

This may be the most important thing you need to know about the park! Ho`omaluhia CLOSES at 4:00 PM every day, and the gates are closed and locked. However, there are two other gate openings:

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PARKING PASSES (ALL GUESTS)

ALL guests (campers and non-campers) who wish to stay past 4:00 PM on any day of our event must check in at the Visitors' Center to obtain parking passes for their vehicles. Please do this before proceeding to our site! The Visitors' Center is open between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM all four days of our event. You will need to provide your license plate number, make of your car, number of people in your party, and the name of your campground (Kahua Nui), and please let 'em know you're with the Bluegrass Hawai`i group.

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LATE ARRIVALS

If you cannot arrive at the Garden by 4PM on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, there's another very short window of opportunity on each day during which you can enter the gates. But you'll need to call ahead to arrange for a parking pass! On the day you plan to come, call the Visitors' Center at 233-7323 and ask them to leave your parking pass with the security guard. (Remember, you'll need to provide your license plate number, make of your car, number of people in your party, and the name of your campground--Kahua Nui--and let 'em know you're with Bluegrass Hawai`i!) If you arrive between 5:30 and 6:30 PM, the guard will let you in. That's right: between 5:30 and 6:30 PM!

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FOR CAMPERS ONLY

Where To Camp: Please pitch your tent to the LEFT of the pavilion and up the gentle slope, as you're facing the mountains. If you pitch your tent close to the pavilion or restrooms, you will be asked to move it.

What To Bring: The bathrooms have cold-water showers and sinks; the pavilion also has cold-water sinks. You'll also need to bring:

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