BLUEGRASS IN THE KO`OLAU

at HO`OMALUHIA BOTANICAL GARDENS, Kaneohe, O`ahu
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday October 18 - 21, 2019

HOT NEWS

Bluegrass in the Ko`olau kicks off FRIDAY, October 18, at Ho`omaluhia Botanical Garden in Kaneohe! Join us for one, two, three or four days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday October 18 - 21), 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! Although this is a free event, we request a donation of $40 for each camper for the weekend, which considering it includes camping fees and meals for the weekend is cheap! 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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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Schedule subject to change...

Friday, October 18
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
8:30 pm till ???Open Jamming, Campfire
9:00 - 9:15 pmGate open for EXIT ONLY
Saturday, October 19
9:00 amPark opens for entry and exit
9:15 amVocal Harmonies Workshop
with Jimbo Hancock and Sharon Sawdey
10:15 amStretching and Other Exercises for Musicians
Limber up with Nakana Wong
11:15 amBluegrass Jamming Basics
Bob Schornstheimer has been doing this workshop on basics of jamming for years!
Come with your axe and without your inhibitions
11:15 amFlatpicking
Mike Mickelson is coming all the way from Alaska to lead this workshop!
12:00 pmLunch
12:30 pmBand Scramble
Sign up starting Friday noon at the registration table for this event!
2:15 pmBand Performances:
2:15: Sam and the Saiko Ninjaz
2:45: HorseFeathers
3:15: Hook and Line
3:45: Sand Hill
4:15: North Shore Ramblers
4:00 pmPark CLOSES; 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
Sunday, October 20
9:00 amPark opens for entry and exit
9:15 amBeginning Fiddle Workshop
with Virginia Maydelle Hayes
10:15 amGospel Sing
Starts at 10 am
12:15 pmLunch
12:30 pmAnnual Meeting of Bluegrass Hawaii
1:00 pmOpen No-Mike
Ten-minute slots (subject to review based on number of sign-ups). Sign up starting Saturday at 3:00 at the registration table.
2:00 pmFiddlers' Convention
For fiddlers and others interested in picking fiddle tunes. Tentative set list: Gold Rush, Jerusalem Ridge, Bill Cheatham, Dixie Hoedown, Southern Flavor, Forked Deer, Lonesome Moonlight Waltz, Cattle in the Cane, Mississippi Sawyer, Panhandle Rag, Wheel Hoss
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 21
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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