All-day jamming was non-stop on all 3 floors from 13:00 to 20:30 in the many available rooms and various spaces. One could participate in small, intimate sessions or join some of the larger groups. Several styles of acoustic music could be heard, with the emphasis on Blue Grass music. One hall is designated as a performance stage area which hosted eight (8) bands.
|One of many Castle Picking jam rooms.|
|The Dutch band "Close To Home" in the performance hall.|
After the all-day jamming, the party moved down to the castle's cellar. It was an intimate finish to the festivities with a concert in the "Melkweg 1" hosted by Henk Eggens. Three (3) bands performed in the cozy café late into the evening. Constructed by Eggens, it is reminiscent of the old 'speakeasy' cafés. Speakeasys were small hard to find venues that existed in major cities during the alcohol prohibition era of 1920s - '30s America. The sound system of musician Jan Pals was a perfect touch. Melkweg 1 is the type of performance space artists cherish, and audience members truly enjoy.
In the castle cellar café, 'Melkweg 1'