Wednesday, 11 September 2013

New Festival: BlueGrassBeeg (NL) on 26 October 2013

Thanks to Rob Guffens  for news on this new festival:

This acoustic and autism-friendly bluegrass festival in Grevenbicht in Limburg, one of the Dutch provinces, is a new and unique initiative of the Auti Vriendelijk Limburg foundation.

Where and when?
Limburg is in the far southeast of NL, very close to parts of Germany and Belgium. The festival will be held in Oos Hoes, Schoolstraat 2 in 6127 BG Grevenbicht, from noon until approximately midnight. There is no admission fee, so everybody can come in freely to enjoy bluegrass music, for the first time in this area.

What will be going on?
Besides the main attraction, the musical programme (see below) with ten bands, there will be workshops, presented by Jeff Cardey, Ben Wiltjer and others. There are also possibilities for jam sessions, in the hall during the breaks, and in the cafe-part of the building. So, don’t be shy, bring your instrument and see what will happen.
Moustache Guitars, Strictly Country Records and Wim van de Weg will each have a booth at the festival, and the bands will have the opportunity to sell their merchandise.

Another unique aspect
The festival will be organised in a way that it will be easy for people with various degrees of autism to attend, or to function as volunteer. For this there will be some assistance from healthcare professionals.

Volunteers
We can still use some volunteers. You can either click here: Aanmelden als vrijwillig medewerker, or write to Rob Guffens.

Programme:
13:00 - 13:30 LL & BB (NL) "Liquor' Lebens and the Booze Boys"
13:45 - 14:15 StringTyme (D)
14:30 - 15:00 Close to home (NL)
15:15 - 15:45 Blue Maxx (B)
16:00 - 16:45 open podium / workshop ....
17:00 - 17:30 Beauty en de Vagebond (NL)
17:45 - 18:15 Red Herring (NL)
18:15 - 19:15 Pauze
19:30 - 20:15 The Campfire Collaboration (NL)
20:30 - 21:15 Rawhide (B)
21:30 - 22:15 Rocks and Ivy (B/NL)
22:30 - 22:45 AWARD uitreiking
22:45 - 23:30 The Tennessee Studs (NL)