Saturday, 12 September 2015

Castle Picking Party #5

Het Kasteel in Groningen, NL
September 27, 2015 the Castle Picking Party in the city of Groningen, Netherlands will celebrate 5 years of annual musical fun and friendships made by musicians and music fans from several countries.

Producers Hans Kelderhuis and Ben Wiltjer have announced it will be the final picking party in its current format. Major changes will take place for next year's edition. Such a thing can be expected when such a successful event evolves. The news will be announced at this years gathering.

As in the past, there will be jamming throughout the day and early evening inside and outside the 3 levels of the Castle. A unique formal concert setting is located on the top floor for those wishing to take a break from playing and listen to a Dutch bluegrass band or two. It is a beautiful room resembling a small cathedral.

All acoustic instruments and voices are welcomed. 

This is a free public event. While there is no admission, donations dropped into the little guitar placed near the concert space are welcomed. Please help cover the costs with your contribution.

Speaking of contributions...
Please bring something to contribute to the food table. Hot and cold dishes, breads, fruits, desserts -- these are all most appreciated. Musicans and listeners get very hungry!

A full lineup of beverages are available from the Grande Caf√© at the concert hall entrance.

'Castle Picking Party' 
jams start at 13:00.

The first concert performance begins at 14:30 with Stringtime (based out of Groningen). Whiskey Rose is traditionally the final band and will carry on with that tradition again this year. They will perform until 20:20, at which time the party is over until next year. By the House Rules -- all jamming must end before 21:00.

Date:  September 27, 2015
Venue: Het Kasteel
Location: Melkweg 19718 EPGroningenNL
Tel: +31 (0)50 3688 434
Website (in Dutch): Castle Picking Party 2015 

Concert Hall Program:

14:30  Stringtime 

15:15     Marcel Smit en de Hiele Hannel 

16:00     Babes in the Grass

 16:45     Emmy and The Bluegrass Pals

17:30     Cocobelle


           [Short Intermission]
19:00     Utrecht Central Station (no photo)

19:35     Whiskey Rose

~ Parking on Sunday is FREE 
                       Plenty of space very near Het Kasteel