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SCVFA Events

General information flyer about our monthly jams at Hoover Middle School, with a map (PDF). To help pay for school rental costs, admission is $6 for SCVFA members and $8 for non-members. Youths 17 and under are admitted free.


Sun. March 1, 2015

Music Jam and Open Mike at Hoover School and a Concert -- and a Special Event

Join us at the March jam at Hoover School for music indoors and out. Our usual format: multiple jam groups from 1-5, open-mike performances on stage in the Hoover multi-purpose room starting around 1:30 and the Beginners’ Circle slow jam from 2-3.

Blaine Sprouse photo At about 3:15 we'll have a concert by well-known bluegrass fiddler Blaine Sprouse.  A West Virginia native, Blaine has performed and recorded with first-generation bluegrass artists Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, The Osborne Brothers and Jim and Jesse, and legendary country artist Charlie Louvin of the Louvin Brothers. He has also recorded and performed with a number of contemporary bluegrass groups, as well as his own ensembles and solo performances. Come hear some great bluegrass! Here is the event flyer (PDF).

Blaine will also teach an hour-long workshop before the concert (2:00-3:00), aimed at intermediate-level and above adults. He plans to explore traditional bluegrass fiddling as well as some great old-timey traditional Appalachian Mountain tunes, working on such aspects as improving tone, driving a fiddle rhythmically, and backup techniques in the context of a bluegrass band.

For this event, jam+concert admission will be $15 for adults, and $5 for youths 17 and under (payable at the door).  For those who want to attend the workshop, a limited number of combination tickets for the jam, concert and workshop will also be available for an additional $10 ($25 total for adults or $15 for youths). We hope you can join us.

Details updated: 01/20/15


Sun. April 5, 2015
(Easter)

Music Jam and Open Mike at Hoover School

Join us at the April jam at Hoover School for music indoors and out. Our usual format: multiple jam groups from 1-5, open-mike performances on stage in the Hoover multi-purpose room starting around 1:30 and the Beginners’ Circle slow jam from 2-3.


Sun. May 3, 2015

Music Jam and Open Mike at Hoover School

Join us at the May jam at Hoover School for music indoors and out. Our usual format: multiple jam groups from 1-5, open-mike performances on stage in the Hoover multi-purpose room starting around 1:30 and the Beginners’ Circle slow jam from 2-3.


Sun. June 7, 2015

Music Jam and Open Mike at Hoover School

Join us at the June jam at Hoover School for music indoors and out. Our usual format: multiple jam groups from 1-5, open-mike performances on stage in the Hoover multi-purpose room starting around 1:30 and the Beginners’ Circle slow jam from 2-3.


Event list updated 02/03/15 04:18 EST

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