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FFM Newsletter - Week of December 4, 2017
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Marty Groody - We know a lot of folks knew Marty over the years and enjoyed his friendship and musicianship at various sessions and festivals - Marty passed away on Thanksgiving Day here in Ormond Beach - Services will be held at 11am on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at the Dale Woodward Funeral Home, 167 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill, FL. Family will receive visitors from 10-11am.  He'll be sorely missed - ran into a few folks who knew him while we were over in Ennis (at Knox's) back in Sept
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/news-journalonline/obituary.aspx?n=martin-h-groody&pid=187415927&fhid=18126



Important Dates for Major Festivals

for dates of local/smaller (but no less important) happenings read on down the email which is organized by date
 
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2018

February 9th-10th, 2018 - Mt. Dora
Central FL Dulcimer and Autoharp Festival - 
email Ruth Harnden  dulcirah@msn.com  for pdf of flyer.


February 22-25, 2018 - Homosassa
6th Annual Florida Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat -  with Bing Futch, Guy & Sharrie George and Richard Ash.  Sponsored by Folkcraft Instruments.  23 workshops in mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, Native American flute, ukulele, pennywhistle and repertoire-building.  Join the Manatee Orchestra and perform in the Saturday night concert, plus lots of jamming and relaxing on the Homosassa River. Visit http://floridagulfcoastdulcimerretreat.blogspot.com/ for more info!
 
March 9-11, 2018 - Brooksville - Will McLean Festival 
Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville.  www.willmclean.com

April 21-22, 2018 - Ormond Beach - 8th Annual Celtic Festival 
Save the Dates! - www.ormondbeachcelticfestival.com
 


Local Happenings
 
 
2017
 
 

December 6th (Wednesday), 2017 - Ormond Beach - The Storytelling Sims
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - Ormond Beach, FL
"Christmas - Remember When?"
Oceanside Country Club
Sponsored by Greater Daytona Beach Chapter of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI


December 7th (Thursday), 2017 - Inverness

Old Courthouse Heritage Museum – 1 Courthouse Square, in downtown Inverness on the Square
Early holiday jazz on December 7, 2017, which will boost your yuletide when Kim Evans and Southern Exposure come to town. Norman Bernard and Nelson Dellamaggiore return to the Old Courthouse with outstanding vocalists Kim Evans and Eddie Lawrence. Great, smooth jazz with the holiday tunes will be the order of this concert. Each band member will have a chance to impress the crowd with their expertise.     
  
Mark your calendars and call 352.341.6428 to reserve you seat today! Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

December 9th (Saturday), 2017 - Orlando @ Fodor's Grove - 3:00pm
2pm  - 2pm @3pm
Fodor's Grove - 2218 Vincent Rd, Orlando, FL, US 


December 9th (Saturday), 2017 - Inverness - 2:30pm

Nature Coast Community Band, under the direction of Music Director Cindy Hazzard, presents its holiday concerts entitled Ring the Bells on Saturday, December 9 at the Citrus Springs Community Center in Inverness.  The concert begins at 2:30 and is free of admission cost.   Also repeated on Sunday (see listing below, different location)
 Holiday Fanfares by Harold Schiffman opens the program and features both the French horn and trumpet sections.  Percussionists take the spotlight playing Patapan, a French carol of the season. Later in the program the trombone section performs Christmas Carol Suite for Trombones arranged by David Uber.  
Highlights for the entire band include Leroy Anderson’s A Christmas Festival, an old Brenton Carol by Gustav Holst, and a medley of Christmas from the 50’s tunes featuring vocalists Drema Leonard and Anna Gill.  The program also includes Shalom, a Hanukkah medley by Philip Sparke and three Chorale Preludes by Johan Sebastian Bach.
 
All Nature Coast Community Band performances are free of admission charge.  The band operates solely upon donations from our friends who assist the band purchase new music for 10 concerts per year. 
Members of the band travel from several surrounding counties to rehearse on Tuesday evenings at The Rock Crusher Church of God.  Rehearsals begin at 6:30pm and are open to the public.  For more information or directions, please visit the band’s web page: http://www.naturecoastcommunityband.com


December 10th (Sunday), 2017 - Dunnellon - 2pm
Jeanie Fitchen is featured in December - A multi-faceted performer presents songs and stories

Sunday Sampler Concert Series - Historic Train Depot (Indoors)
12061 S Williams St - Dunnellon, FL  34432
$10 donation at the door  - Refreshments served at intermission. 
“Like” the Sunday Sampler on Facebook to receive event updates 
or sign up for our newsletter! 
Visit www.willmclean.com for festival information 



December 10th -  (Sunday), 2017 - Yalaha Bakery  – 11am

"Smithson & French" – Americana Original Songwriters, www.smithsonfrench.com
Yalaha Bakery – 8210 Florida Hwy. 48, Yalaha, Florida 34797
www.yalahabakery.com


December 10th (Sunday), 2017 - Beluthahatchee Park/Fruit Cove

Florida Music Food Initiative Performers play
Second Sundays At Stetson’s
Monthly concert program at Beluthahatchee
 
St John’s County, Fl. –  Performers  from the Florida Music Food Initiative, Inc. (FMFI) will be our featured artists in the 3rd annual special holiday benefit concert and food drive at the next Second Sunday at Stetson’s series. Award winning Singer-Songwriters Paul Garfinkel, Mary Beth Campbell, Bear and Robert, Al Scortino, Ellen Bukstel and Emmett Carlisle will be performing original songs from the two CD’s that the FMFI has produced.
 
The concert will be indoors on December 10, 2017 from 2 pm to 4 pm at Beluthahatchee Park, 1523 State Road 13,  where author, activist, Stetson Kennedy used to live.  Space is limited and reservations are required.  Please call (904) 206-8304 and leave a voice message. A $10 donation is recommended.  The park will open at 1 pm with tours of Stetson’s house and museum before and after the concert.  The park closes at 5 pm.
 
Each member of the audience is asked to bring one or more items of non-perishable food. The food will be donated to the Mandarin Food Bank, and CD sales and proceeds are split between Feeding Florida (formerly known as the Florida Association of Food Banks), and the Florida Coalition of the Homeless. Non-perishable pet food is welcome too, and will be donated to the Jacksonville Humane Society.
 
The FMFI was formed for the purpose of producing a collection of songs by Florida songwriters for CDs to generate funds in support of individuals and families experiencing hunger and homelessness here in Florida.  The organization has produced two CD’s of music toward this goal.
 


December 10th (Sunday), 2017 - St Petersburg - Jack Williams/Pierce Pettis

The Hideaway Cafe

Co-bill with Pierce Pettis

1756 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33712

 Concert  5pm - doors at 4

(727)644-7895 - john@johnkelly.biz - 
www.hideawaycafe.biz


December 10th (Sunday), 2017 - Winter Park - 2pm-4pm

Name of the event - Indoor Acoustic Music Concert
Description of the event - Acoustic music featuring Mindy Simmons with opening act James Woolwine
Time and date of the event December 10, 2017 2:00 -4:00 p.m.
Name and address of the venue - Winter Park Public Library, 460 E. New England Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 
Admission - Suggested Donation $12/ Members $10 at the door
Phone number for the public to call regarding up-to-date information regarding performances - 407-679-6426
Website for the public to use www.cffolk.org

December 10th (Sunday), 2017 - Inverness - 2:30pm

Nature Coast Community Band, under the direction of Music Director Cindy Hazzard, presents its holiday concerts entitled Ring the Bells on Sunday December 10 at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness.  Concert begins at 2:30 and is free of admission cost.     
Holiday Fanfares by Harold Schiffman opens the program and features both the French horn and trumpet sections.  Percussionists take the spotlight playing Patapan, a French carol of the season. Later in the program the trombone section performs Christmas Carol Suite for Trombones arranged by David Uber. 
Highlights for the entire band include Leroy Anderson’s A Christmas Festival, an old Brenton Carol by Gustav Holst, and a medley of Christmas from the 50’s tunes featuring vocalists Drema Leonard and Anna Gill.  The program also includes Shalom, a Hanukkah medley by Philip Sparke and three Chorale Preludes by Johan Sebastian Bach.

All Nature Coast Community Band performances are free of admission charge.  The band operates solely upon donations from our friends who assist the band purchase new music for 10 concerts per year. 
Members of the band travel from several surrounding counties to rehearse on Tuesday evenings at The Rock Crusher Church of God.  Rehearsals begin at 6:30pm and are open to the public.  For more information or directions, please visit the band’s web page: http://www.naturecoastcommunityband.com


 

December 14th (Thursday), 2017 - Jacksonville - Celtic Session - 6:30pm
Monthly Celtic Session - Magnolia's Pub. 
1190 Edgewood Ave. S. Jacksonville, FL 32205
Sessions held the 2nd Thursday each month and will begin at 6:30 pm

For info, contact Susan at:
Email:  Sstaton07@yahoo.com - 
904-412-1333
December 15th (Friday), 2017 - St Augustine - Jack Williams    
Pretty Cool Music - House Concert
St Augustine FL   32084
ecm2@bellsouth.net
904-377-1978
December 16th (Saturday), 2017 - Sarasota - Jack Williams - 7:30pm
House Concert, Sarasota, FL
(941)377-9256 (Jean) or (803)479-1322 (Judy)
jvhewitt2@gmail.com or judysmith221@gmail.com
Reservations requested
BYOB and finger-food/munchies to share
December 16th (Sunday), 2017 - Punta Gorda - Jack Williams - 3:00pm

The Meeting Place at the Blackwell Homestead
3712 Balboa Ct. Punta Gorda, FL  33983
941-815-7127 - ssbwell@gmail.com
Bring finger food to share and Bring a chair
December 21st (Thursday), 2017 - Crystal River - 4 till 6pm
There will be a public drum circle to welcome the winter solstice - Dec 21, 4-6 PM,at the far end of fort Island beach, in Crystal River.
Bring a chair, and a battery operated tea lite or candle to add to the altar.
December 29th (Friday), 2017 - Gainesville - Jack Williams - 8:00pm
Friday, December 29, 2017      8pm
SANDHILL STAGE at the PRAIRIE CREEK LODGE
7204 SE County Rd 234, Gainesville FL  32641
Advance reservations call Freddy Johnson at 352-317-7307
sandhillstage@gmail.com
December 30th (Saturday), 2017 - Mt. Dora@Tremain's (Lakeside Inn) -7:00-10:00pm
Hard To Port (Jenn, Steve, Ron, Jonathan, Christina, & Chuck) will be providing an evening of Celtic-inspired tunes in the tavern inside the Lakeside Inn - some of the best in Celtic songs and tunes

December 31st (Sunday), 2017 - Gainesville - Jack Williams - Noon - 1am

Other artists TBA; Music from Noon til 1am
New Year's Eve Bash - The Farm
19234 Lake Lindsey Rd., Brooksville, FL 34601
352-444-4300 - oreed5252@gmail.com
Bring a potluck dish to share and BYOB

2018

January 11th (Thursday), 2018 - Jacksonville - Jack Williams - 6:30pm
Mudville Music Room
3105 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL
(904)352-7008 - FlaMusic@bellsouth.net - www.RayLewisPresents.com
January 13th (Saturday), 2018 - Ft Lauderdale - Jack Williams
 South Florida Folk Festival
Hugh Birch State Park
3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
soflfolkfest@gmail.com - www.southfloridafolkfest.net
January 13th (Saturday), 2018 - Mt. Dora@Tremain's (Lakeside Inn) -7:00-10:00pm
Hard To Port (Jenn, Steve, Ron, Jonathan, Christina, & Chuck) will be providing an evening of Celtic-inspired tunes in the tavern inside the Lakeside Inn - some of the best in Celtic songs and tunes

January 14th (Sunday), 2018 - Dunnellon - 2pm-4:30pm
Grant Livingston – Surprising listeners with biting wit and cerebral lyrics

Sunday Sampler Concert Series - Historic Train Depot (Indoors)
12061 S Williams St - Dunnellon, FL  34432
$10 donation at the door  - Refreshments served at intermission. 
“Like” the Sunday Sampler on Facebook to receive event updates 
or sign up for our newsletter! 
Visit www.willmclean.com for festival information 


January 18th (Thursday), 2018 - Inverness

Old Courthouse Heritage Museum – 1 Courthouse Square, in downtown Inverness on the Square

The Currys brought together by family ties and a shared appreciation for folk, rock, and roots music will perform as our acoustical offering on January 18, 2018.  The Currys are an Americana trio featuring brothers Jimmy and Tommy, and cousin Galen Curry. Check out the astounding, sweet sounds at http://thecurrysmusic.com/video/the-currys-perform-hold-me-here-tonight-live-medusa-studios/.              
    
Mark your calendars and call 352.341.6428 to reserve you seat today! Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
January 20th (Saturday), 2018 - Sanford @ Wops Hops Brewery -7:30-10:30pm
Hard To Port (Jenn, Steve, Ron, Jonathan, Christina, & Chuck) will be providing an evening of Celtic-inspired and other tunes 
January 20th (Saturday), 2018 - Marineland
Concert featuring Dave Mallett at the Lohman auditorium of the Whitney Laboratory. Advance tickets will go on sale  at our web site as well as at other places, possibly Music Matters, Simple Gestures and the Bead Chick in St. Augustine. Or of course you can give me a call.
Paul J. Linser,President-The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival Inc.-904 377 4163 (c)-904 794 4163 (H)

January 20th (Saturday), 2018 - White Springs

The White Springs Folk Club -  7 P.M.
White Springs Methodist Church - 16580 U.S 41 (Spring Street) White Springs, FL
 
Michael Reno Harrell - Michael Reno Harrell is an award winning songwriter, a veteran storyteller and entertainer, and he's from the South… the Southern Appalachian Mountains to hone it a bit finer.  David Holt, 4-time Grammy Winner says, "Michael Reno Harrell is one of those natural born Southern musicians and storytellers who is filled with wit, charm and surprises. Whether the story is in song or narrative, Michael will draw you in and entertain you, all the while making you feel right at home."
January 21st (Sunday), 2018 - Orlando @ Fodor's Grove - 3:00pm
Hard To Port - Celtic Fusion - Andrew Finn Magill Asheville, NC opening
Fodor's Grove - 2218 Vincent Rd, Orlando, FL, US 
January 25th (Thursday), 2018 - St Augustine - The Storytelling Sims
"Oldest City Tourism: 1870 - 1940"
Sponsored by St. Augustine Lighthouse Museum
January 27th -  (Saturday), 2018 - Yalaha Bakery  – 11am
"Smithson & French" – Americana Original Songwriters, www.smithsonfrench.com
Yalaha Bakery – 8210 Florida Hwy. 48, Yalaha, Florida 34797
www.yalahabakery.com

January 28th -  (Sunday), 2018 - Winter Park  –2pm-4pm
Name of the event - Indoor Acoustic Music Concert
Description of the event - Acoustic music featuring Roy Bookbinder with no opening act 
Time & date of the event January 28, 2018 2:00- 4:00 p.m.
Name & address of the venue - Winter Park Public Library, 460 E. New England Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 
Admission - Suggested Donation $15/Members $10 at the door
Phone number for the public to call regarding up-to-date information regarding performances - 407-679-6426
Website for the public to use - www.cffolk.org
February 4th (Sunday), 2018 - Orlando @ Fodor's Grove - 2:00pm
Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers
Xenia, OH - Country / Bluegrass / Gospe
Fodor's Grove - 2218 Vincent Rd, Orlando, FL, US 
February 10th (Saturday), 2018 - Mt. Dora@Tremain's (Lakeside Inn) -7:00-10:00pm
Hard To Port (Jenn, Steve, Ron, Jonathan, Christina, & Chuck) will be providing an evening of Celtic-inspired tunes in the tavern inside the Lakeside Inn - some of the best in Celtic songs and tunes
February 10th (Saturday), 2018 - St Augustine
Acoustic Eidolon @ the St. Augustine Art Association
Advance tickets will go on sale  at our web site as well as at other places, possibly Music Matters, Simple Gestures and the Bead Chick in St. Augustine. Or of course you can give me a call.
Paul J. Linser,President-The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival Inc.-904 377 4163 (c)-904 794 4163 (H)

February 11th (Sunday), 2018 - Dunnellon - 2pm-4:30pm
Brian Smalley – The most energetic guitar player around

Sunday Sampler Concert Series - Historic Train Depot (Indoors)
12061 S Williams St - Dunnellon, FL  34432
$10 donation at the door  - Refreshments served at intermission. 
“Like” the Sunday Sampler on Facebook to receive event updates 
or sign up for our newsletter! 
Visit www.willmclean.com for festival information 


February 15th (Thursday), 2018 - Ybor City
Infinido, an authentic Latin band based in Tampa's historic Ybor City, led by Cuban bandleader, Pedro Bullaudy performs Valentine Latin music on February 15, 2018. They are truly one of the premier Latin bands of the Tampa Bay area. They have performed at such venues as: Super Bowl - Raymond James Stadium, Disney World, Clearwater Jazz Festival, and Guavaween. They have backed up recording artists such as: Eddie Santiago, Paquito Guzman, Alex d'Castro, Junior Gonzalez and Justo Betancourt. Come ready to dance to Salsa, Merengue, Latin Jazz, Cumbia, Romanticas and more.
Mark your calendars and call 352.341.6428 to reserve you seat today! Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
February 17th -  (Saturday), 2018 - Yalaha Bakery  – 11am
"Smithson & French" – Americana Original Songwriters, www.smithsonfrench.com
Yalaha Bakery – 8210 Florida Hwy. 48, Yalaha, Florida 34797
www.yalahabakery.com

February 25th (Sunday), 2018 - Orlando @ Fodor's Grove - 2:00pm
Trout Fishing in America - Prairie Grove, AR
Folk / Childrens / Pop/Rock
Fodor's Grove - 2218 Vincent Rd, Orlando, FL, US 
February 25th -  (Sunday), 2018 - Winter Park  –2pm-4pm
Name of the event - Indoor Acoustic Music Concert
Description of the event - Acoustic music featuring Doug Spears with opening act Beth McKee
Time & date of the event February 25, 2018 2:00- 4:00 p.m.
Name & address of the venue - Winter Park Public Library, 460 E. New England Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789
Admission - Suggested Donation $15/Members $10 at the door
Phone number for the public to call regarding up-to-date information regarding performances - 407-679-6426
Website for the public to use - www.cffolk.org
February 27th (Tuesday), 2018 - Port Orange - The Storytelling Sims
"When Florida Was the Wild West"
Sponsored by Port Orange Regional Library FOL
March 6th (Tuesday), 2018 - St Augustine
"A Bounty of Stories, Songs, History & Wit From America's Oldest Celtic City
Storytelling: Theater of the Mind - Limelight Theatre
The Storytelling Sims performing with Betty Fell, Margaret Kaler & Backintyme (Frank & Mary Lee Sweet)
Sponsored by Tale Tellers of Saint Augustine
March 10th (Saturday), 2018 - Mt. Dora@Tremain's (Lakeside Inn) -7:00-10:00pm
Hard To Port (Jenn, Steve, Ron, Jonathan, Christina, & Chuck) will be providing an evening of Celtic-inspired tunes in the tavern inside the Lakeside Inn - some of the best in Celtic songs and tunes
March 17th (Saturday), 2018 - Sanford @ Wops Hops Brewery -7:30-10:30pm - St Patrick's Day Party
Hard To Port (Jenn, Steve, Ron, Jonathan, Christina, & Chuck) will be providing an evening of Celtic-inspired tunes in the tavern inside the Lakeside Inn - some of the best in Celtic songs and tunes
March 17th (Saturday), 2018 - Marineland
Concert featuring Richard Smith  at the Lohman auditorium of the Whitney Laboratory. Advance tickets will go on sale  at our web site as well as at other places, possibly Music Matters, Simple Gestures and the Bead Chick in St. Augustine. Or of course you can give me a call.
Paul J. Linser,President-The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival Inc.-904 377 4163 (c)-904 794 4163 (H)
March 25th -  (Sunday), 2018 - Winter Park  –2pm-4pm
Name of the event - Indoor Acoustic Music Concert
Description of the event - Acoustic music featuring Rupert Wates with opening act Barry Brogan
Time & date of the event March 25, 2018 2:00- 4:00 p.m.
Name & address of the venue - Winter Park Public Library, 460 E. New England Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 
Admission - Suggested Donation $15/Members $10 at the door
Phone number for the public to call regarding up-to-date information regarding performances - 407-679-6426
Website for the public to use - www.cffolk.org
April 14th (Saturday), 2018 - Mt. Dora@Tremain's (Lakeside Inn) -7:00-10:00pm
Hard To Port (Jenn, Steve, Ron, Jonathan, Christina, & Chuck) will be providing an evening of Celtic-inspired tunes in the tavern inside the Lakeside Inn - some of the best in Celtic songs and tunes

April 15th (Sunday), 2018 - Dunnellon - 2pm-4:30pm
Paul Garfinkel & Mixed Media – Contemporary acoustic folk

Sunday Sampler Concert Series - Historic Train Depot (Indoors)
12061 S Williams St - Dunnellon, FL  34432
$10 donation at the door  - Refreshments served at intermission. 
“Like” the Sunday Sampler on Facebook to receive event updates 
or sign up for our newsletter! 
Visit www.willmclean.com for festival information 


April 29th -  (Sunday), 2018 - Winter Park  –2pm-4pm
Name of the event - Indoor Acoustic Music Concert
Description of the event - Acoustic music featuring Curtis and Loretta with opening act Steve Erickson
Time & date of the event April 29, 2018 2:00- 4:00 p.m.
Name & address of the venue - Winter Park Public Library, 460 E. New England Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 
Admission - Suggested Donation $15/Members $10 at the door
Phone number for the public to call regarding up-to-date information regarding performances - 407-679-6426
Website for the public to use - www.cffolk.org
May 20th -  (Sunday), 2018 - Winter Park  –2pm-4pm
Name of the event - Indoor Acoustic Music Concert
Description of the event - Acoustic music featuring Bing Futch with opening act Lauren Heintz
Time & date of the event April 29, 2018 2:00- 4:00 p.m.
Name & address of the venue - Winter Park Public Library, 460 E. New England Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 
Admission - Suggested Donation $15/Members $10 at the door
Phone number for the public to call regarding up-to-date information regarding performances - 407-679-6426
Website for the public to use - www.cffolk.org
June 24th -  (Sunday), 2018 - Winter Park  –2pm-4pm
Name of the event - Indoor Acoustic Music Concert
Description of the event - Acoustic music featuring Del Suggs with opening act Lee Hunter
Time & date of the event April 29, 2018 2:00- 4:00 p.m.
Name & address of the venue - Winter Park Public Library, 460 E. New England Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 
Admission - Suggested Donation $15/Members $10 at the door
Phone number for the public to call regarding up-to-date information regarding performances - 407-679-6426
Website for the public to use - www.cffolk.org
July 29th -  (Sunday), 2018 - Winter Park  –2pm-4pm
Name of the event - Indoor Acoustic Music Concert
Description of the event - Acoustic music featuring Clyde Walker with opening act Remedy Tree
Time & date of the event April 29, 2018 2:00- 4:00 p.m.
Name & address of the venue - Winter Park Public Library, 460 E. New England Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 
Admission - Suggested Donation $15/Members $10 at the door
Phone number for the public to call regarding up-to-date information regarding performances - 407-679-6426
Website for the public to use - www.cffolk.org



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See below for regular/recurring events - Any adds, corrections, etc., please send to Chuck Spano, yoda2@bellsouth.net - if sending stuff in for inclusion, it must be in a text file (Word, .txt, etc or an email text file - no images, pdf's and such as don't have time to retype and lots of folks on this list still on dial-up so no images/attachments 

Also - I do NOT have time to do nothing but search out upcoming events so I rely on folks (like you) to make me aware of major upcoming events (festivals, workshop weekends, etc.) - Pat and I participate in a lot of events and they'll be up along with a bunch of others we know about - BUT, there are lots of others we aren't aware of unless you let us know.

Unfortunately lots of stuff comes in but in a format I can't use without re-typing everything - if it arrives that way it most likely won't appear - so, anything for inclusion, please just send as a plain text file or copy one of the things above and put your info in and then send it along - weird typefaces, multiple font sizes and colors, centered/justified changes, etc. all complicate life - if I have to spend much time (a tiny bit is ok) re-formatting submitted info, I likely won't - sorry - also, please include enough info so folks interested in your event can call, email, etc if they have ??

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Recurring - Ongoing Events/Venues which have music on a regular basis:
 
BARBERVILLE PIONEER SETTLEMENT -Barberville First Saturday Jam First Saturday Monthly Workshops/jams
NOT to be missed - on some months we have a full day's worth of musical workshop offerings, all at no charge once you come in to the Settlement grounds ($8 for the day for adults) - Such a deal!! - we have some of the best instructors ANYWHERE - 

Offerings change from month to month so check the current schedule - things are sometimes "light" during the summer months while folks are off on vacation or to music camps and festivals. Obviously not everything is offered all the time - just depends on the interest and we're always adding things
Workshops: 
Come learn to play acoustic old time, blue grass, and blues - Beginner & intermediate classes on Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle, Bass, and more from 9 AM to Noon
Followed by Jams where we all have fun just playing along - Just the normal $6 entry fee - all of the workshops are FREE!!!
 
Workshop/Time Room Host/Instructor
If not being used for a workshop, rooms are "OPEN" for jamming
Ron & Carol are handling the "day-to-day" of the First Saturday Jams so please contact them if you'd like to teach, any questions, etc. - we will of course continue to post the offerings here in this newsletter so you'll know what's coming up workshop-wise.

Here's their contact info:  Ron - banjojunkie@att.net and/or Carol - carolwhisler@yahoo.com

Course you can still email me about teaching a workshop and I"ll be glad to send along to Ron & Carol

Brooksville (just outside of)
Come out to The Farm in Brooksville !
Live acoustic music! -   Great Food! Cookhouse! - Rest Rooms!  - Nice Stage!
Location: 19234 Lake Lindsey Rd. Brooksville, FL 34601

Ongoing events include:
Every Thursday Evening  6:30pm- 11pm -  Open Mic hosted by Rod Sillars - Potluck!
ALSO:
Every 3rd Weekend ( counting from Saturday) -   There is a 4 day weekend celebration. Thursday - Sunday

During the 3rd Weekend Campover there are 3 events. All events are potluck!
  • Thursday, Open Mic hosted by Rod Sillars: 6:30pm - 11pm
  • Friday, The Gail Carson Show Live- Songwriters Showcase: 6:30pm - 11pm -  $5
  • Saturday, Featured Performer Showcase hosted by Rod Sillars: 6:30pm - 11pm
 Primitive Camping: $10 donation per night
For directions and more information please go to our website at www.thefarmwebsite.weebly.com

Cassia - 2nd & 4th Saturdays - Bluegrass/Country, etc Jam
The music inside starts much earlier than 6:00...around 4:30.  The music is not limited to bluegrass on 2nd and 4th Saturdays. country, bluegrass and gospel are all welcome.
6pm-10pm - on SR-44 between Deland and Eustis - 352-589-6573 for info or email dbowman2@cfl.rr.com

Cassia - 3rd Saturdays - 100% bluegrass jam
The third Sat of every month...5PM to 10 or 11. at the Cassia Community Center, Cassia, Fl. Call 352-217-2422 Concessions.

Crystal River - Second Sunday Sunset Drum Circle
Second Sunday Sunset Drum Circle - contact is Charlotte at 352 344 8009.
The drum circle meets at the end of the beach at Ft Island Trail Road (aka Hwy 44W) off Hwy 19 in Crystal River, at the last picnic shelter and meets 2 hours before sunset. Bring a chair and beverage, maybe bug spray. It is always in the newspaper.

Daytona Beach - Slo-Jam - Every Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Hot Spot Coffee Shoppe - 1216 South Ridgewood, Daytona Beach (north of Beville Road on west side of Ridgewood/US-1)2 - slo-jams WILL continue - 6:30 till 8:30pm or so - bring a snack to share if you'd like and maybe a couple bucks to put in the kitty to help pay the electric bill and such for the jammers - lots of great folks here - especially good for beginning players - if you have a tune you'd like to have folks join in on, try and keep sorta simple, preferably 3-4 chords and bring about 10 copies of the tune so folks can follow along

Daytona Beach - Irish Sessions - Every 4th Saturday, 2:00 - 5:30pm
A Traditional Irish Music Session will be hosted at McK's Tavern, 218 South Beach St. Daytona Beach( 386)238-3321 on Fourth Saturday each Month from 02:30 to approx. 05:30 P.M. - Directions: take your best route to Daytona. Take International Speedway Blvd (US 92) east towards the beach. Turn right on Beach St (just before the bridge). Go down a block and it's on the right.
McK's has graciously offered the use of their facilities for Irish Music players and supporters to share in a ( 4th Sat. of each month) Trad. music session. We hope you can bring your Mandolin, Guitar, Banjo, Flutes, Bodhran and Irish Whistles OR just come to enjoy 'a wee taste of The Celtic Islands' and share in 'The Music' .
Bring along your friends to play or listen too. All are welcome!!!

Destin Area -
Americana Under the Stars at Topsail Hill State Park,  7525 W. Scenic Hwy 30A, near Destin. All Topsail Hill concerts start at 7pm in the open air theater at the park, with indoor concerts available during inclement weather. The concerts are preceded by open mic from 5:30 - 6:30pm. Every Thursday night 
More info: http://luckymudmusic.com/
 

Eustis
3rd Saturday of each month - concerts @ Trout Lake Nature Center
Lake Eustis Folk - 3rd Saturday House Concerts 

Held every 3rd Saturday of the month at the Trout Lake Nature Center.  Pot luck dinner and a concert featuring local, national and international artists.  For more information contact Sheryl Chapman LAkeEustisFolk@gmail.com

For 25 years, Lake Eustis Folk has provided an intimate setting to enjoy outstanding local and national-touring acoustic performers. Donation varies (usually $5)at the door.
To sign up for the email alerts please fill out this form
http://eepurl.com/cGBLZb

NOTE: this is the best way to be informed of the concerts so sign up now!

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LAKE EUSTIS AREA DULCIMER PLAYERS (LEAD Players) - 3rd Saturday each month
Session Location - OSPREY Lodge Community Room, 1761 Nightingale Lane, Tavares, FL 32778
Session Time - 12:30 to 3:00 pm including monthly Circle Jam for all playing levels.
Mountain and Hammered Dulcimers & All Acoustic instrument players are welcome.
For more info, contact Carolee Stewart - Email: wsdsc@mindspring.com
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Open mic every Thursday from 7-10 pm during winter months at Wine Cellars Uncorked106 E. Magnolia, Eustis FL 32726. Small stage and limited seating but an excellent sound system, talented musicians and pleasant surroundings. Contact the restaurant at 352-357-5552 for details. 

 
Flagler Beach - 
First Friday (of the month) jam - everyone's welcome - from about 6-6:30pm till 8-8:30 or so - sometimes have inside the Revive Cafe (or out in front)
Revive Cafe-201 North 2nd St., Flagler Beach  - will put under recurring events


Jam Session, Gamble Rogers Rec Area
Every 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 2:00 to 4:00 - the RIVER side of the park, NOT the oceanfront section. Under the pavillion
The park is @ 3100 s. a1a, Flagler, about 14 miles n. of 40.


Geneva -
Mountain Dulcimer Gathering     1st Sunday of every month - -
We meet at 1:00 PM at the Rural Heritage Center, 101 E Main St., Geneva,FL. Bring your dulcimer and learn to become a better player or try out one of ours to see if you might like to learn.  (We tune Ionic, DAA.)  For help with tuning or questions, come at 12:30. Info: GenevaFL@aol.com

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Geneva Jam - 3rd Saturday of every month -  Acoustic bluegrass, old country, and gospel music. 161 1st Street, Geneva, FLConcessions from 5:00 to 6:00 PM or until the food runs out.  Music starts at 5:30 PM. (No concessions June, July, & August.) 
Info: GenevaFL@aol.com

Interlachen - Monday night Jam Sessions
Jam session and potluck in Interlachen, tonight and every Monday at the Old Brush Store, 201 Commonwealth Ave. (across from the VFD) from 5 p.m. till.....about 9 p.m. Music, food, fellowship, fun. Bring your musical instrument (acoustic, not electric), folding chairs, and a dish or snack to share. FREE......EVERYONE WELCOME. For information, contact Barbara at 386-684-3284 or songsmith@windstream.net

Jacksonville

MUDVILLE MUSIC ROOM -3104 Atlantic Blvd. -Jacksonville, Florida
FOR RESERVATIONS OR TICKET INFORMATION CALL (904)352-7008 or email FlaMusic@bellsouth.net


Second Sunday at Stetson Kennedy’s-Folk Music Concerts at Beluthahatchee
usually on the second Sunday of each month
But call to make sure.  RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
$10 donation appreciated.  Call 904 206 8304
2- 4 pm   1523 State Road 13, Jacksonville, Fl  32259
At  Beluthahatchee, home of Stetson Kennedy.

Celtic Session - Jacksonville
Monthly Celtic Jam - Magnolia's Pub. 
1190 Edgewood Ave. S. Jacksonville, FL 32205
Jams held the 2nd Thursday each month and will begin at 6:30pm. 
Here are the dates:  June 8, Jul 13, Aug 10, Sep 14, Oct 12,  Nov. 9, Dec. 14
For info, contact Susan at:
Email:  Sstaton07@yahoo.com - 904-434-9481

 


Lake Wales - Cypress Dulcimer Society - 2nd/4th Friday evenings
2nd Friday - Pedaler's Pond MH community, in the Clubhouse
Beginners - 5:30pm
Jamming - 6:30pm

4th Friday - Central Park in downtown Winter Haven by the fountain
5:30pm till 8pm +/-
Instruments: Mountain Dulcimer, Hammered Dulcimer, Guitar, Autoharp, and any other acoustic instruments
Contact for info: Fletcher Lipford - Phone (863)-669-8990 - Email skylersdad@directv. net

 

Lecanto
Lineup for Woodview.Woodview Coffee House, 2628 Woodview Lane, Lecanto 34461
Admission $7* - Doors open at 6:30* Talent Showcase
�  eMail: Talent@WoodviewCoffeeHouse.org - site: www.woodviewcoffeehouse.org 
 

Lynn Haven (Panama City area)
Americana Cafe Sundays at the legendary Roberts Hall, 831 Florida Avenue, Lynn Haven, Florida (just outside Panama City). All Roberts Hall concerts are from 4 - 6pm, preceded by an open mic from 2 - 3:30 pm.
More info: http://luckymudmusic.com/
 

Maitland - Every Sunday from 9am until 2pm - Maitland Farmer's Market in Lovely Lake Lily Park!  Family- and Pet-Friendly, plenty of shady path, playground, great vendors, tables and benches, good facilities - and Fabulous Live Music from a variety of local performers!  All Fun...All Free!
http://www.itsmymaitland.com/community-events.aspx?a=viewPost&PostID=13022


Mount Dora - Mt. Dora Dulcimer Society - 1st Saturday each month

Meet at W.T. Bland Library, Community Room - 1995 Donnelly Street, Mount Dora
10am open - 10:30am - 1pm Circle Jam
More info? Contact Ruth Harnden via Email: dulcirah@msn.com

Lakeside Inn Acoustic Jam! 
- Mount Dora
Tremain's Tavern at Lakeside Inn.
 - Every Sunday at "Lakeside Inn - Acoustic Jam" from 4 - 6 pm
100 N. Alexander St. - Host 
Brian Darby  352-383-4101    -    briandarby@earthlink.net
www.lakeside-inn.com


New Smyrna Beach
New circle Slo jam at The Hub in New Smyrna Beach. It will be The 3rd Thursday of each month beginning June 19. 6:30 to 8:30pm. 132 Canal St., NSB. Suggested $5.00 donation.
Orlando -
1) The Orlando Brewing Companhosts a second Sunday jam. They play primarily Old time and Irish, but welcome swing and anything else. It's open. Goes from 4-7 PM and musicians drink free, but please tip the waitress as they are volunteers.
O.B. has 21 different organic beers brewed onsite. Last jam was last weekend September 9th - next one is October 14th
Orlando Brewing® - 1301 Atlanta Avenue - Orlando, Florida 32806 - Phone: 407.872.1117

2) Central Florida Folk Concert Series - Locations TBA
Phone number for the public to call regarding  up-to-date information regarding performances - 407-679-6426
Website for the public to use - www.cffolk.org

Osteen:
Jams - acoustic Folk jams every Tuesday from 6pm - 8pm at the Osteen Diner - Bring friends! The diner is located at 195 South State Road 415 just south of Skips Boots and across the street from the Dollar General.   Players and listeners are welcome!
Come early and have dinner if you like... or just come jam!  Let your friends know!!!   See you there!!! Here is a Google map: http://tinyurl.com/ 25tqbc7    Call for more information: 407- 304-0111   

 


Oviedo:
Friday Night Old Time Jam,  7:30 pm to 10:30 pm every Friday, alternating between Oviedo and Sanford.   An open jam for all levels playing pre-bluegrass Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, etc.,  toe-tapping Mountain Dance Tunes. A great way to learn to play and learn some tunes..  This jam has been around for over 25 years.  For details contact: Jay Bradbury 407-587-9134  jaybrad44@yahoo.com 
Sanford area: (may move around a bit)

Picky Chics & Chaps Dulcimer Practice/Jam
Every Saturday afternoon, 12:30pm for beginners, >1pm for technology session, 1:30pm for regular players
Call for this week's location:  Sheryl Chapman >321.223.7350 or Pat Morse 386.957.4314.


Sanford:
Friday Night Old Time Jam,  7:30 pm to 10:30 pm every Friday, alternating between Oviedo and Sanford.   An open jam for all levels playing pre-bluegrass Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, etc.,  toe-tapping Mountain Dance Tunes. A great way to learn to play and learn some tunes..  This jam has been around for over 25 years.  For details contact: Jay Bradbury 407-587-9134  jaybrad44@yahoo.com 
Sarasota:
Bluegrass jam every Thursday 7-10 pm at Bee Ridge Park pavillion, corner Wilkinson & Lockwood Ridge. Info 861.5000

Folk Jam each Wed begins around 9 pm, various homes. Info: Jim Leps 941.747.2096

Old Packinghouse Cafe Live music Mon-Sat, 7-10 pm, Open Mic Mon. 987 S. Packinghouse Rd. Info: 941.371.9358

O'Leary's Tiki Bar & Grill open air venue, music daily 12-3 pm & 4-9 pm, 5 Bayfront Dr, 953.7505

Folk Jam at Hewitt's house, each third Wed, 8-? pm. 941.377.9256,  -
 www.sarasotafolk.org

Sarasota Folk Club Concert & Open Mic last Mon. 7:15-10 pm. Featured act starts 8:30. Sailing Squadron City Island. Beer & wine avail. $10 or more donation. Info: Jean 941.377.9256    Infowww.sarasotafolk.org

Starkeeper Cafe has singer/songwriter night every 2nd tues  Performance starts at 7pm and runs till 10pm. $5 suggested donation goes to the artists performing.

South Daytona
Each second Sunday of the month from 4-7 pm for fun, exercise and the opportunity to enjoy the dance with other like minded folks! 

Regular admission to dances: $9 - Adult, $7 - Senior (65), Student $5. April dance $10 - Regular, $5 - Student.

3100 South Ridgewood Ave, GPS? 3090 S. Ridgewood Ave, South Daytona, Florida 32119, US | 386-307-5705
http://www.contradaytona.com/
Contact Steve Chesson at steveclc@gmail.com
St. Augustine 
"Music in Anastasia State Park" jam sessions" - 6pm-9pm
These jam sessions are sponsored by the Friends of Anastasia State Park. Our events are well attended by some real talented folks! Please join us if you can! 
This is a totally open music event. The whole universe is invited to attend. Bring your instrument and join in or sing along. The Island grill will be open for refreshments or pack a picnic basket. Inside Anastasia State Park.
2015 dates are:  Feb 7, April 18, May 9, June 13, July 4, Aug. 8, Sept 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, and Dec 12
St. Petersburg

Folk Sing Along/Jam in St Pete that meets every first third Sunday of the month from 130-430.  More info:  meetup.com/tampabaysojo


Tavares Sunday Jam & Open Mic - every Sunday - at the RUBY STREET GRILLE
Every sunday at Ruby Street Grille in Tavares, next to O'keef''s on Wooton Park overlooking the lake, Logan sets up drums,bass guitar and amp, keyboard, and full pa with mics and inputs. They have a jam with many professional musicians from the surrounding towns.

7 pm till late. Rubystreetgrille.com. Logan's cell for info, etc. is: 352-483-7434.


Williston (Levy County) - Bluegrass Jam
EVERY 2nd Saturday - 1 - 4 PM
Open Bluegrass Jam - held in Williston FL (Levy County) on the second Saturday of the month from 1-4PM. All playing levels/instruments are welcome. Stop by and check us out - it's a friendly, low-stress jam. Call Steve at 352-528-5475 for details.

Winter Haven -
MUSICAL HAMMERS,  performing Hammered Dulcimer band practice 1st and 3rd MONDAYS
Meets in St. Paul¹s Episcopal Church Music Room,  656 Ave. L.,N.W. In Winter Haven from 10 a.m. To Noon
 
MUSICAL HAMMERS is composed of hammered dulcimer musicians, some of which
also play the mountain dulcimer.
The dulcimers  are accompanied by rhythm guitar, harmonica, occasional banjo and some vocals.  It is a voluntary group committed to performing locally or for events, if available.
 
They  perform and demonstrate the hammered dulcimer at Winter Haven's Central Park THIRD FRIDAYS from 5:30 - 7:00   September - May.   Community members bring lawn chairs and support this unique H.D. Band.
CONTACT: Sally Anderson (863) 293-1510 for more information.

Winter Park Central Florida Fingerstyle Guitar Jam
EVERY 3rd Wednesday - 6:00-8:30 PM
Central Florida Fingerstyle Guitar jam at the Winter Park Library, 460 E New England Ave., Winter Park.

- Dates: EVERY 3rd Wednesday
Time: 6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. - Cost: Free
Contact: Susie Cool 407-760-2153 or Winter Park Library for directions 407-623-3300, Ext. 2
Info: Audience welcome also. All genres of acoustic fingerstyle welcome. Beginners, intermediate and
advanced players welcome too. - Hope you can make it.
If you play fingerstyle guitar or just like to listen, come join in the fun at our monthly playing
circles. All levels and styles of acoustic fingerstyle guitar are welcome. The circle jam is very
informal and free to the public. The more fingerstyle guitarists that attend, the more fun we have.

For Information on CFFG contact Susan Trewick at 407-760-2153
Email: cfacousticfingerstyleguitar@gmail.com