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by Rick Ferris
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 October 21, 2017

Here's some jam and jam-related news:
[DETAILS are down BELOW !!]

~~~ the jam ~~~ the jam ~~~ the jam ~~~ the jam 
On October 24, the 4th Tuesday jam will be at Boba House, near USF.
On Tuesday November 14Melinda will host the jam in Temple Terrace.
~~~  other jam news  ~~~  other jam news  ~~
The north Tampa Bluegrass Jam convenes at Boba House each Monday.
and ...
Bluegrass jam organizer Ward is soliciting nominations for the National FAM Awards.
and …
The VENDOR / CRAFTER application period for the 2018 Florida Folk Festival will be open until December 1.
and …
The performer application period for the 2018 Florida Folk Festival is over (the extended deadline was October 20).
and …
A few other local music links are at the end of this intro section -- suggestions welcome.
and ...

As always, please call or email if you'd like something posted, if correction is needed, if you need more info, if someone should be added to or removed from the list, if you have any technical problems with the email, etc ...

Some details about the jam are online at http://www.folkjam.org/recurring-jam/us/fl/tampa/free-form-acoustic-jam

be safe ...

Rick Ferriss

cell : 813-850-8168

More info about local jams and related events (updated september 2015):

** The Friends of Florida Folk website has lots of statewide folk info, including a page that lists jams all over Florida (http://www.foff.org/index.php/recurring-events-mainmenu-72/189-recurring-music) -- jams in our area are listed in the WEST CENTRAL section, part-way down the page. There's also a TampaJam page, with a copy of this newsletter, at: http://foff.org/index.php/recurring-events/tampa-jams-news/tampa-jams. And the FOFF home page has info on various festivals and other folk-related events (http://www.foff.org/index.php/foff-home-page-mainmenu-1-1).

** Jim Glover manages the voluminous emails for the venerable Sarasota/Bradenton Wednesday jam (of which the Tuesday night Tampa jam is an offspring) -- if you'd like to receive them, email him at jimglover@verizon.net

** folkjam.org/ -- lists lots of jams all around the world. After some down time, the site is back working again.

** Tampa Bay Musicians Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/tampa-bay-musicians/

** www.musictampabay.com has internet radio and lots more about local music (including plans for a new low-power St Pete radio station)

** The Tampa Bay Open Mic Meetup is for anyone who enjoys performing in or attending open mic nights:

** TBJammers is a Yahoo group : "an "anything goes" group for those in the Tampa Bay area who want to discuss music, open jams, open mic nights, or … ": https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/TBJammers/info

~~~ the jam ~~~ the jam ~~~ the jam ~~
On October 24, our regular 4th-Tuesday jam will be at:
Boba House
(in the strip of shops at the Sears end of the road that runs to Sears from Bruce B Downs (30th st) [by Panera Bread])
7:00 to 9:00
Here's a recent Bluegrass Jam email from Ward:
Subject: More jammin' fun Monday at Boba
Date: October 21, 2017 10:02:10 AM EDT
Hope your weekend is off on the right foot.  I'm sending the Boba notice a little early, but we'll still convene Monday night at 6:30.  It's been awhile since some of you have made it...maybe this is the week.  As Tom Bodett would say, we'll leave the light on.
ALSO...thanks again for encouraging folks to let their kindness show through a FAM video, or just because.  This is really turning into something special, and your help will make it more so.
Boba House
(in the strip of shops at the Sears end of the road that runs to Sears from Bruce B Downs (30th st) [by Panera Bread])
Bluegrass jam6:30
Boba's Facebook page:
Subject: From Ward - National FAM Award update (Thanks for spreading the word)
Date: October 21, 2017 9:55:49 AM EDT

There's plenty of time to celebrate the good people you know in the 2nd Annual National FAM Awards.  

Your 1-minute video of why they deserve to be the Parent, Son/Daughter, Sister/Brother, or Family Volunteer of the Year makes them eligible to win the Family Flame Award and a $100 Gift Card.  Just e-mail it to ForTheFamilyTampa@gmail.com by November 3.  2nd Prize is a $50 Gift Card, and 3rd Prize is a $25 Gift Card.  

Go to http://www.wtsp.com/entertainment/television/programs/great-day-tb/kindness-being-honored/482834713 to see why this is truly significant.

We'll announce the 12 winners in an Academy Awards style ceremony on Friday, November 17 in Tampa at the Children's Board of Hillsborough County.

Every video will be featured on our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjaXI7bsZFUhRNbd6auaCXA/videos and Facebook page to illustrate how the kindness of people strengthens their family and our community.  The Awards Ceremony will be live streamed on Facebook/ForTheFamilyTampa...and elsewhere if possible.  
Thank you in advance for any nominations that you or others may submit.


W. Ward Cox, Administrator
For The Family, Inc.
(813) 932-1477
Tampa Bluegrass Jam: First Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 9 at Molly Malone's on Davis Island. Info: Meg Longoria <banjobkr@gmail.com>