The Shady Grove festival is one of Canada’s best Bluegrass Music Festivals. It has been running annually for about 30 years and has continued to delivers on top notch entertainment and an unrivalled community for Jamming. The next festival is scheduled for July 15-17th 2022
We are very excited to host our annual Open Mic Night.
Anyone is welcome to sign up. Experience is not a requirement.
However, we would like to keep it “Bluegrassy” so here are some rules:
1. One-three songs depending on how many people show up
2. Besides your voices, only acoustic stringed instruments are allowed
3. We prefer groups over solo performances (JA and the Other Guys are there to back you up if you wish)
4. Feel free to ask anyone else who is there to join you.
Details: Saturday Feb 19 in the Hickey’s Place Pub, downstairs at the Irish Cultural Society, 6452 35 Ave NW, door at 7:00, performance by JA and the Other guys at 7:30 followed by open mic.
Cost $5 at the door. REP covid regulation in force. Please have QR proof of vaccination and ID ready. Sign up in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the Pub.
The Annual General Meeting of the Foothills Bluegrass Music Society will be held, as previously advised, on Sunday, November 28 at 2PM at the Calgary Irish Culture Centre.
What to Expect - We expect this meeting will take about an hour and a half. We plan to report on our activity over the past two years, our financial situation, and what are planning for the next year. Your attendance and participation is greatly appreciated.
Board Positions - There will be an election of officers and board members. We are especially looking for a Secretary as this position is currently vacant, and a Treasurer as our current Treasurer has advised she would like to step down. We are also open to having new members at large, especially if you have experience in such things as social media promotion. If you are an organizer and/or a jump and get it done kind of person, and are computer savvy we will find a place for you.
Covid - As per all events at the ICS you must have proof of vaccination and ID with you to attend the meeting. Alberta proof of vaccine records can be obtain here. The QR code greatly simplifies the process for admittance at the door.
Look forward to seeing you there.
Eric Holt President
Doors open at 1:45 pm, AGM starts at 2:00 PM
Calgary Irish Cultural Center, 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 1S4 (CA).
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Time: Doors Open at 7:00 PM - Show starts at 7:30
Location: Calgary Irish Cultural Center, 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 1S4 (CA).
Price: $25 Members
Our Jams have now resumed after almost 2 years of suspension due to covid.
Frequency: Weekly. Every Thursday from 7:00-10:00 PM
Location: Calgary Irish Culture Centre 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T3B 1S6
Current covid restrictions:
All patrons aged 12 and over to provide valid:
See Government of Alberta Restrictions for more detail. https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx
As we near our third decade of success, the FBMS continues to offer a myriad of concerts, workshops and theme based social gatherings throughout the year.