Meadowood Music News
MEADOWOOD CLOSED AUGUST 16 THROUGH 24
Date posted: 08/15/15
We will be closed all of next week. We are open until 5 pm on the 15th, after which we will have an open mic from 6-9. Come see us before 9 pm on the 15th or after 10 am on the 25th.
TWO COOL EVENTS FOR GUITAR ENTHUSIASTS
Coming September 12 and October 10
Date posted: 07/21/15
Fun and freebies... FREE STUFF
Join us Saturday, August 12 from noon to 4 pm. Bring a six string steel string acoustic or electric guitar and we will restring it for free while you are here. Our Martin factory rep will be here with special guitars for you to see, hear and play. Stay tuned for info on another special event October 10
THE MAIDENCREEK OLD-TIME MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016
The 2015 festival was great fun - join us in 2016
Date posted: 07/13/15
The 2016 Maidencreek Old Time Music Festival will be Sunday, July 10 from 10 am to 10 pm.For more details, visit MCOTMF.org or the festival Facebook page.
2015 OPEN MICS UNDERWAY
Third Saturday of the month, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, May thru Sept
Date posted: 05/22/15
The open mic is outdoors in the back yard of the store at 8521 Allentown Pike, Blandon PA, no rain date.
You can sign up in advance by calling 610-916-1285 or we will do our best to fit you in if you sign up at the open mic.
Acoustic musicians are welcome to perform just one tune or up to 15 minutes of material. Lyrics should be family friendly. Electric basses and pianos are OK.
No fee to play or listen. We provide the PA and some chairs. You may bring your own chair or blanket if you want. Bring a picnic dinner or snacks. It's a great time. <...more>
TRAVEL WITH YOUR INSTRUMENT - TAKE A COPY OF FAA MODERNIZATION AND REFORM ACT OF 2012 SECTION 41724
Airlines are now required by Federal Law to let your Axe on the Plane
Date posted: 11/23/13
I am plagiarizing from the web site, "Ari's Take" at http://aristake.com/?post=87. We are grateful to Ari for the information and to our friend Amy Sutryn for sharing the info with us because you can now INSIST that an airline let you take your instrument on a plane with you. Here is the scoop:
TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM ARI'S SITE:
It's 145 pages of various airline passenger rights, but hidden on page 74 and stretching all the way to the middle of page 75 is the Musical Instruments clause. It states: <...more>
OPEN JAMS - PLACES TO PLAY WITH OTHERS
Dates and Locations
Date posted: 05/10/09
Meadowood hosts Bluegrass and Classical jams at the store. Here is a listing of them:
Meadowood has two Bluegrass jams; one is every Tuesday from 6 to 9, and the other is a slow jam on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 7 to 8. Mike & Paula host the Bluegrass jams on Tuesdays; Mike hosts the jams on Thursdays. The jams are open to any musician interested in playing Bluegrass music - beginning players will have more lead opportunities in the slow jam.
Meadowood hosts a string "jam" for the more classically-bent, on the second Thurs of the month from 6:30 to 8 (September through May - the jam takes a summer break during Jne, July and August). Meadowood violin teacher, Judy Terwilliger hosts the "Classical Jam." All violin, viola, cello and upright bass players interested in playing for fun are welcome (music is available for all levels/ages of players - please bring your own music stand).
Other organizations in the area also host jams for Old-time, Bluegrass, Blues, Country, Swing, Folk and Celtic Music. A brief listing appears below. Additional details are available on another page of this web site (click RESOURCES above, then click PERFORMING VENUES, then click JAMS).
Celtic sessions occur at the Ugly Oyster in Reading (every Thurs of the month) and Granny McCarthy's Tea Room in Bethlehem (3rd Thurs of each month).
Folk music jams occur in Allentown and Reading, hosted by The Lehigh Valley Folk Music Society (Allentown - 3rd Wed each month) and Full Circle Music Society (Reading - 2nd Tues of each month).
Oldtime, Swing and Blues jams are hosted at Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem (1st Tue of each month, 3rd Tue of each month, 4th Wed of each month). If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email Meadowood (contact information is available if you click "Contact Us" at the bottom of the navigation bar at the left of this page).