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The Downbeat Diner & Lounge
42 N. Hotel Street, Honolulu: 533-2328
Friday, April 25th, 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
BLUEGRASS HAWAII JAM
Wahiawa Botanical Garden
Sunday, April 20, 2014
12:00 pm till 4:00 pm
Our APRIL jam has been scheduled for Sunday, April from 12:00 AM till 4:00 PM at Wahiawa Botanical Garden in Wahiawa! This rain-or-shine event is always FREE to the public!
Who's Welcome: EVERYBODY! If you play an unplugged traditional instrument,
and enjoy acoustic bluegrass, newgrass, mountain, roots, traditional country, Hawaiian, Americana,
folk, Western, Celtic, and Irish music, you are welcome to come and jam along! (Listeners, of course,
are welcome, too!) Y'all come!
What To Bring: Your instrument if you have one, folding chairs, a sweater in case it gets chilly.
Directions: Find your way to H2 North, going towards Mililani and Wahiawa. Take exit 8 for Wahiawa, just before the highway ends near Schofield Barracks. At the end of the exit, go right; stay in the right lane. You'll be on KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY. At the third light, take a right onto CALIFORNIA AVENUE. Go about a mile or so, past Foodland, Longs, Blockbusters; past a Buddhist Hongwanji on your right and a community park on your left. Look for the Botanical Garden on your left! This rain-or-shine event will take in the pavilions around the garden and in the multi-purpose room.
Parking: IMPORTANT! We have received a special request from Brian Koren, recreation specialist at Wahiawa Botanical Garden. Brian writes: The garden is starting to get really busy on the weekends, so we had to change some things about parking. We are encouraging user groups to use the alternative parking areas. We are going to start reserving six parking spots in the parking lot for garden volunteers and guests visiting the garden for less then 45 minutes. Can you tell your pickers to try and park over at the other parking lot on Glen Avenue?
To get to the Glen Avenue lot: when you get off H2 at the Wahiawa exit and turn on to Kamehameha Hwy., take a right at the fourth traffic light onto Kilani Avenue. Go about a half a mile, past the hospital and the big community park. Kilani runs parallel to California Avenue, and becomes Glen Avenue just before the Botanical Garden. The Glen Avenue lot is on the right hand side, just past CREST AVENUE on the left, and immediately before Wahiawa Elementary School. Park, walk down the hill and turn left to walk across the bridge into the garden's main lot. Brian says if you have to park in the California Ave. lot for a few minutes to drop off your instruments, that's not a problem, but please don't double-park for extended periods of time. Also, if you park on the grass on the left side of California going up the hill, please do not park in front of the sign for the garden.
Bus Riders: Catch a #62 bus towards Wahiawa Heights and get off across the street from the Wahiawa Botanical Garden on California Avenue. To find out how to connect to a 62 bus, call our wonderful bus system, TheBus, at 848-5555; they're open every day from 8 AM till 10 PM. Their website is www.thebus.org.
BLUEGRASS IN THE KO'OLAUS
Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens
Friday through Monday, April 25 - 28, 2014
The next Bluegrass in the Ko'olaus is right around the corner and you DON'T WANT TO MISS IT!! This is the best opportunity to pick to your heart's content!
CAMPING REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED! PLEASE COME OUT AND ENJOY ALL THE ACTIVITIES DURING THE DAY!
Please keep in mind that your hard working organizers are all volunteers with day jobs. Most of your questions can be answered by clicking HERE and taking a close look at the website. If you're still unclear of something, don't hesitate to ask, but check out the webpage first! If you don't hear back from us, that's probably because the answer to your question is already on the website. Mahalos!!
DON'T MISS THESE OTHER COOL EVENTS!Don't miss these OTHER cool recurring events, with focus on traditional music, here and there all over the Hawaiian Islands! Some happen monthly or even quarterly. Others have gatherings several times per month! All are listed on our RECURRING EVENTS page.
- First Tuesday of each month at Big City Diner Jam in Kailua (O`ahu)
- Second Tuesday of each month at Ruby Tuesday's, near the Navy Exchange
- Third Thursday of each month at Bonzer Front, Haleiwa
- Fourth Sunday of each month, Bluegrass Hawaii Half-Fast Bluegrass Philharmonic Society,
Please contact Larry Hind at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
- Contradancers Of Hawaii (O`ahu)
- Traditional Music Jam (TradJam)--O`ahu
- First Saturday Pickin' & Potluck (Big Island)
- Maui Singalong Circle, contant Phil and Cris Peacock at email@example.com
- Contradancing on Maui
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