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Has anyone seen the Guitar Gathering 2019 Itinerary ?  I know it's somewhat early for it but I am sure it's going to be fun and fun.

Just made the lodging arrangements and my wife and I are looking forward to another GREAT conference. Last year's tour of the CBS studio on Saturday morning was fabulous. 

Gene C, London KY

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Gene - Last year, the itinerary was finalized a couple weeks before the conference. I would look for it sometime in May.

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Early arrivals take note: Tuesday evening, June 11 at the Station Inn, 7:00 pm: Doyle & Debbie; 9:30 pm: The Wheelhouse Rousers. The calendar for 3rd and Lindsley is filling up, but nothing as of today for June 11. I could go for another round of Mandy Barnett.  ❤️  She'll be back May 25.

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I attended the “old” Legacy Learning Gatherings in 2009 and 2010. I’m really excited to come back to Nashville to see Steve and continue the journey.  I think I know a lot more than I did 10 years ago but I still consider myself a guitar “owner”... I know some real “players” and my skill level is at a plateau several layers below. It will be a blast and my wife, Rita, is coming as well. My younger brother, Jim, attended last year and he’s one of the real players I know... See y’all soon (or, all y’all, as they say in Texas).

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Early arrivals bulletin #2: the bill for Tuesday evening June 11 at 3rd and Lindsley is "The Piano Men: the Music of Elton John and Billy Joel,” featuring Nashville-based pianists Micah Snow (Charles Esten, Maggie Rose) and Chris Smallwood (RAIN, Alton Brown) and four accompanists. Doors open at 6:00, show 7:30. General admission tickets only, $10.00, seating is first come first served. Once Steve sets up the gathering Facebook page, we can see who wants to go and order our tickets in blocks, which speeds up entry.

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Rookie, first timer, and still semi beginner... who can play chords and rhythm. On a pastoral sabbatical this summer and couldnt think of a better way to spend it than with guitarists... looking forward to absorbing and all the hand cramps. Just registered today.

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1 hour ago, Joel Tolbert said:

Rookie, first timer, and still semi beginner... who can play chords and rhythm. On a pastoral sabbatical this summer and couldnt think of a better way to spend it than with guitarists... looking forward to absorbing and all the hand cramps. Just registered today.

Welcome Joel - You will have a blast!

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10 hours ago, Joel Tolbert said:

Rookie, first timer, and still semi beginner... who can play chords and rhythm. On a pastoral sabbatical this summer and couldnt think of a better way to spend it than with guitarists... looking forward to absorbing and all the hand cramps. Just registered today.

Glad you are coming, Joel! Last year was my first Gathering and I had a great time. See you there.

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Any hints about when the agenda and signups for classes might arrive in our mailboxes?😁

Greg

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I'm guessing it will be soon, gotto. I looked through my emails and last year it was about 2 weeks in advance of the event.

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Hello All- Finally got time off, ordered airline tickets, made room reservations, reserved rental car, ordered tickets for 3rd & Lindsey Monday & Friday night......Am I forgetting anything? Oh Yah....just registered for the Gathering! See you all in 2 weeks.

Mike

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6 hours ago, Popeye said:

Hello All- Finally got time off, ordered airline tickets, made room reservations, reserved rental car, ordered tickets for 3rd & Lindsey Monday & Friday night......Am I forgetting anything? Oh Yah....just registered for the Gathering! See you all in 2 weeks.

Mike

Awesome - look forward to seeing you!

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It’s almost time! For the benefit of our first timers, I’m updating some posts I made last year about this time.

• At Trevecca:

Enter at the main entrance on 333 Murfreesboro Pike and continue on the driveway past the roundabout to the rear of campus. Signs will direct you. The music building will be on the left with ample parking in the rear. Use the rear entrance at the far left. If you prefer, you can enter from the back of the campus.

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In every room, we’ll be surrounded by rows of chairs. An acoustic is probably more versatile for the workshops and jams. If you want to play your electric in the student showcase, there will be cables, amps, microphones, and a professional audio system. The main room will be locked and secure when we’re not there, so you can leave your gear. Make sure your guitar cases are well labeled; there will be a hundred black cases lying around -- in a black room.

Other than the obvious (picks, tuner) I recommend bringing: a couple of pencils and a small notebook, business cards, a folding guitar stand, and cash for lunch, Greg’s setups, and other incidentals. I also bring a pad of sticky notes, my chord block stamper, my foot rest and a compact seat cushion. I think you can leave your music stand at home; Trevecca has some. Steve will have his store set up; he stocks a dandy collapsible music stand. If you have a specific set of strings you want Greg to use in restringing, bring them with you, otherwise he will use D'Addarios.

Go to the 2019 Guitar Gathering Facebook page and register. Steve will approve you.

Trevecca has a very nice food service with coffee shops and a dining hall only a short walk from the music building. So lunch is easy ($5.30, all you can eat), but bring cash in case they have issues with their card reader again. Steve will soon e-mail registrants with a survey asking: Do you want to reserve a setup with Greg Voros? Can you help with logistics (ride sharing, for example)? Do you want to play in the student showcase?

• Around Nashville:

There are many delightful music-related and historical sights in the Nashville area. A good place to start your planning is the official visitor’s web site, visitmusiccity.com.

If you’re a fan of country music, then visits to the Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame are in order. I recommend allowing some time to escape the city and enjoy the Tennessee countryside; it is beautiful. Weather permitting, of course: it can be hot and humid in June, and summer thunderstorms are fairly common.

After the Saturday morning session, Steve and Greg will probably start packing up their gear as we say our goodbyes and everyone goes their way. Saturday night presents a good opportunity to enjoy the show at the Grand Ole Opry. Austin Jenckes is the headliner that night; you can expect a variety of singers and musicians in the show.

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On 5/28/2019 at 4:19 AM, Dave White said:

Awesome - look forward to seeing you!

Me too!

Greg

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I don't think I can improve on Diane's summary at all, as far as what to bring! The main thing you want to bring is a guitar stand. 

I think I'm going to bring an electric this year. I have a small amp that runs on batteries that might fit in my gig bag, and I think being able to wear the bag around like a backpack will be nice, instead of needing to carry an acoustic in a hardshell case around from place to place. I'll report back on how well it does or doesn't go. 

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2 hours ago, colder said:

I don't think I can improve on Diane's summary at all, as far as what to bring! The main thing you want to bring is a guitar stand. 

I think I'm going to bring an electric this year. I have a small amp that runs on batteries that might fit in my gig bag, and I think being able to wear the bag around like a backpack will be nice, instead of needing to carry an acoustic in a hardshell case around from place to place. I'll report back on how well it does or doesn't go. 

Always  Backaxe... I've got one

 

http://www.backaxe.com

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1 hour ago, Eracer_Team-DougH said:

Always  Backaxe... I've got one

 

http://www.backaxe.com

Whoa, that's a cool invention! Never seen one of those!

Honestly, to any Gathering folk reading this, I think you're going to be fine no matter what. I think I saw 90+% of people last year with acoustics, but I can't imagine I'd enjoy the conference any less with an electric. I wouldn't fret about it too much. (hah)

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Hi all, I won't be in Nashville until about 7:30 Tuesday night. What is the process for getting my Dorm room that late?

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3 hours ago, Sonicfreq said:

Hi all, I won't be in Nashville until about 7:30 Tuesday night. What is the process for getting my Dorm room that late?

I'm not sure, but you might check with Steve - Service@MightyOakMusic.com

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Steve took care of it and let me know what to do. Now, what about staying in the Dorm, what will we need to bring?

Pillow, sheets, blanket, towels?

Thanks in advance,

Eric

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On 6/3/2019 at 5:40 PM, Sonicfreq said:

Steve took care of it and let me know what to do. Now, what about staying in the Dorm, what will we need to bring?

Pillow, sheets, blanket, towels?

Thanks in advance,

Eric

Hi Eric,

The dorms are a basic college dorm room. They had some bed sheets and a blanket and pillow, but if you are particular about bedding I'd say bring your own. Same with towel, they provided a couple but you might consider packing one. You would need to bring your own cosmetics, soaps, toiletries, etc. 

Two rooms share a bathroom and a shower, although there is a sink and mirror in each room - typical dorm setup. The rooms have a bed, a dresser, a desk and a chair. There's wifi in the building that works well. 

For breakfast there's a coffee shop on campus that has pastries and such, but I don't remember the hours - might want to check into it. (it's a short walk). For lunch, pretty much everyone walked over to the student union. It was an all you can eat cafeteria situation and the food was decent and inexpensive. For dinner you are on your own, although several of us walked down to Subway at the edge of campus a few times. (There's nothing else really in walking distance for dinner options. I went with a group of people to Gruhn's one night and ate on the way, another night we went to Hattie B's for chicken, etc. I think that's what most people did each night, get dinner with some folks from the conference)

Hope that helps!

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