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May 29, 2021 - 4:04:40 PM

bsed

USA

4147 posts since 6/23/2007

Are you aware that BG will be one day only (Aug. 14 2021)? How do you feel about that?

What I understand is that there will be no camping in the park this year.
What will that do to the jamming opportunities ---or lack thereof?
Maybe this wouldn't be a big problem for people that live a short distance away, but there are lots of us who travel from other states. There are lots of people who live 4+ hours away.
I can think of a lot of my friends who might not attend, given this setup. My feeling is that if you feel as strongly about this as I do, you should either contact the organization on their FB page or contact a Board member.

May 30, 2021 - 4:10:06 AM

9163 posts since 3/19/2009

I'm disappointed to hear about this!!

May 30, 2021 - 4:45:52 AM
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bees

USA

87 posts since 6/16/2016

The story as I heard is that they changed the dates for the Gathering but forgot to make sure there was a stage available. Turns out there's no stage... So, they shortened it to one day and a lot of activities won't happen.

Jun 5, 2021 - 6:45:24 PM

2547 posts since 10/6/2008

Is camping open at Prophetstown State Park? Has anyone talked about organizing an informal old-time music gathering there as a way of extending the one-day event?

A group of people do that here in California in conjunction with the one-day Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers' Festival and it works out great. People reserve campsites in the same area of the local county campground a few days ahead of the Sunday event and with musicians hanging out so close together, music-making just sort of spontaneously happens from morning through the 10:00 p.m. quiet hour--which is enforced. :)

Jun 14, 2021 - 6:01:22 AM
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bsed

USA

4147 posts since 6/23/2007

Christine Breen has researched and found an area campground in Monticello, IN. It's called WHITE OAKS. They have cabins and camping sites w/ and w/o electrical hookups. https://whiteoaksrv.com. I think people will arrive on Friday (incl me). This is fairly close to Battle Ground.

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