BUG Jam Live @ Red Bird! January 17, 2024

BUG Jam Live @ Red Bird! January 17, 2024

Happy New Year! Join us for an evening of ukulele songs and revelry! It's FREE and you don’t need to be any good.

WHEN:  Wednesday January 17, 2024
TIME:  7:30 to 10:00 p.m.
WHERE:   Red Bird Live Music, 1165 Bank Street, one block south of Sunnyside Ave., Old Ottawa South. Also, check out their Facebook page: Red Bird Live | Facebook.

Red Bird is a new live music listening venue in Ottawa South with a brand new ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator) HVAC ventilation system installed in November 2021 - ERV improves indoor air quality by providing fresh outside air. The venue is at street level with front and back doors.

FOOD & DRINK:  We encourage you to support Red Bird when you attend a BUG Jam by purchasing something to eat and/or drink because Geoff Cass, the owner, gives us his beautiful space, wonderful servers, and highly-skilled sound technician to us at no cost - he foots the bill! Red Bird has a delicious selection of pressed sandwiches, sausages, personal pizzas, and other treats, as well as local beers, ciders, non-alcoholic craft sodas, cocktails, wine, and coffee/tea - all locally sourced.

SONGS:  THIS MONTH WE'RE DOING THINGS A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY! We're going to lead this jam the way we've led jams at ukulele festivals!  At the jam, we'll hand out a list of all the songs in the BUG FESTIVAL SONGBOOK posted below, and ask you, on the fly, what songs you'd like us to play! We're also hoping to get lots of volunteers to come up and help lead a song, so please don't be shy - you'll have lots of support! We'll display the songsheets on the screen at the front of the room. You can also download the songbook to your device if you'd like to use your own device at the jam.

OPEN MIC:   There will be two open mic spots this time round, if we get volunteers. If you're interested, please email me, Sue@bytownukulele.ca, with the name of the song you'd like to sing and the artist/songwriter. If you love open mic sessions, we'd also highly encourage you to participate in Red Bird's Open Stage every Tuesday evening and their Coffee House every Sunday afternoon. DEADLINE for open mic requests:   January 10, 2024

IF YOU CAN'T JOIN US LIVE for whatever reason, no worries! We record the jam, so that you can play along with us anytime. Be sure to plug an external speaker into your computer to listen so that you'll hear the uBass and get the full effect. We'll upload the jam video and the songbook we use for the evening on our BUG Jam Videos page.

SEATING:  1000 square feet on the main floor with seats for up to 90 people, depending on setup, and the venue capacity is 100. There are some couches with side tables, regular chairs and tables, and high chairs and tables at the back and along the sides.

ACCESSIBILITY: 6 steps up from the Bank St. sidewalk, with handrails

WASHROOMS:  on main floor

PARKING:  street parking and small parking lot at the south end of the building.

COVID precautions: We really want to see you but please don't come if you're not feeling well. We also hope everyone has had all the covid vaccines they're eligible for - Mark and I have each had 7 vaccinations so far. Feel free to wear a mask if you want and carrying along some hand sanitizer with you is always a good idea.

If you'd like to help Sue and Mark cover the monthly costs they pay to maintain this website, please consider making a small donation. Thank you for your support.


Here is the Songlist:

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