BUG Jam Live @ Red Bird! July 17, 2024

BUG Jam Live @ Red Bird! July 17, 2024

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

IMPORTANT NEWS! You will now always have a seat at BUG!

How? Beginning with our jam on March 20, 2024, all folks must now have a ticket to be admitted to our BUG Jams at Red Bird.

TICKETS:  $10 tickets for the July 17 BUG Jam will be available to purchase on the Red Bird website starting on July 3 at 10:00 a.m. Go to the Red Bird "SHOWS" menu, click Upcoming Shows, and then click on our BUG Jam announcement. You will be guaranteed a seat but not a specific seat. Here's the link: Upcoming Shows . When you go to that page, scroll to the Bytown Ukulele Group event and click on that. There you will find the link to buy tickets.

NOTE:  There will also be five (5) Pay-What-You-Can tickets available. These must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of the jam. Please email Sue@bytownukulele.ca to request one of those tickets.

DOORS WILL ONLY OPEN AT 6:45 p.m. IF YOU ARRIVE BEFORE THAT TIME, YOU WILL HAVE TO LINE UP OUTSIDE AS WITH ALL OTHER TICKETED RED BIRD SHOWS.  You must have your ticket scanned to be admitted.

TIME:   7:30 p.m. 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 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.

SONGS: COMING SOON!

YOU CAN REQUEST A SONG THAT YOU'D LIKE US TO SING BY CHOOSING ONE FROM OUR SONG LIBRARY  and then emailing me the title at Sue@bytownukulele.ca Better yet - why not grab a couple of friends and volunteer to lead the song. It's wonderful fun when we get lots of different BUGs at the mics to lead songs, so please don't be shy! Email me the name of a song that you'd like to lead. Of course, Mark and I and lots of other BUGs are always happy to sing and play along with you as well!  Just let me know if you need it in a different key to suit your voice.

You can also submit a new songsheet, in an editable text file, along with a link to a YouTube video that best represents how you like to play it to Sue@bytownukulele.ca.  I'll work with you to format it for BUG. If you sing it differently than an artist's recording, then please send me a video of you performing the song so that I can format the songsheet to how YOU play the song.
DEADLINE for song requests & submissions:  July 3, 2024 but sooner is better.

OPEN MIC:  We have two or three open mic spots at each jam. If you're interested in a spot, please email me, Sue@bytownukulele.ca, with the name of the song you'd like to sing and the artist/songwriter before April 3. If spots are full, you'll be put on a waiting list for the next available spot. If you love open mic sessions, we'd also highly encourage you to participate in Red Bird's Open Stage on Tuesday evenings and their Coffee House on Sunday afternoons.
DEADLINE for open mic submissions: July 3, 2024 but sooner is better.

SEATING:  1000 square feet on the main floor with seats for 86 people. There are some padded chairs and love seats with side tables, regular chairs and tables, and high chairs and tables at the back and along the sides.

FOOD & DRINK:  Red Bird has a delicious selection of pressed sandwiches, sausages, personal pizzas, gluten-free/nut-free/vegan baked goods from Strawberry Blonde Bakery and lots of other treats, as well as local beers, ciders, non-alcoholic craft sodas, cocktails, wine, and coffee/tea - all locally sourced.

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.

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! In the recording, no one's names appear on the screens! We'll upload the jam video and the songbook we use for the evening on our BUG Jam Videos page.

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

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