WHEN: Wednesday July 20, 2022
TIME: 7:30 p.m to 9:30 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.
SONGS: This time round we've chosen songs by Canadians or songs about Canada from the 195 selections currently in our SONG library. The songs and PDF songbook are posted below on the song list, and we'll display the songsheets on a screen at the front of the room. You can also download the songbook which will be posted and chord charts to your device if you'd like to use your own device at the jam.
WANT TO TRY LEADING A SONG? We'd encourage you to select an existing song from our SONGS page (just type in the SEARCH box the word Canada), OR you can submit a new songsheet in an editable text document (not PDF) along with a YouTube video that best represents how you'd like to play the song. All submissions will be reviewed and formatted for BUG.
DEADLINE for new group song submissions: send your songsheet to Sue@bytownukulele.ca by July 6 at the very latest.
OPEN MIC: We're still assessing how best to use our 2 hour time frame rather than our previous 3 hour BUG Jams, keeping in mind that folks have been isolated for a long time and are extra keen to sing together as a group right now. We'll sprinkle in two open mic spots this time round - email me Sue@bytownukulele.ca if you're interested. 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 submissions: July 17.
FOOD & DRINK: PLEASE support Red Bird by ordering a drink as they offer their beautiful space to us free of charge. In addition to being licensed, Red Bird also has a small selection of light snacks, but keep in mind it it NOT a restaurant. Red Bird is very happy to work with as many local companies as they can: Local Lager, Simply Biscotti Colonnade, FNG Italian Bakery, Ashton Brewing Company, Top Shelf Distillers, The County Bounty, Saunders Hard Cider, and Seed to Sausage.
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. For those of you who are more able-bodied, we'd ask that you consider taking a high stool to leave the regular seating for those that may absolutely need low seating.
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 aren't feeling well. We also hope everyone has had all the vaccines they're eligible for - Mark and I have each had our 4 vaccinations. Protective medical masks are encouraged but not mandatory - it’s your decision.
IF YOU CAN'T JOIN US IN PERSON 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.
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