WHEN: Wednesday October 18, 2023
TIME: 7:30 to 10 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: We'll be playing songs of the season - autumn, seasons of life, and Halloween! The PDF songbook we'll be using is posted below at the top of the SONG LIST but you don't have to print it - we'll display the songsheets on a screen at the front of the room. But, especially beginners, you may want to print out or download the chord chart Mark makes up for each song on the jam playlist - there's one for GCEA tuning and one for baritone DBGE tuning!
OPEN MIC: There will be a couple of open mic spots available, 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 spots are already filled, we'll slot you in for a future jam. 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: August 30, 2023
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 6 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 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.
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