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GUEST, Ebbie Starting a folk club (60* d) RE: Starting a folk club 15 Jul 05


QUESTION for you: What besides 'folk club' can one call a folk club?? One of the founders doesn't like the word 'club'. I suggested that it's jargon everyone understands and that it does not indicate a club membership. He hasn't changed his mind. I have now suggested 'Folk Society'. Is that an improvement?

We are in the process of starting such an animal - whatever it will end up being called - and the start date is projected to be August 6.

Keep in mind this is a small community so some things that are standard in other communities will not pertain here. Juneau is small but has a vital music commmunity. We have more than 50 performers on the list and there will be more. Plus we have recourse to other communities only four or 8 hours away by state ferry.

Our format and facilities:

*A hall that will seat approximately 50 people, plus a few.
*Good offstreet parking. In Juneau, this is BIG.
* Start time: 8:00 PM sharp, ending about 10:30.
* There will be a 15 minute intermission.
*$5.00 charge, for everyone, performers included.
*At least once a month; later we will offer workshops, etc, in addition.
* We will offer cookies or other goodies, tea, coffee and juice.
* 20 minute sets; sometimes 3 or 4 20 minute sets and one 40 minute set
* There will be five or six performances per evening, unless there is a 40 minute set.
* Each evening will have a couple of "big guns" interspersed with someone new (but ready), someone young and starting out, and someone unexpected that many people have never heard.

Any suggestions?


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