Las Vegas Jam Band Society
Members’ Meeting Minutes
December 3, 2019
Location: Rocky’s Bar & Grill
Meeting Begins: 7:38 PM
In attendance: Greg, JT, Paige, Jessica, Ian, Dan, Kathy, Fred, Megan
President’s Report (Greg): “Let’s get this December meeting started!”
*Upcoming 2020 Officer Nominations have all been in. (There were 2 Offices needing a Vote: President/Secretary). Yet, the current Secretary (Jessica) does not want to risk her status of a “Tribal Member/Charter Member” due to how the LVJBS’s ‘Bi-laws’ are written: “Officer at least one year/Committee Chair for at least two years/NO loss of any held Election for Office”, she has removed herself from the 2020 Ballot, for the 2020’s Office of Secretary.
Megan Bichsel will be the Secretary for 2020.
Other 2020 Officers:
Vice President: Jennifer Minucci
Treasurer: Paige Tolson
Mayor: Tiffany Belcher
Paid (current/up-to-date) Members are able to place their vote for 2020 PRESIDENT, through December 11th and the elected President will be announced on December 15th.
Nominees: Current President GREG SERENSITS & current Vice President JOHNNIE TOLSON are the two Presidential candidates needing a vote.
*After seeing BLUE OYSTER CULT in Moapa, NV recently, there is another possible venue that could host a great event. (Stage area with a large grassy area for the audience). Discussion had of a Halloween event on Saturday, Oct. 31st, 2020. Our friends, SPAFFORD, are willing to help us celebrate this 20 year milestone, if date allows. More details TBD.
--Discussion held of our past anniversary shows and dates were reviewed: New Riders of the Purple Sage was our 2015, 15th Anniversary show, Grey Boy Allstars was our 200th show in 2013.
Vice President’s Report (JT):
*We have 65 current paid members (including the monthly, individual, & couple memberships)
--In order to VOTE for an Office, the Member must be a paid dues-DECEMBER member, for that year.
*Have been taking WILD APRICOT Webinars to help make the site more user-friendly, etc. Possible viewing changes TBD.
--Greg discussed Kevin Dold’s past website work for LVJBS and will inquire about future upgraded website assistance, as well.
Secretary’s Report (Jessica):
*Thanks to our Treasurer, Paige, for taking care of the November minutes, due to my prearranged absence.
*The next ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY Clean-up weekend will be in JANUARY. Thoughts: SATURDAY or SUNDAY, January 11th or 12th @ 9am. The preferred date will be confirmed at the January Members’ meeting.
We will gather for brunch afterwards at THE RUSTY PUTTER Lounge, where we get 25% off our tab with our Membership Cards.
*It’s been wonderful being a dedicated LVJBS Secretary for these many past years. Congrats to Megan for getting to take over the duties for 2020.
Treasurer’s Report (Paige):
*Dues are now ‘monthly’ payments. $10/month. The 2020 Annual memberships can now be paid for this upcoming year. An email will soon be sent with any earned meeting ‘credits’ for a discounted membership and ‘due’ dates.
*HOLIDAY PARTY monies will be ready for the performers’ payments.
Costs: Pitchfork $300, DJ $75, & the requested $175 for Ice, Propane, & Light projection.
Total of $550. Officers decided that $650 will be given to the hosts for payments and any miscellaneous needs. (Other Officers and Members have been graciously buying/donating goods/decorations for this event without needed reimbursements.)
* Don’t forget that attending monthly meetings can get you $5 credits for the next year’s dues. (up to $20max). Attendance is noted each month and an email is sent your way each December, letting you know the needed dues to keep current.
*Be sure to add your SMITH’S GROCERY card and your AMAZONSMILES account, to the ‘Jam Band Society of America’ non-profit help, to ensure a portion of your purchases comes back our way! Tell your friends/family! (We will look into posting an ‘easy’ ‘click here’ link for others to get started.)
Mayor’s report (Jenny M. absent via Ian):
Color: 8-Crazy Golden Knights
Fund Development Chair (Megan B.): The announcement of the awarded Scholarship monies will be done soon. More details and winners TBA.
Archive Committee Chair (Fred G.) says that the LVJBS archive is “still safe & secure” under piles of the Gutzat garage. D.A.T. (Digital Audio Track) are there as well.
PRODUCTION REPORT (Greg):
*Spoke with Michaelo Wargo (Manager Entertainment/Special Events/Fashion Show Retail) about their “Sports for Fashion” events, a kid-friendly event which allows groups to ‘tailgate’ various events/games, with 30% of the bar proceeds going to a charity of choice/non-profit of choice. More info TBD.
*’CASINO-CARES program, where a gambler’s winnings can have their ‘spare change’ or ‘coins/cents’ donated to a non-profit instead of ‘cashed out’ in their pocket. We will reach out to them to proceed. This is an excellent way for groups to earn ‘easy’ money.
*Discussion was held at a past meeting about a possible April 10-12, 2020 CUBENSIS event/Sausage Party Takeover, at Garage Mahal. More details TBD.
*A local musician, Travis, reached out to JT on our Facebook page, inquiring to play their music/possible future event: ONE TON PROJECT
*Discussion of a 20th Anniversary T-Shirt being made for the planned event.
*Brooklyn Bowl is allowing us advertising/ticket trades for the following upcoming shows:
Gregory Alan Isakov, Thievery Corporation, Marcus King Band, Dweezil Zappa, Donovan Frankenreiter, & Galactic. (Be sure to help share these events on your pages and invite your ‘friends’ to join. This helps with getting the info spread.
Question: What happens to donated Facebook ‘Donations to a Cause’ events? (i.e. JT’s recent ‘Birthday’ donations for LVJBS)
**Paige to inquire and see how/when the monies are “given back” to the donated non-profit of choice. More info TBA.
UPCOMING NON-LVJBS EVENTS
*Dec. 6 & 7: Intersect Festival (Beck & Foo Fighters headlining)
*Dec. 7: Catfish John @ The SandDollar LV
*Dec. 8: Gregory Alan Isakov @ BBLV
*Dec. 11: Modest Mouse @ BBLV
*Dec. 15: Thievery Corporation @ BBLV
*Dec. 21: The Beatles for Kids @ BBLV
*Dec. 27: Crystal Method @ TopGolf
*Dec. 31: Stick Figure @ BBLV
*Jan. 4: Jeff & the Orrganics @ Tatuado WildSide Tavern, Pahrump
*Jan. 8: Sublime w/ Rome @ TopGolf
*Jan. 17: Tool @ T*Mobile Arena
*Jan. 17: The Wailers @ Top Golf
*Jan. 30: The Marcus King Band @ BBLV
Next Meeting: Tuesday, January. 7th @ Cheba Hut (UNLV)
Meeting adjourned: 8:50PM
November Members’ Meeting Minutes
November 5, 2019 7:30pm
November 5, 2019
Location: Cheba Hut – Sahara & Rainbow
Meeting begins: 7:45pm
In attendance: Greg, JT, Paige, Jenny M, Ian, Ellen, Tiffany Belcher
President’s Report (Greg):
· Nomination notifications are out on Facebook as well as emails were sent out.
· Holiday Party December 14th – Jenny & Boris’ house – Announcement will go out after Tecopa weekend - Entertainment TBA
· 2020 Shows – “Irons are in the fire. We are Dead Set to do 4 shows in 2020”
· When an event is posted take the initiative to re-post/share and add friends from all over to get the word out – You never know who will see it and who is in town when events happen
· Tecopa horseshoes – sign-up sheet is out in the FB event – please grab a partner and sign up – Everything else is all set to go!
Nominations and Election timeline for 2020 Officers
· Nominations will be taken through November 16th
· Nominees will be notified November 17th
· Acceptance of nominations completed by November 21st
· Ballots will be made up & brought to the December 3rd meeting at Rocky’s and also put online
· Voting can be done through December 11th
· Winners of the 2020 Officer Election will be announced on December 15th
REGARDING ELECTIONS – PAID MEMBERS ONLY ARE ALLOWED TO VOTE – It pays to be a Member J
· 2020 We need to be more pro-active on finding venues that will work for what we want to do
· Clubhouse – make it a reality – we need to find a property and move on it
· Adopt-A-Highway was super-fun, a good turnout, and a beautiful day! – we discovered animal bones – found $20 – and had some large appliances to be moved. We got it all done and enjoyed pizza & beer afterwards at Rusty Putter on Lake Mead Pkwy. We were able to use our Membership Cards to get a 20% discount and the staff was very friendly and loves our group and our cause.
· Rusty Putter is a possible new venue – the stage is a good size and the room is also. They have a full kitchen and bar. The gaming license is on the way so this may be a fun new place for us to go and check out some music.
Treasurer’s Report (Paige):
· Amazon for Q3 2019 - $11.04
· Smith’s - $29.79
· Toured Area 15 – Very early stages of construction. Looks like a great space, not sure how we can/will use it in the future, but it would be nice to collaborate with other local businesses to have a function there.
· Dues are on monthly payments of $10/month – Pay your dues and you can participate in the upcoming elections!
· Don’t forget attending monthly meetings (at least 1 a quarter) you can get up to $5 off of next year’s membership dues! A total of $20 off for the whole year.
· Be sure to add your SMITH’S Grocery ID# onto their website www.smithsfoodanddrug.com, look for The Jam Band Society of America and click on it to add them as the not-for-profit you wish to donate to.
· Smile.Amazon.com is the website to get your donations into The Jam Band Society of America – look up the “Charity List”, find us and start donating while you shop!!! Tis the Season
Mayor’s Report (Jenny): Color – Tecopa Teal
· Looking for NYE possible venues – have been checking out options – Ex. Artifice/Mandt home/Jammin’ On Vegas
· Idea for $10 from every membership to get a LVJBS t-shirt tie-dyed at Jammin’ On as a membership gift
· Revising the logo – needs an update trying to get new idea from some of our artistic friends
· Start planning a 20th Anniversary show
· We need to define the Officer’s roles to make it more intriguing to others to nominate & run
· Going to start posting on Facebook page/Social Media – Bands we want to see in 2020 – to get ideas of where people are at with who and what they want to see come through Las Vegas
· Yak Attack for Dec 6th Electronica Band – was a possibility to host but there has been no word back from them
· Spafford – Bunkhouse residency – potentially still out there but no updates have been given to the JBS
Fund Development Chair (Megan):
· Looking to showcase the winners of the Scholarship in early 2020 – More info to come J
· Looks like we will have $2000 to donate to the 4 candidates
· Delta Nove book for next year possibly - cannot play Holiday party
· Fundraising – Savers stores have a program for not-for-profits, where you collect clothing and donate it to them. They pay by the pound or by the piece is some of the clothing is a little nicer/designer, etc. We can try to figure out a location to have people drop off clothing and we can get them to the Savers store.
· Fashion Show mall has a program on Saturdays & Sundays called “Fashion & Football – Tailgating” – People come in, watch the College or NFL football games, eat, drink, be social and 30% of the bar goes to the not-for-profit they are supporting that day/weekend. Looking into getting more information and heading down there on a weekend to check it out
· Desire to work with the Blues Society, the Bluegrass Society and all other local music societies/clubs to have a bigger and better event than we can all do separately
· TECOPA TALK…….
November Friends & Family event:
TECOPA TAKEOVER – HOPE TO SEE ALL YOUR SMILING FACES THERE!
Tuesday December 3rd – Rocky’s Bar + Grill 8540 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89123
October 1, 2019
Meeting Begins: 7:40 PM
In attendance: Greg, JT, Paige, Jessica, Ellen, Dan, Jimmy, Megan
President’s Report (Greg): “Bummer about Hunter!”
*Upcoming 2020 Officer Nominations/Elections will be happening within the next couple of month’s meetings: October: Nominations will be gathered this month (via email)
November: Acceptance of Nominations, & December: 2020 Elections.
*The Tuesday, November 5th Members’ meeting a ‘TECOPA BRIEFING MEETING’ to get any last minute details regarding the ‘Takeover’ finalized.
*One of our Members (Rodney) contacted us after our ‘request’ for ‘bands of future interest’ for our GOAL of 4 Shows/Year.
WISE MONKEY ORCHESTRA was a suggestion. Their price for a booking would require 200 people paying $20. (*Side discussion of what funds are in the LVJBS account/available venues & what they offer/what a ‘reasonable price’ ticket vs. the many comp-tickets many of us receive was had.)
*BBLV’s list of the upcoming member-comp tickets: The Motet, Tower of Power, Thievery Corporation, Tauk & Jazz is Phish.
Secretary’s Report (Jessica):
*The ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY Clean-up day for the Fall season will be on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th @ 9am. We will gather for brunch afterwards at THE RUSTY PUTTER Lounge.
*(”THE RUSTY PUTTER”, on East Lake Mead (near Lake Las Vegas and our Adopt-A-Highway spot) had its re-Grand Opening. They have a great stage for music and welcome our Members. Show your VALID LVJBS Membership Card and get 20% off your tab.)
*Paige to cover the meeting’s minutes for November due to my absence.
*We earned $11.04 from AmazonSmiles along with additional Smith’s Card Rewards
*Dues are now ‘monthly’ payments. $10/month.
Mayor’s report (Jenny M. absent via Greg):
Color: “Sky was YELLOW and the sun was BLUE”
*PINK TALKING FISH is available Friday, January 31st. The Hard Rock Hotel will be closing after the Feb. 2nd SUPERBOWL party for it’s remodeling/renaming. Awaiting on Andrew, from the HRH to let us know if that can be our ‘final’ HRH event. If not, possibly the ARUBA, the BUNKHOUSE, or the PLAZA. More details TBD.
*JACOB JOLIFF BAND –a mandolin quartet, is available Dec. 4, 5, or 7. (Jacob Joliff is a member of the Yonder Mountain String Band). We will pass on their info to the SandDollar.
*Ian Z. had an email from Ryan (at the Bunkhouse) in regards to SPAFFORD having interested for the first week of April, or April 10th-12th. Possibly Garage MaHall. More details TBD.
Fund Development Chair (Megan B.):
-Scholarship info is going out. Please help spread the word & help get additional Sponsors. Google Form on website.
-We have 3 applicants so far. Discussion of a ‘match an applicant’ had. (e.g. If there was $1,700 raised in scholarships, the LVJBS would add $300 to make it $2k.)
(email will be sent by week’s end for the Officers to make the ‘decision’ on which nominee will be this month’s recipient.)
-Jenny & Megan went around to various downtown locations in search of donations. They received $150 in gift cards thanks to the EUREKA casino (6th & Fremont)
*In lieu of the 2019 Holiday Party, maybe focus “our vision” on a 2020 CUBENSIS show. More details TBD.
*Saturday, October 19th will be the DeltaNove Memorial gathering for their drummer, Dominick. The LVJBS wants to send a gift of support and care to his family. We will be sending our LVJBS attendees with a $150 check to offer to Dominic’s family for the ‘cause’ of their choice.
*‘Friends & Family Event’ for October: CATFISH JOHN @ JamminOnMain @ 6pm. Lone Woof Rescue benefit.
*Oct. 2nd -- Calexico @ House of Blues
*Oct. 2nd—US & THEM (Pink Floyd) movie.
*Oct. 3rd—The Motet @ BBLV
*Oct. 5th—CATFISH JOHN @ JamminOn Main
*Oct. 5th-- Pink Floyd THE WALL EXPERIENCE @ The Smith Center
*Oct. 5th-- Stabbing Westward @ BBLV
*Oct. 6th —US & THEM (Pink Floyd) movie.
*Oct 6th—Stone Temple Pilots (w/ Rival Sons) @ The Joint
*Oct. 6th-- The Cult @ The Chelsea
*Oct. 11-13th –Viva Las VeGrass @ Spring Mtn. Visitors’ Center (Mt. Charleston)
*Oct. 13th—Scott Pemberton @ The SandDollar
*Oct. 19th-- HomeCookin’ @ The Bunkhouse
*Oct. 26th—Thom Yorke @ The Chelsea
*Oct. 26th—Catfish O ‘ Ween (Catfish John) @ The SandDollar
*Nov. 1st-- Tower of Power @ BBLV
*Nov. 2nd-- Yachty by Nature @ Top Golf
*Nov. 3rd -- Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine/ Prophets of Rage) @ BBLV
*Nov. 3rd-- The Moves Collective @ The SandDollar
*Nov. 7th-- Nahko & Medicine for the People @ BBLV
*Nov. 7-10—The Tecopa Takeover @ Tecopa, CA
*Nov. 12th-- Tauk & Jazz is Phish @ BBLV
*Nov. 16th—Fleetwood Mac @ T*Mobile Arena
*Nov. 21st-- MGMT @ The Pearl
*Nov. 27-- Slayer, Primus, Ministry, ‘Pantera’ @ MGM Grand
Next Meeting: Tuesday, Nov. 5th @ Cheba Hut (Sahara/Rainbow)
Meeting adjourned: 9:10 PM
September 3, 2019
Location: Cheba Hut (UNLV)
Meeting Begins: 7:36 PM
In attendance: Greg, JT, Paige, Jessica, Ellen, Ian, Jenny, Keith, Julie
President’s Report (Greg): “Alrighty…..So….”
*Last month, we discussed the given dates of GRATEFUL SHRED, who wanted to come to Las Vegas, the first week of December. The group was on board for this. We just got notification that the line-up has changed (no longer with Jay Lane) and the date can only be Sunday, 12/1. Concerns: It being a weeknight and, also, the Sunday after Thanksgiving (many might be travelling, etc.)
(Greg to contact a possible stage/location in Moapa to see if their area can be reserved/camped in.)
More details TBD.
*Upcoming 2020 Officer Nominations/Elections will be happening within the next couple of month’s meetings: October: Nominations, November: Acceptance of Nominations, & December: Elections.
*Hoping to make the Tuesday, November 5th Members’ meeting a ‘TECOPA BRIEFING MEETING’ to get any last minute details regarding the ‘Takeover’ finalized. (More info TBD)
*BBLV gave us a list of the upcoming member-comp tickets: The Motet, Tower of Power, Thievery Corporation, Tauk & Jazz is Phish. (We will ask about Xavier Rudd)
*Discussion of a 20th LVJBS Anniversary Event (which will occur in 2021). Members like the idea of giving out of town, previous Members & Friends’ notice of the event/date of the event, so airfare and time can be requested. Group also thinks a music/camping/festival would make a great anniversary event. More details TBD.
*Thanks to Pres. Greg for arranging the August ‘Friends & Family’ Event at the Aviators’ Baseball Game. We won 18 to 4.
*”THE RUSTY PUTTER”, on East Lake Mead (near Lake Las Vegas and our Adopt-A-Highway spot) had its re-Grand Opening. They have a great stage for music and welcome our Members. Show your VALID LVJBS Membership Card and get 20% off your tab.
Mayor’s report (Jenny M.):
-The Tecopa Takeover is coming along!
-Be on the lookout for the Volunteer calendar.
-More donations have been received and the LVJBS to match-up some donations. Jenny and Megan are going to be on the lookout for additional sponsors. Any ideas? Please get them our way ASAP!
(Thoughts/Ideas: KUNV radio/interview spot, a local news-clip for the non-profit/Keith to chat with the ‘StageHandlers’ Union)
*Wondering if the LVJBS will be supporting the LVJBS Scholarship in the same way it has supported the Lone Woof Rescue. Members and Officers support this and prefer to continue the donations ‘4 the Music’ and less ‘4 the dogs’ (since the Rescue has had recent success with its changed Leadership.) More details TBD.
*Please send any names of bands that the LVJBS would like to have a future event with.
Discussed thoughts: JellyBread, ToManyZooz, Kitchen Dwellers.
Fund Development Chair (Megan B.--absent):
-Scholarship info is going out. Please help spread the word & help get additional Sponsors. Google Form on website.
*Saturday, October 19th will be the DeltaNove Memorial gathering for their drummer, Dominick. The LVJBS wants to send a gift of support and care to his family. More details TBD.
(Those who attend the Memorial in L.A. may want to check out TOOL, the next night’s STAPLES CENTER.)
*(Tentative) ‘Friends & Family Event’ for October: FIRST FRIDAY! Details TBA.
*Next Adopt-a-Highway date will be in October. Date/Time TBD.
*Sept. 5-8: Bender Jamboree @ Hard Rock Hotel
*Sept. 10th: Cake & Ben Folds @ The Joint
*Sept. 11—Xavier Rudd @ BBLV
*Sept. 13th –Eric Clapton @ T*Mobile
*Sept. 13th—David Crosby @ Red Rock Casino
*Sept. 15th—The Doobie Bros @ The Pearl
*Sept. 17th-- Johnny Zig @ The SandDollar
*Sept. 19th—The Higgs @ The SandDollar
*Sept. 21st—Catfish John’s BBQ Bash @ Tatuado WildSide Tavern, Pahrump
*Sept. 21st—10,000 Maniacs @ Cannery North
*Sept. 20-22: Life is Beautiful Festival @ Downtown LV
*Sept. 20-22: iHeart Radio Festival (T*Mobile/MGM Grand/LV Festival Grounds)
*Sept. 27th-- The Easgles @ MGM Grand
*Sept. 28th-- Peter Frampton @ Red Rock Casino
*Sept. 29th —Get the LED out @ BBLV
Next Meeting: Tuesday, Oct. 1st @ Rocky’s Bar & Grill
Meeting adjourned: 8:38 PM
August 6, 2019
Location: Cheba Hut (Sahara/Rainbow)
Meeting Begins: 7:42 PM
In attendance: Greg, JT, Paige, Jessica, Dan, Ian, Megan B., Dave B., Jenny
President’s Report (Greg): “Alrighty!”
*Things are starting to pick-up on musicians contacting us, since the BBLV seems to be slowing down on Jamband bookings. We need to secure a variety of venue locations since the SandDollar has been our ‘direction’ when we’re contacted. (More details in Production Report)
*New Business Cards for Jenny M. & Megan B. are here with ‘write-on’ ability.
*BBLV gave us a list of the upcoming member-comp tickets: George Clinton & P-Funk, Tower of Power, Thievery Corporation, Tauk & Jazz is Phish. (We will ask about Xavier Rudd)
* A new website (perks.com) is a way for groups to get ‘credits’ for using everyday things. It is a link that would go to our website. Unsure if there is a fee, so we will look into it and have a meeting to decide if it would benefit our group.
*The 2nd Quarter SMITH’S give back gave us $29.79.
* *August event: JERRY DAY, The 9th Annual Meet up at the Movies: Giants Stadium, June 17, 1991 will be at select theaters on August 1st. Shown at two theaters this time: Southpoint & Village Square. LVJBS will have 20 tickets to provide to our Members, courtesy of KUNV Radio. This will be for the SOUTHPOINT location.
*Saddles & Spurs (bar, N. Jones & Smoke Ranch) has been hosting the LV Blues Society. They are thinking of having a monthly ‘jam’. A possible meeting would be held there to discuss future events. More details TBD.
*Michael Soli once had a similar Jam-session outside of the House of Blues and another option (via Taylor) at the Starboard Tack (Atlantic/near Sahara)
*Discussion of a possible LVJBS Holiday Party with SHREAD IS DEAD (once played at Hard Rock’s Vinyl) which now has a new line-up: Todd Stoops (RAQ, John K. band), Jay Lane (Ratdog, Primus) & Jay Burwick (RAQ). Greg to meet with The SandDollar’s Jameon to look into costs/details.
Dates: Sun.-Thurs., Dec. 1-5. Thoughts: LVJBS members to get 2 free drink tickets for a raffle and a 50/50 Cash Raffle with proceeds to the LVJBS scholarship fund.
*Pete Pigeon & Arcoda was interested in Sat., 9/14 and now available Wed., 9/18. We spoke with RIO 172, The SandDollar, & BBLV, with no replies. No one in the LVJBS meeting has heard of them.
*Yak Attack (recently played with STS(, Sunsquabi, Joshua Tree Music Fest) and are interested in coming through Las Vegas 10/13-10/26. We will send name/info to the SandDollar first.
-Scholarship info is going out. Please help spread the word. Google Form on website.
-The Tecopa Takeover is coming along! SO far, there are 21 bands/musicians.
-More donations have been received and the LVJBS to match-up some donations.
*Been speaking with ‘FERGUSONS (former hotel) near the downtown project, which has a ‘Grass Ampitheater’, retail shops, outdoor and family-friendly. More info TBA.
*August event: JERRY DAY, The 9th Annual Meet up at the Movies: Giants Stadium, June 17, 1991 will be at select theaters on August 1st. Shown at two theaters this time: Southpoint & Village Square.
*AUGUST 10th, at BBLV: “Prince’s Purple Party’ for kids.
*AUGUST FRIENDS & FAMILY Event: AVIATORS BASEBALL GAME. Wednesday, Aug. 21st @ 7:05pm. $13 tickets for 20 People.
*Aug. 18--George Clinton & P-Funk w/ Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf @ BBLV
*Aug. 20—OAR @ House of Blues
*Aug. 28—Morgan Heritage @ BBLV
*Aug. 31: Rebelution @ Mandalay Bay Beach
*Sept. 1: Katchafire w/ EarthKry @ BBLV
*Sept. 27th-- The Easgles @ MGM Grand
*Sept. 28th-- Peter Frampton @ Red Rock Casino
*Sept. 29—Get the LED out @ BBLV
Next Meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 3rd @ either Saddles n’ Spurs OR ChebaHut (Maryland)
July 2, 2019
Meeting Begins: 7:48 PM
In attendance: Greg, JT, Paige, Jessica, Dan, Jimmy C., Megan B.,
President’s Report (Greg): “Alright—Let’s get this thing started, I guess!?”
*Spoke with Matt re: “The Sausage Party” (smoked meats with various events mentioned @ the last Bluegrass Fest, with Matt & Diana Stewart. Mentioned acts: Monk & the Po’Boys and Cubensis). Looking at dates, late September, early October. If not, early Spring 2020.
*Ordering Business Cards for Jenny M. & Megan B., Will be here soon!
*The ‘Scholarship’ email has been created. We are asking others to SHARE it! (Jessica to ask the CCSD High School Counselors to ensure it gets to the CCSD music departments!)
*The website now has a link to an ‘informational page’ to help people better understand our purpose of the ‘Peter Porter Scholarship Fund’, with ease. It will now have a ‘GoogleDocs’ website link, with the ability to keep data records of the scholarship’s additions.
*Our LVJBS sponsored Lone Woof Rescue dog is changing from Ash to Laverne (website to be edited soon.)
*Adopt-A-Highway bag replacements will be picked up at N*Dot this week. They had gone to our sign-location to clean up the mentioned graffiti & noticed the sign was taken off of the post and thrown into the side-brush. The sign is being saved for the LVJBS archive and a new one is being made.
Mayor’s report (Jenny M.-absent):
Color: (submitted by former Mayor Cressy)
*A recommendation by Dustin T., from Austin, TX, might swing by, Aug. 9th:
THE BOURGEOUS MYSTICS.
*The LVJBS’s 20th Anniversary is coming up next October, 2020! Thinking a Spring 2021 event with Dark Star Orchestra or Cubensis. Planning TBD…
-Scholarship info is going out. Please help spread the word.
-The Bichsels give the OC Music Fest ‘two thumbs up’!
-The Tecopa Takeover is coming along! Bands booked thus far: ‘We are the West’, Pitchfork, ‘Out of the Desert’, Knick Knacks, Psychatics, Reeves Bros. (Tickets onsale SOON!)
*Trey Anastasio documentary: “Me & My Mind” group event at Town Square, Wed., July 17th. Details will be posted!
*Friends & Family @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas (All Ages) July 20th: Reggae for kids, and August 10th:Prince’s Purple Party for kids.
*Future FRIENDS & FAMILY Event: AVIATORS BASEBALL GAME. More details TBD by Greg. (Looking at September) Lawn Seats are $12. Will look into group rates and select a good date!
*July 10—Moves Collective @ SandDollar
*July 11—Moves Collective @ Gold Mine Tavern (Henderson)
*July 11—Hunter & The Dirty Jacks with Groovesession @ Sand Dollar LV
*July 13—Catfish John @ SadnDollar
*July 17—Toots & The Maytals @ BBLV
*July 20—Brothers Gow @ SandDollar
*July 21--Nathaniel Rtecliff & The Night Sweats @ BBLV
*July 23—Cracker & Camper VanBeethoven @ BBLV
*July 26—The MegaScopes @ SandDollar
*July 27—The Moanin’ Blacksnakes @ SandDollar
*July 28—Streetlight Manifesto @ BBLV
Next Meeting: Tuesday, Aug. 6th @ ChebaHut, Sahara/Rainbow
Meeting adjourned: 8:45 PM
June 11, 2019
Location: ChebaHut (Maryland)
Meeting Begins: 7:45 PM
In attendance: Greg, JT, Paige, Jessica, Jenny, Dan, Jeffrey, Boris, Ellen
President’s Report (Greg):
“Oh…well, Guess we’ll start this thingy!?“
*Looks like Paige is getting the Membership cards out. Thoughts for futures years’ cards: To have a sticker made which shows the year (easy visual for which year it’s valid/cheaper to not reorder cards annually). (Boris might be a great ‘volunteer’ for this….)
*Been trying to get a connection with the Bar172 at The Rio. There was an ‘email fizzle’/communication breakdown, in regards to the mentioned ‘Cubensis’ show. They wanted sample videos/payment info and we thought the band was taking care of the gathering. Oops.
*Spoke with Monk (from Monk & the Po’ Boys) in regards to his side-gig of sausage/meats hobby and having him be a part of a future ‘music/sausage party’ at the Garage Mahal in late Sept./early October. (Thoughts Oct. 12-13).
*Been in contact with Mike Mangan (Big Organ Trio) who wants to come back through Las Vegas. Possibly at The Bunkhouse or an addition to the Tacopa Takeover.
*Thoughts to have a regular “this date in LVJBS history’ post.
*Wild Apricot has merged with a new software company which will benefit us with additional system updates.
*The BBLV Chromeo ‘winners’ of tickets was posted today.
* We raise money each month, from those using our AmazonSmiles account. This past month’s was $8.72.
An email was sent from the AMAZON SMILE corp., with a detailed description/annual overview of our supporters’ activity. Shows we have 21 supporters.
*Spoke with JamminOn’ in regards to getting the plethora of Area51Soundtest shirts, tie-dyed for better sales/use. This could possibly be a future ‘Friends & Family’ event.
*Our ‘Lone Woof Rescue’ supported dog, Laverne, has been adopted. We now will support/advertise “Ash”, a German Shepard Mix, who had broken her leg after a 4th of July Firework escape/injury. Share the word!
*JT, Paige, and I went over to JamminOn Vegas, to help Paul brainstorm their ‘June First Friday’ event. A few of us ended up showing our support and feel we should continue this!
*Bar172 is a great, little venue with good stage/lights/sound.
Color: “Black” RIP Dr. John
· The TX band, THE BOURGEOIS MYSTICS wanted to play on August 9th. They will send us some links/clips to share to see if there is interest. Our concerns is any unannounced ‘Jerry Day’ celebrations.
· An Art Project is being done by Joe Rush, with old Grateful Dead (non-playable) albums. If any are had to help out this artist, let us know and we will connect you.
· THE MOVES COLLECTIVE will be at the GOLD MINE TAVERN in Henderson, on July 11th and HUNTER & THE DIRTY JACKS & GROOVESESSION will be at the SANDDOLLAR on July 11th. We will help promote the shows.
Fund Development Chair (Megan B.): absent (report via Jeffrey T.)
*Jeffrey T. will be sure to bring up the Monk/Sausage Party/Po’ Boys to the Takeover committee.
*Hoping to organize a ‘Drummer/Drum Cart event, at JamminOn Vegas, with some of the LV Strip drummers (i.e. Earth, Wind, & Fire or Santana band) for a future ‘Peter Porter Fundraiser. More details TBD.
*NOISE was doing First Fridays, but have been recently scouting out the Henderson Downtown location events. More details TBD.
*The Tecopa Takeover Raffle has requested use of the non-profit status to help the larger corporations to donate.
*Friends & Family events for June, July, and August will be the early shows for the BROOKLYN BOWL’S Rock & Roll Playhouse events: June 15th: Grateful Dead for kids, July 20th: Reggae for kids, and August 10th:Prince’s Purple Party for kids.
*Possible August event: JERRY DAY, The 9th Annual Meet up at the Movies: Giants Stadium, June 17, 1991 will be at select theaters on August 1st. More details and theater locations TBA.
*Future FRIENDS & FAMILY Event: AVIATORS BASEBALL GAME. More details TBD by Greg. (Looking at September)
(Non-Music Related: Paige): If anyone has room for an outdoor, non-litter box 6 year old male cat, please let Paige or an Officer know. Also, if any folding tables (good for garage sales) can be lent for this weekend, June 15/16, please let Paige know. They will be promptly picked up and returned clean.
*June 15--Ziggy Marley w/ Michael Franti & Spearhead
*June 18—Chromeo @ BBLV
*June 23—Long Beach Dub Allstars @ BBLV
*July 21--Nathaniel Ratecliff & The Night Sweats @ BBLV
*July 23—Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven @ BBLV
*Aug. 18--George Clinton & P-Funk w/ Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, etc. @ BBLV
Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 2nd @ Rocky’s Bar & Grill
Meeting adjourned: 8:40 PM
May 7, 2019
Meeting Begins: 7:35 PM
In attendance: Paige, JT, Jessica, Megan B., Jenny M., Dan R., & Ellen S.
Called to Order: (JT): “Let’s get this started. Our President is absent.”
President’s Report (Greg):
Vice President’s Report (JT):
*Our SCHOLORSHIP info is not active on our website. The Application will soon be posted.
*We will be posting some non-LVJBS events on our webpage to show support for our music community.
*Welcome to our new Members: Carrie Stowers & Jimmy Carpenter (of the LV Blues Society) J
*Dues are now ‘monthly’ payments. $10/month & the updated list is being sent monthly to Officers.
*The Membership (6 mo.) Raffle gift was not used this time for the Garage Mahal event, so will now be a part of the Tecopa Takeover’s Raffle for a full year (12mo. /2020 Membership)
* We raise money each month, from those using our AmazonSmiles account.
*Met a VP with Dell Computers & spoke about sponsorship of our ‘Scholarship’ ideas. Contacted him.
*The last ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY was SUNDAY, APRIL 28th—Thanks to Paige for joining me in our Community-effort! The Lake’s roadside is now 2 bags cleaner of trash! The sign has more graffiti on it and will be reported to the N*Dot when additional bags are ordered.
*Paige to cover June’s Meeting’s Minutes due to my pre-arranged absence.
Mayor’s report (Jenny M.): Color: Yellow Sunshine
*Jenny has the needed phone numbers to start making the ‘personal’ phone calls of gratitude, thanking our 2019 members for joining the LVJBS.
(Officers asked to send JT some ‘bulleted points’ of the past year’s LVJBS facts/events to help with a ‘letter’, mailed to Members and ‘missed’ Members, sharing our new ideas, happenings, and goals. This will help with the creation of the letter.)
PRODUCTION REPORT (Greg by telephone):
*Met a Lady from the LV Blues Society, at Phil & Friends. Discussed a ‘joint’ newsletter for our local music events/updates.
*Dustin/Amanda Terry (now in TX) have friends, The Bourgeois Mystics, doing their ‘La Bonitas Tour’ on Friday, August 9th, here in Las Vegas. (More details TBA).
*FUND DEVELOPMENT CHAIR (Megan B.): The LVJBS SCHOLARSHIP FUND is coming along great. After the Garage Mahal event, $1,440 was raised. The application will be sent ‘live’ with a due date of August 2019, to help with the awarding of the first scholarship, in September. (Once applicants have applied, specific donation-needs can be requested.) We want to welcome Valerie Porter (Peter’s wife) to have input with our decision making.
*Megan to send Officers/Board members a copy of the LVJBS Donation package for us to share, as needed.
*(Dan R.): The Sound System Proposal was created and shared with the Officers:
Reminder of Proposal (April’s meeting): We now pay $60/mo. for our Sound System’s storage. Dan proposed to the group that He would ‘buy’ the System from the LVJBS, store it in his personal storage area, and have it available for any of the LVJBS’s needs. Officers had discussion of the details: Dan’s $1 purchase includes storage & Maintenance. LVJBS to utilize, as needed, yet must be used by a ‘certified’ Sound System Engineer, if used without Dan. If Dan chooses to ‘divest’ himself of the system, the LVJBS has the right of ‘first buy back’ for $1. Discussion of a generated inventory list sent to the Officers and a discussion of situations/what-ifs (moving out of state/death/divorce) were had.
*Thank you to AEG and The Joint for the 40 comp tickets to Phil Lesh & Friends & the given discounted tickets. J
*Paige has the 2019 Membership cards. Contact her & grab it when convenient!
*JT’s thoughts: There are discounts given to Platinum Drivers of LYFT (i.e. 40% FTD flowers/Sprint phone discount)….Why not ask local companies & create a list of LVJBS Membership rewards from various businesses? More info TBD.
*Future FRIENDS & FAMILY Events:
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas’ ROCK & ROLL PLAYHOUSE Presents (all ages):
MAY 11th: The Music of the Beatles
JUNE 15th: The Music of the Grateful Dead
JULY 20th: Reggae for Kids
AUGUST 10th: Prince’s Purple Party
**(JT to contact BBLV to inquire about possible LVJBS ‘family’ deals.)
SEPTEMBER event: TBD
OCTOBER 19th (Megan B.): Join the LVJBS ‘Alzheimer’s Walk’, Team Empower’ at Town Square. 9am-12pm (More info TBA.)
NOVEMBER 7-10th: TECOPA TAKEOVER (more details soon!)
DECEMBER event: TBD
*May 10th—The Hollywood Vampires @ The Joint
*May 12th—Scott Pemberton @ The SandDollar
*May 17th—John Kadlecik & Catfish John @ BBLV
*May 25th: MagikHour @ Legends Bar
*May 26th—Uberschall @ Double Down
*May 29th—The Higgs @ The SandDollar
*June 1st—Jam at the Barn
*June 8th—Reggae in the Desert
*June 15th: Catfish John @ The Tavern
*June 15th: Ziggy Marley & Michael Franti @ Mandalay Bay Beach
Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 4th @ ChebaHut (new location on Maryland Pkwy)
April 2, 2019
Location: ChebaHut (Sahara/Rainbow)
In attendance: Greg, Paige, JT, Jessica, Megan B., Jenny M., Dan R., & Ellen S.
“So, Alright….guess we’ll get this thing started.”
*The BENDER JAMBOREE is the next big weekend, April 11-14. Then, the GARAGE MAHAL TAKEOVER will be on April 20.
*We will soon be going to check out the new BAR172 at The Rio!
*It was mentioned that SHAKEY FEELIN’ is working with the SandDollar for an upcoming weekend date. Details TBD.
*We were contacted by AEG/The Joint, for an offer to ‘raffle/lotto’ 10-20 tickets for the upcoming May 4th Phil Lesh & Friends show. (Check the email info SOON!)
*Trevor Hall lotto sent out for the Friday, April 5th show at BBLV.
*We will be creating a website page for the SCHOLARSHIP DONATION page/links.
*Dues are now ‘monthly’ payments. The ‘special’ for the first quarter has now ended. The 9 month (April-December) prices are: $180 (couple), $90 (single), or $10/month.
*The next ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY will be on SUNDAY, APRIL 28th, from 8am-10am. Please come out and help beautify our stretch of LAKE MEAD Hwy 564. A Facebook event will soon be created! J
Color: RAINBOW BRIGHT
*Jenny would like to make ‘personal’ phone calls of gratitude, thanking our 2019 members for joining the LVJBS.
*Not much contact this past month. The thought CUBENSIS show for early May, at The Bunkhouse, has fallen through. We will try to see if the new BAR172 would be supportive of a ‘door split’ event for one of the mentioned Saturdays: June 1, 8, 15, or 22. More details TBD.
*PINK TALKING FISH are interested in Saturday, May 25th (Memorial Day weekend). More details TBA.
*Discussion of the committee title for the Fundraiser/Scholarship program was had.
Megan requested the name change of ‘Fundraising Committee Head’ to be changed to FUND DEVELOPMENT CHAIR & asks for our Website to be updated ASAP, including her name/title.
*(Megan B.) The LVJBS SCHOLORSHIP FUND is coming along great! Spoke with the wife of the late, Peter Porter, who supports our Scholarship’s “…in Memory of Peter Porter…4 the Music” title. Donations have been being gathered.
*Looking into gathering DONATIONS from local/nearby Breweries: Crafthouse/Joseph James. Zia Records have offered gift cards and the LVJBS to provide a 6 mo. Membership.
*(Dan R.): Discussion of the Sound System Proposal: We now pay $60/mo. for our Sound System’s storage. Dan proposed to the group that He would ‘buy’ the System from the LVJBS, store it in his personal storage area, and have it available for any of the LVJBS’s needs. Officers had discussion of the details: Dan’s $1 purchase includes storage & Maintenance. LVJBS to utilize, as needed, yet must be used by a ‘certified’ Sound System Engineer, if used without Dan. If Dan chooses to ‘divest’ himself of the system, the LVJBS has the right of ‘first buy back’ for $1. Discussion of a generated inventory list sent to the Officers and a discussion of situations/what-ifs (moving out of state/death/divorce) were had.
*The 4/20 GARAGE MAHAL Weekend TAKEOVER is coming together! Tentative Schedule of events include an Easter Egg Hunt and Silent Raffle: Music beginning at 2pm, Saturday: Desert Music Collective, Lady & the Vamp, Flux, The Higgs, Flameology, HomeCookin’, Donzos Cozmos/Silent Disco, Acoustic campfire sessions. Also, beginning at 9am, Sunday: Drums, Debbie Stewart/Sara Patterson, Pitchfork, Johnny Zig & the Force, Icicle Tricycle & more TBA.
*Contacted by Sarit (the owner of Anise Tapas Lounge) who welcomes acoustic jam sessions/musicians/events at her restaurant. (*possible future meeting location)
*Future FRIENDS & FAMILY Event: AVIATORS BASEBALL GAME. More details TBD by Greg.
*April 5—Trevor Hall @ BBLV
*April 12—Brotehrs Osbourne @ BBLV
*April 17—Steel Pulse @ BBLV
*April 20—Slightly Stoopid @ The Joint
*April 23—Brothers Gow @ The SandDollar
*April 24th—Brothers Gow @ Gold Mine Tavern
*May 4th—Phil Lesh & Friends @ The Joint
*May 5th—Colin Hay (Men at Work) @ BBLV
Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 7th @ ChebaHut (new location on Maryland Pkwy) OR Rocky’s OR Anise Tapas (*location TBD and announced prior to meeting!)
March 5, 2019
Meeting Begins: 7:41 PM
In attendance: Greg, Paige, JT, Jessica, Ian, Megan B., Jenny M., Kathy, Carl Dorbad, Lisa M., Cody T., Penny B., Rhiannon F., Philena, Ellen S., Eric K., Liz K., Carl Swartz
President’s Report (Greg): “Sorry about that—Took a wrong turn with a 7 minute light!”
*As everyone may have seen, they have lit the Hard Rock Café’s guitar. (LVJBS had helped with its restoration plan.)
*The spoke about CUBENSIS show, at THE BUNKHOUSE fell through. Possible TBD date.
*THE BROTHERS GOW is following tonight’s meeting, over at THE SANDDOLLAR, 10pm. (They will be back on April 23rd.)
*We’ve had a good response with 2019 Memberships. We’ve had some new ‘adds’ this past month. (23 couples’/11 single membership). There are individual ‘monthly’ payments are eligible for the ‘music lottos’ if paid by the 7th day of that month.
*Had a request from the ‘Clark County Republican Committee’ who made contact with us, in hopes to ‘find a band’ to play on March 19th, at the Silverton, for a 30 minutes before one of their meetings. Our group is amused by this request and suggests a ‘Pink Floyd’s THE WALL’ cover band or the like… (We will suggest for them to contact a High School Band or music group, whom may help.)
*We are continuing to post about the nearby music/events happening at our nearby venues.
*WildApricot will soon charge more (20%) with 3rd-party payments (i.e. PayPal). More info TBD.
*2019 Membership cards have been ordered—arrive at March’s end.
*We have raised $9.87 this past month, from those using our AmazonSmiles account.
Be sure to add your SMITH’S GROCERY card and your AMAZONSMILES account, to the ‘Jam Band Society of America’ non-profit help, to ensure a portion of your purchases comes back our way! Tell your friends/family!
UPCOMING Friends & Family Events: MARCH or APRIL Possible BIG LEBOWSKI FEST at the Garage Mahal. (Greg to have more details TBD.)
Color: Magic Mint
*Checked out the new venue: BAR172 at The Rio. It holds about 280 people. Greg/JT to check it out and get photos/updates sent our way. This could be a good venue for a CUBENSIS show.
*The LoneWoof Rescue is now down to 20 dogs, from 40. Woof.
Archive Committee (Kathy): “All is well”
· 2 local contacts joined tonight’s meeting, after contacting our LVJBS site, with inquiries. Welcome: PHILENA (lead singer of STANLEY AVENUE), who have been playing The Barrymore, Saturday nights, 6-9pm, (on Convention Center Drive). They play a bluesy/rock style of random cover songs (hits of the 1970’s through today.) They will have upcoming shows at the GOLD SPIKE, so check out their social media pages.
ALSO, Welcome: CARL (guitarist for THE MAJICK HOURS), who are a 4-piece band, playing Rock Fusion/Originals/FunkFest jams. They have played The Bunkhouse, Legends on Bldr. Hwy, and the Gold Mine Tavern. They are “trying to get away from being a bar-band.) *(Great music samples played to members, after the meeting.)
*(Megan B.) The recently spoken about LVJBS SCHOLORSHIP FUND, which will help get instruments or paid education for our Youth is still being brainstormed. Recently, Megan visited a classroom, where a $1,000 grant was given through the Junior League of Las Vegas, with a class set of Ukuleles. Also, after speaking with one of our LVJBS supporters/family J-Free, the Community Center Productions/drums were discussed. Some new goals are to host a Showcase (help sell sponsorships, program Ads, silent auctions, ticket sales). Mention of the CCSD School Promotions/Community-in-Schools contact to be made to assist with our upcoming scholarship showcase and help promote our cause. (Jessica to get the CCSD contact info Megan’s way.) The next ‘vision’ is to begin the ‘Scholarship’ now, with a deadline of Sept. 2019 end to host the ‘Showcase’ in January/February 2020.
*(Paige): UPSTATE (a NY Bluegrass band) will be coming through LV, and looking for a particular date, April 1st. Group suggests prior or after our next LVJBS meeting, April 2nd. (Paige to check with their 4/2 availability.)
*(Paige) Be sure to check out our local, educational MOB MUSEUM, who’s CEO loves the Grateful Dead and supports our love for music. (Possible future all-ages ‘Friends & Family’ event. More details TBD.)
*(Dan R.): Pirate Fest has once again made contact with us in regards of utilizing our sound system, for April 26 & 27th. Dan to provide the help for this event.
*(Dan R.): Proposal: We now pay $50/mo. for our Sound System’s storage. Dan proposed to the group that He would ‘buy’ the System from the LVJBS, store it in his personal storage area, and have it available for any of the LVJBS’s needs. (Officers to present any questions/concerns at the April meeting for further discussion.)
*Mark your calendars: The 4/20 GARAGE MAHAL TAKEOVER is happening! Some confirmed bands: FLUX, DONZOS COSMOS, DEBBIE & SARA, PITCHFORK, HOMECOOKIN’…..with more TBA soon. Check Social Media Events for more details!!!!
*March 8 & 9—moe. @ BBLV
*March 13—Stephen Marley @ BBLV
*March 15—The Rayford Brothers w/ Pitchfork @ The SandDollar
*March 15—The Steep Canyon Rangers @ BBLV
*March 16—The Revivalists @ The Chelsea
*March 16—Catfish John @ The SandDollar
*March 22—Hippie Sabotage @ BBLV
*March 23—Stanley Avenue @ The Barrymore
*March 26—Galactic @ BBLV
*March 29—Citizen Cope @ BBLV
Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 2 @ ChebaHut (Sahara/Rainbow)