August 01, 2023 7:00 PM | Jessica Grant (Administrator)

AUGUST 2023 LVJBS Meeting Minutes 

Date: August 1, 2023 

Meeting Start: 7:01 PM

Location: Crown & Anchor

Attendees:  Johnnie T., Paige T., Jessica G., Shannon S., Greg S., Brett R., David D.

Item 1: President’s Report (Johnnie): “Happy Birthday, Jerry!”

A. Adam Peiken added some visual graphic help to the ‘Corporate Sponsor Brochure’. We were able to use David DeGroot’s fabulous desert graphics & the final edits are being done.  Jessica to help with printing the first set.  We will be hand-printing the envelopes for a more-personal feel.  We will need to get envelopes and postage.

B. We decided on the tentative date to work with Jeremy @ JamminOn for the discussed ‘Howie Green’s Music Collection Silent Auction’ event.  Jessica to contact Jeremy in regards to a SATURDAY, Sept. 16th (4:20 PM-7:10 PM) event with a sound system playing some of Howie’s collection.  We would use his great table space to display the memorabilia, with clipboards for those to make their bids.  Confirmation of date and more details to be announced.

C.  The Wild Apricot site had a recent survey, yet wasn’t working correctly.  We will look into that and complete what’s needed.

D.  We will have a LVJBS table for the upcoming, Saturday, August 5th  ‘One More Saturday Night’ CATFISH JOHN Shakedown event at the SandDollar Las Vegas.  We will have a 50/50 Raffle (with half going to the chosen raffle winner & the other half back to the LVJBS), keychains to share, old posters to give for a donation-cost, & an early-bird 2024 dues special.  Volunteer sign-up to work a 30 minute shift at the table will be sent to the LVJBS Team (Jessica to make post/gather names). 

E.  Been chatting with Michelle Harris at the Pioneer Saloon.  They have welcomed us to choose a future date (we’re now looking into October for better, cooler weather) for one of their 12 PM- 4 PM events where a ‘specialty drink’ will be advertised and those who purchase it, will help raise monies for the LVJBS—a portion of the drink’s proceeds will come back to the LVJBS.   More info TBA.

Item 2: Vice President’s Report & PRODUCTION Report (Greg):

A. The mentioned Golf Tournament is now looking at an October Sunday date of Oct. 15th or 22nd.  The golf course is asking for us to send them the decided date once we have a 16 player team confirmed.  The group rate would be cheaper than the $50-$75 local rate.  Reminder of event: Local sponsors/ads at each hole with percentages of the sign-ups going back to the LVJBS. They have a small P.A. system/stage area, which could host a small band (i.e. Pitchfork), or performer/duo.  Hoping we can get some donations for raffles and possible prize monies that could be shared.  The goal is that music fans/golfers can get together with other music fans/golfers to have some fun.  More details TBD. 

B. Still hoping to get the Facebook link for the ‘Virtual Tip Jar’ created to help gain some extra funds for those who were unable to throw some monies in during our reunion event.

 C. PINK TALKING FISH is working with the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas for a Sunday, January 28th event.  They would be coming our way without their equipment and are asking us to help them find local musicians/band who would like to ‘open’ their show and allow them to utilize their instruments and backline.  Greg to contact David B. and get him in touch with Eric Gould of Pink Talking Fish/Particle.  (Our first contact thoughts to contact are PITCHFORK, then, CATIFSH JOHN, or possibly MOKSHA.)  More details TBD.

D. A recent discovery was the new BEVERLY THEATER (a new local venue, downtown on 6th Street) which was donated by its former owner to the city of Las Vegas in the hopes that local, live events would take place with no cover charges over $10.  Mention of a possible LVJBS Holiday Party (maybe with Catfish John) to be held there if the space could be rented out for our event for either dates of Saturdays Dec. 2nd or 9th, yet, after attending the MegaScopes CD Release Event at FERGESEN’S DOWNTOWN, Greg wants to contact them to see if that might be a good option, as well. More info TBD.

Item 3:  Treasurer’s Report (Paige)

A.  Paige &/or Jessica going still planning to follow through with the box of albums from Howie Green’s Collection and see what the record stores would want to buy and those that we will use for the future ‘Silent Auction’.  More info TBD.

Item 4: Secretary’s Report (Jessica)

A. Edits for the ‘Corporate Brochure’ were given to JT & printing to happen once edited.

Item 5:  Mayor’s Report (Shannon):

  • A.  Still looking into the 3-Degree Guarantee, which works with local non-profits to raise money when the weather forecast is out of the 3-degree forecasted range. Shannon to contact News3 with the needed paperwork/LVJBS info to get this started once the ‘Corporate Brochure’ is finalized.
  • B.   Met with a music fan, Jerrilyn who inquired about seeing CATFISH JOHN.  She asked about the best way (non-technology:  website/social media) to know about local music events.  Shannon hoping to get email and/or text ‘blasts’ sent out before events to those who prefer those reminders.  A clipboard will be at the Catfish John event to gather names/emails/numbers. 
  • C.   COLOR:  AMBER


Item 6: Open Floor (all):

*Welcome & thanks to our logo artist, David DeGroot, who provided some stickers He had made of a few various logos and other artsy creations. 

*Thursdays now have a SWAYZE CRAZY JAM NIGHT at Saddle N Spurs. 7 PM- 11 PM, beginning Thursday, 8/3.  We will continue to sponsor their events!  Check it out!



*August 2nd—Little Feat & Dirty Dozen Brass Band @ The Smith Center

*August 2nd—Stoney Curtis @ SandDollar LV

*August 4th-- Joe Bonamassa @ The Chelsea

*August 5th—Catfish John ‘Days Between’ event @ SandDollar LV

*August 12th—Brown Chicken Brown Cow @ SaddlesNSpurs

*August 12th—Dogfish @ BBLV

*August 12th—Greta Van Fleet @ T*Mobile Arena

*August 12th—Beck & Phoenix @ Mandalay Bay Events Center

*August 12th—Red Eye Gin @ The Gambit

*August 12th—Strangelove @ Santa Fe Station

*August 13th—Clutch @ House of Blues

*August 18th-- Peter Frampton @ The Pearl

*August 18th—Australian Pink Floyd @ Virgin Theater

*August 19th—Zeppelin USA @ Smith Center

*August 21st—SwayzeCrazy & Friends Jam @ SDLV

*August 26th—BrownChickenBrownCow  @ Frankie’s Uptown, Summerlin

*Sept. 1st—Weezer & Spoon @ Planet Hollywood Zappos Theater

*Sept. 2nd—Counting Crows & Frank Turner @ The Pearl

*Sept. 5th—BluesBender Jam @ SDLV

*Sept. 6th—The Revivalists w/ Band of Horses & The Heavy Heavy @ Virgin Theater

*Sept 8th--  A Flock of Seagulls @ BBLV

*Sept. 8th --  TheeMessArounds @ GoldMine Tavern


Meeting adjourned:  7:57 PM

Next Meeting:  Tuesday, September 5th @ 7 PM

Location: Rocky’s Bar & Grill

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