Las Vegas Jam Band Society
Members’ Meeting Minutes
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)
Vice President’s Report (JT):
*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.
Treasurer’s Report (Paige):
*The 2nd Quarter SMITH’S give back gave us $29.79.
*Dues are now ‘monthly’ payments. $10/month.
* 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.)
Secretary’s Report (Jessica):
* *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.
Mayor’s report (Jenny M.):
*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)
PRODUCTION REPORT (Greg):
*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.
Fund Development Chair (Megan B.):
-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.
-Be on the lookout for the Volunteer calendar.
-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.
*Next Adopt-a-Highway date will be in October. Date/Time TBD.
UPCOMING NON-LVJBS EVENTS
*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. 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. 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. 20-22: Life is Beautiful Festival @ Downtown LV
*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)Meeting adjourned: 8:35 PM