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  • August 04, 2015 7:30 PM | Jessica Grant (Administrator)

    Las Vegas Jam Band Society

    Members’ Meeting Minutes

    August 4, 2015

    Meeting Begins:  7:45pm

    President’s Report (Greg):  “Alrighty…Let’s get going!”

    *Met briefly with the REX FOUNDATION (non-profit started by the Grateful Dead fans in San Francisco which helps other non-profits exist) while in Chicago.  Sent a letter asking for any advice or tips on how to keep the LVJBS going and possibly having those who help it run successfully being compensated like their foundation has been.  The letter mentioned possibly partnering with or at least having them ‘mentor’ us in using revenue appropriately, etc.  More details and updates as they come! 

    Vice President’s Report (Kathy):  ~absent~

    Secretary’s Report (Jessica):  Nothing to report.  Yet, special thanks given to Catfish John and Part-Time Criminals for their successful show this past weekend!  J

    Treasurer’s Report (Paige): Been looking at the provided art-samples, which originally, was supposed to be used for the 15th anniversary shirts and also for the Membership cards.  The initial purpose of having a ‘Membership card’ was to use with random supporting businesses, which provide a discount when the card is shown.  Discussion had on going forth with 2015 cards or waiting until 2016 to make and give them out.  (Suggested to go forth with the 2015 card and, asking members/Officers to ‘market’ companies/businesses which would like a website-ad in exchange for some discount at their place of business.)

    Mayor’s Report (Eric):  ~absent~  (reported by Jessica)

    COLOR:  Pier 39 Fisherman’s Wharf Blue

    The family-friendly GUITARFISH FESTIVAL, near Tahoe, is a “friggen funk fest!”

    Fundraising Committee (John):   

    *Been working on the 2015 Calendar (samples with different paper quality shown).  Discussion of purchasing a Binding Machine (do it yourself) to help with costs of printing/binding.  Thoughts:  Having 12 businesses show their small-ad on each month’s page, to help with price decrease.  Finding a school with a binding machine that could be used to bind the sheets together (Jessica to look into this!) to avoid having to pay a company or purchase the machine.  Discussion of ‘what people would pay’ for a calendar ‘these’ days was had.  (Most would not want to pay $15 for a calendar.)  The calendar would be given to all paid members.

    Production Report (Greg):


    *The Joint has contacted us, asking us to send a couple emails and a social media post or two, about the upcoming Friday, Sept. 4th PRIMUS show in exchange for 6 tickets.   Group happily supports this!

     *THE NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE are interested in a late November, early December show.  We had lost money at the last Hard Rock Live show.  This event may happen at VINYL, as the LVJBS 15th Anniversary show, with Andrew C.’s help.   Discussion of them with a possible ‘Catfish John’ opener, at the Brooklyn Bowl was discussed.  More info on date/location TBA.

     *SPAFFORD contacted Andrew C. at the Hard Rock, for a Friday/Saturday, Nov. 13th or 14th show. 

     *BROTHER’S GOW and MAGIC BEANS emailed about coming through town as well. 

     *TODD SNYDER was booked at the recently closed Bunkhouse Saloon on Sunday, Sept. 20th.  In search of a new venue to host this show.

     *DEAD WINTER CARPENTERS are wondering about another ‘Holiday Show’.  The dates for our ‘LVJBS HOLIDAY PARTY’ would be the weekend of December 4-6, as planned by the Officers at our last Officers’ Meeting.  More details TBD.

     *ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD BAND (Feat. C. Neville, Y. Scott, T. Vaughn, B. Walker) have interest in an October date.  Group feels there are too many October events happening, so this may not be a good idea this time around.




    Tues., Aug. 18th--George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

    Wed., Sept. 23rd:  Lettuce

    Tues., Oct. 6th:  The Word

    Thurs., Oct. 8th:  Dark Star Orchestra

    Thurs., Oct. 22nd :  Blues Traveler



     *An Officers’ Meeting was held on July 15th (all Officers present) at Rocky’s Bar & Grill, discussing:

    --T-shirt samples

    --15th Anniversary show being a Grateful gathering of Family, Legends peeps, and the celebration of the LVJBS’ 15th year.  “A Jerry-Grateful 15th Anniversary”

    --BUS-TA-PHISH discussion (rented bus to Inglewood, CA)  (…ended up being a ‘bust’)

    --Holiday party weekend decided (Dec. 4-6)


    *Keith K. mentioned a possible 2016 Summertime event, in Mt. Charleston, in collaboration with their Volunteer Fire Dept.  Their newly renovated Visitors’ Center has a new amphitheater and golf area.  Thinking of making it a camp-out for families and including a can drive to local food banks, etc.  Group supports this future idea and thanks Keith K. for looking into this further.


    *Dave & Megan discussed the decided bands for the November 6-8 TACOPA TAKEOVER:

    --Moksha, Pitchfork, Superstar Bingo, Donzos Cozmos, Dr. Vibus, J-Free’s Drums, Flux, Signals/Catfish John, Sara Patterson, Part-Time Criminals, and possibly the Unwieldies. 

    (This event will have a possible silent disco (BYO head-phones), horseshoes, a bluegrass Sunday brunch, and more!) 


    August Friends & Family Event (Greg or Finkel): To help celebrate Jerry Garcia on Sunday, August 9th, we are hoping to host a POOL & BYO food & Beverage POOL PARTY at an ‘undecided’ location.  (* Greg to either host it at his home, or see if Jonathan Finkel’s home is available to help for size need.)  Location TBD.

     September’s Friends & Family Event (Greg): Been working with the 51s people about using their FRIENDS & FAMILY zone (in the shade!) @ Cashman Field for their 7:05PM baseball game.  The gates open at 5:30pm.  Discussion of two prices:  $35/each for a catered Fried Chicken, Hot Dogs, Pretzels, and Chips (with cash bar) OR a $15/each for entry and purchase of own food/drinks.   Be sure to check an upcoming email for a vote.  It would be an EITHER/OR price decision.

     NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, Sept. 1st @ Cashman Field, BEFORE the game @ 5:30PM

    Meeting Adjourned:  8:50pm


  • July 14, 2015 9:00 PM | Jessica Grant (Administrator)


    Members’ Meeting Minutes

    July 14, 2015

    Meeting Begins:  7:45PM

    President’s Report (Greg): “Everything’s going great—Let’s keep it how it’s going!”

    Vice President’s Report (Kathy):  It’s been a great Summer.  Let’s keep it up.  The poster for the 15thAnniversary is in the making.  More details later.

    Secretary’s Report (Jessica):  This Summer has been good for marketing.  Many LVJBS info cards have been given out at the recent shows.  Check out via Facebook or web:  ‘Living with the Dead’, a Deadhead documentary, from someone met at Santa Clara, who showed interest in the LVJBS’ work and is creating a documentary: www.deadheadsdoc.com

    Treasurer’s Report (Paige):  The LVJBS has made some money, in return from the ‘AmazonSmiles’ purchases.  A small percentage of any ‘Amazon’ purchase, returns to LVJBS when you order from www.amazonsmiles.com  and enter the non-profit Jamband Society of America.  (It will save the information for the future orders, once found.)

    We now have a P.O. Box to help ‘centralize’ our paperwork/mail.

    One new member, Carron Haggerty, was met at High Sierra and has joined LVJBS for the remainder of 2015.  Welcome!  J 

    Mayor’s Report (Frobi (absent) via Jessica):

    COLOR:  Beautiful Psychedelic Rainbows


    Fundraising Committee (John & Kathy):  Pictures of the past LVJBS posters were selected and have been sent in for the 2016 Calendar.  They ‘should’ be ready at the same time as the ordered T-shirts.  A brochure with LVJBS and the newly added P.O. Box info will be available.  This will also be found on the ‘Wild Apricot’ site, via our ‘donations’ page.

    A ‘Jerry’ nice tapestry was shown. This Jerry-face, signed, on vinyl was created by an Artist friend of Ray Hansen’s.  The Fundraising Committee is thinking a $5 Raffle Ticket.  More info TBD.

    PR Committee (Jenny):  Focusing thoughts of duties and efforts, on more outside events (i.e. Tacopa Takeover), since most other events have been hosted by other promoters/other venues.


    LVJBS booked shows:

    None to report.  Working on the ‘Jerry-Grateful LVJBS 15th Anniversary’ event and deciding the music and location.


    No inquiries this past month, due to the busy Summer of music.

    Brooklyn Bowl (website supported) shows:

    Easy Dub AllStars, Mon., July 27

    Ky-Mani Marley, Wed., July 29

    George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Aug. 28

    Lettuce, Sept. 23

    The Word, Oct. 6

    Dark Star Orchestra, Oct. 8

    Blues Traveler, Oct. 22

    Hard Rock (website supported) shows:

    G.Love & Special Sauce, Hotel Beach Party, July 23

    Other Events:

    Kyle Gass Band w/ Moksha, Jack & the B-Fish, & Irie: Friday, July 24 @ Backstage Bar & Billiards


    *The Wild Apricot events are now updated through October.  This will help stay organized for the comp’d tickets (10 of most shows) and help with the ‘alternate’ attendees for those who decline. 

    *The Monthly Meeting reminders will be accurate and consistent:  one week prior reminder and a one day prior reminder, was decided as best, now that the Yahoo! Group is closed. 

    *Contact Paige if there are any leads on where to order ‘tye-dye’ Lanyards (badge holders).  Thanks!

    *Greg shared the T-shirt samples/fabric samples.  Group asked for 2 style for woman (a ladies’ cut T-shirt and a razorback Tank top) and one for the Mens’, yet in two colors.  The Officers will finalize the order and create a pre-order at the upcoming Officers’ Meeting. 

    *TACOPA TAKEOVER 2.0—Megan shared the decided 2015 dates:  November 6-8, 2015.

    Thoughts:  An extended weekend date (Sunday for acoustic Sunday morning music), Solar Sound System (Mike Andrieu), Sound by Dan.  Jeffrey T. for community drums, Live Art, Silent auction with money back to the town and Tacopa’s chosen groups, a Residential Rate and Discount for residents, a silent disco (a possible ‘gofundme’ account for the $1000 purchase of headphones/system will begin), & more.  Thought bands:  Scott Pemberton, The Signals, Cubensis. 

    ….More details and the continued planning TBA….Contact Megan R. and/or come to the August meeting for planning help!

    *Thanks to those various homes/locations which hosted the ‘Fare Thee Well’ viewings, for July’s Friends & Family Event!  J  


    The LVJBS 15th Anniversary event (confirmed date TBD, either August 8th or August 9th)


    More details about a 51s Baseball game and confirmed date, TBD. 

    (Possibly Tuesday, Sept. 1st, in conjunction with LVJBS’ Members’ Meeting.)

    Officers’ Meeting:  Wednesday, July 15th @ Rocky’s

    Next Meeting:  Tuesday, August 4th @ JALISCO’S CANTINA

    6450 S. Durango Dr.  (Off 215 and Sunset/Durango), 7:30PM

    Meeting Adjourned: 9:00PM

  • June 03, 2015 12:13 PM | Jessica Grant (Administrator)



    June 2, 2015

    Meeting Begins:  7:35pm

    President’s Report (Greg):  ‘Things are moving along as planned.”

    *We have been looking at the 15th Anniversary T-Shirt (logo/samples/colors), from my Roommate’s printing company.   Our submitted logo (guitar) was used, with some changes made (a western-themed one).  Officers to give their input and changes to color and the font can be made.  More info TBD.

    *The August ‘Friends & Family Event’ will be a 51s Baseball game.  Brochure with party-levels/zone pricing will be looked at and a decision on the price/area will soon be made.

    Vice President’s Report (Kathy):   -nothing to report-

    Secretary’s Report (Jessica):  Thanks to the 5 Members (Kathy G., Ray H., Jonathan W., Basia Y., and Jessica G.) who donated their time on Saturday, May 23rd, to help collect 5 bags of trash near our ‘Adopt-a-Highway’ location, at Lake Mead.  Two fun-finds were kept for the LVJBS Archive:  a check, written to ‘Food Basket’, from a San Diego couple, in 1980 & a canister for NV Proposition 215.  (I will contact the couple at the address on the check, to see if they still reside there & to let them know of the odd find.)

    Treasurer’s Report (Paige):  Filed the needed form for tax purposes.  The baskets for the Brooklyn Bowl employees were purchased.  Jenny M & Paige will soon make a delivery. 

    Mayor’s Report (Eric ‘Frobi’): 

    COLOR:  (per daughter, Oceanna)   SPRING MINT-GREEN with a touch of BRIGHT YELLOW    (A music review of the recent Brooklyn Bowl shows was presented.)


    Fundraising Committee (John):  A brochure was created for LVJBS fundraising help.  This will be helpful when looking for donations.  Businesses will be able to see our ‘vision’ and contact info will easily be provided. 

    The Brooklyn Bowl has been keeping our music-tastes happy, yet, there is limited funds being made (only membership dues).  We will continue looking at various businesses that ‘give back’ to non-profits (i.e. Applebees, Chipolte).   A future event with Fremont Street’s SLOTZILLA (zip line), where 50% of the proceeds are returned to the group will be planned.  Any other ideas, are appreciated.  (Thoughts of a garage sale, by members, was discussed.)

    Archive Committee (Fred via Kathy):  Photos were taken on past LVJBS event-posters for a Members-Calendar.   (Will be available for purchase by non-members).  Thoughts were to add Birthdates of Members and Anniversary Dates to the calendar dates.  Other ideas?  Contact Fred:  grtflfred@aol.com


    *Andrew Courtney, formerly with the Hard Rock Live, is now at the Hard Rock Hotel, as their music director.  He will give us 20 comped-tickets for the Friday, June 26th, RUSTED ROOT/MOKSHA show, at the pool, in exchange for our Advertising help. 

    *KARIKATURA (jazz, funk, African, Latin-infused) was referred to us by AfroZep.  They are interested in playing Wed., July 15th.  Group suggests THE HIDEAWAY, with door donations.  More info TBA.

    *KYLE GASS BAND advertising help, was asked of us in exchange for tickets.  This event will take place at the Backstage Bar & Billiards, Friday, July 24th.  (They are looking for an opening act.) 

    *MELVIN SEALS & JGB will play Vinyl, at the Hard Rock Hotel, in August. 


    *Welcome, Jacob & Nava, from Oakland, CA.  They are promoting this weekend’s JAM AT THE BARN, in Blue Diamond.  It is the ‘JAM’s’ 9th year.  It began as informal jam sessions, and, after 4 years, bands started being booked.  SUNDAY, JUNE 7th, from 11am-Midnight.  This is a grass-roots, volunteers, donation event.  Please bring blankets, folding chairs, and coolers are welcome!   Various acts:  MOKSHA will end the event at 10pm, with VINNY GOLIA (woodwinds specialist), SK KAKRABA BAND (xylophonist), SZALT (contemporary dance company), and others.  Check out their Facebook page/event for more details.

    *Jeffrey Trower asked me (Jessica) to mention the possibility of having LVJBS support, for a future Drumming event, utilizing an out of town, African drumming team, live music, and it being a DRUMSTRONG (Cancer research) event.  Group says they will support this event when more details are brought our way! 

    *Kathy mentioned the FARE THEE WELL shows & the possibility of having a gathering to view the pay-per-view event.  The Chicago shows will be shown at the Brooklyn Bowl, on the big-screens, for $20.  The FUNKY METERS will be playing the late nights, after two of the shows.  More details on their website. 

    **UPCOMING BROOKLYN BOWL SHOWS WITH LVJBS ADVERTISING SUPPORT:--Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Orgone, John Butler Trio, Fishbone, Easy All-Stars, Earphunk

    JUNE’S LVJBS FRIENDS & FAMILY EVENT (Kathy):  This will be a Father’s Day event at COWABUNGA BAY WATER PARK.  Discussion of which party-rate to look into:  FATHER’S WITH A PAYING CHILD ARE FREE!  Sunday, June 21st.  GROUP RATES:  $28 per person, if 20+ people (or $37.95/each)  Child Price is $28.  CABANA RENTALS:  $169.99 (by the wave pool, for 8 people) or $220 (by quiet pool area, for 8 people).

    (Looking for someone to lead the JULY FRIENDS & FAMILY EVENT:  Anyone have a pool to use, or ideas?  Contact an Officer!)  J

    NEXT MEETING:  SECOND TUESDAY OF JULY DUE TO THE TRAVEL PLANS BY MANY:  Tuesday, July 14th @ 4-Play Tavern, on E. Sunset Rd., near McCleod.


  • May 28, 2015 7:40 PM | John Tolson (Administrator)


    "Monthly Member Meeting!" reminder




    Tuesday, 02 June 2015

    07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
    (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US Canada)


    The Hideaway (3369 Thom Blvd. on Rancho, 1 block North of Cheyenne—Make Rt. at the Mad Max Army Surplus Store for ease!)


    FYI - We are checking out the Northside and The Hideaway (3369 Thom Blvd. on Rancho, 1 block North of Cheyenne—Make Rt. at the Mad Max Army Surplus Store for ease!). Robert's Rule of Order will prevail, where one person speaks at a time. Motions are made on general topics and then quashed or get 2nd's. The meeting moves along pretty quickly and we're typically done by 8:45 pm Hope to see some new faces out there. We know you're out there...come on down and say HI. You'll probably make some new friends !! Hope to see ya there !! 4 the Music. The LVJBS


    lvjbs   Calendar

  • January 05, 2015 10:29 AM | John Tolson (Administrator)


    Hi all Happy New Year! I'll be out of town for the next 2 meetings but I'm all paid up- just pay paled for me & Stephen. Now, how do I get in for 2 tix for Cheese on Friday the 13th? Have tix for Sat & Sun already. Didn't know if I could make Friday but I'm making it happen! Basia

    On Tuesday, December 30, 2014 11:31 AM, "lvjbs@yahoogroups.com" <lvjbs@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

    "LVJBS Monthly Meeting" reminder
    Tuesday, 06 January 2015
    11:30 AM to 01:00 PM
    (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US Canada)
    4 Play (3088 E Sunset Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89120)
    FYI - We are trying 4-Play on Sunset Road between McLeod and Pecos (3088 E Sunset Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89120). Robert's Rule of Order will prevail, where one person speaks at a time. Motions are made on general topics and then quashed or get 2nd's. The meeting moves along pretty quickly and we're typically done by 8:45 pm Hope to see some new faces out there. We know you're out there...come on down and say HI. You'll probably make some new friends !!Hope to see ya there !!4 the Music. The LVJBS **Web Address: http://www.lvjbs.org **
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