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Scotti Adams
Dec-31-2003, 7:08pm
..any fellow Cafe members going this year....Feb.5-8 at the Music City Sheraton in Nashville, Tenn. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

Jan-01-2004, 12:03am
Yep. Like I would really have any choice! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif . I love seeing so many good friends there every years. Always a great time...except for the parking.

Jan-01-2004, 1:20am
Yes -- can't wait.


Jan-01-2004, 11:25am
This will be my first year there. What all goes on at it? Chris

Scotti Adams
Jan-01-2004, 1:02pm

Scotti Adams
Jan-01-2004, 1:04pm
..there just music every where....a talent show..awards ceremony....and an all around good time....

J Clark
Jan-03-2004, 10:05am
Is it true that SPGMA is the Society for the Prevention of Bluegrass Music http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif? That sounds pretty fun, I hope that I am in town that weekend. I'll probably be jamming in the Lobby.

Scotti Adams
Jan-03-2004, 10:08am
..that would be it Justin...hope to see you there...

Albert Whiting
Jan-03-2004, 10:41am
i will be arriving thursday. anybody going thursday to see allison krauss?

Jan-03-2004, 1:16pm
I'm thinking about going up just for Friday and Saturday. You can get a room at one of the nearby hotels for less that $60. To me, it would almost be worth it to go and see the vendors and builders that will be there.

Scotti Adams
Jan-03-2004, 1:41pm
..thats what Im doin Crowder....gettin a room off site....

Darryl Wolfe
Jan-05-2004, 11:04am
I'll be there

Jan-05-2004, 1:46pm
Is there any cost to go into the hall where the vendors will be?

Scotti Adams
Jan-05-2004, 1:48pm
Crowder..the last time I was there..prob. 10 yrs ago...the only thing that cost money was the actual award/band contest....I hope to meet you Darryl....

Jan-06-2004, 12:00am
The vendors and band hall will have a charge to get in. I don't know what the fee is this year, but when you get access you can see the shows also. It's always a good time and lots of great people there. Lots of cool pickin' too.

Christine W
Jan-06-2004, 10:11am
J Clark,
"Is it true that SPGMA is the Society for the Prevention of Bluegrass Music ?"

Probably Preservation of Bluegrass Music:D

Jan-09-2004, 11:18am
Preservation it is.
Do they have much for t-shirt vendors there? Thinking about putting together some bluegrass instrument related t-shirts, hats etc. Think it would go over very well?

Jan-09-2004, 12:47pm
Just wanted to let everyone know that I will be at SPGMA, Crafters of Tennessee will have a booth in the vendor area, Tut will be there and many pickers playing around our booth. I will have the "Prodigal 5" mandolin, as well one of my F5's. We are probably going to take a few people out to the plant for a tour to show where the mandolins are made along with other instruments....let me know if you have any interest....Mark

Jan-29-2004, 8:26pm
I'm planning on trying to be over there Friday night and Saturday some. My father-in-law is up at Vandy Medical Center, so we'll be staying over that way and I'll have to "commute". A buddy of mine is planning on getting a room out there, and we're going to hook up and see the sights and pick a bunch I hope.

AKUS fan
Jan-31-2004, 2:01pm
I know y'all are talking about the National SPBGMA show, but I did attend the Midwest SPBGMA show to see Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, and they were great. I got to get my picture taken with them after their set was over and get autographs too. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif