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    In the spirit of LoarFest West, but East Coast and not Loar-centric. Doable?

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    Sounds great to me.

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    Depends on location and how good the food being served is.
    Not many of us Southern boys willing to go to Maine to look at a bunch of mandolins and eat 3 pound Lobsters. But same could be said of the Northern boys coming to North Carolina to see a bunch of mandolins while smoking a whole hog. In other words depends on what your defintion of "East" is.
    When you put "Feast" instead of "Fest" I figured you wanted to include the food.

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    Yeah, and a nod to 'Feast Here Tonight'. I've gotta admit that the Southeast has the tradition and the bulk of the audience. That's fine - any likely state - Va./NC/etc. - is a lot closer to many of us than California. Maybe I'm wrong but I assumed that many mando enthusiasts would rather drive their instruments than fly. If I'm wrong, then no need to reinvent the wheel.

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    Mandofest or mandofeast. Either would be great.
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    I'd say then have it in Richmond, VA. That's pretty central eastcoast territory. Drive easy from North or South. Big enough city to do something in should the wives come along.
    Plenty of motels some that would might would sponser it for the asking and block booking of rooms.

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    Manhattan might be worth considering as a real treat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philphool View Post
    Mandofest or mandofeast. Either would be great.
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    "mandofest" is trademarked, if I'm not mistaken
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    I'd suggest choosing something other than Mandofest. I ran a concert weekend with this name for 13 years and may again in the future. If you want to guarantee confusion, it'd be a good start though.

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    Usually those fees for running any kind of gathering in the NYC area is expensive. Better stay more central for us poor mandolin pickers.
    Richmond area still more centrally located for East Coast.

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    Default Re: MandoFeast East

    Richmond would be a good location. Another possibility might be to do something in conjunction with Cabin Fever in Hampton, VA in March. Cabin Fever is a weekend long band showcase and pickin' party held in a hotel.

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    I would like to see a Mandotaste in Bristol Tn. It's centraly located in the east and well known. It seems in the winter time alot of the pro's are in off time and more could bring in those fine Loars they play. Plus I think my Brazilian Rosewood mando is worth your tasting also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Kessler View Post
    Manhattan might be worth considering as a real treat...
    I agree, "Manhattan" would be a great locale. Talk about centrally located...
    If it was easy, everyone would be doing it.

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    What about Roanoke, Va? Great city and not expensive to stay. Good food, and Hershcell Sizemore is close by. I guarantee he would bring his Loars .

    We did the Bluegrass Weekends there for several years and it was a great host city and reasonably easy for all to get to. Just a thought.
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    go Big Joe
    Roanoke is a nice place.
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    Default Re: MandoFeast East

    Another vote for the Commonwealth of Virginia. (It would certainly save me some gas money.)

    Richmond is a good, central east coast location. Although it is horribly flat. Charlottesville is also central, and less flat. But an expensive town.

    Roanoke, however, as others have said, is a reasonably priced town, and would put you in the hills for some better scenery/mojo.
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    Default Re: MandoFeast East

    i agree with mando julie manhattan kansas sounds great and a central location. or if i detect a remote possibility having it at mandofest in lawrence ks should it re-occur

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandojulie View Post
    I agree, "Manhattan" would be a great locale. Talk about centrally located...
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    Dang ... I'm not close to nothing. But my votes for Roanoke VA.
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    I think we're rowing against the tide, but here's another vote for Manhattan Ks. (the little apple).
    There are a lot of good pickers and mandos up along I-70, and I don't see them often enough.
    Lawrence is good too, but I never seem to make it to those River City shindigs. Most of the pickers I ran with in the '70s are probably senile by now.
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    Default Re: MandoFeast East

    I certainly would love to attend something like this and bring my new Wiens and not so new BRW. As someone from the Mid-West though, I liked the Tennessee idea a little better. Could always do something like this in conjunction with Nashcamp or Kaufman's Kamp. Or how about Nashville?
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    Default Re: MandoFeast East

    I would be interested in attending, but would really only consider reasonable locales.

    Would not want to go to NYC due to the cost and driving (around the city).

    I think it should be in the Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina or maybe even Pennsylvania or Maryland area. It should be near the eastern seaboard and should be centrally located. It should also be a reasonable drive for any of us in the Great Lakes/midwestern states.

    It needs to be affordable, especially when drive time/housing/eating/etc. is considered. Therefore, it should be in a city where such things are affordable.

    Also, given that this may be in the winter or spring, it should be in a warmer locale than we have in Indiana (or the northeast).

    I like the idea of Roanoke or Bristol or Nashville. I like the idea of Nashville because there are obviously other music things to do as well (like visiting Cotten Music or Gruhns).

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    My first vote is Nashville, then Roanoke, or Bristol, for its tradition in bg...
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    The problem with Nashville is other go there for IBMA and may not want to go there more than once a year. And Nash-vegas ain't cheap either.
    Richmond/Roanoke/Fredicksburg cheap.
    So is Statesville, Salisbury, Concord, NC
    Have it in Concord and the spouses could shop the big Concord Mills mall.

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    True enough about Nashville. I'm for cheap.

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