You may be hearing the motto for 2023 is “2023 – the Best Me”. I Love that and am working towards that for sure…..exercising, eating right, happy thoughts, helping others…all the good stuff. Oh, and Playing and Listening to Music.
With this in mind I would like to offer this motto to all ya’ll! “2023 – the Best WE”!!!! What am I talking about – well, I would like you to work at learning new songs and tunes, playing more music, creating new recipes for our get togethers….and Attending More Events!!! We need to be together. We need to enjoy each other. We need to play more music together!!!!!
And so, Please put this event on your calendar. April 18 – 23, 2023 is Spring Campout in Lodi, CA. You may know that it is a weeklong event that is held at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds (413 E. Lockeford St., Lodi, CA 95240), where people camp and play music from morning to night to morning. That’s why you need a few new songs to share!
As we have in the past couple of Spring Campouts, we will welcome the California State Old Time Fiddle Association when they will hold their 55th Annual Open Fiddle and Picking Contest. What fun was had last year. The excitement of the competition was in the air! This will happen on April 21 and 22, 2023.
All events are free to the public to come out and walk around, listen to the music, bring your instruments and join in, and enjoy the contest!
Camping is available at $40 for RVs (Electric/Water hookups) and $10 for tent, car, van camping (Dry camping). Please make reservations by emailing Deblivermore@CaliforniaBluegrass.net. We will take payment on your arrival – cash, check or credit. Please do not arrive before 12 noon on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, unless you are volunteering to set up. Thanks in advance.
Volunteers are always needed at campouts. It takes a team to provide what you need. Please consider helping out the CBA or the CSOTFA with their contest. You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer for the CBA or Texshar@pacbell.net to volunteer for the Fiddle contest.
We hope to have a couple of food and craft vendors for your enjoyment as well!!
So don’t forget – “2023 – The Best WE”. I look forward to hearing all of those new licks, songs, tunes, and eating new recipes!!!!
See you Soon!