LI Musicians Network Presents: MAY ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL

                 

        LI Musicians Network (LIMU) offers a warm invitation
        to all members -- and the general public -- to its
        May Acoustic Festival and mixer at Katies of Smithtown
        on Saturday, May 31, 1  p.m. - 5 p.m.

        As with previous Festivals, the May Festival will
        showcase a wide spectrum of talent and musical genres,
        and feature artists from all over Long Island.

        (Many thanks for all the kind words on this site about
        the previous Festivals.  You can check out video
        highlights from a previous Festival at this link:

                                    Festival-at-a-Glance)

        The May show will feature four hours of live
        acoustic music from our current members, as well as
        music from newer members who'd like to get
        better acquainted with LIMU.

        Currently, a number of acts are already signed on to
        perform.      

        The event will also be an excellent opportunity for
        members to meet in person -- get to know that
        drummer you've been swapping emails with, meet
        with the singer who's interested in joining your
        band, or simply network with any number of other
        musicians on LIMU who've peaked your interest.

       Cover is $5-at-the-door.

       PLAYERS WELCOME    

       While the roster of live acoustic entertainment is
       filling up, there are spots left for acoustic music
       soloists and combos who'd like to take the stage at
       the Festival and play a 15-minute set.

       Essentially, it's a perfect opportunity to finely polish
       three or so of your favorite tunes, get up under the
       spotlight, and show your friends, your family and
       your neighbor's Aunt Wilma (you're bringing them all
       along, of course), that you've got it.

       Every soloist or combo will also be introduced on
       stage with their bio and credits, as well info on a Web
       site, Facebook page or similar digital haunt that the
       crowd can visit for more details on where they can see
       you next, how they can book you quick, or where they
       can download your music.

       The festival is being heavily promoted to the general
       public in addition to LIMU members, so performers
       will be sticking to cover tunes from major labels.  (If
       you'd like to sandwich an original tune between the
       covers, that'll work, too.)

       To get on the roster, simply send an email with an
       .MP3 -- or a link to an .MP3 --  recording of you or
       your combo playing the kind of acoustic song you'd
       you'd like to play at the festival, to:
       takethestage (at ) longislandmusiciansnetwork (dot)
       com.  As long as your .MP3 doesn't cause small animals
       to scatter in horror, you're in. 

       (Basic sound recording quality on your .MP3 is fine. If 
       it's something you'd send to a friend with a note like,
       "Hey, check this out," that'll do.)

       (Players also pay a $5-cover-at-the-door.)

        SOME ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS WILL WORK

        As long as your electronic instrument is programmed
        to play in acoustic mode, that’ll fit in just fine with
        the spirit of the festival.  If you program your electronic
        keys to sound like a traditional piano (and bring your 
        own amplification), for example, that’ll work.  Ditto for a
        drummer who brings an electronic drum kit with
        amplification – most welcomed.

        The plan is to record the festival in its entirety,
        and post audio/video of a number of individual songs on
        YouTube after the event for everyone to enjoy.  (If
        you’d rather not be recorded at the festival, no problem.   
        Mention that preference when you email in your .MP3.)

        GETTING THERE

        Katies of Smithtown is conveniently located at 145
        West Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787 -- a few minutes
        north of the Long Island Expressway.  There's plenty of
        free parking in the back.  Plus, there's more free parking
        next door at the Smithtown stop for the Long Island
        Railroad.  That's right -- you can even take the LIRR there
        -- it's 97 steps from the Smithtown LIRR platform to the
        front door of Katies.

        And it's only a 12-minute trainride from SUNY Stony Brook

        to Katies of Smithtown.

        QUESTIONS?

        If you need more details, simply post a question
        here on the LIMU Meetup.com site, or zip an email
        to joe (at) JMrock.com

        SEE YOU THERE ;  )

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  • Lynne B.

    I had a great time playing, listening, making friends, and just being around so many talented Long Island musicians and song-writers. Thank you Joe, for creating this wonderful event!

    2 · June 4

  • Kim

    Really enjoyed hearing great music.

    2 · May 31

  • Joe

    MAY ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL: More to Love

    Most acts playing the May Acoustic Festival this Saturday are adding an extra song to their set list. So if you've got a favorite artist or three, there'll be more to love this time around.

    All told, 15 acts will be making magic May 31 @ Katies of Smithtown, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. It'll be an afternoon of some of the tastiest acoustic music on the Island, presented by LI Musicians Network.

    For more on this Saturday afternoon's artists, including their purty pictures and links to their music, check out the full version of this message:

    http://www.meetup.com/Long-Island-Musicians-Network/messages/69591692/

    See you there ; )

    -Joe McKenna
    Founder
    LI Musicians Network (LIMU)
    MUSIC VIDEOS from LIMU Festivals: http://www.youtube.com/user/LIMusiciansNetwork
    Group Web: http://www.meetup.com/Long-Island-Musicians-Network/
    Personal Web: http://www.JMrock.com
    Email: [masked]

    2 · May 29

  • Joe

    MAY ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL: Four more acts playing; 14 total

    Four more acts -- Mike Pappalardo, SageWind, James Kolman and Andy Del -- are slated to play the May Acoustic Festival at Katies of Smithtown, May 31, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    That makes a total of 14 acts making magic next Saturday -- an afternoon of some of the tastiest acoustic music on the Island, presented by LI Musicians Network.

    Plus, with the move to Katies, we'll have plenty of elbow room to enjoy the show on the club's two levels, a premium sound system, and a sound engineer pro behind the board to massage every nuance.

    For more on next Saturday's artists, including their purty pictures and links to their music, check out:

    http://www.meetup.com/Long-Island-Musicians-Network/messages/69378622/

    Cover for the Festival is $5.

    See you there ; )

    -Joe McKenna
    Founder
    LI Musicians Network (LIMU)
    MUSIC VIDEOS from LIMU Festivals: http://www.youtube.com/user/LIMusiciansNetwork
    Personal Web: http://www.jmrock.com

    1 · May 24

  • Joe

    MAY ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL: Expanding to Katies Sat., May 31

    For a Saturday afternoon of some of the tastiest acoustic music on the Island, check out the May Acoustic Festival at Katies of Smithtown, May 31, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    May's bill, presented by LI Musicians Network, features an intriguing mix of returning favorites and seasoned newcomers.

    Plus, with the move to Katies, we'll have plenty of elbow room to enjoy the show on the club's two levels, a premium sound system, and a sound engineer pro behind the board to massage every nuance.

    So far, 10 acts are signed on to play -- there are still a few spots available.

    Click to the mailing list version of this message for a complete rundown on all the artists slated to appear -- complete with their purty pictures:

    http://www.meetup.com/Long-Isla...­

    Cover for the Festival is $5.

    See you there ; )

    -Joe McKenna
    Founder
    LI Musicians Network (LIMU)

    May 22

  • Joe

    MAY ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL:
    Expanding to Katies Sat., May 31

    For a Saturday afternoon of some of the tastiest acoustic music on the Island, check out the May Acoustic Festival at Katies of Smithtown, May 31, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    May's bill, presented by LI Musicians Network, features an intriguing mix of returning favorites and seasoned newcomers.

    Plus, with the move to Katies, we'll have plenty of elbow room to enjoy the show on the club's two levels, a premium sound system, and a sound engineer pro behind the board to massage every nuance.

    So far, 11 acts are signed on to play -- there are still a few spots available.

    Click to the mailing list version of this message for a complete rundown on all the artists slated to appear -- complete with their purty pictures:

    http://www.meetup.com/Long-Island-Musicians-Network/messages/69108892/

    Cover for the Festival is $5.

    See you there ; )

    -Joe McKenna
    Founder
    LI Musicians Network (LIMU)

    May 18

  • Tom R.

    More slots available?

    May 15

  • Sevi R.

    Looking forward to your event. Thanks for inviting me to participate

    2 · May 6

  • Paris R.

    I will definitely be there ready to perform!

    1 · May 4

  • Tony B.

    coming.. I thought it as the 24th but I see you changed venues..

    May 4

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to performing at this venue!

    1 · May 3

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