This event is part of the Santa Ana Mountains Wild Heritage Project tour series and is sponsored by the Silverado Modjeska Recreation & Parks District (http://smrpd.org/).
SMRPD's Mission Statement - "To promote community well being through programs and activities that protect, preserve and enrich the canyons’ heritage, open space and unique way of life."
An Outdoor Acoustic Jam/Drum Circle – A free interactive and improvisational musical program for everyone! 4th Friday of every month from 6PM-8PM.
Put on yer straw cap, leave yer shoes behind, and grab yer favorite instrument for the wildest jam in the Santa Ana Mountains! Listen to the birds sing, crickets chirp, creeks burble, trees creek, and leaves rattle. Join nature's chorus and bow a fiddle, blow a harmonica, tap a drum, pluck a guitar, sing, hum, or clap your hands. Let the sweet melody fill the air. Everyone is encouraged to participate. Try out original songs or improvise. Rustic attire is encouraged. This is an acoustic event for all skill levels. We play in front of the giant sandstone formation to the right of the gate.
Some of the musical genres that have been played at past events include: Folk, Bluegrass, Americana, Scottish, Irish, Folk Rock, Classic Rock, Gypsy Jazz, Tribal Rhythms, Jazz Fusion, International Fusion, and random stream of consciousness.
When: September 13, 6pm – 8pm
Who: Kids and up. This is an event for all levels of musical experience.
Where: Black Star Canyon, Black Star Canyon Rd., Silverado, CA 92676. (map)
Take Santiago Canyon Rd east from Jamboree, follow past Irvine Lake, turn left on Silverado Cyn Rd, make immediate left turn on Black Star Cyn Rd (first available left turn at Peltzer Pines Christmas Tree Farm), follow road until it ends at metal pipe gate and park next to giant sandstone formation.
Supplies: Acoustic instruments only. No amplification allowed. Musical instrument examples include harp, banjo, accordion, spoons, jaw harp, saw, washboard, tribal drum, bongos, clapper stick, shaker, flute, clarinet, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bass, dulcimer, and whatever else you can imagine. Bring foldable/portable chairs
, favorite sheet music, dinner, blankets, candles, lanterns.
Special Instructions:Please arrive at least 15 minutes before start time. Bring a minimum of 1 quart (32 oz) of water per person. Bring snacks and/or full meal. Wear weather protection (jacket, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.), durable hiking socks and close-toed hiking shoes (extra pair for wet tours), long pants, and backpack for snacks. Bring swimsuit and towel for wet tours. Bring first aid kit (Band-Aids, antiseptic, allergy medicine, tweezers, etc.) and cell phone. Bring flashlight/headlamp and layered clothing for evening tours. Walking sticks are recommended for tours with stream crossings or uneven terrain. Bring trash bag for litter along the trail.
RSVP: Please email [masked] or call[masked], unless otherwise noted in description. Donations are optional (suggested amount of $5-10 per person). Please leave your name, contact information, and total # in your party. We cannot be reached by cell phone at tour locations, so please ask questions and confirm tour details well in advance.
For information on upcoming tours visit http://www.naturalist-for-you.org/calendar.htm. You can also follow our fan page on Facebook.