What we're about
This meetup serves as a communal calendar for acoustic guitar enthusiasts in the greater San Francisco Bay Area (roughly, within 100 miles of San Francisco). Any event related to acoustic guitars (class, lecture, master class, performance, recital, workshop, ...) is welcome.
We're not picky about playing styles: classical, fingerstyle, flatpick, percussive, slack-key; it's all good. It's also fine for events to involve singing, other instruments, etc. All musical genres are acceptable; just make sure there's a guitar somewhere in the mix...
If you enjoy listening to, performing on, or crafting acoustic guitars, please join! This will let you post new events, comments on posted events, and more. You will also receive occasional email from the organizers (alerts to "special" events, calendar summaries, ...).
Email and Notifications
Because this meetup lists dozens of events each month, we tend not to announce events when adding them. Instead, we publish a monthly newsletter (http://wiki.cfcl.com/Projects/Guitar/News/WebHome), updating it as new events are listed. When the newsletter is ready for viewing, we publish a short summary by email and on the Events and New Releases (http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=21) thread on the Acoustic Guitar Forum (http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/index.php).
If you are getting more email from us than you would like, there is a simple solution. Go to the Events and Notifications (http://www.meetup.com/account/comm/SF-Bay-Area-Acoustic-Guitar-Society) page (under the "My profile" tab) and turn off any notifications that you don't want to receive.
Comments on event pages should be limited to topics related to the event, such as planning for carpooling, dining, etc. Other topics should be directed to the Mailing List or the Message Board:
• Any member can send messages to the Mailing List (http://www.meetup.com/SF-Bay-Area-Acoustic-Guitar-Society/messages/archive) and/or subscribe to a feed of messages via Atom or RSS.
• Any member can post messages to the Message Board (http://www.meetup.com/SF-Bay-Area-Acoustic-Guitar-Society/messages/boards) and/or track posts via a daily email summary.
If you're looking for a way to get in touch with fellow members (e.g., to collaborate musically or plan an event), these are great resources.
When submitting events (http://wiki.cfcl.com/Projects/Guitar/AGS_Events), please include the date, time, venue, description of the artist(s), and links to the web sites of both the artist(s) and the presenting organization. If possible, find a representative video (e.g., on YouTube) and link to it.
If we're going to build up a community, simply attending an event may not be enough. So, when you purchase ticket(s), please tell the venue that you heard about them through this meetup. Also, if you'd like to get together with other meetup members at the event, leave a message on the event page to say so. For example, why not suggest a pre- or post-performance nosh?
Although we love to hear about events, it takes time and effort to create the pages. So, if the group scales up as fast as we're hoping, we will soon be unable to create all of the pages ourselves. For this reason, you are strongly encouraged to create pages for suggested events yourself. If you have any problems (or think the postings are ready for prime time :-), let us know. We'll be happy to edit them into shape and/or offer nitpicky suggestions, as appropriate.
Be sure to check out Guitar-friendly Venues - SF Bay Area (http://wiki.cfcl.com/Projects/Guitar/SFBA_venues). It lists several dozen places where we've heard good acoustic guitar playing (and expect to hear more :-).
The (very handsome :-) guitars shown on our main meetup group page and business cards were made by Tony Yamamoto (http://www.yamamotoguitar.com), a talented and innovative local luthier. Tony's work can be seen and heard at many of the local fingerstyle guitar events; it is also frequently on display (and available to try out) at Mighty Fine Guitars (http://www.mightyfineguitars.com).
The Organizers (Vicki and Rich) would love to attend most of the events we list. However, our time and money are not unlimited. For that matter, some events actually happen at the same time (imagine that :-). If you would like us to attend (and possibly review) an event you are holding, drop us a note. We'll see what we can do...
Keywords: SFBA AGS