|In the last 9 years we've visited most of the US and Canada during one of our Just Plain Folks Roadtrips. We've hosted hundreds of Showcases featuring thousands of artist performances. We also host workshops, chapter meetings, networking events and gatherings of all types and even take a little time for tourism when we can. We hope to expand our Roadtrips to include Europe and Australia as our membership grows in those areas. If you'd like to get involved, follow the listings of the Roadtrips in our newsletter and sign up for events anywhere you are interested in participating. Below, you can see some pictures of the folks we've met and things we've seen along the way
We're all in this together!
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2007 Just Plain Folks Roadtrips
We're heading back on the road to meet you all in person! We've got tours set in the US Midwest, US Southeast and our first ever visit to Europe and the UK (details on Europe will be posted in July). Below you'll see the dates and locations for the summer tour.
Everyone is welcome to participate in our Networking Showcases. In most cases, you can performa song, meet your peers and give us a chance to meet you in person, face to face, in your own town! We also welcome touring members who want to meet other members in other areas. We'd love to have you join us! All genres of music and all levels of experience are welcome to participate. Over the years we've featured hit writers and artists all the way down to people performing live for the first time ever. All events are free to attend and everyone who wants to perform gets a slot! If you want to join us, sign up today!
Scroll down for instructions on how to sign up to participate.
Roadtrip Dates and Locations
Mon, May 14: Cincinnati, OH Venue Set:
The Blue Note
Tue, May 15: Columbus, OH Venue Set: Planks Cafe & Pizzaria
Wed, May 16: Pittsburgh, PA Venue Set: Shadow Lounge
Thu, May 17: Cleveland, OH Venue Set:
Sat, May 19: Detroit, MI Venue Set:
Motor City Joes
Sun, May 20: Saginaw, MI Venue Set: White Crow Conservatory
Mon, May 21: Grand Rapids, MI Venue Set: Four Friends Coffee Shop
Wed, May 23: Chicago, IL Venue Set: Gojangles Lounge
Thu, May 24: Chicago, IL Venue Set:
Sun, May 27: Milwaukee, WI
Mon, May 28: Madison, WI Venue Set: Broadjam Headquarters (Tentative)
Tue, May 29: Minneapolis, MN Venue Set: 318 Cafe
Thu, May 31: Fargo, ND
Sat, Jun 2: Sioux Falls, SD Venue Set:
Sun, Jun 3: Omaha, NE Venue Set: PS Collective
Mon, Jun 4: Iowa City, IA (North Liberty) Venue Set: Guitar House
Tue, Jun 5: Des Moines, IA Venue Set: Ritual Cafe
Wed, Jun 6: Lawrence, KS Venue Set: Americana Music Academy/JPF Show (Tentative)
Thu, Jun 7: Kansas City, MO Venue Set: Toto's Coffee and Cafe
Sat, Jun 9: St. Louis, MO Venue Set:
Pop's Blue Moon
Fri, Jun 22: Indianapolis, IN
Sat, Jun 23: Indianapolis, IN Venue Set: Just Plain Folks House Party
Sun, Jul 15: Louisville, KY
Mon, Jul 16: Lexington, KY
Tue, Jul 17: Charleston, WV
Wed, Jul 18: Roanoke, VA
Thu, Jul 19: Winston-Salem, NC
Fri, Jul 20: Charlotte, NC
Sat, Jul 21: Columbia, SC
Sun, Jul 22: Charleston, SC
Mon, Jul 23: Jacksonville, FL
Wed, Jul 25: Orlando, FL
Thu, July 26: Tampa, FL JPF Tampa Chapter Meeting
Fri, Jul 27: Tampa, FL
Sat, Jul 28: Tallahassee, FL
Sun, Jul 29: Athens, GA Venue Set: Nuci's Space (Tentative)
Mon, Jul 30: Atlanta, GA Showcase Venue TBA
Tue, Jul 31: Birmingham, AL Venue Set: Birmingham International Center
Wed, Aug 1: Nashville, TN Pineyfest Music Conference
Thu, Aug 2: Nashville, TN Pineyfest Music Conference
Fri, Aug 3: Nashville, TN Pineyfest Music Conference
Sat, Aug 4: Nashville, TN Showcase Venue TBA
Sun, Aug 5: Nashville, TN JPF Nashville Chapter Meeting
How do I sign up to perform or attend a Roadtrip Showcase or event? We welcome all genres and all level of experience at our shows. If you request a slot, you get a slot. It's important that you understand what these shows are and how they work, so please click and read the Roadtrip FAQ so you understand. If you already are familiar with what we do, then here's a simple form that you need to email us to get a slot on the show lineup. Most shows run between 7-11PM give or take an hour. We normally have 20-40 artists performing in a given night, so we limit performances to 1 or 2 songs depending on time and local circumstances. Most shows can accommodate full bands, but not all of them. We'll contact all registrants with additional details in advance about Backline, Stage Size etc. The info below helps us find the right venues for most people. Also, we ENCOURAGE you to invite your friends to sign up and participate as well. They don't have to be current JPF members, but they DO have to use this same sign up process to get a slot. The more the merrier!
To get a performance slot at one or more Roadtrip shows:
1. Email these requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. In the Email Subject field, please place the date(s) and cities you want to attend (You can include multiple cities in one email if you want).
3. Inside the email, please include:
Date(s)/City(s) Interested in:
Contact Name: (If different from above)
Band Size and Instrumentation:
Short Descriptions of your music, style and experience: (Please keep this to a couple sentences MAX!)
Special Time Needs: (Note: we can only accommodate "early" or "late" on a first come first served basis)
That's all there is to it! We'll send out updates to each show lineup with more details every few days leading up to the event.
We're all in this together!