Hi Folks,

Our official Roadtrip dates for Des Moines, IA are Wed, Aug 17th and Thursday, Aug 18th, 2005. We will do a showcase on one of the days and the other will be used for documentary filming.

We will use this page to post all the pertinent information as it becomes available. The first thing we need is to find out how many of you would like to perform at this Showcase. Once we have a general idea of the interest and the types of acts performing, we can book the appropriate type/size venue and create a lineup.

If you'd like to sign up, please read the Roadtrip FAQ which will give you complete details on how the events work and how to sign up to participate.

Here's a link to the guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for this year's Roadtrips. Please take a look and if you still have questions, let us know.
http://www.justplainfolks.org/ubb/Forum9/HTML/000128.html

If you have specific questions about THIS city and event, please post them here. If you have general questions on the Roadtrip, please post them on the FAQ page so that everyone may benefit from the answer.

We need at least 20 interested member/performers to book a showcase. We need at least 10 interested members to book a gathering/meeting/workshop and if we have less than 10 interested members in any city, we'll either meet for dinner with those interested or skip the city on this trip. So please sign up today!

Also, you are welcome to perform in any city at any event that happens, but please ONLY sign up if you are seriously planning to be there. Unannounced NO SHOWS can get you removed from any future showcase slots or opportunities, or placed last in the performance order.

Here are the complete dates for this year's summer tour:

May, June, July & August 2005:

Please Note These Events Have Been Updated May 06, 2005
Tue, May 24: Washington, DC
Showcase Venue: Safari, 4306 Georgia Ave. NW
Wed, May 25: Baltimore, MD
Documentary Interviews
Thu, May 26: Philadelphia, PA
Documentary Interviews
Fri, May 27: Philadelphia, PA
Showcase Venue: The Daily Grind
Sat, May 28: Philadelphia, PA
Showcase Venue: 4th Annual Block Party/Showcase
Plymouth Meeting, PA
Sun, May 29: Philadelphia, PA
Mon, May 30: Wilmington, DE
Documentary Interviews
Tue, May 31: New Jersey*
Showcase Venue: Corner Tavern, New Brunswick
Wed, June 1: New Jersey
Radio Show: 6-7PM 89.7FM Sergeantsville, NJ & 91.9FM Princeton, NJ
Thu, June 2: Brooklyn, NY
Showcase Venue: Sputniks in Brooklyn
Fri, June 3: NYC
Showcase Venue: TBA
Saturday, June 4: Bard College
Special Event: Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Sun, June 5: NYC
Showcase Venue: Nightingales in Manhattan
Mon, June 6: Woodstock, NY
Showcase Venue: TBA
Tue, June 7: Albany, NY
Showcase Venue: TBA
Wed, June 8: Brattleboro, VT
Showcase Venue: The Weather Vane, 19 Elliot St. Brattleboro, VT*
Thu, June 9: Easthampton, MA
Showcase Venue: Apollo Grill in Easthampton, MA
Sat, June 11: Hartford, CT
Showcase Venue: 4th Annual Campfire Songfest, near Hartford, CT
Sun, June 12: Providence, RI
Showcase Venue: TBA
Mon, June 13: Southeast MA/Cape Cod Chapter Event
Showcase Venue: Sean O'Tooles in Plymouth, MA*
Wed, June 15: Boston
Showcase Venue: TBA
Fri, June 17: New Hampshire
Radio Show Showcase: WSCA 106.1FM Portsmouth, NH
Sat, June 18: Portland, ME
JPF & MSE Joint Meeting/Documentary Session
Sun, June 19: Portland, ME
Showcase Venue: TBA
Tue, June 21: Quebec City
Event or Meeting TBA (We need help in Quebec! Email us if you're an artist, songwriter or industry person in the Quebec area and can help! Email: justplainfolks@aol.com
Sat, June 25: Montreal
Event or Meeting TBA (We need help in Montreal! Email us if you're an artist, songwriter or industry person in the Montreal area and can help! Email: justplainfolks@aol.com
Tue, June 28: Toronto
Showcase Venue: Urban Coyote, Richmond Hill, ON
Thu, June 30: Niagara Falls
Showcase Venue or Event: TBA
Fri, July 1: Buffalo
Showcase Venue: Ellicott Manor, DePew, NY
Sat, July 2: Cleveland
Showcase Venue: TBA
Sun, July 3: Return to Indianapolis

Thu, July 21: Indianapolis NAMM Week
Fri, July 22: Indianapolis NAMM Week
Sat, July 23: Indianapolis NAMM Week
Sun, July 24: Indianapolis NAMM Week

Note: We are planning an open Member Showcase, a House Concert and a Featured Member Showcase during the NAMM/MMS events. If you'd like to perform in the open member showcase, sign up via the instructions on the FAQ linked above. Days have not been set yet.


Mon, Aug 8: Chicago
Showcase Venue: TBA
Tue, Aug 9: Chicago
Showcase Venue: TBA
Wed, Aug 10: Milwaukee
Showcase Venue: TBA
Thu, Aug 11: Minneapolis
Showcase Venue: TBA
Fri, Aug 12: Minneapolis
Showcase Venue: TBA
Sat, Aug 13: Fargo
Showcase Venue: TBA
Mon, Aug 15: Sioux Falls
Showcase Venue or Event: TBA
Tue, Aug 16: Omaha
Showcase Venue or Event: TBA
Wed, Aug 17: Des Moines
Showcase Venue or Event: TBA
Fri, Aug 19: Lawrence, KS
Showcase Venue: TBA
Sat, Aug 20: Kansas City, MO
Showcase Venue or Event: TBA
Sun, Aug 21: St. Louis, MO
Showcase Venue: TBA
Mon, Aug 22: Springfield, IL
Showcase Venue or Event: TBA
Tue, Aug 23: Bloomington, IL
Showcase Venue or Event: TBA
Once we have a venue set, we will post the location and start/stop times and any other pertinent information. We also invite those of you participating to post a note here with your information (bio, contact, website etc.) Remember, the idea here is to network and help us help promote YOU! The more involved you are, the better we can do that. We'll also use the names on this post to consider for Documentary Interviews when appropriate.

Stay tuned for more info and see you all this summer!

Brian

[This message has been edited by Brian Austin Whitney (edited 05-06-2005).]


Brian Austin Whitney
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Just Plain Folks
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"Don't sit around and wait for success to come to you... it doesn't know the way." -Brian Austin Whitney