Jemfest X....now with Vai!!!

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  1. Kevan

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    Hey folks!

    Jemfest X, our 10th anniversary, is happening June 18-19, 2010.


    Artists this year include
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    - Rob Balducci
    - Mike Martin
    - Tony Smotherman
    - Featured On Fridays
    - Fernando Pareta
    - Angel Vivaldi
    - Shane Regal
    - Shelby Williford
    A truck-load of raffle items (including a JEM *and* a Universe from Ibanez!), door prizes, tons of rare guitars on display, t-shirts, and a bunch of great people who all love guitar-based music.
    More info: JEMFEST.COM

    In addition to the insane talent over the two nights of Jemfest X, we aligned stars and planets (by using The Force, of course) to get Steve Vai to join us this year!
    Steve is offering his Alien Guitar Secrets master class on Sat. afternoon!
    Here's a little promo Vai did for the event:

    Tickets are still available, but they are going FAST.
    This one is MUCH more intimate than the other AGS master classes, so get your ticket early.
    More info: Steve Vai: Alien Guitar Secrets Masterclass 2008

    Steve will be giving a "key note" speech as well!
    No- I don't know what he's going to say or talk about. The whole 'key' and 'note' part just kills me considering who's doing the talking. :D
    Jemfest is also doing a tribute to our long-time friend, Paul Specht. Paul was Jemfest's link with Ibanez since day one, and did everything in his power to help us make Jemfest great. EVERY Jemfest attendee will be asked to sign a JEM guitar that will be given to Paul's son after the event.

    Jemfest X also features a LIVE WEBCAST! Each night, from the artists first note to their last, we will roll the webcam so those that aren't able to make it to the event can enjoy it via their computer.
    Sorry, but Vai's AGS master class will NOT be part of any webcast. You want do that that in person anyway. :)

    Getting to Jemfest is a piece of cake.
    Flights are cheap and easy, from almost anywhere in the country. Check Orbitz, Expeida, and Kayak.com to score great deals.
    Hotel rooms are $89/night if you mention the group code when booking. Split that with a buddy and save a few bucks. (or share a twin bed like Chris and Drew and save even more! :) )
    The hotel room jams after the shows each night are some of the most fun you can have with clothes on!


    8 incredible artists FOR FREE, and Vai's AGS master class....all in the same place, over the same weekend.
    BE THERE!
     
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  2. AliceAxe

    AliceAxe SS.org Regular

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    gee I wish I could go to that :(
     
  3. JohnIce

    JohnIce Singlecoils = tr00

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    Cool to see Angel in there, he seems to be doing good for himself! :)
     
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    Awesome + Vai!
    Sounds like a fun event, we need a SS.org fest...
     
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    mike martin from all that remains?

    edit: nevermind
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Fuck me for not being in FL anymore!

    Damn, this sounds so badass.
     
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    BigPhi84 Pronounced "FEE"

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    Where do you buy tickets? Am I right in assuming that the masterclass is the only thing that you have to pay for?
     
  8. mattofvengeance

    mattofvengeance Team Ibanez

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    Goddamn that looks awesome.
     
  9. Xiphos68

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    Good to see Vai with his 7's recently.
     
  10. Kevan

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    Correct.
    Jemfest = $0.00
    Steve Vai's "Alien Guitar Secrets" Master Class = $199.

    IIRC the master class Steve did in LA was $350, and it was HUGE with hundreds of people. This one will be MUCH smaller....and at a lower price. $200 to pick Steve's brain for a few hours? Helluva deal in my book.

    Tickets for the AGS master class are through the AGS link on Jemfest.com.

    Some inside info about the AGS master class:
    - It's 3-4 hours long!!!
    - There's homework! :D
    - A variety of subjects are covered, including but not limited to: playing, the industry, writing, etc.
    - There are usually a couple/few people whom Steve calls up to play with him and show what they've learned during the class (no promises, but it's happened at all the other AGS classes).
    - After the class, Steve usually does a meet/greet/photo thing with the attendees. He's super-cool about signing stuff too, but try to keep it civil. Don't show up with so much stuff you could be featured in an episode of "Hoarders".

    Check out the forum on Vai.com regarding previous AGS master classes and what attendees thought about it.

    (Yes- I'm attending.....because I was asked to tech for Steve. :D)
     
  11. Paul Warren

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    That's pretty good news Kevan. Congrats on getting all of that together!

    paul
     
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    It's a bummer that you can't bring any recording devices into the Masterclass. With so much charisma, I'm sure that it would be awesome to capture and replay over and over again. Besides, I'm sure all the knowledge that Steve would share would be hard to take down on paper!
     
  13. Kevan

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    One thing I forgot to mention is:
    ROB BALDUCCI CLINIC ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON- (free!)
    Rob is going to put on one of his clinics on Friday afternoon.
    There is no charge to attend, but be ready to LEARN!
    Rob has hand-outs and homework for you as well. :)
    The clinic lasts a couple of hours and covers TONS of aspects of playing, touring, etc.
    I'll ask Rob if he does a 'jam' at the end. If not, I'm sure he'll jump up on stage at the Jemfest Jam one or both of the nights.
    He's also notorious for knocking on hotel room doors to get in on some of the late night room jams :D

    Thanks Ken.
    I mean...Paul. LOL
    (only he and I get that joke, but damn it's funny. :))
    It's been months worth of work, but it's all come together nicely.

    Actually, it's a good thing that recording is prohibited.
    Running a camera while trying to digest all the info a speaker is putting out is REALLY hard to do. Sure, you have a recording of it so you can watch it later, but.....what happens when he calls on you? Ooops...you were jackin' around with the zoom or swapping out a memory card.....and now you're lost and can't answer the question.

    My suggestion: go and enjoy the master class, and suggest to Steve that he put an AGS DVD pack together!
     
  14. AliceAxe

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    thats a good idea a fest for the board members or one dedicated to 7 and extended range gitars specificaly


    That would be nice if they could offer a DVD of the class for those who attended and can't attend , but perhaps its a bit impractical because of downloading and bootlegging etc.

    it nice that there is going to be web cast of the show though :)
     
  15. MikeH

    MikeH Bring the gain

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    Completely agreed.
     
  16. crystalbass

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    Can't wait to play at Jemfest!!!!! Kevan, will Pop Psyche, Ohio Eric & Leon be there again??

    And yes, those room jams WILL happen this yr....
     
  17. Kevan

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    Hey Crystal!

    Popsyche will be giving us that great sound he's known for, so he's in charge of the faders all weekend.
    Leon's convoy'ing with me again this year. He's also doing the webcast! He's been checking out cool new stuff for it too. Should be slick.
    OhioEric is recovering from some health issues, so he's not going to travel down this year. But don't worry; he still loves you. :D

    PSSSST....guys: Crystal has a bunch of fitness model friends that like to come see her play.
    Hint. Hint. :D :D :D

    To those that mentioned an SS.ORG-FEST, we did that. In 2007 we had a very large contingent of seven-ers join us. SS.org had it's own table with 7-specific artists and merch. Though small (it's first time out), it was fun and worked out well (I think hotel security only asked them to turn down three times. LOL).
    We'd be happy to have the SS.org'ers join us this year and in in future years.
     
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    Damn my family for not living in Florida right now!!!!!
     
  19. crystalbass

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    haha, okay Kevan , thanks for the update!!!! Should be a real TRIP this year!!!! I hope OHio Eric gets well soon:shred:
    See ya there! (and thanks so much for working so hard to make this all come together!!!!):hbang:
     
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    I'll be there, and I might see if I can steal one of Eric's guitars to bring with me :lol:
     

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