Jemfest X, our 10th anniversary, is happening June 18-19, 2010.
Artists this year include:
- 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:
YouTube - Steve Vai- Alien Guitar Secrets master class at Jemfest X!
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.
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.
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
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.
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