Folks, the info on Bones Fest 7 is now available-- I just got my Rhythm
Bones Player newsletter today, and the following is copied from that. I
figured I'd post it to this list since I know there are some subscribers who
don't get the newsletter, or who may not have received it yet. This info is
also available on the Bones Central website-- go to
Bones Fest 7 will be held from July 25 to 27 in Louisville, KY and at Gil
Hibben's place nearby.
The program follows the general plan of previous Bones Fest with each
attendee who wants to playing bones to live or recorded music. Last year it
was obvious that people wanted more jammin' time (group playing or the pass
around introduced by Walt Watkins last year) during the day on Saturday.
This will be achieved by limiting each individual presentation to 5 minutes
which may be talk or bones playing or both. The printed program will include
a brief biography of each attendee making it unnecessary to introduce
oneself before playing. Newcomers will have extra time since we do want to
get to know them.
This will be a Tips and Techniques workshop where bones players share their
Schedule of Events
Friday July 25, 2003
Board Meeting at the Fest Hotel 4:00-7:00
Reception at the Kentucky Theatre from 6:00 to 11:00 with heavy munchies,
wine and beer
Saturday July 26
Morning Session 9:30-12:00
Bones Workshop 12:30-1:30
Afternoon Session 1:30-4:00
Membership Meeting 4:00-5:00
Evening session 7:30-10:00
Sunday, July 27
Brunch at Hibben's 9:00-Noon
The Kentucky Theater is one of only 2 remaining historic theaters in the
Louisville Metro area. There is a stage and sound system, and the theater
sits 200 people. The theater is conveniently located in downtown Louisville
close to many restaurants, shopping, and tourist attractions.
The Fest hotel is the Holiday Inn Downtown Louisville, 120 West Broadway,
Louisville, KY 40202, telephone 502-582-2241. The rate is $72.00 per night
with up to 4 persons per room. This hotel is within 2 1/2 blocks from the
Kentucky Theater, the venue for Bones Fest VII. The hotel is conveniently
located in downtown Louisville close to many restaurants, shopping and
Most of the major airlines serve the Louisville International Airport.
Triple Crown Vacations has offered to help with booking flights. They can
specially negotiated discounted fares through their agency for convention
functions. For those who may be interested, call, toll-free, at
1-888-378-5919. Ask for Charlene or Sandy and mention Bones Fest. Be saure
and leave a message and they will return any calls. There is also a local
phone number, 502-222-2297. This is the Hibbens' travel agent and they have
been very happy with their service.
If you arrive by air, call the Fest Hotel and they will come to the airport
and pick you up. The Kentucky Theater is 2 1/2 block from the hotel and
expect most people will walk to the events held there.
We will arrange transportation for the brunch at the Hibbens' home during
the Fest on Sunday. As in previous years, we expect there will be enough
cars to handle everyone.
The registration fee includes the program, t-shirt, the Friday night bash
(clash), Saturday events including lunch and dinner, and the Sunday brunch
at the Hibbens'
Print the form out, fill it in, and we'll see you there! Send a check
payable to the Rhythm Bones Society for $55 for each person attending Bones
Fest VII and with this form to: Rhythm Bones Society, 1060 Lower Brow Road,
Signal Mtn., TN 37377.
Number attending ________
Circle days attending: Friday Saturday Sunday
City, State, Zip _______________________________________
Brief Bones Biography __________________________________