Originally Posted by Anton
I'm just having a look at the jemfest.com , and it looks great fun. I have a few questions to ask ?
a)how old do you have to be ?
We have a little stand-up of Glen that says, "You must be *this tall* to ride this ride". :-)
There's no age limit to attend Jemfest, but there are some age restrictions at the OTHER places we go during the weekend. Right, Gabe? LOL
b)do you have to play original stuff ?
Nah, but originals score more points with the organizers.
c)do you have to be SH*T hot ?
It doesn't hurt. LOL We get so much material each year from artists wanting to play (This year, we got over 70 requests!), the three of us sit down, in different states, and try to pick what will work best with the upcoming event. We've had straight-ahead rockers, mucho-metal heads, mellow guys, and shred-fu masters. I think they only thing we haven't had is a 10-10-220 artist. LOL
For the Jam at the end, you only have to be willing to get on stage. That's about the only requirement. :-) I've played at a few of the Jemfest Jams, so that should tell ya that pretty much anyone with a guitar is allowed up there. We try to keep it to 3 or 4 guitars on the stage at a time though. If you want, hook up with a couple of players BEFORE the Jam, decide on a tune, check with the bassist/drummer/singer and get your poop in a group for your time up there. Everyone looks and sounds better that way. :-) There's a sign-up sheet at the front table when you enter. Put your name on it!