Blueberry Jam Music Gathering

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Flin Flon’s BLUEBERRY JAM MUSIC GATHERING 2021  

4pm – midnight September 4th 2021

NEWS RELEASE -  August 23, 2021

Blueberry Jam Redone

Back on July 7th we announced, “The Blueberry Jam We Can Do.” Over the past week we reviewed critical items, resources available, and the time left. On Friday we decided to reduce the length of Blueberry Jam 2021. It will be run for one day only: Saturday, September 4th, from 4 pm to midnight. We realize this means some musicians who have been practicing will not get a chance to perform and that some people will have made plans in anticipation of a longer festival. With more preparation time and more predictability in rules governing public gatherings, we hope to return in 2022 to a multiple stage, three-day festival featuring acts of different sizes and in different musical styles.

Our festival this year will offer, on a single stage and on a single night, nine full bands, seven of them local.  Despite the difficulties, we hope this will be an enjoyable, top quality evening of entertainment and help keep the Blueberry Jam spirit alive.

Because we don’t have the resources right now to manage the full capacity of the campground and stage area under current rules, we have gone with Order 11 under the August 5th public health orders. This imposes a limit of less than 1,500 people. With musicians, festival support, and registered campers it leaves an audience of 800 people. In the next couple of days, we will let you know how to reserve a seat online with ShowPass. This will give you a QR code we will scan when you present it on your phone or a printout. We will not be checking vaccination status but we still encourage attendees to mask, use sanitizer when appropriate, and stay in their bubble. 

We thank all the performers and other volunteers who generously have offered to assist with Blueberry Jam this year, and hope, for those who we will unfortunately not be able to present on the festival weekend, that we can help share your talents with the community at next year’s Blueberry Jam, and in other events over the fall and winter season, including video presentations.  Thank you everyone for understanding and supporting our efforts during this complicated time.

 

Blueberry Jam Music Gathering 2021  INFORMATION

TICKETS

After reserving your ticket(s) you will receive a digital QR code which you will need to present at the Main or Dadson Row gates for entry into the Festival site.  Please be prepared to present this code either digitally or via hard copy at the Main gate or Dadson Row gate to scan before entry.  You can obtain a hard copy by printing the QR code at home.  Please note that each ticket has a different QR code so each person in a group should have their code ready at the gate!

COVID-19 PROTOCOL

We want everyone to have a fun and safe time during the festival so we have included a few recommendations:

  • masks are encouraged
  • hand sanitizer is available for use
  • please remember to practice social distancing

HOUSEKEEPING

Don't forget to bring your own chair or blanket, water and snacks to the festival and dress for the weather. Pets are not permitted on festival grounds.

There will not be a bar at the festival this year.

Public washrooms will be available.

ENTRY + PARKING

Pedestrians may enter the festival at either the Main gate (Museum/Tourist Bureau) OR the Dadson Row gate. There is limited parking for Handicapped vehicles at the Station Museum. For safety, as in previous years, the only vehicles allowed through the Main gate or Dadson Row gate will be those of registered campers or festival support.

To ensure emergency vehicle access, the City will prohibit public parking on Dadson Row and adjoining streets.  It is preferred that those using the Dadson Row gate are walking to the festival or being dropped off!  

Schedule coming soon!  http://flinflonblueberryjam.ca/



RESERVE YOUR TICKET HERE





What is Flin Flon's Blueberry Jam Music Gathering?
An annual 3-day music festival designed for musicians and music lovers to come camp out, meet new people, dance, enjoy beautiful Flin Flon and most importantly jam with other musicians.  All located at The Flin Flon Tourist Bureau & Campground, off Highway 10A, at the eastern edge of Flin Flon Manitoba; adjoining the Station Museum and the Flinty Statue.

A mix of local and out of town performers of various experience and genres will perform continuously on two stages, one outdoors and one indoor at the Rotary Wheel.  

Help Keep The Party Going!  Inspired by The Tennents Musician Reunion.  



Who can attend or perform?   
Anyone in the public can come, listen, dance and enjoy.

Musicians and singers of any level can sign up for a minimum of half an hour stage time over the course of the weekend on an open mic basis.  No obligations!  You can RSVP and keep up with new information & polls on Facebook Flin Flon Blueberry Jam Music Gathering or let us know you are interested in the event by emailing us.   


Photos by Randy Whitbread

 

What sort of technical support is provided?

P.A. system, sound tech and stage lighting will be provided for both stages, and both stages will be supplied with a drum kit, a keyboard set up; and bass and guitar amplifiers.

Bass, guitar and players of other easily moved instruments will bring their instruments on stage with them, and plug into available amplifying equipment or microphones.


The Rotary Wheel

 
 

Food, camping supplies and other amenities within walking distance!

Flin Flon offers a wide array of shopping choices. There are many different retail businesses to supply all your shopping needs.
  • The downtown area (Main Street) has numerous unique specialty stores, other businesses' & restaurants. 
  • The Flintoba Shopping Centre (Walmart, Canadian Tire, McDonalds) located at the entrance of the city on Highway #10 is within walking distance.
  • The Victoria Inn, & Chicken Chef, are also a short walking distance (down the street) of the Gathering/Campground site.
  • Creighton & Denare Beach also have a variety of places to stay, restaurants & more.
 
 Flint Flon Blueberry Jam Music Gathering

 

Contact Us

Email: bbjam@flinflon.ca

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