Cabin Fever Fest

Mar 3, 2012 - 12:00pm

Don’t let the Heat Miser steal all your fun! Venture out to Cabin Fever for a day of musical winter wizardry. Our eclectic and magical workshops, sing-a-longs, mini-concerts, open jams and open mic, are the perfect elixir to invigorate anyone who enjoys music!

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Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 

12 Noon - 9:30 PM

Unitarian Society of Germantown (Click for parking information)

6511 Lincoln Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19119

*Special Instrument Making Exhibit throughout the day by Bluett Brothers Violins*

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Workshops/Sing-alongs/Jams/Mini Concerts, include:

1)World of Steel Guitar: PFS is honored to have Mike "Slo Mo" Brenner-our own Philly favorite-back again; this time discussing and demonstrating the art of Indian steel guitar, based on his recent trip to Kolkata!

2)The Origin of the Drum Circle: Stephe Ferraro of Boris Garcia, the Virtuous Rogues, former owner of Planet Drum drum store, and well known collaborator with numerous national and international talents, provides an introduction to drum circles' African origins. Stephe will explore various techniques for powerful beats. Bring your drum!

3)Thundergrass!: Philly Folk Fest and regional favorites from Hog Maw:  Matt Baldwin and Colin Reeves, will lead us with an open jam workshop infusing their unique styles of guitar, and mandolin –expressing various cross connections which are the genesis of this new genre.

4) Chickin’ Soup For Your Soul: We are pleased to have the Karmic Repair Company performing an acoustic mini concert of their folkie/americana/bluesy medicine - featuring mandolin and cigar box guitar! Just what the doctor ordered for all your brothers and sisters in need of some rhythmic healing.

5)On A Blues’ Note: Honorary Cabin Fever Open Mic MC, and key master-Charlie Mayer-graces us with his positive energy once again. This time with a workshop on the blues! Charlie will talk structures, riffs, bottoms, and variants; sharing what he has learned from almost 50 years of piano playing, with material relevant for vocals and all instruments. Bring it all!

6) Folkin’, Rockin’, and yes, “Writin’,": Philadelphia's own multi-award winner for songwriting and one of our favs– Miles-from The Miles Thompson Band and Rock Salt and Nails, teaches writers of any level how he personally crafts his songs, and blends them with his inviting multi-genre style. Come be inspired!

7)World Music and Improv Jam: Ken of The Ken Ulansey Ensemble–renowned for his saxophone playing on the Philly scene-continues to delight us by leading this jam, and invites other horn players and various instrumentalists to accompany him in this epic event.

8)How To Make Any Song Jazzy: Sherry Somach of Sherry Canary and the Kool Kats-known for her swanky gypsy jazz and awesome wit, will launch you into the foray of this "kool" genre, and how you can begin honing, or furthering your skills.

9) Calling All Ukes!: Accomplished and friendly ukulele player-Jake-invites all "yous" uke players to jam along with him and learn a thing or two about various styles from Hawaiian origins to US present day popularity. This instrument is no doubt very enjoyable to play solo, yet so much more fun when two or more gather together!

10)Group Sing-along:Our resident songstress–Courtney Malley, who we know and love from Full Frontal Folk, Something Black and Rock Salt and Nails is backed by her (2) guitarists from the latter respective bands–Charlie Sweeny and MilesThompson–while leading us with a variety of songs and genres we love. Get ready to belt them out!

11)Pick Another Winner: Banjo extraordinaire and multi-instrumental professional musician and instructor-Paul Lingerman is back by popular demand! Paul will provide an interactive workshop/jam while accompanied by his bassist Pavlo from his jazz/fusion/funk trio, namely: The Epoch Trio. This cool session is engaging for all levels and ages as well!

12)Billy Dominick and his Bluegrass Band: Fiddle playing and fun for all with a mini-concert and sing-along presented by Billy and his 5-piece band. We will groove and sing to covers of class rock tunes crossing over into this genre.

13)Songs That Make You Laugh: Our local folk/rock heroes-The Turnips-lead us in a jam and sing-along workshop with their engaging personalities, and contagious humor. They say: "laughter is the best medicine, and these guys dispense it so wonderfully!"

14)Good Vibes: Multi-instrumental/percussionist–Steve Wise–provides a workshop on the healing power and benefits of various percussion instruments' tones and vibrations. Learn something new about these instrument(s), and perhaps experience something deeper within.

15)Gather Round: Connie Koppe and Kathy Sullivan lead this wonderful song circle workshop, born from the workshop rounds of Fall Fling and Spring Thing. This will no doubt be delightful. Please join us and be surprised by what Connie and Kathy create with all who join and sing!

16)Workshop/Performance with Sharon Katz - Sharon Katz, renowned South African musician and leader and founder of Sharon Katz & The Peace Train - (The African Band That Rocks) will teach fun and funky South African guitar picking, as well as songs and dances.  Bring your guitar,  your voice and your dancing shoes and get ready to have a good time.  Sharon is joined by dancer and vocalist, Wendy Khethiwe Quick, who has traveled the world with Sharon Katz & The Peace Train.

17)BONUS: Traditional Music and Grateful Dead Tunes     -- Hey now! Cabin Fever Co-Founder John Fuhr is back! This jam will include many groovy hits from the 60's you may (or may not) remember if you were there, and honor Jerry Garcia as well as our Dead Head contingent with some of those classics!       

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Dinner Catered by Weaver's Way!

Cabin Fever offers coffee, tea, bottled water, and a light snack included in the daily admission price. 

For guests staying throughout the day and/or into the evening, we encourage you to join us for dinner! We are very pleased to have partnered with Weaver's Way Food Co-op offering very wholesome and delicious selections for every palate. The cost is: $25.00 per person.

Every entrée served with garden salad tossed with chickpeas, carrots, cucumbers, grape tomatoes and balsamic dressing. Also includes the following (2) sides: Broccoli with miso dressing; Mashed potatoes

Choice 1)  Chicken Schnitzel

Choice 2)  Hoisin Glazed Salmon                                                            

Choice 3)  Black Bean Burger with Vegan Aioli (veggie/vegan)        

Coffee, tea, and dessert options included are: chocolate cake and apple pie. 

NOTE: Deadline for ordering dinner is: Thursday, February 23, 2012. 



Adult Member = $28

Member Child (12-16) = $17

Adult Non-Member = $33

Non-Member Child (12-16) = $19