Monday, June 23, 2014

Just to clarify, I would like to let everyone know that we have cancelled the AFTM jam sessions at the HOPE Farmer’s Market. It was too much to add another jam to the existing AFTM events, especially on days when we already have a board meeting and jam at El Mercado. It’s always disappointing to have to share the news that a jam is cancelled, even if it smooths out an otherwise too-hectic schedule. But you shouldn’t feel too TOO sad, because I have a list of action items to help pull you out of your funk:

1. Visit the HOPE market anyway! Buy some organic veggies! Get a tamale! (Seriously, get a tamale. They are delicious.) And listen to some of the live music while you are there! You may even see an AFTMer or two on the stage. If you are interested in performing or putting together a music event at the market, please contact Jessie Curry, the music coordinator, at To find out more about the market in general, click here.

2. Come to the jams at El Mercado! Since moving to our new location, we have had lots of great jam sessions with large attendance. Stop by from 2:00-5:00 on the second Sunday of every month and have a margarita while you jam out!

3. Come to the jams at Rio Rita’s! Britt has resurrected this jam from near death, and now we have a great session meeting on Tuesday nights at 7:30 or thereabouts. We get a lot of musicians visiting Austin who stop by to join in the music, so come by and play some tunes with some familiar faces and possibly someone new as well!

4. Watch this video of Matt Olwell and Nic Gareiss dancing to the music of Stephanie Coleman and Cleek Schrey. 


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