COME AND JOIN THE JET SET AT THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH ROUNDUP! Let’s start with the most important information first: When: September 13-15, 2019 Where: Camp Lodestar 6135 Blue Mountain Road Wilseyville, California 95257 Join The Jet Set It’s that time of year again when Gretsch lovers return to Camp Lodestar for the California Gold Rush Roundup – two and one-half days of guitars, music, food, and, best of all, friendships. Come this year and Join The Jet Set. This year’s Roundup theme will be “Join The Jet Set” as we celebrate all forms of Gretsch Jets. Whether a Duo Jet, Silver Jet, Sparkle Jet, Firebird Jet, Cadillac Green Jet, Double Jet, Electromatic Jet, or Junior Jet, we want to see and hear it at the California Gold Rush Roundup. Of course, all forms of Gretsch guitars are welcome at the Roundup. However, we really want to see (and hear) your Jet guitars there. As we have announced earlier (late last year), the dates for the California Gold Rush Roundup are September 13 - 15, 2019. We will return again to Camp Lodestar in Wilseyville, California, where we couldn’t have found a home away from home with a friendlier staff or better surroundings in which to make some music. Getting In On The Action While joining in on stage (such as it is) can be somewhat intimidating to many, it needn’t be at the Roundup. A more supportive group of fellow Gretsch fans would be hard to find. If you are feeling like you would like to share more in the Roundup experience, come prepared to get up and play a song or two if you would like. And there are other opportunities to play in smaller groupings, whether on the outdoor stage area a short distance from the Dining Hall or even outside on the deck. The Cardooch And returning again to the California Gold Rush Roundup will be none other than “da man” himself, Joe Carducci. We’d be hard-pressed to find a better and harder-working Gretsch ambassador to the consumer public. The man lives, breathes, and eats Gretsch. Joe has been along for the ride ever since FMIC got the keys to the car from Fred Gretsch and, more than anyone, he, along with Mike Lewis, is responsible for the continuous upgrade to Gretsch guitars ever since FMIC became involved. The Swagfest As always, Joe will be a huge part of the events on Saturday night, providing us a bit of the history of the company, and perhaps giving a look ahead to what new and exciting things lay in store for Gretsch fans. And, of course, he will host the Swagfest that evening where everyone who drops a pick in the guitar will have a chance to win something special from Gretsch. Who knows? You could take home a Gretsch t-shirt or other Gretsch memorabilia, or even a Gretsch guitar! Roundup T-Shirts Oh yeah, speaking of t-shirts, did I mention already that we will be having a very cool Vince Ray-designed Roundup t-shirt? Vince simply comes up with some wonderful ideas for our shirts and this one is no different. Here is this year's design. Be thinking about what size and how many of each size you will need. I will be posting more about the shirts once I have obtained current pricing information from the printer. Be There Or ... Okay, Just Be There! If you haven’t attended the California Gold Rush Roundup before, now is your chance to dip your toes in the Kool-Aid (how’s that for mixing metaphors??). Come on out to the Roundup and have the time of your life. The Details Lodging is in one of the dormitories (one for women, the other for men), so be certain to bring a sleeping bag, or sheets and blankets. While there are some very small cabins that we have been allowed to use, those will be reserved for families/couples on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have special dietary requirements, please let me know that when you sign up so that I can let the kitchen staff know about this. Camp Lodestar is extremely accommodating with special dietary needs, but they have to know about it in advance so that they can plan meals accordingly. Registration Please register in the following manner: Send me an email at CaliforniaRoundup[at]yahoo[dot]com and tell me how many of you will be in your party, everyone's names, and the days/nights which you will be attending. Also, tell me if you have any special dietary needs and if you are a family or couple who are seeking a small cabin. PayPal the registration fees to me. My PayPal address to use is myscreenname[at]yahoo[dot]com. (Don't use the California Roundup email address for PayPal'ing funds.) You must use the Friends & Family option with PayPal for these prices. If you have any questions, please ask before registering. You can send questions to CaliforniaRoundup[at]yahoo[dot]com. Registration Pricing Pricing for the event is as follows: Lodging and all meals, Fri dinner - Sun breakfast: $190.00 Lodging and all meals, Sat lunch - Sun breakfast: 105.00 RVs/trailers and all meals, Fri dinner - Sun breakfast: $105.00 RVs/trailers and all meals, Sat lunch - Sun breakfast: 60.00 If you are expecting family and friends to attend and join us for a meal, please let me know that and I can price individual meals for you. We will need to know in advance, however, of guests such as this so that the staff can appropriately plan to have enough food on hand. About My Responsiveness Please note that, for the next four or five days, I am currently on vacation out of the country and in a different time zone where I only infrequently check email. However, if you have sent me an email with questions, or have PayPal’d the registration fees, I will definitely get back to you at my first opportunity. By the end of next week, I should be pretty much recovered from my travels and will be timely in my communications with you. So, come on now, let’s get with it and Join The Jet Set by attending the 2019 Gretsch California Gold Rush Roundup.