Join us at our next regular song sharing meeting:

Third Tuesday of Every Month, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tippecanoe Arts Federation Address: 638 North St, Lafayette, IN 47901 (map)

Monday, July 16, 2012

SAMI's own MJ Bishop set to perform at the
2012 Uptown Jazz & Blues Festival

Acoustic Jazz & Blues
A native daughter of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and a 30 year resident in Seattle, MJ recently moved to Nashville Tennessee to begin work on her fourth album. A highly acclaimed acoustic solo artist, MJ’s music is described as open-road longing folk Americana, and she has been rightfully compared to Emmylou Harris and Gillian Welch. Combining deep roots in acoustic music with a maturing country sensibility, MJ has fashioned a genre that has become her own.

MJ received top honors in the Blooming-Tunes songwriting competition for her song Up North, honorable mention from American Songwriter Magazine Lyric Contest for her song Hobo Dreams, honorable mention from Nashville Demo Studio Annual Songwriters Competition for her song This Way & That, and her latest CD, Pull of the Moon, was chosen as Notable Northwest Recording by Christine Linde, Americana Music Director, KBCS FM of Mid-North Indiana)

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Friday, July 13, 2012

SAMI to play all day at 2012 Riverfest!

Tapawingo Park West Lafayette, Saturday, July 14, 2012 9am-4pm

Join us on the banks of the Wabash River for a free, family-friendly celebration of one of the region’s greatest natural resources!

Music provided all day by SAMI and the Dulcimer Gathering!

Kids zone featuring free pony rides sponsored by Henry Poor Lumber, Columbia Park Zoo, a big bounce, and great kids activities! Canoe races hourly on the half hour throughout the day. An officially-timed 5K race sponsored by the Tippecanoe County Partnership for Water Quality. Unused medicine and personal care product drop off sponsored by Illinois Indiana Sea Grant and West Lafayette DARE. Join us for this great family-friendly event!

Riverfest 2012 SAMI performing schedule:

9:00am - Barrett Myers

9:30am - John Lacy

10:00am - Chase Cotten & Brandon Fulk

10:30am - Briagha McTavish

11:00am - Lee Anna Atwell

11:45 - Scott & Vicki Greeson

12:30 - Joe Peters

1:15 - Amanda Fletcher

2:00pm - Jordan Friend