If you love good music and good fellowship, you'll love the Getaway!
Getaway 2021 will be online this year via Zoom (Oct 8th to Oct 11th)
Because Covid-19 is still around and we want our geographically distant friends to be able to attend easily, we’re having the Getaway online again — but even bigger and better! We will have up to six simultaneous sessions in Zoom breakout rooms.
Be sure to set aside the long weekend of October 8 to 11 for an extravaganza of participatory singaround sessions, mini‐ concerts, instructional workshops, storytelling, children’s activities, evening sign‐up concerts, and presentations on topics of interest—all coming to you on Zoom! If you’re insecure about Zoom, rest easy. There will be an instructive session on Zoom covering updating Zoom software, getting the best sound, navigating breakout rooms, and more. It will be available both before and during the weekend.
Here are just a few program highlights:
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Several sessions, Vocal Clinic, Slide Guitar Basics, and the Saturday and Sunday Evening Concerts, will require advance sign-up. When you register for the Getaway you will receive an email that has the code word needed to register for these sessions.
This undertaking will require a good deal of tech help to pull off; last year we were the first of the folk weekends to use Zoom, and folk societies and gatherings around the country and the world have refined our work. We’ll be using breakout rooms this year—they hadn’t yet been invented in time to use last year. We need people to greet everyone in the main room, to help people with Zoom technical issues, or just to help session leaders keep track of who needs to sing next (which doesn’t require much expertise in Zoom at all). If you’d like to volunteer to be part of the tech staff that pulls this thing off, contact Charlie Baum at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give him a call at 301‐589‐6855.
Once again, registering for the Getaway will be free, but once again, we'll welcome your donations.
Donations will support:
- FSGW's overhead for the Getaway--such as the cost of Zoom accounts and our other incidental expenses in bringing this weekend to you.
- The FSGW Getaway scholarship fund which is used to assist people with the cost of attending future Getaways.
- FSGW's offerings of a wide range of folk events and programs throughout the year.
You may donate using this link: Donate to the Getaway
Questions? Contact the Getaway Chair
2019 schedule (pdf)
2018 schedule (pdf)
2017 schedule (pdf)