THE VISION part-6
We are now entering our sixth year for The Dixie Mattress Festival.
I would never have even tried to envision six years in the beginning.
The first year we sent this out not actually knowing if it was going to work at all. Now it's six years later and we are in awe of everyone's support.
I still don't know how to accurately express our thanks to Jerry, JR, Steve and also Jenny too. If the band is reading this then realize while I may get tongue tied in person and stumble through the words of thanks from everyone involved in Dixie I do think this phrase sums it all up.
We love you more than the words can tell.
Because of each of you in our growing extended "Dixie Family", it does keep working. Years ago, it was said that this event grows family. We have landed at a venue that is every bit as special and magical with the mystical vibe that has come to define our previous years.
The beautiful eighty acre site nestled against the pristine Siuslaw National Forest Wilderness Area proved to be better than even I imagined. And beyond all odds we surpassed what we have already accomplished. Being able to produce these shows has been a huge honor. We have tried to capture the group consciousness while producing these shows, but the truth is we are not full time promoters. We are made up of people you stand next to during the shows. The group of people who have helped to make these shows possible continue to stay in the shadows and never ask for anything in return. They truly are the backbone of Dixie. From the humble beginnings along the McKenzie river our first year, then out to the high desert of southern Oregon for our second year which then led us to a farm tucked in among mcmansions for years three and four, you traveled and arrived in year five to make it yours. It's always been about that, the magic that everyone brings with them.
Although the Dixie Mattress Festival has the look and feel of a private party it is not, everyone and anyone who cares about the Jackmormons is invited to join us. Spread the word, continue to help us build family. The big extended family that you guys brought together over the music. If you like what we are doing and truly want to see it continue then I am asking you to come out and join us.
Unlike most festivals and shows, we will not be in the pursuit of profit. But we do need your help to at least break even. We do this because we love Jerry , we love the Jackmormons, and we love seeing you at the shows. We would like to thank you for your continued support. Thank you, thank you, thank you! From the very bottom of our hearts, thank you. Thank you everyone who came out and supported this endeavor. Thank you for continuing to make this event it what it is today.
Our vision was to plan an event that is unique. A special event with a limited tickets to keep it small and intimate. We tried to start something special. In hindsight, we ended up creating a place where everyone could make it as special as they wanted. This show is being put on by people like you, for people like you. We’ve limited the number of people to keep it small and more easily managed. The limited number of people will also ensure that it remains something special and intimate through the years to come.
We want to continue to provide the opportunity for folks to camp and be with friends and family. You will get to see Jerry Joseph and The Jackmormons on the bands own terms in a special setting with the extended family. It is our desire to provide a place where the Jackmormons ARE the show! A place where we will gather, enjoy the music with our longtime friends as well as friends we have not yet met, and our extended family. A place where the bar is not closing, where you can dance, relax and enjoy the show. A place where no one is telling you that you can’t dance here or you have to leave now, we're closing. A place where you don’t have to worry about driving in order to get home. A place to be among friends and people who are there for the same reasons as you, to enjoy the music that holds a special place in all our hearts. Music under the stars again. A beautiful, and in fact stunningly beautiful location that the owner enjoys sharing with other people. You know how different it is to have the music outside, unencumbered by the inside acoustics of a room or that boxed in feel that being walled in has. We want to leave only footprints when we leave. I know that you will all give us your support in accomplishing this task.
Just like last year, there will only be 150 tickets for sale. Perhaps in the following years there might be 200, maybe and then again, maybe not. Rest assured that it will never grow to unlimited ticket sales. Any growth that happens will be done with a guiding factor that the uniqueness is maintained. Maintaining the uniqueness and the special experience is the primary purpose. This event will never be something that is designed for profit of the promoters. Instead, it is designed to turn a three day experience into a very special yearly gathering. We hope that you can come out and join us! Please do, you will not be disappointed. It is your chance to experience the band performing at a level that cannot be attained in a bar setting.
This event is not advertised like most events because well, for one, it costs money. And it just makes it easier to handle everything involved. This special event is for you guys and it will always be that way because it was meant to be that way.
You made this event happen through Jerry’s music. This event is only as special as YOU make it. The last five years you made it very special. The people this year have very high standards to live up to. Look out for each other. Take care of each other. Everyone there will be “family.” Everyone will be kind. Everyone here is a friend of someone and everyone. Everyone in attendance will be there because they were meant to be. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again!
The Dixie Mattress Festival
Jerry Joseph And The Jackmormons====================================================================
Jeff Crosby And The Refugees
Ashleigh Flynn Trio
Sonic Bent with special guest John Shipe
More acts TBA
Come out and show your support
Yes that is a band sponsored t-shirt!
June 27, 28, 29 2014
The first day for mailorder:TBA
The last day for mail order is:TBA
The location is Tidewater Falls OR.
We are looking forward to having a great time at our new home.