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Chapel Hill Superstar Musical Reunion Concert 2010

The past is about to become the present. Come see the heartthrobs of 1960s Chapel Hill reunited for a one time event at the American Legion. Flashback to the voice of Carter Minor and other legendary Chapel Hill musicians including Don Sparrow, Skip Via, Mel Jones, Bif Bream, Jay Cole, Andy Preston, and JP Mitchell. We hope the surprise guests include several members of the Taylor family who were also part of this musical fraternity.  We understand at least one set will contain music of The Sands of Time band. 

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Trish Neubert      9:41 PM Tue 7/13/2010

SunJam 2010 - JanJam Revisited

Type: Party - Reunion
Date: Saturday, July 17, 2010
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: American Legion, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

SUNJAM 2010
(the resurrection of snowed out JanJam 2010)
Sat. July 17
6-10pm
$10 per person cash only, please!

Featuring
Mel Jones & Tin Can Alley * Bif Bream * Don Sparrow * JP Mitchell * Jay Cole
* Carter Minor * Skip Via * Andy Preston * and others

American Legion Post
1714 Legion Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC

BYOB and cups! ice available
Bring your own food if you like!
**NO GLASSWARE, PLEASE!
Organizer: Andy Preston

SunJam2010 Hotel Update!

SunJam Rates
Both almost right across the street from the American Legion Post!

Sheraton Chapel Hill
One Europa Dr.
$69/night - JUST LOWERED PRICE!
www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/sunjam
Call the hotel directly @ 919-968-4900
and ask for the SunJam Bock

Hampton Inn
1740 Fordham Blvd
$69/night
www.hamptoninn.com/hi/chapelhill
Call the hotel directly @ 919-968-3000,
provide group code SUJ (all caps) and dates.
Offer expires June 30.


 

betsy harris      9:54 PM Mon 7/12/2010

Is this event rescheduled and on for this weekend, Saturday, July 17? If so, what time will it begin? 7pm? Anyone know of press on this show? I've heard only by word of mouth. Any word on new additions to the January lineup? I.e. Hege V?
 

Mary Hall Rodman      8:29 AM Mon 5/17/2010

I hear that Janjam is rescheduled for July 17th.
 

Bill Nichols      10:37 AM Mon 2/1/2010

Any plans on doing JANJAM sometime in the near future? The weather was too bad to consider driving to Chapel Hill that night and I would hope that we can try to do this good thing again. I know of several "old Chapel Hill folks" that were planning to travel a good distance to come to the jam, but they couldn't get here last weekend. Way too dangerous for folks to make it to the American Legion hut.
It sounded like a Great Idea and I would have loved to see some of my old friends from the Town Hall days!
 

susan dail      11:26 AM Sun 1/31/2010

Did the JANJAM occur? Or was there a need to reschedule due to weather? I live in Clayton and driving to Chapel Hill wasn't advisable due to weather.
 

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