Thursday, May 6, 2010

May 27, 2010: Flying Musicians to Appear at Quiet Valley Ranch

Flying Musicians Landing at the 2010 Kerrville Folk Festival

-- Come Jam with Us --
Fort Worth, Texas –May 6, 2010: The Flying Musicians Association, Inc., a non-profit organization, will land at the Quiet Valley Ranch for the Kerrville (TX) Folk Festival, an event held annually at the Ranch 9 miles south of Kerrville on Hwy 16. Starting on Thursday, May 27 and continuing for 18 days (until June 13), the Festival will host performances by more than 100 singer songwriters and their bands. Interspersed between weekends are workshops in songwriting, blues guitar, and harmonica.

The Flying Musicians are teaming up with the Kerrville Folk Festival to establish a new venue, providing a jamming and camping area at the Ranch throughout the event. Primitive camping is available at the FMA site, featuring a main canopy/tent for refreshments, socializing, hangar chat and, of course, jamming. Look for the Flying Musicians Association tent and banner.

Sponsor, Mooney Airplane Company, is providing free parking on their ramp for FMA members, plus factory tours, hospitality, and shuttle service to the Festival during business hours.

Viewing the festival from above is fascinating and adds a new perspective. The Flying Musicians have created an atmosphere where enthusiasts of both aviation and music can converge to share their passions while enjoying a great music festival!

An RSVP is required to reserve a tiedown spot for the Fly-In MusicJam part of the Kerrville Folk Festival. Contact John@flyingmusicians.org for reservations and purchase your Festival tickets prior to May 23 to receive a 15% discount at http://www.kerrville-music.com.

Flying Musicians Events Before and After Kerrville:

FMA has committed to two additional aviation events. Even before Kerrville comes the Cowtown Warbird Roundup at Fort Worth Meacham Airport (May 22); later, there’s the DFW Summer Balloon Classic & Airfest at the Midlothian/Waxahachie Airport on June 11-13.

The Flying Musicians Association, Inc. took off in 2009 by blending two passions: flying and music. FMA was founded by two pilot/musicians, John Zapp and Aileen Hummel, who have made it their quest to encourage, promote, educate and support these two passions. The mission of the organization: “Pilot Musicians sharing their passion while encouraging and educating youth in the science and art of aeronautics and music.”

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