[Harp-L] Convention Registration Error

BluzeHarp@xxxxx BluzeHarp@xxxxx
Fri Jun 16 13:57:56 EDT 2017

Joe, the 2017 SPAH convention is indeed in Tulsa Oklahoma.   The error 
which Jerry had earlier noted had to do with SPAH's mailing  address and NOT the 
location of the convention.  The convention will be  held at the downtown 
Tulsa Hyatt Regency Hotel -a very nice property- Tues  Aug 15 through late 
Sat night Aug 19.  
As always, a GREAT lineup of harmonica talent representing  all genres of 
music from all points of the globe.  If you have  never attended a SPAH 
convention you will be amazed by the variety, depth  and virtuosity of the 
scheduled artists with whom you'll be rubing elbows  with all week long.  SPAH is 
for players of all ages and levels of  ability, beginners are welcomed and 
encouraged.  Vendors, jam sessions,  seminars, shows, kids programs, local 
tours... it's a gas!
The International Blues Blowoff -aka the SPAH blowoff, aka the IBB-  will 
be held at the same hotel on Tuesday evening Aug 15.  IBB tickets  are 
already on sale at www. harmonicaplanet.com/blues-blowoff.  The IBB is  separate 
from SPAH registration and is open to the general public.  Those wishing for 
VIP seating are urged to buy in advance...  the VIP section is projected to 
sell out well before the night of the  show.  Those buying General Admission 
seats in advance will gain  early entry and therefore a wider choice of  
As far as Jerry goes, he will be tied to a post in the hotel  lobby where 
you will be able to pelt him with a variety of  cracked harmonica combs. Our 
attorneys agreed that he should be punished,  but insisted that the combs be 
stripped of all the metal bits...  for the safety of those passing by. No 
worries,  the lumber from the bass and chords should get the message  across.
The below info about convention registration is copied/pasted  directly 
from the SPAH website.  Likely to transmit to this list in a  garbled fashion, 
if so then just go to  www. spah.org and then click  on SPAH 2017 on the 
left side of the page under 'UPCOMING EVENTS'
Christopher Richards
Staging & Production - SPAH   www. spah.org
Producer - International Blues Blowoff  www. harmonicaplanet.com
2017  SPAH Convention
Event  Details
    Start  Date:  8/15/2017 3:00 PM CST  End  Date:  8/19/2017 11:59 PM CST 
Hyatt Regency Hotel
100 E 2nd St
Tulsa, OK United  States  74103
   Contact: Phil Franklin  Email: pbf at xxxxx  Phone: 913-341-4366   

NOTE: If you are a SPAH  member, please log in before clicking on the 
Member Registration button --  it'll save you time and chasing around to 
different  screens.

SPAH's annual convention, with lots of  seminars, tons (literally) of great 
performers, a wonderful banquet, and  more harmonica jamming than you could 
imagine (if you've never been to one  of our conventions, that is)!  Click 
_here_ (http://www.spah.org/content.asp?contentid=138)  for more information 
on the location and  performers.  Click _here_ 
(http://www.spah.org/content.asp?contentid=140)  to see the pricing  table for the convention.

    *   Online registration is available until  July 31. This is also the 
deadline for early-bird pricing. After July  31, registration is only 
available at the convention. If you would  prefer to register by mail, you can 
download a printable version of the  convention registration form _here_ 
(http://spahsite.membershipsoftware.org//Files/2017_SPAH_Registration.pdf) . 
    *   Members: If you need to renew your  membership, you can do that 
during the registration (in the My  Information tab). 
    *   Non-members: _Click here_ (http://www.spah.org/assoc_subscribe.asp) 
 to join, and then come back  here and register. The total cost will be the 
same, and you'll have the  benefits of membership! (Yes, you can register 
without joining, but why  would you?) 
    *   Seating will be assigned for the  Saturday night banquet/show in 
the order in which applications are  received. Early applicants receive table 
seating nearest the stage.  Members who want to sit together must apply 
within a  week of the first  applicant to ensure that they will sit together. 
The maximum seating is  10 people at a table—plan accordingly. 
    *   Up to nine guests can be entered with  your registration, allowing 
you and your guests to sit at the same  table. If your guest is a member, be 
sure to register them as aMember/Spouse so they get the member  pricing. 
    *   Day  tickets:  We are not selling  advance day tickets for days 
other than  Saturday.  Day tickets are available at the convention (see  the 
_pricing  chart_ (http://www.spah.org/content.asp?contentid=140)  for  prices).

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