JOIN US at WOODFLOCK 9 MEMORIAL DAY Wknd, 2018
Photos by Dick Schmidt, David Kravetz, Ed Townsend, Scott Catron and Terry and Trish Domingue
WHO: Flamingohead Family – all ages welcome!
WHEN: Memorial Day Weekend. Friday, May 25 til Monday, May 28 @ Noon.
Contact Uncle Fred for availability. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHERE: Red Bluff Recreation Area on the Sacramento River. We have the entire place to ourselves! Just a 2-hour drive from Sacramento. (Scroll down for directions.)
Heartfelt thanks to the U.S. Forest Service for accommodating us as they have the past eight years, making this campsite feel like home.
Writing Workshop: Writing and poetry champion, Jan Haag, will be prompting us through a writing workshop on Sunday, and bringing her upbeat and positive spirit to Woodflock. There are always epiphanies when she teaches, and we learn more about the craft, and a little more about each other in the process. Read Jan’s writing here: https://janishaag.com
Musical Guests: Edgar Cruz – back by popular demand. One of Antsy’s favorite people on the planet, Edgar Cruz brings his masterful guitar playing and compositions to Woodflock again this year. His acoustic renditions of Rock and Roll standards must be seen and heard to be believed. Check him out at www.edgarcruz.com.
Back to Woodflock this year is singer/songwriter Michael McNevin, who’s heartfelt, reminiscent songs about the people and places in his life will inspire you to hold dear those things we know are fleeting but so important. His wit and sense of humor won us over last year, not only at his performances, but after hours in the pavilion during our impromptu jams. Michael often performs with his compadre, Pat McClellan on upright bass. www.michaelmcnevin.com
New to Woodflock this year is Michael Kelsey. Hailing from Indianapolis, Michael’s award-winning guitar playing and stream-of-consciousness live shows have gained him a strong following. Some Flamingoheads may remember him from our 2006 Cruise to Mexico. He’s been on tour with Edgar Cruz this past year, and they’ve been wowing audiences all over the country. www.michaelkelsey.com
We’ll have our infamous Chili Cook-off at dinner time on Saturday. Bring your best chili recipe. Winners receive prizes and a three-month supply of Beano™. Last year’s competition was intense, but wounds have healed, the various parties have made up, and restraining orders have been lifted. It’s all good. All the participants chili will be served as dinner that night, with a smorgasbord of condiments, cornbread and such to enhance the meal.
Creativity and Songwriting Workshops by Antsy and guests (Bring your poetry and music for an in-the-round musical show and tell) The judging of the Campsite Decoration Contest (Winner receives something fun and angry scowls from other contestants.) Special guests and Antsy and the Troubs will finish out the night, playing your requests.
Dinner meals will be provided Friday and Sunday night by Jimmy Poplaski and his wonderful team at Dos Tacos Catering. A luscious taco bar on Friday night and a delicious pasta bar on Sunday night. Chili cook off is Saturday night, with all the fixins. A pancake, egg, bacon and fruit breakfast will be prepared each morning. Have them cater your gathering. Contact them here: https://www.facebook.com/DosTacosParties/
IMPORTANT: There will be some gluten-free and vegetarian fare, but if you have special dietary needs, please provide for yourself. We will not have the capability of providing specialized menus.
James and Jacque Ferreira are our Party City Headquarters at Woodflock, putting together the Chili Cook-Off, the cabin decoration judging, and all the games and activities we enjoy so much. They can usually be depended upon for answers to questions Antsy doesn’t know, which is most everything. Learn more about James and Jacque here: Old Soul Studios
Spontaneous Picking & Singing Circles which Antsy and members of the band are known to join in on. Bring your instruments! Share your songs with us!
Guided Meditation with Hilary Nicholls: A soulful gathering gets things started peacefully every morning around the fire pit. Hilary’s husband Bruce Wandmayer accompanies the hour with freestyle dobro. It’s a nice way to start the day. You’ll wish Hilary and Bruce could wake you up every morning. Visit Hilary’s website to learn more about her healing and counseling practice: www.hilarynicholls.com
Yoga: Our friends Dave Emery and his wife PJ host morning yoga under the tall evergreens of the campsite, loosening us up and preparing us for the day’s events.
WEATHER: The weather will likely be warm with cooler nights. There is plenty of shade for the daytime, but bring a jacket for night time.
ARTS & CRAFTS: Our dear friends Katie and Bill will have their famous Craft Tent with a plethora of fun-filled activities for kids large and small. As always, they have some cool stuff in the works already. We’ll find out what they have up their collective sleeves when we get there. Activities each day, practically all day.
CABINS: We have 9 cabins to choose from. They sleep 4 comfortably, but you can fit more if you get creative.
Whether you’re in a tent, an RV, in one of the on-site cabins, or at a nearby hotel, you’ll feel like family and you’ll be making friends with Flamingoheads from all over the U.S.
There are plenty of tent spaces. There are 9 screened sleeping cabins available but you must bring your own air mattress and bedding. Showers and toilets available for ALL Woodflockers. AND repeat attendees will be happy to know we are providing THREE FLUSH TOILETS on site!
TRAILS: Hiking and biking trails wind around the perimeter of the campsite. There are also plenty of open areas for games, frisbee, etc.
IMPORTANT! FOR INCOMING AIRSTREAM and OTHER RV CAMPERS: Just 100 yards away, there is the US Forest Service Camp Sycamore with water and electric hookups just outside our area with water and electric, but you’ll need to reserve a spot ahead of time online. This is a new policy the park requires. It will fill up on Holiday weekends, so don’t hesitate. Click HERE to reserve your RV spot with electric and water hook ups just a few minutes walk from your Woodflock cousins. If you have a (quiet) generator and can do without water hook-ups, there are plenty of spots inside our designated area.
Plus there are other full RV hookups available at these nearby private RV parks just minutes away:
Red Bluff RV Park
80 Chestnut Avenue, Red Bluff, CA 96080
(530) 529-2929 or go to: www.redbluffrvpark.com
Durango RV Resort
100 Lake Avenue, Red Bluff, CA 96080
530.527.5300 or 866.770.7001
NEARBY MOTELS: Don’t want to camp, but still want in on all the activities? The 1st three places on this link (below) are on Sale Lane and are closest to the event — only a 5 minute drive. There is plenty of parking just outside the campsite. For hotel links, go to: www.google.com/search?q=red+bluff+motels