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Songmakers Corner at Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Festival May 19, 2024

As in past years, songmaker members will be leading song circles at our Songmaker Corner at this year’s festival on May 19th.  This year the festival will be at King Gillette Ranch. Come on out and enjoy a great festival and join in the song circles.  Here is the schedule of leaders:

9 AM              Janice Gelencser and Friends

10 AM            Bill Dempsey

11 AM            Chuck Behrman

12 PM            Gemini (Bruce and Renata Farwell)

1 PM              Mary Zangerle and friends

2 PM              David Steinhart

3 PM              Alan Stillson and Friends

3:30 PM         Simon Lucas

Kenney Grove Campouts

There are still sites available for campouts. May 2 – 5 and May 30-June 2.  Information and reservation links can be found here:

Saturday is the most popular day to come for the day and stay into the evening.  The ice cream social is at 1:00, potluck is at 5:30 and the evening concert starts at 7:00.

Camping in Landers, April 18-21

The Gelencsers are inviting Songmakers to camp on their property in Landers near Yucca Valley for a weekend of making music.  Details: We have a cabin on 5 acres of land suitable for dry camping with plenty of room for RVs, SUVs, and tents.   We use solar panels for lights and charging our electronic devices and we bring water for cooking, washing, and flushing the toilet.  You may arrive anytime after noon on Thursday, April 18th, and stay through noon on Sunday, April 21st.  For those who don’t wish to camp, there are rental properties not far from our place listed on and  For more information and meal contributions, contact: Janice at 909-374-2630 or    

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Covid Guidelines 6/11/2023

The Board of Directors of Songmakers, has decided that hosts of live events are now entitled to use their judgment regarding Covid risk. Please respect any rules or restrictions stated in the event announcement by the host. If you are feeling ill, please do not attend live events.

CA Dept of Health Guidelines:

CDC recommendations: