[Dixielandjazz] Heads up Sacramento Groups

Robert S. Ringwald robert at ringwald.com
Fri Jan 28 00:50:14 PST 2005

Hey Tom,

We, the Jazz Society was approached by Old Sacramento 3 months ago about
changing the crowds by changing the music in Old Sac.  Through their
stupidity, they, the nightclubs & restaurants in Old Sacramento, have let
the bad element take over.  We could see it coming for years & now they want
us to change it for them in 2 weeks.

All of a sudden they woke up & wondered why they were not getting people
down there with money in their pockets to spend, DA.

Now, they want us to bail them out.  They think that we, magically can turn
their business around.

First of all, they do not want to pay any sort of money.  Secondly, I can
speak from experience, as soon as the money people don't flock down there by
the 2nd weekend, they will be off and running, trying something else new.

If I didn't already travel so much & didn't live so far out from the city, I
might take a crack at it but, been there, done that.  Working steady in
clubs don't appeal to me any more.

--Bob Ringwald

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <TCASHWIGG at aol.com>
To: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2005 11:24 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Heads up Sacramento Groups

> All right you guys,  Here is a news flash that should get a lot of you
> some
> work if you get off your Butts and go get it quickly:
> Old Sacramento is trying desperately to reach out to the community and get
> some drastic changes into the neighborhood, and guess what they want?????
> Live Music that appeals to and will draw an OLDER CROWD between 25 & 50
> years
> old,
> Hello Hello Hello  Opportunity Knocks AGAIN.
> They want to get rid of the Hip Hop crowd that is crawling the area on the
> weekends and causing many problems.
> O'Malley's has already committed to live music every weekend for the next
> year, and all of the other clubs are falling into line and are willing to
> make
> deals.
> There is absolutely no reason why that neighborhood can't become the
> French
> Quarter West if all the OKOM bands that live in Sacramento get off their
> arses
> and go negotiate some gigs before somebody else does.
> All I want for the tip is the rights to operate the house of the rising
> Sun
> upstairs.
>  The only thing that surprises and mystifies me is that none of you
> Sacramento Jazz Society bands were on top of this problem and did nothing
> but walk
> right past the opportunity under your noses for the past how many years?
> while
> you run an OKOM festival right in the neighborhood.
> I played a gig in Sacramento last week and right afterwards drove down to
> Old
> Town to see how many vacant nightclubs were sitting there begging for
> somebody to open and run them.  Looks like a Ghost town down there folks.
> Seems to
> me the Sacramento Jazz Society should own the entire neighborhood.
> Cheers,
> Tom Wiggins
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