Thursday, July 14, 2011

Full Moon Fire Jam Tonight

Generally the fire jams happen rain or shine, but last month the rain and winds were too over the top and the jam got cancelled.   Tonight is gorgeous and sure to be amazing!!    Come check it out tonight or mark your calendars for the rest of the season.    The full moon fire jams are an amazingly cool, family friendly, free event.

It's time to dust off your fire spinning gear and drums!!
Come out to enjoy one of the FINEST ways to spend your Chicago evening!

July 14th, 2011 - Thursday night
Arrive around 8:30pm to watch the sunset.  The Jam will start around this time also. 
Jam ends by 10:15pm and everyone must be out of the park by 11:00pm

: leave no trace : no alcohol etc. : rain or shine : photography = no flash :

Full Moon Jams are a community event:  Fire Spinners from Chicago and
beyond gather together, with the passion filled music from local
drummers to share with you their combined passions.  The result:  an
evening of beautiful flames, dances, music and laughter.

The jams always start around the time of the sunset. and always end by
10:15pm.  Everyone must be in their cars and out of the park by

Jam happen rain or shine... but please know that these events, despite
their size, are informal in many ways.  No one fire spinner or drummer
is required to come and share gifts at the jam.  Thus.. sometimes
there are less drummers and sometimes their are less fire spinners.
This is just how it is.

If you are a fire spinner and are not on the Chicago Fire Tribe email
group ... please email and introduce
yourself, so we can add you to the list of fellow fire friends here in

The Jam is open to everyone and anyone.  It is a free event and will
continue to be.  This event is NOT organized by the City of Chicago..
it is put together by a community of fire loving friends.

Important things to know about the Jam
... and please help everyone know these important things. -The Jams
are a family event... please no alcohol

-The Jams have worked hard to develop a great working and
understanding relationship with Local Area Police... please be kind to
them, they are our friends.

-We encourage everyone to take pictures at the Jams, but we have found
that flash photography is disruptive to the event and to our flow.
Please turn off the flash feature of any camera you bring! Tag us with
(chifire) and (full moon jam) on any photos you post online, or email
us at so we can share talents.

-The Jams are a LEAVE NO TRACE event... this means... pack it in, pack
it out.  Please clean up after yourselves and if you see and litter,
please help and clean it up.

The Location of the Jam
This is the actual address of the field where the jam is held:

5050 N. Simonds Dr Chicago, IL 60640
west side of Simonds Dr

please note::: The jam is NOT! at Foster Ave Beach.. it is South of
the beach, on the west side of the path.

<> and plug in the address.

Foster Ave and the Lake front.. . *not the beach!*
Lake Shore Drive to Foster Ave, turn right and go east (towards the
Lake) on Foster Ave.
When the street curves around to the right, follow it. The jam is 1/4
a mile down the path on the west side of the street.

Red Line to Argyle or Berwyn
Walk to Foster Ave - if at Argyle stop, go North; if at Berwyn stop,
go South to Foster.
Then walk east on Foster till you hit the Lake front and follow the
path as it curves around to the right (south)
We are 1/2 a mile down the path.

Mark your calenders for upcoming Full Moon Jams! Here is the list of
upcoming dates.  Note that the jams cannot happen on Fridays or
Saturdays, and some of the dates below have been moved to reflect this

July              14th        Thursday               8:30 pm
August         14th         Sunday                7:45 pm
September   12th         Monday                7:00 pm
October       11th         Tuesday                6:15 pm

More info:

All Fire Spinners:  If you are not on our google group for fire
spinners, please email
Thanks all!
the Chicago Fire Tribe

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