As mentioned in this thread, I have secured a venue for the "2011 Upper Seattle Area TalkBass Bass Expo". when: Sunday August 7, 2011 time: 1pm until ??? where: Pacific Rim Resturaunt - Best Western, Marysville You take I-5 to exit 199. At the bottom of the ramp you take a left and go underneath the freeway. As the road curves to the right the Best Western in on the left. Kinda hard to miss. The Rim the the big building to the left. As you pull into the front parking lot you will be able to see the stage door for load-in. The stage in the banquet room is kinda small but there will be plenty of space in the room to show off your basses, amps and gear. There will be a PA and backline onstage (yes including drum kit) if folks want to jam. The guys in my band will also be there if anyone wants to jam some blues or classic rock. Feel free to bring your family, friends and other musicians. The Rim has good food and reasonable drink prices. Since it is a banquet room in a resturaunt all ages are welcome. But NO alcohol to anyone under 21!There will be a bartender there but I'm not sure about waitress service. If I get enough RSVPs I'll get them to supply a waitress. The room will seat a couple of hundred people so let's make this the biggest TB-GTG yet.