Community Events: June 16th-22nd

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Let me start with an apology–this post will revolve around one event in particular this week, and that event is my baby.  This will be the 4th Shirefest hosted by Second Breakfast and our longtime members are amazed to see the growth of the music community on Crickhollow and indeed throughout the game.  Some scoff at LOTRO’s musicians, but they don’t see just how much effort goes into their concerts.  Our bands spend countless hours transcribing, arranging, and even writing their own music inside and outside of the game.  They practice, work on themes and costumes, sync dances, write witty lyrics, promote wherever they can, and try to make everything look seamless when someone goes link dead or cues up the wrong song.  Sometimes there’s the ultimate validation of playing at or even winning Weatherstock.  Other times you’re playing to an empty crowd or one filled with trolls.  They maintain a positive attitude and play on.

25 of those bands will join us on Crickhollow this weekend.  I hope you’ll find time to check it out, even if that means making a new character.  I especially hope those who’ve never been to a musical performance in LOTRO before will check it out and think about how much goes into each show.


This listing of featured events is only published on Fridays, but our Google calendar is kept up to date throughout the week and includes details on many more activities.  We always aim to have the most complete events calendar in the game and accept events of all types on all servers.  Take a look at this week’s agenda for upcoming events around LOTRO and copy some or all events to your personal calendar.  You may add events or post corrections in the comments section, but the fastest and best way to get it on this page and on the calendar is to submit a form.

Server calendars: Arkenstone CalendarBelegaer CalendarBrandywine CalendarCrickhollow CalendarEvernight Calendar, Gladden CalendarGwaihir CalendarLandroval CalendarLaurelin Calendar, and Sirannon Calendar


All events listed in Eastern Daylight Time (-4 GMT)/server time.  Most Laurelin events will also be listed at British time, BST (+1 GMT), and all events on Belegaer and Sirannon are listed with CEST (+2 GMT).  You may add events or post corrections in the comments section, but the fastest and best way to get it on this page is to submit a form.  I’m always open to feedback and suggestions, both here and through the submissions form, so let me know if there’s something we should feature.  Thanks for reading!


Featured events for this week:

Friday, June 16

Shirefest

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 3pm

Location: Methel-stage

Description: Music festival

EDT (ST) PDT BST (UK) CEST
3:00 PM 12:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM Struck by Moonlight
4:00 PM 1:00 PM 9:00 PM 10:00 PM An Unexpected Melody
5:00 PM 2:00 PM 10:00 PM 11:00 PM Die Bunten Vögel
6:00 PM 3:00 PM 11:00 PM 12:00 AM The Michel Delving Bunny Watch
7:00 PM 4:00 PM 12:00 AM 1:00 AM Purple Pipeweed Parlor Band
8:00 PM 5:00 PM 1:00 AM 2:00 AM Mardi Gras Party Band
9:00 PM 6:00 PM 2:00 AM 3:00 AM BREAD & JAM at the Green Dragon


Click for more Friday events

 

Saturday, June 17

Shirefest

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 3pm

Location: Methel-stage

Description: Music festival

EDT (ST)  PDT  BST (UK)  CEST
12:00 PM 9:00 AM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM The Breakfast Club
1:00 PM 10:00 AM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM Ninny Hammers
2:00 PM 11:00 AM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM Polnolunie
3:00 PM 12:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM Shire Tramps
4:00 PM 1:00 PM 9:00 PM 10:00 PM Little Wanderers
5:00 PM 2:00 PM 10:00 PM 11:00 PM Skarn
6:00 PM 3:00 PM 11:00 PM 12:00 AM P.I.E.
7:00 PM 4:00 PM 12:00 AM 1:00 AM Rhym and the Misty Mountain Hobs
8:00 PM 5:00 PM 1:00 AM 2:00 AM The Puddlejumpers
9:00 PM 6:00 PM 2:00 AM 3:00 AM No Whole Bard


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Sunday, June 18

Shirefest

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 3pm

Location: Methel-stage

Description: Music festival

EDT (ST) PDT BST (UK) CEST
11:00 AM 8:00 AM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM ELEVENSES at the Ivy Bush
12:00 PM 9:00 AM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM ELEVENSES at the Ivy Bush
1:00 PM 10:00 AM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM The Department of Harmony and Song
2:00 PM 11:00 AM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM Harlequins
3:00 PM 12:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM Andune Ensemble
4:00 PM 1:00 PM 9:00 PM 10:00 PM Thunderstruck
5:00 PM 2:00 PM 10:00 PM 11:00 PM The Aleford Band
6:00 PM 3:00 PM 11:00 PM 12:00 AM Dance Flora
7:00 PM 4:00 PM 12:00 AM 1:00 AM DisEnchanted
8:00 PM 5:00 PM 1:00 AM 2:00 AM Dr. Star & The Acoustic Mayhem
9:00 PM 6:00 PM 2:00 AM 3:00 AM Savo’ Lass

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Monday, June 19

Ales and Tales

Server: Landroval

Time: 8:30pm for Nibbles & Nobs, 9:30pm for Ales & Tales

Location: Under the Trestlebridge

Description:  Volunteer to tell a tale, sing a song, recite a new poem, anything you wish to share with others in an RP setting. Nibbles and Nobs offers an open stage to all performers, while Ales and Tales features a house band and scheduled performers (all are welcome to sign up).  Location changes every week, so /joinchannel alesandtales to find out more information.

Click for more Monday events

 

Tuesday, June 20

Exploring the Lord of the Rings–On Location

Server: Gladden

Time: 9:30pm

Location: Lore Hall across from the Cat Lady’s House, Bree

Description: A free in-depth reading of the trilogy with the Tolkien Professor which will bring in other works that affected the story and considers new angles and aspects.   The course takes place every Tuesday throughout January on a different server each week, followed by a field trip to a relevant site.  Go to Discord or Twitch to follow the discussion.

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Wednesday, June 21

Tunes and Ales

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 11am and 10:30pm

Location: Annuminas

Description: Midweek Tunes and Ales is a weekly event every Wednesday at 10:30pm and 11:00am servertime.  It’s always in a different place each week, we could be at Weathertop or Rivendell, maybe even the depths of Moria, playing music throughout Middle Earth!  We welcome all travelers who are passing through to join if like to share a tune, story, or just dance!

Viktor Tsoi 55

Server: Landroval

Time: 2pm

Location: Prancing Pony Stables

Description: Viktor Robertovich Tsoi was a Soviet-Korean singer and songwriter who co-founded Kino, one of the most popular and musically influential bands in the history of Russian music.  The small little band The HOPE will play several songs of group KINO. We devote this concert of memory of Victor Tsoi.

Summer Rush

Server: Landroval at 6pm

Other server: Crickhollow at 9pm

Location: Prancing Pony Stables

Description: The Purple Pipeweed Parlor Band presents 90 minutes of Rush songs on two different servers on one night.

Click for more Wednesday events

 

Thursday, June 22

Skepto Shireskald’s Musical Variety Show

Server: Laurelin

Time: 2:30pm (7:30pm BST)

Location: Outside of the Bird and Baby Inn, Michel Delving, The Shire

Description: Concert

Click for more Thursday events


Shirefest:

I’d not only like to put in one last plug, but to give a thank you to my kinmates at Second Breakfast for putting together Shirefest year after year.  A special shout out to Isdandir for making this year’s poster.


Festival time:

The Department of Strategery put together some excellent guides for the scavenger hunt Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4Year 5Year 6, and Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, and what to do with those scraps of paper that take up too much of your vault.  You may also check in on lotro-wiki: click on quest chain to find info on each quest and walk-through & notes for locations and spoilers.

One comment

  1. another week full of events & awesome concerts \o/
    Looking forward also to : Exploring the Lord of the Rings–On Location when hits evernight.

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