2019 Chiang Khong Music Fest

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It's taken awhile but finally it is going to happen a music night by the Mekong @ Chiang Khong.

2019 Chiang Khong Music Fest

The date: Saturday 21 December 2019.
Supported by TAT Chiang Rai, Boonrawd / Beer Singha ++

The top blues musicians from Chiang Mai will be playing + & jazz band + Joe Cummings Midnight Ramblers rolling stones band from Bangkok. At this stage a total 6 bands.

This is the magnificent riverside venue.


Please mark your calendars for a magic time by the Mekong @ Chiang Khong.
More info as it comes to hand.
 

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I remember in Nakhon Phanom in the 1980's, Thakek used to blast propaganda across the Mae Nam Khong in the evenings. 30 years later, it's tit for TAT :) (Groan)
That should be a grand evening.
 

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The venue for the 2019 Chiang Khong Music Fest has changed to the old immigration boat landing / new Chiang Khong boat pier, which will open in a few weeks.

The venue as of today with some construction still ongoing.
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The Tha Pha Tang pier downstream, was the prefered location, but once this New Boat Pier is finished, construction will move downstream right along the river to make a new stone embankment as in many other places along the Mekong.

The TAT Chiang Rai made the inspection again today, and they are as excited about the event as GTR is.
So mark it down in your calendar please: 21 December 2019, the Chiang Khong Music Fest, riverside by the Mekong @ Chiang Khong.
 

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Is there a list of bands who will be playing? Ticket prices?

Greg
It is a free concert no charge.
The event is being sponsored by the TAT Chiang Rai, Boonrawd (Beer Singha / Leo), Air Asia & some local Chiang Khong establishments.
The idea of the event is to promote Chiang Khong & an appreciation of the Mekong river.

Running of the event is being handled by Nong / Somchai Khanasa, who runs the Pai Jazz & Blues Festival.
Along with the TAT Chiang Rai, the Chiang Khong Restaurants Club & the CK Hotels Association are also working together with the organisation.

For musicians, Nong was given a list of suggested bands & the last I heard the bands they were booking were
1. Mai Anupol & the Chiang Mai Blues featuring Chart Bebop
2. Joe Cummings & his rolling stones rock band Midnight Ramblers from Bangkok
3. Ribbinda Sky
4. Le Petit (jazz from Chiang Rai)
5. GG Rock Band ?
6. A Chiang Khong school youth band will open

Held waterside, right beside the river, this will be a unique event; and even the musicians I have spoken to are excited to be able to play their music right alongside the waters edge.
There is nowhere else on the Mekong with a concrete pad like in Chiang Khong, where you can stage something like this. It is going to be very special.

We are hoping to get "all the expats" from North Thailand to come along and listen to some really good music @ the Mekong water's edge. It is going to be a fabulous night.

The poster is also being re tweaked & should be finalised very soon.

The venue will be at the old immigration port: The Tha Reua Bak Local Border Crossing
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Originally it was planned for downtown Chiang Khong, but the redevelopment of the old port is almost complete & then they will start stage 2 of the Chiang Khong river foreshore redevelopment, which will include the Tha Pha Tan pier, the original site selected.

The Chiang Khong river foreshore redevelopment will be like this

Certain hotels in Chiang Khong will be offering a discount for the event. A list will be forthcoming soon.

There will be food stalls & some small handicraft shops. A T-shirt is being designed by the TAT Chiang Rai.
A registration system will be set up, & early registration will get you a coupon for some discounted items, plus an entry in a lucky draw I believe.

See you in Chiang Khong on 21 December 2019.
 

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Wow, that sounds great David. I look forward to attending and also to receiving the list of hotels so I can book.
 

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Wow, that sounds great David. I look forward to attending and also to receiving the list of hotels so I can book.

The Chiang Khong hotels and accommodations supporting the Chiang Khong Music Fest on 21 December 2019

1. The Waterfront Hotel provides 2 rooms for musicians, plus rooms of 700-1200 baht are discounted 10%.
Phone: 086-9720462,053-791789.
Day Waterfront Hotel.

2. Namkhong Riverside Hotel provides 2 rooms for musicians, including breakfast. Rooms are discounted 10%.
Phone: 053-791796. Tel. / Line 0834829511
namkhong – namkhongriverside

3. Chiang Khong Teak Garden Riverfront Hotel provides 2 rooms for musicians. There is a special promotion for rooms: The Garden view, 1,600 baht, Riverview 1,900 baht, from the normal price 1800 / 2,300 baht.
Phone: 053-792-008-9 , 084-7393-600
Chiangkhong Teak Garden Riverfront Hotel

4. Baan Tamila Guest House provides 2 rooms for musicians. Plus rooms of 500-800 baht are discounted 10%
Phone: 053 791234
[bcolor=rgb(255, 255, 255)]www.baantammila.com[/bcolor] & บ้านตำมิละ เกสเฮ้าส์ เชียงของ Baan Tammila Guesthouse Chiang Khong

5. Baan Sakuna Resort www.baansakuna.com offers a 10% discount for accommodation reservations.
Phone: 0932598493 0847224497.
Chiang Khong Baan Sakuna Resort

6. Chiang Khong River View Hotel rooms of 500-700 baht are discounted 10%.
Phone: 053-791375, 096-1626992
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7. The River House at Chiang Khong offers 10% discount.
Phone: 053-792022. Line: 0882591192
The River House Chiangkhong

8. Chiang Khong Green Inn Hotel offers a 10% discount for 500 baht rooms.
Phone: 053791009. Line: Green053791009
Green Inn Chiangkhong

9. Chiang Khong Paradise Hotel offers a 10% discount for guests who come to join the activity.
Already 10% discount = 450 baht
Phone: 0932620074. Line id: jiaplemon
โรงแรม เชียงของ พาราไดซ์

10.The Rich Apartment, air-conditioned rooms 390 baht, reduced to 350 baht
Call 089 9533905, 093 7846394
Google Maps

11. Lanjia Lodge
10% discount on accommodation price from 3,000 baht to 2,700 baht (including breakfast) and additional people charge 810 baht.
Phone: 081-9655891 and 086-8877060.
Lanjia Lodge - hill tribe tours & eco lodge

12. Fortune Hotel provides 2 rooms for musicians' rooms on December 21, 2019. Plus rooms are discounted 10%.
[bcolor=rgb(255, 255, 255)]Fortune River View Hotel Chiang Khong โรงแรมฟอร์จูน ริเวอร์วิว เชียงของ[/bcolor]

13.P2place offers a 10% discount program on 400-600 baht rooms.
Phone: 053-791512 and 093-1912456
Google Maps

14. Guest House Pier, 400. per room, 10% discount
Call 0812876250

15. Vacation homes 10% off
Price 1000 baht

16. Baan Rimtaling Guest House provides accommodation for musicians. A 10% discount is offered on rooms and breakfast.
Baanrimtaling Guesthouse,Chiangkhong, Northern of Thailand

17. Ban Rim Nam School provides 2 rooms for musicians, plus 10% discount on rooms.
Phone: 081 -951 2808 0818844586 053655680.

18. Ban Fai offers 10% discount for rooms = 450 baht.
Phone: 053-791394,0635546169
Baanfai Chiangkhong

19. Sakthong Grand Hotel offers 10% discount
Phone: 053-160759 and 0632583353.
Google Maps

20. Sleeping Well Hostel offers 10% discount from the normal price for guests attending the activity
Phone: 0972804040 and 0886000599.
Wish Hostel

21. Chiang Khong Palace offers 10% discount.
Phone: 081-7833122 And 086-9136216.
Chiangkhong Palace
 
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Thank you. Looks like its going to be a great event and well done on getting this off the ground!
 

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A slight change in the bands, but the confirmed line up now is

Chiang Khong Music Fest 2019

21 December 2019

17:15-17:45
Young Chiang Khong Band

17:45-18:00
OPENING

18:00-19:00
RibbindaSky (CNX)

19:00-20:00
The Multiple Standards (CNX)

20:00-21:00
The GG Band featuring. Por North Gate (Saxophone)
(CNX)

21:00-22:00
Midnight Ramblers

22:00-23:30
Chiangmai Blues featuring Chart Bebop (CNX)

Make sure you come & take a ride on Paradise Road
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to end up in Chiang Khong for a night of magic beside the Mekong

The Multiple Standards.....just one of the cool bands
 
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If you intend to come, please consider booking your room ahead.
The Day Waterfront & Tammila are already full.

The Boom House across the street from Day Waterfront had 4 rooms left today @ 300 baht. An incredible cheap price,
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They are newly renovated rooms & top value.

If you're coming it is also worth booking for 2 nights.
Some of the musicians will be in town 2 or 3 nights & will be jamming around town on Friday or Sunday nights as well.
I'd recommend booking Friday & Saturday nights if it was two nights, and Sunday perhaps you can play it as you go.

Somewhere special, out of the way & on top of the hill with a marvelous view is the Chiang Khong Hill
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Countdown...9 days to go and you can catch the famed Chart Bebop playing the blues with the Chiangmai Blues beside the Mekong @ Chiang Khong.

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Accommodation bookings are getting busy so please make sure you book your room in advance.
 

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Venue layout & confirmation of the stage set up

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The stage set up is will be at the waters edge.
Tables & chairs will be set up either side of the slope.
Some Thai style seating will feature on the slope.
There will be food stalls from hotels & restaurants at the observation area overlooking the stage area.
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Beverages will be available from stalls outside the stage area.
 

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Setting up to be a fine event, David. I hope that all who can attend make the effort and enjoy the rewards.