About Slinky Family Gathering
Slinky Family Gathering is a private outdoor forest gathering that takes place in Central California. We come together on private land and gather to enjoy music, art, dancing and the fellowship of our like minded friends and guests. Throughout the weekend we have a number of DJs who select mostly house music and some drum and bass for our guests to dance to and enjoy. All guests will be camping in the forest among the trees and peaceful nature that the Sequoia National Forest has to offer.
About JAM On It Productions
JAM On It is kept together by the support of the people that continuously attend our gatherings and events (you!). We are a small group of friends and family from Southern and Northern California that come together to enjoy music, dancing, art, nature, fellowship, and to experience life in a positive way.
We've been doing this since the Summer of 2000 and will continue to do it as long as we can. You can find us in the forest, the desert, a warehouse, or a city club. Regardless of the venue, you will find us on the dance floor surrounded by friends and smiling faces.
Slinky (Slinky Family Gathering) is a labor of love; a project put on by individuals with an intense appreciation for music, dance, and community. When we gather, we come together as one. Originating from all different areas of the world and all different walks of life, music is the glue that binds us together. Music is a language ubiquitously understood by all. The beats, the rhythm, the vocals, and the feelings that music evokes are universal. We gather to express our happiness and enjoyment of life and each other through music and dance.
Over the years we have met many wonderful people, many of which have become integral parts of our daily lives on and off the dance floor. We have grown with each other over the years and together we have experienced marriage, divorce, careers, the birth of children, and the death of loved ones. Through all of this, one thing has remained consistent with us, Slinky. As we get older and take on more responsibility in life, our opportunities to get out and lose ourselves for a night under the stars are fewer and far between. It is an honor and a privilege for us to be able to provide Slinky as an annual reunion of family, friends, and acquaintances where we can come together and enjoy the things so instrumental in the development of our lives. These are the things that made us who we are today.
To us, Slinky is an extension of our lives. As our lives change and progress, so will Slinky. This is what makes Slinky such an amazing experience. We strive every year to bring you something new, fresh, and unique while at the same time remaining true to our core tenets and maintaining the same energy and vibe you have all come to know and love. We look forward to continuing to grow with you and be part of your lives, as you are a part of ours. It is truly a blessing to watch our loved ones produce beautiful children and watching those children grow up in a loving community of positively focused individuals. We think of Slinky as Family, Community and most of all Love.
As we progress and grow together we want to encourage all attendees of our gathering and events to become creatively involved. Become participants. We want you to feel a piece of ownership in making the gathering enjoyable for those you encounter and those that encounter you. What this means is that we want you to bring out your art, theme camp set up, costumes, or safe technology that will enhance the gathering experience for everyone.
- DJ Dan
15 Years of InStereo (InStereo, Apt-LA)
- Wally Callerio
(Dufflebag Recordings, Defected-LA)
- Alex Castillo
(Slinky/JAM On It-LA)
- Andy Kershaw
- Ben Vallery
(Bodyrock Djs, Slinky/JAM On It-SF)
- Bobby Saucedo
- Bradley Fitzhenry
- Bret Wallace
- Darrell Tenaglia
(F.A.M.I.L.Y., re:love, Sweet ‘N Low-LA)
- Eddie B
(HAWT, Jel-O, UNA – LA)
- Jay Lovell
- Jessica Rose
(Pork n Beats-LA)
(Slinky/JAM On It, Pork n Beats-LA)
- Justin OBrien
(Body Language, Slinky/JAM On It-SF)
- Lacey IQ
(Slinky/JAM On It, Pork n Beats-LA)
- Scotty James
- Shawn Whitson
(Pork n Beats-LA)
(Viva La Tech, re:love-LA)
Slinky 19: Slinky Family Gathering2018 is JAM On It Productions' 19th Anniversary of doing Slinky Family Gathering! We are very honored and proud to carry on this tradition. Thank you all for wanting to be a part of this journey and supporting our passion.
LOCATION:Private forest camping resort located in Sequoia National Forest, 50 miles East of Fresno. DIRECTIONS WILL BE MAILED OUT AND POSTED ON OUR PRIVATE GROUP PAGE THE WEEK OF THE EVENT. JOIN OUR MAILING LIST(by emailing us) TO GET THEM. Post on here or private message a host. Also we will be adding all ticket purchaser emails to our list prior to sending directions.
Request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jamonit/ We may message you to confirm who you are and why you want to join. If for some reason you are not approved in a timely manner feel free to FB message us or email us with questions.
WEATHER:Highs 75-80 Lows 45-50
LODGING:Tents are suggested for camping. We will allow you to drop off your gear near camping areas and park in the central parking lot. It's all very close and cozy, no long walks. TENT AREAS ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. No RVs or tow Campers allowed due to space limitations. NO CABINS ARE AVAILABLE, but there is a community bunkhouse if you are interested in that, we can provide you with information.
Sunday camping will be available for those that want/need it. You can pay for that separately on Sunday directly to the property owner. You can find one of the Slinky staff at the event for help in coordinating this on Sunday also. The fee will be around $20 for Sunday night camping. We are not involved in booking Sunday camping and make no money from this fee.
People that are not camping Sunday night, are encouraged to start packing up to leave around 6pm Sunday night. DO NOT RUSH HOME, please rest, drive home safe and rested. There is no need to be unsafe and drive tired.
NO FIRES:No firepits are allowed. We would rather not deal with the risk of something getting out of hand. Dress warm to make up for this. But most likely it will be too warm for a fire anyway.
FOOD/DRINK:Bring as much food, water, and other nourishment you would need to last the entire time at Slinky. If you are over 21, feel free to bring alcohol to enjoy with your camp and friends you meet that are also over 21 years of age.
We will most likely have some food vending available. Those details will be coming soon.
The venue might also have some ice for sale, but plan ahead by bringing ice and coolers that can last a day or two with ice in them.
SMOKING:No smoking will be allowed inside of the dance floor area. There will be signs reminding you of this. We will also have cigarette receptacles throughout the gathering for you in designated Smoking areas to place your butts. Respect the land and keep it clean so that we can continue to use it. Remember that cigarettes can start a fire.
TRASH - A LEAVE NO TRACE EVENT:Practicing a Leave No Trace Ethic is very simple: leave the place you visit the same or better than you found it; leave no trace of your having been there, so that others both human and animal can enjoy the land the rest of the year.
Over the years we have all done a great job of cleaning up any trash that accidentally hits the ground. Do your part by picking it up if you see it. Don't let trash hit the ground if you can help it. Take the extra step to get it in a bag or take it back to your camp. We will also provide you with trash bags should you need them. Everyone can do their part and take responsibility for their own waste. Leave no trace.
We will provide trash bags for you to use if you need them. NO TRASH SHOULD BE LEFT ONSITE. IT GOES HOME WITH YOU.
The venue owner will not take camper trash away for us, it is your responsibility. That is not part of the program. Take your trash with you.
NO INSTRUMENTS ALLOWED ON THE DANCE FLOOR:We appreciate all forms of music and expression but we have curated a weekend of music with specific sounds in mind. If you have drums, harmonicas, congas, bongos or anything that makes music we are requesting that they not be played in on or around our dance floor without prior authorization and coordination with us. We will ask you to stop if you are seen playing instruments that would interfere with our DJ's and guest's enjoyment of the music already being played. We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave our gathering for violating this policy. No refunds will be given if you are asked to leave.
Presales: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 10am