Welcome to the 2024 SPAH Convention

2024 SPAH Convention Tulsa

Route 66 Harmonica Club logo
2024 hosts: The Route 66 Harmonica Club

Thanks to our hosts, the Route 66 Harmonica Club, who have made us so welcome over the years!
The 2024 SPAH Convention will be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, August 13-17, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Tulsa.
Convention and Hotel Registration Details are provided below for all those attending in person or online.

Where else but at a SPAH Convention would you be able to hear these amazing acts?
Click any link to find out more about them

Hank Shreve
Cheryl Arena
World-renowned Jazz Chromatic & Blues Artists – Stay Tuned!
Ross Garren
Kiersi Joli
PT Gazell
The Harmonica Big Band
Enrico Granafei
The Chris Bauer Jazz Hour
Winslow Yerxa
The Michael Rubin Variety Show
The ABC Harmonica Trio, with AJ Windmeyer, Boaz Kim &
Phil Caltabellotta
2024 SPAH Youth Scholars from around the Globe

and so many more!

Plus, be able to meet and enjoy the 2024 Honored SPAH Troubadours:
Robert Bonfiglio
Jerry Devillier, and
Will Scarlett

2024 Performers and Programs

At the 2024 SPAH Convention in Tulsa, you will be entertained by some incredible talent, including Hank Shreve, Cheryl Arena, Ross Garren, The AJ Windmeyer/Boaz Kim/Phil Caltabellotta Harmonica Trio, Enrico Granafei, Winslow Yerxa, PT Gazell, Mitch Grainger, Kiersi Joli, 2024 Rosebush Youth Scholars, The Chris Bauer Jazz Hour, The Tom Stryker Big Band, The Michael Rubin Variety Show, all with amazing guitar accompaniment from Kyle Rowland, Dan Ruppa and Eric Noden.

And, there are more world-class acts still to be announced!

Honored SPAH Troubadours who will be with us this year are the amazing Jerry Devillier, Robert Bonfiglio and Will Scarlett!
Of course, don’t forget all the SPAH perennial favorites, returning in 2024: The SPAH Blues Blowoff, Saturday morning Gospel Show, Joe Filisko Teach-in, Wednesday afternoon Blues Showcase, Jazz Jam, and all the evening Blues/Country/Gospel Jams.

The welcome reception starts on Tuesday August 13th at 3:30pm in the hotel lobby.
The registration desk opens at 1:30pm for pre-registered attendees, 3:30pm for those registering on site.
The Blues Blowoff kicks off at 6:30pm on Tuesday evening on the Founders’ Stage


DAILY SCHEDULE

 

Here is a schedule of performances and shows for the 2024 Convention.
A downloadable copy of the schedule for the Entire Week is here.
Here is some information about the amazing Seminar Presenters at the 2024 SPAH Convention.

PLEASE NOTE: All Schedules posted here are still PRELIMINARY, and SUBJECT TO  CHANGE.
Please pick up your official Convention Program and Schedule when you check in, or look at the boards posted through the Convention Floors.

TUESDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SATURDAY

As you can see, there is the usual fabulous array of over 40 Seminars and Presentations during the daytime.
Convention pre-registration booked by July 31st is just $225 – including the Banquet
(Member price. Blowoff add $25 ). 

The SPAH Convention is one heck of a deal!
Pre-registration for the Convention closes July 31st.


Registration

Click here to Register for the Convention and attend in person.
Registration is also now open on the SPAH Store page to attend the Convention online.

For the best deal, please ask for a hotel room at the discounted SPAH room rate
You must book by July 21st to obtain this rate – subject to room availability!
Call the hotel at 888-591-1234 and identify yourself as “SPAH”, or use the code “g-mmec”

Details for registering by mail, and booking the hotel by phone are on the Convention Registration form, here.
(Convention Registration is handled on the SPAH.org site until SPAH membership rolls move to the new site)

Click here to get involved in the upcoming SPAH Convention as a volunteer, or to attend the President’s Breakfast. 

Hyatt Regency Downtown Hotel Hyatt Regency Tulsa Downtown Lobby

Read more about the Hyatt Regency Tulsa Downtown Hotel here.

See below to learn about city tours and more – more details about the Tours will be forthcoming in an email to registered attendees.


From our hosts, The Route 66 Harmonica Club

WELCOME BACK TO TULSA

August 13-17, 2024
Hyatt Regency Hotel
100 East Second Street, Tulsa, OK 74103

The Route 66 Harmonica Club has the pleasure and the privilege of hosting our fourth SPAH convention in 2024. We are very proud of our hometown and hope you will find some time during your visit to discover some of what Tulsa and Oklahoma have to offer.

TOURS, etc

If golf is your game, you can play a round at one of several public courses. And, if you prefer to play after dark, you can visit the par three course at LaFortune Park. If you like to fish, you can visit one of four lakes within an hour of Tulsa. The Tulsa Zoo and Oxley Nature Center are fifteen minutes from downtown as is the Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness. You can also walk among Sharks and pet the Stingrays at the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks. The Gathering Place, is a world-class urban park given to the city by The George Kaiser Family Foundation. Requiring five years to build, the 140-acre park includes indoor and outdoor areas for children to play and learn; a lagoon with boat rentals; a beer garden; sports courts; a skate park; and more. You can rent one of many bikes or scooters available along the curbs of the downtown streets and be at the park in less than 15 minutes. Or, if running is your routine, you can get there by including the River Parks trail in your route. If you visited in 2022 you may remember the Woody Guthrie Center, The Bob Dylan Center, Cain’s Ballroom (Home of Bob Wills Texas Playboys), Greenwood Rising (A museum exploring the 1921 Race Massacre that wiped out a thriving black community on the north side of downtown), and the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. The Church Studio (Home to Leon Russell’s Shelter Records) offers tours as well.

New this year on Wednesday morning, we will offer a “Meet and Greet” opportunity for those registered for a tour or anyone who would like to learn more about sight-seeing opportunities near the hotel, many within comfortable walking distance.

For those going on a tour, we will review details for the trip. Complimentary snacks and beverages will be available at the meeting.

 

For additional information about Tours
Please read the email about Tours sent to registered attendees

As always you may visit us at the Route 66 Harmonica Club Table if you have any questions during your visit to Tulsa. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Tulsa’s vibrant business, entertainment, and cultural districts and overlooks the scenic gardens of the Williams Center Complex.
For further details, register for the Convention, and to reserve your room, please refer to the Convention Registration and the Hotel Registration sections, above.