A Carnival of the Arts: celebrating 2 years in Second Life

Jasmine's Hollow; Inara Pey, June 2015, on Flickr Jasmine’s Hollow (Flickr) – click an image for full size

Two years ago I visited Jasmine’s Hollow and the Dirty Grind for the first time (you can read about my visit here). Back then it was relatively new to Second Life, offering a community environment blending a mix of styles – rural, small town, steampunk – presenting a mix of residential accommodation, music and entertainment and photographic opportunities, all of which came together to present a rich environment, pleasing to the eye and pleasant to visit.

Since that time, Jasmine’s Hollow and the Dirty Grind have grown into an arts-centric community run by Lisa Witterdoodlesteinbeauchamp (aka (jasmine0alaya) and her partner, Ian Witterdoodlesteinbeauchamp (Ian McConach), offering a unique environment in which live music and the arts are actively encouraged and promoted.

Jasmine's Hollow; Inara Pey, June 2015, on Flickr Jasmine’s Hollow (Flickr

To mark the community’s second anniversary, Jasmine’s Hollow and the Dirty Grind is hosting a special 4-day celebration between Thursday, June 18th, and Sunday, June 21st. A Carnival of the Arts will kick-off at The Dirty Grind at 16:00 SLT on Thursday, June 18th, and features live music throughout the weekend, and the work of featured artist, Sina Souza.

While there may be further changes to the schedule (so please check with the official website), at the time of writing the music line-up for the celebrations was as follows (all times SLT):

Thurs 18 June Fri 19 June Sat 20 June Sun 21 June
16:00: KatRose 15:00: Suzen JueL 15:00: Kiesta Aljon 14:00: The Matthew Show
17:00: David Csiszer 16:00: Gypsy Dhrua 16:00: Bat Masters 15:00: Frytown Toughs
18:00: Phemie Alcott 17:00: Neomaximus Brandenburg 17:00: Wald Schridde 16:00: Effinjay
19:00: Anidi Huet 18:00: Winston Ackland 18:00: Shannon Oherlihy 17:00: Beth Odets
20:00: Senjata Witt 19:00: Grace McDunnough 19:00: DJ Chry 18:00: Kinagree Smith
21:00: Gweeb 20:00: Ren & Quai  19:00: Reggie Sunset

Jasmine's Hollow; Inara Pey, June 2015, on Flickr Jasmine’s Hollow (Flickr)

Much has changed in Jasmine’s Hollow since my original post. The rental properties are still there, including the delightful LAQ cottage sitting on a tree platform, but the little town has seen various changes over the years, and there is now a wonderful airship “tram” plying between the ground and aerial locations (The Dirty Grind itself and a quaint old wooden roller coaster). An armoured train appears to be guarding the tram station at ground level, but don’t let it intimidate you! 🙂 .

Radio Grind has a warehouse-like HQ in the region, and you can tune-in to broadcasts via Shoutcast,  or pop inside and use the listening booths to catch the singers and musicians within the community singing through a variety of websites.

Jasmine’s Hollow remains a great place to visit, steeped as it is in music, and with a strong support for art. As a photogenic location, it has a lot to offer visitors, and makes for an enjoyable (and entertaining) visit. So why not find a little time over the weekend to hop over to wish Lisa, Ian and the team a happy anniversary?

Jasmine's Hollow; Inara Pey, June 2015, on Flickr Jasmine’s Hollow (Flickr)

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  1. Reblogged this on The Girl's Gone Rezzy! and commented:
    Shout out to my good friend Enigmatic Deir, who created the steampunk zeppelin and sky rollercoaster and donated it to Ian and Lisa for the enjoyment of their visitors. I was there the day he suddenly decided to rez these items, that had once inhabited his own now-defunct sim, The Station (does anybody remember it?). I had a ball watching him work and went on several test runs before he handed it off to them. Here are a couple of pictures from that day.
    Steampunk Transport to SkyCoaster2_001
    Steampunk Transport to SkyCoaster_001

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