What an absolutely amazing day Sunday turned out to be with exceptional weather and a second great weekend for music in the city. If you were not part of the Microwave Dave Day celebration, you just might have missed one of the most incredible collections of local musicians ever assembled. Mayor Tommy Battle officially kicked off the day by presenting Dave Gallaher the key to the city
I looked the term up in the dictionary “Getting Nuked”: and I found to explanation so I made my own up: “A musical love fest where multiple generations of age and color come together for a common cause – their love for music and their love for the man that spreads that “gospel” – Microwave Dave Gallaher. You could not look around the gathering and not see the smiles on everyone face and feel the love that was shared though out the crowd. It was an amazing event put on by committee of 12 that had never organized anything together as a group. At the end of the day, you would have thought that for all in all, the committee was a well-oiled group. It would take a full page to thank everyone for their support and generosity that made this local event and event that will be talked about as one for the musical record books of historic local music proportions.
The crowd that passed through the gate at the AM Booth Lumberyard was estimated to be well over 1200 people. Luckily they were not there all at the same time. The kid friendly event had friends and family coming and going through out the day. It was a sea of smiling faces as friends reunited and music fans danced to the amazing sounds coming from he star studded local musicians that appeared on stage. It would be difficult to say what the musical highlight of the day was due the fact that every session was a “WOW” moment!!! It was truly a “whose who” of Huntsville’s best all hand picked by Dave, Amy McCarley and Evan Billiter.
The event started with Mayor Tommy Battle and the first lady Mrs. Eula Battle on stage presenting the Key to the City to Dave to signify the official proclamation of Microwave Dave Day. And from there it just got better and better and better. One of the highlights of the evening was a star studded jam including Dave Anderson, Chris Simmons, Hugh Messenger, Rick Godfrey, James Alan Irvin, Jim Cavender and the man himself – Microwave Dave. Just when you were just about to say “No Mas”, the nukes took the stage and history was going down in the record books. Dave even use the key to the city that showed just how talented he really is. You can see a little of that by going to YOU tube https://youtu.be/ITr9EHc4Huo shot by the city’s videographer Mr. Blake Hudson. At the end of the evening I really believe that for all those in attendance it was a magical day of incredible music and exceptional companionship!!!! All in the name of the man most call friend – Mr. Dave Gallaher whom I have had the honor and privilege to know for more years than I would like to admit to.
May thanks to the committee, our sponsors and donors, our volunteers, Huntsville’s Mayor Mr. Tommy Battle, Ms. Kelly Cooper Schrimsher, Lt. Rice and the cool gang from the Huntsville Police Department, the staff at the Lumberyard, all of the musicians but most importantly thanks to all that came out to support Microwave Dave and his vision for the Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation. Yes, the mission does not stop with this concert but the dream continues with the desire to find a way to support music education to the young as well as the young at heart. For more information on the Foundation, how YOU can get involved and the future of Microwave Day Dave 2016 you can go to our web site – www.microwavedaveday.com
“It’s only Rock and Roll but I Like it!” Beause I am a “Road Runner BaaaaBeeeee!” ENJOY!!!
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