A very happy post Fathers Day to each and every one of the Dads out there. I had many years to celebrate with my Father on this day and even though he is no longer with us, I know that like everyone who has lost their dad, mine is here in heart and soul on this day of celebration. Pass the biscuits please!!
This past weekend I had the pleasure, along with Sally Warden, of chairing the Land Trusts 2017 Three Caves first concert. Last nights event featured the Legendary Muscle Shoals Revue with special guests the Fiddleworms. It was magical evening of the greatest of hits playing to a packed house. If you do not know about Three Caves or the Three Caves concert series you need to educate yourself about one of the most unique locations and venues in Huntsville. For more info go to:
So most of you would think that is more than enough, for one month, to plan an event that was attended by over 800 people and rest. But instead I said, lets do something crazy like be part of a committee and plan a second outdoor music festival the following weekend which may well exceed that attendance number. What’s the description of insanity; do something over and over expecting different results?
So this coming weekend I am part of a committee planning the all day Microwave Dave Day music festival on Sunday June 25th. The group is part of the Microwave Day Music Education Foundation (MDMEF). For those of you that are not familiar with the music festival, two years ago Mayor Battle declared the last Sunday in June as Microwave Dave Day and gave Dave Gallaher a key to the city. A music event was held and from the donations received from that day, a music education foundation was formed. This year we host the third annual Microwave Dave Day. For more information on the music event – www.microwavedaveday.com
We are extremely excited, after hosting the event at the AM Booth’s Lumberyard for two consecutive years, to be moving downtown to the streets of the city. This year’s event is going to take place from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Washington Street in front of our host’s venue establishments, Humphrey’s Bar and Grill and the BOTTLE. We are looking forward to “Dancing in the streets” with an all-star line up of exceptional local musicians including the man and his band, Microwave Dave and the Nukes. All proceeds go the Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation to further our mission and place local musicians into the schools of North Alabama to help foster music educational opportunities and goals. It is going to be a great day for the city and a great day for the foundation. We hope to see you there but if you cannot join us for the day, you can still help make a difference for school kids in North Alabama. For more information on the foundation and opportunities to donate you can go to: www.microwavedaveMEF.org.
“It’s only rock and roll, But I Like it!” Enjoy!