Really excited for what promises to be a very busy weekend!
In case you are unaware, this weekend, North Manchester is holding its annual street fair, Fun Fest By The River. During this extended weekend of fun, there are opportunities to engage in multitudes of events, including carnival games and 3-on-3 basketball, as well as the Cruizin Illusion car show and many local musical acts.
This year, I will be performing three times.
Tomorrow night, August 8th, at 5pm, I will be performing as part of Pastor Jp Freeman’s, “Night of Love,” event at The Firehouse, just off of Main St. This event takes place at one of the peak times during the car show, so come out look at the cars, grab an elephant ear, and support your local music. Performers include East Side Down, The Dames, Marshall Love (me), and a few others. Three free hours of great local music, and free Popsicle’s…you’d be crazy not to stop!
Saturday morning, August 9th, at 8am, I will be at the corner of 7th and Market (Warvel Park side) as part of the 43rd North Manchester Fun Fest 5k (run/walk) & 1-mile Fun Run. I know it is early for a Saturday, but come out with your KenapocoMocha coffee, bring a chair, and cheer on the awesome runners/walkers, and get serenaded in the process!
Then Saturday night, and perhaps one of the coolest events I’ve ever had the pleasure of previously performing for, the 2nd Street Block Party. Hosted by the Carter, Andritsch, Speicher and Shoemaker families, this is the party of all parties, with food, drinks, and great live music. I was lucky enough to open last year for my pals, The Murphy Wrecks (Toby, Larry, Evan, and Terry), but even luckier that they and the hosts have invited me back!!
All in all, this is shaping up to be my most tiring Fun Fest experience to date, but I am excited to see my fans and friends, make new fans and friends, and just have…FUN!!