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Monday Mashup: Weekend? What Weekend?

This past weekend was an absolute blast, even though it flew by.

We had an amazing turnout for Rachel on Friday, and she didn’t disappoint. It definitely wasn’t a “stuffy” jazz show, and was actually fun for some non-jazz enthusiasts who went on Friday. Win number 1.

Party on the Patio rocked, and it’s because you guys showed up in droves and nailed it. Thank you so much for coming out in the heat and getting your lunch from us. We had so much fun and even though I couldn’t hear out of my right ear for the rest of the day, that was the most fun that we had in a long time. Plus, Christopher Robin Band was awesome! Hands up if you think we should have them at the Center. Win number 2

Also, if you have any photos from the concert or the party, feel free to share them on our Facebook.

This weekend we’re having some awesome local talent in the form of Kristen Drathman, Rusty Ferracane and Craig Bohmler in “Funny Valentines and Broken Hearts” on Friday at 7:30 pm. Their performance features classic and contemporary pop songs that celebrate love in all its forms. Now, I’m not a real “lovey dovey” gal, but I’m looking forward to their performance. Kristin and Rusty (who you may know from our kid’s camps) are amazing to listen to and crack me up. I missed their performance last year (for shame!) so I need to make it up to myself and see them this year.

Plus it will be so dang hot out, I won’t want to do anything else but sit in an air-conditioned theatre and laugh. Sounds like a fun Friday to me.

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Weekend Preview: Free Concert, Free Party

(I tried to think of a clever Free Tibet joke, but I have none. Moooovin’ on.)

Tonight we have another free concert, with Rachel Eckroth taking the stage at 7:30 and showing us how jazz is done right. I listened to a ton of jazz growing up, and I can’t wait to hear some live in person. In my interview with Rachel on Monday, she said that she’s going to play a good mix of original tunes and some classic jazz songs, so do not miss this.

Tomorrow we’re continuing the “Free” and “Party” themes with a Party on the Patio at Chester’s Harley-Davidson in Mesa. Free food, free music, free high fives with me. The party runs (officially, at least) from 11am until 2pm. It’s in the shade and I’m praying for misting system, so it will be one of the few spots you can go this weekend and not melt into a little puddle.

To recap: Free concert, free food, another free concert, free high fives.

I’ll see ya’ll there.


Monday Mashup: We Like To Party

I hope your weekend was wonderful and that you’re happy to get back to work this Monday morning. If either one (or both) isn’t the case, then a little Monday Mashup should be the cure for what ails you.

Bad Cactus Brass Band rocked on Friday night, and even brought a little surprise with them. In addition to their marching brass band, they had a gentleman by the name of Chris Pena on piano who was drop dead amazing.

Hot dang. Makes me wish that I stuck with my dream of playing piano, but moving on. If you didn’t catch Bad Cactus then here’s a clip of what you missed. (Also, I want to see a doctor’s note)

This weekend we don’t have a free summer show, but next weekend we’re really going to party. We have Rachel Eckroth coming on August 19th and then on August 20th with The Christopher Robin Band at Chester’s Harley-Davidson where yours truly will try not to catch on fire and help grill up all sorts of tasty goodness. Keep your eyes out for some more details as we get closer to August 20th.