If you didn't get to come to the concert on October 6, boy, did you miss out! First of all, it was a successful night for our beneficiaries. A good crowd which translates into ticket sales, several silent auction items that went for fair prices, and a big load of non-perishable food items collected at the door is what the night was all about. So, congratulations to Mr. Jerry Andrews on putting together such a spectacular event that really delivered.
Thank you, to our sponsors, Trout Unlimited, Bluegrass Music Endeavors Foundation, and Chevron Corporation. The night couldn't have happened without you. Also, a big thank you to the businesses that donated items for the auction. The sales of your items made a big impact on the amount that could be given to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.
If anyone ever needs a venue for a show, you cannot go wrong with booking at the Strand Theatre. It is an intimate setting with a lot of beautiful character, a great sound system, and they are so easy to get along with. Thank you, Dave Knuth and to your staff.
Finally, there was the music. One would not know, just by listening to Crandall Creek, that they are not a professional band. Their performance was tight and something each member should be quite proud of. Then there was Volume Five. It is no wonder they were awarded IBMA's Emerging Artist of the Year AND Song of the Year awards. One should not pass up the chance to see these guys. They are truly friendly, down-to-earth gentlemen. They surely gave the crowd their money's worth. The topping on the night was when they invited Crandall Creek to do a couple songs with them before the close of the show. The two groups together were electrifying. It was a bluegrass event that concert-goers will not soon forget.
If you feel like you missed something, no need to fret. Jerry is working on two more concerts. Don't make the same mistake twice. Keep watching for information to be coming out for Jakobs Ferry Stragglers on November 18 and Donna Ulisse performing her Christmas show on December 2, both at the Strand Theatre.