Monday, August 16, 2010
Despite the searing temperatures on Saturday and Sunday, I think most of the AiA Members that participated in this year's Summer in the City event had a great time. Sales were low but the energy between AiA Members and artists and event goers was very high. Saturday night had almost a "full house" when "Cherry Poppin' Daddies" hit the stage.
Sunday brought special memories for some of us when Joe McDonald showed up to have a bite to eat and talk to several AiA members. For those that don't remember, Joe McDonald is the legendary Country Joe McDonald of Woodstock fame and is best remembered by some of us for his performance of The "Fish" Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag. "Give me an "F"... ;-)
Joe McDonald also played a tribute to John Fahey. AiA member Melody Fahey can fill you in about the life and times of John Fahey if you are interested.
Special thanks to Suzi Bicknell and Mike Patton for bringing this year's Summer in the City event together. Also a huge "Tip of the Hat" to all the High School kids that showed up very early Saturday morning to help us setup some of the AiA Artist's booths.
2010 AiA President