Waynestock Seven Highlights the Weekend with Hugs and Great Music

Waynestock started six years ago as a tip of the hat to Wayne Bledsoe who had recently lost his son. Wayne had done so much to help the local music community and they wanted to give back. Not originally planned as a running festival, a second year focused on helping the family of Phil Pollard […]

Rhythm n Blooms Kick-off and Day One

I realize that the sensible journalistic move here would be to do one article re-capping the Rhythm n Blooms Festival: Sum it up, mention a highlight or two, throw in half a dozen photographs and move on. I, however, being neither a proper journalist and some would say not so sensible, just won’t/can’t do it. […]

Bliss Celebrates Its Tenth Birthday

It’s hard to say exactly when downtown began its re-emergence. The Old City flickered with life a bit around 1990, but faded again for a while. The Mercury Theater and Tomato Head pretty much held down Market Square for a long time. Even the early 2000’s found both the square and downtown in general languishing […]

Waynestock III, Night One

The third annual Waynestock is history and the event delivered great music, great fun and feel-good vibes all around. The event started two years ago as a way to honor local music critic Wayne Bledsoe in the wake of the tragic loss of his son, Andrew, who was a local musician. The following year a […]