Second Bell Festival Hits All the Right Notes

Any new idea or first time venture brings potential pitfalls. If that venture is an outdoor festival, it brings the risk of bad weather or other potential issues that could derail the entire event. While bad weather did threaten (forecasts were for 90% chance of rain, with over an inch expected), Second Bell Festival went […]

Christmas in the City Kicks off with Large Crowds

(Article and photos by Heidi Hornick) When a city is in the throes of a renaissance, it’s a wonderful thing. The downside, though, is it often means there is less elbow room, especially during events. Such was the case on Friday night with the kick off of Christmas in the City. Balmy weather probably brought […]

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 2016, Day Two

The beginning of day two of a three day festival is a sweet spot of sorts: Day one was fun, building expectations for day two and exhaustion won’t set in until late in the day. It’s an optimistic moment. My day two started with moderating a panel on Re-claiming Spaces. I’m really appreciative of its […]

Saturday Sounds: Scott Miller, Guy Marshall and More

A big part of last weekend’s flurry of activity was the music. Both on Market Square at the Tomato Head Silver Anniversary party and at the Emory Place Block Party, a series of musicians (and others) took the stage. I took far too many photographs of the various events and the musicians to include in […]