My high-flying July is about to really soar. Today I’m embarking on two days of hosting and road managing Carsie Blanton and her jazz trio. Friday and Saturday, I’ll be hosting thousands of people and dozens of hot bands on the Gigspots Stage at Jam at the Dam. Catch me if you can, suckas! You won’t be disappointed with the settings or sounds, I guarantee!
I’ve been smitten with Carsie and her music for two years now and written about her in previous blogs. 2014 is proving to be a huge year for her. She raised $60,000 in a Kickstarter campaign to make the jazz album of her dreams and is touring the nation with it right now. I’m thrilled to be bringing her to my clients The Bullfrog Brewery 7/9 and Turkey Hill Brewing Company 7/10.
Jam at the Dam is a Pirate Rob, OneKoast Entertainment event unlike anything I’ve seen. The campground is rustic and beautiful. The crowds are like a family reunion…if your family really parties. The bands blow me away every year. Here’s what I said about last year’s Jam: http://blog.gigspots.com/2013/07/05/time-to-jam-at-the-dam/ . I’m sure to have plenty of stories to tell after this one. I’ll do my best to remember some. Luckily, Intern Jimmy is tagging along to help record the scene and keep me upright. If you need me this weekend, come to Weatherly, PA. Find any excuse you can. This year is two days on four stages. Epic.
July 17 I’ll be in Wilmington, DE for The Ladybug Festival. It’s an all-day, street fair/concert featuring bands which feature ladies. My pals at Gable Music Ventures host it and I’m proud to be an annual sponsor. They have peerless eyes and ears for talent and Wilmington is really cool. Join us!
July ends with The XPoNential Music Festival hosted by WXPN July 25-27. It’s my favorite concert every year. You can get daily or three-day passes that can include lawn seats for the big shows at SBC next door. Sunday night 7/27 that show is Beck, Band of Horses and The Districts. How can you pass that up?
I’ll do my best to get something posted about all these shows…but be patient. I’ll need a little recovery after this July and August is looking even hotter!