As most of you know, this weekend is Somernites Cruise! But I also want to remind you about a couple of other important things going on in Somerset!
Autusm Support of Lake Cumberland is hosting a walk for Autism Awareness on Saturday at Pulaski County High School. It's from 1 to 3pm. This is a subject that is very close to my heart because someone I love has an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Then at 5pm, the March of Dimes March for Babies will begin at Rocky Hollow Recreation Area and will wind its way downtown and through Somernites Cruise. This is the walk for Pulaski, Rockcastle and Russell counties.
With all the fun of Somernites Cruise and all the classic cars, why not take a little time to help one or both of these local organizations with awareness and fundraising?
This is a photo from "The Voice" showing the battle between Brandon Roush and Shawna P.
Brandon didn't win his battle last night...but he was absolutely amazing and represented Somerset (and Louisville where he works and goes to school) and Kentucky so well!
I've watched Brandon growing into the fabulous singer and musician that he is for the past 6 years or so. I've seen him go through various 'phases' and looks. Before my eyes and the eyes of many who love local music, we have watched him become this confident, inspirational young man who shows no fear when he grabs a microphone. His talent just...SHINES! He represented our WHOLE music scene on "The Voice" and hopefully opened doors for many other talented people in this area!
Brandon's band, The Dirty Grindstones, will be playing at this year's Master Musicians Festival in July. And, I'd be willing to bet we'll see them somewhere here in town before then!
I feel like Brandon had an experience that will only push him to be better and work harder...and I think he made some good friends and contacts along the way! I am so very proud of him and send him my love and thanks for sharing his dream with us!
This is not the last we'll see of Brandon Roush on a national stage...you can mark my word on that!
(By the way....below is the video from last night's battle for anyone who may have missed it.)
I went on a search for a song/video that just kinda gives me the heebie-jeebies to hear...and this is what I found today!
Today is the day we are all reminded to respect the Earth!
There is pleasure in the pathless woods
There is rapture in the lonely shore
There is society where none intrudes
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
Do something good for Mother Nature today!
Here's what's happening in the local music scene this weekend!
The Old Americans - Old Silo in Mt. Sterling
Triple Shot - The Captain's Lounge in Somerset
449 and Easy Target - The Bucket List Bar & Grill in Burnside
Faubush Hill - The End Zone Pizza & Pub in Burnside
The Barry Mando Project - Al's Bar in Lexington
Willow Branch Wanders - The Paddy Wagon Irish Pub in Richmond
Suitcase To Vegas - 303 West Bar/Restaurant in Danville
Freddy and the Cruegers - Diamonds Bar (St. Matthews) in Louisville
TONIGHT AND SATURDAY:
Southern Rain - VFW Club #5908 in Mt. Vernon
Country Picken - Fredia's in Liberty
Hard Sunday - Champions Sports Bar & Grill in Richmond
Vagabond Blue - Sapphire Club in Richmond for the Pub Crawl for the Komen Foundation
Tommy Keith & The Stable - The Bucket List Bar & Grill in Burnside
Hank Smith & KY Smoke (with Southern Rain opening at 2pm) - Old Memorial School in Waynesburg for the Memorial Gym Jam
Stone Sunshine - Bottom's Up in Winfield, TN
Pure Country - Wagon Wheel Opry in Clementsville
Tears To Embers - The Longbrach Saloon in Knoxville
The Bobby Perry Band - The Captain's Lounge in Somerset
Jack Holiday & The Westerners - The Paddy Wagon Irish Pub in Richmond
Dillon Carmichael - 303 West Bar/Restaurant in Danville
Kevin Dalton, Wanda Fries and Pearlie Jenkins - Somerset Community College Main Campus in Somerset for Earth Day Celebration
That's the list I have...but if you know of others, feel free to add them as a comments!
SUPPORT LIVE & LOCAL MUSIC!
This makes me want to go dancing...SOON!
I car dance all the time...and when nobody's looking, I dance around my studio to my favorite songs on Q97.
I think the girl is just enjoying the soundtrack of her life! LOVE IT!
I took this photo today while watching the rain pour onto the parking lot here at Q97.
I always try to remember that without the rain, there would be no rainbows! But...I sure would rather see the sunshine!
There are several organizations that support Veterans, but this one is right here in our back yard!
I'd like to encourage you to attend this event and/or take the ride. Your participation can help make the difference in a homeless Veteran's life!
For more details, you can check out this Facebook event invitation:
April 15th...have you done your dirty deed for the year?