Today Patti and I met with Russell, Jamie, and their family in Silver City to go the the Blues Festival. There were quite a few people there! I could not believe the quality of the bands, it was a good show. OK it wasn't as fun as Buffett's show a week ago, but we had a great time. We also went to Wal*Mart to get mom a $1oo umbrella. She wanted an umbrella to er hen dhe is sitting out front watching her flower garden grow. She and Corky have planted a little vegetable garden, and are growing flowers out front. I am happy with this, because it shows that they are finally wanting to put their own touches to the place, and feel like it is their home. After we got through at Wal*Mart, we met Russell and Jamie at the Festival.
Every Memorial Day weekend, the Mimbres Region Arts Council presents one of the Southwest's premiere free Blues Festival. Starting on Friday, May 22, and wrapping up Sunday afternoon, May 24, MRAC brings not only the brightest rising stars of the Blues but classic and acclaimed performers to downtown Silver City. Presented in Silver City's Gough Park with additional activities and events throughout Silver City, this is a true Blues lovers experience.
Ten Saturday and Sunday performances are all free to the public and will be held at Gough Park, located at 12th and Pope Streets, just north of downtown Silver City. This year's headliners include Coco Montoya and Ruthie Foster with other outstanding groups and performers taking stage over the weekend. Saturday, May 23, 2009: The Continental Blues Band, Eldridge Lockwood and the Mooncrickets, "Lil Mama" Hardy and Band, Bad News Blues Band with Long John Hunter, and headliner Coco Montoya. Sunday, May 24, 2009: CW Ayon, Paul Geremia, Soul Kitchen, Steve James and headliner Ruthie Foster.