I love summer, it's a time as a subway performer I wonder when I'll make the decision to stop performing (too Hot). I look forward to the many "above ground" performances and volunteering work that I do in the summer time. A private party in Woodstock-check, Singing at a family reunion and jamming-check, preparing for a Joe's Pub concert August 8th @ 7pm-check, excited about singing my song Comin' Back To Me with amazing Helga Davis and her band at Celebrate Brooklyn Aug 2nd-check
And this weekend it's the 13th annual Blueberry Festival held on the grounds of Old Austerlitz Village, in Austerlitz, NY. The Blueberry Festival helps to fund the amazing relocation and restoration of the many gorgeous 19th Century homes found on the site. Crafters and Artisans set up booths to showcase and sell their wares in many of the 19th Century traditions. Spinners spin, Pottery and Brooms, rugs and looms, petting Zoo for the kids young and old. and lots of entertainment.
For 6 years I have been the entertainment coordinator, sound reinforcement company, engineer, MC and basic all around grunt to ensure the entertainment is non stop and well entertaining!
Here' a clip I created from last years event.
The annual Blueberry Festival is held the last Sunday of July since 1999 and start at 9am with Blueberry Pancakes-using local ingredients, real butter, milk and maple syrup. Proceeds go to support the mission to present our community's rich history through preservation and education.