Opelika Expands Recycling Efforts - May Include Home Pickup

Just when I thought the city had given up on recycling efforts, this new plan has been announced along with home recycling pickup (if enough sign up for it).

After studying various options over the past several months, the City of Opelika will expand its recycling program beginning in June, 2015 and convert to single-stream recycling.  Single-stream recycling, makes it much easier for residents to recycle because they will no longer be required to keep materials separate and deposit them in different bins at the convenience centers. Single-stream is also much more efficient to operate. 300-gallon containers at multiple sites will be used for single-stream recycling. 
One of our main goals is to increase our recycling tonnage which also helps us qualify for more ADEM grants. In FY 13 the City processed 296 tons of material with revenue of approximately $16,000 and in FY 14 the City processed approximately 373 tons with revenue of approximately $26,000.  This increase of 26% in material and 66% in revenue is due primarily to the development of a commercial cardboard route in May.  By continuing to grow our commercial cardboard route, offering curbside recycling and having five convenience centers open, our tonnage should continue to increase.  We are projecting our FY 16 tonnage on corrugated to exceed 300 tons which will push our total tonnage to 450-500.
This expansion will include the following.

Convenience Centers:

Beginning in June, convenience centers will be converted from the current 10-bin trailers to 300-gallon containers for single-stream recycling.  All recycling materials on the acceptance list will be comingled and deposited in the 300-gallon containers with the exception of cardboard, which will continue to be deposited in a separate trailer. All single-stream recycled material will be transported to the new state of the art Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) owned by the City of Columbus and operated by Pratt Industries. 

In Fall, 2015, a new convenience center will be located at our Recycling Center on Jeter Street and will be upgraded to provide the following services. 

Single-stream recycling with 300-gallon containers. Cardboard recycling. Assistance with unloading recycled materials.  This assistance will be offered from 8:00-2:00, Monday-Saturday. Electronics recycling. Used tire recycling for individual residents only. Recycling of white goods, refrigerators, freezers, stoves, etc., at no charge. Clear, green and brown glass will be accepted at the Jeter Street site only.

The Convenience Centers located at Covington Rec Center, Floral Park and on Grand National Parkway will provide single-stream recycling with 300-gallon containers and cardboard recycling.

The Convenience Center located at the Denson Rec Center will be relocated to Fire-EMS/Hazmat Office located at 600 Eighth Avenue one block behind the current site. This site will provide single-stream recycling with 300-gallon containers and cardboard recycling.

In June the Convenience Center at Piggly Wiggly will be closed and signage will re-direct that material to the Floral Park Convenience Center.

The program will be audited and reviewed annually to assure this is the best system to meet Opelika’s recycling needs.  

Curbside Recycling: The City, in partnership with Keep Opelika Beautiful, will provide curbside collection of single-stream recycling with 95-gallon carts, beginning in the FALL of 2015. The marketing and the initial 500 carts will be provided by Keep Opelika Beautiful.  For this program to be successful, a minimum of 1,000 customers must sign up for this every other week service at a rate of $10.00/month (One half the current garbage rate). This service will also be offered to local businesses.  To encourage and to teach the value of recycling, each school in Opelika will be provided carts for recycling.  You can SIGN UP for this service NOW by visiting the city’s website at www.opelika.org and click on “Curbside Recycling Signup” (found on the front page, in the left column area) to fill out the online form, or call us at 334.705.5480.  

Commercial Recycling: Through grants from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management the City has been able to offer cardboard recycling to businesses that produce adequate amounts of cardboard each week.  The route currently has approximately 30 customers.  We will continue to grow this route.

Acceptable Materials: Cardboard, Newspaper, Magazines, white paper, Aluminum Cans, Steel Cans. All cans must be washed.
Plastic:  All plastic bottles and jugs should be crushed. DO NOT PUT RECYCLABLE MATERIALS IN PLASTIC BAGS!  All material should be loose. 

The Jeter Convenience Center will accept these additional items when it opens in the Fall.  

Brown, green and clear glass.

Electronics: Recycled materials will be stored and recycled semi-annually at the Electronics Recycling Day sponsored by the East Alabama Recycling Partnership.

Tires: From residents only. No commercial customers.

White Goods:  Refrigerators, freezers, stoves, hot water heaters, dishwashers, etc. may be brought to the Jeter site at no charge.

For more information, or to sign up for curbside recycling, please visit our website at www.opelika.org and click on “Curbside Recycling Signup” to fill out the online form, or call us at 334.705.5480. (Source: city of Opelika) 

Dan Navarro Plays Sundilla Tonight (May 28th)

There are performers out there who, if they're playing at Sundilla, I'm happy. And there are those who, if they are NOT playing at Sundilla, I will travel to see when they're in the area. And then there are those who, even if they are playing Sundilla, I will travel to see at other venues that same tour. I'm going to see Dan at Sundilla tonight; as this is being written, I don't know if I saw him perform in Georgia last night, or if I'll see him in Florida tomorrow and Birmingham on Saturday... but there is a chance. Because I don't get to see Dan Navarro perform live often enough. (Thanks goodness I get to hear him several times during Folk Alliance every February, or I'd have to get a more fuel-efficient car in order to be able to afford my Dan Navarro habit.) 

Dan Navarro brings his 30 years of writing and singing, his Grammy nominations, his Oscar nomination, and his nationwide reputation as one of the best performers EVER (not to mention his well-deserved reputation as one of the nicest people in the world) to Sundilla TONIGHT at 7:30. Admission at the door is $15, but you can still get 12 tickets at Spicer's Music, Mama Mocha's Coffee, and online at www.sundillamusic.com.

(Can't wait until 7:30? Then tune in to WildmanSteveRadio at 3:00 PM CDT, and hear Dan perform LIVE in the studio! And if you have not listened to last week's episode of the Sundilla Radio Hour featuring an in-depth discussion with Dan, and a couple of live performances, then by all means do that ASAP by clicking here.)
Dan started his career as a songwriter, most often with Eric Lowen, for artists as diverse as Pat Benatar (the Grammy-nominated "We Belong") , The Bangles, Jackson Browne, Keb' Mo', Dave Edmunds, The Temptations, Dionne Warwick, Dutch superstar Marco Borsato,  The Triplets,  Austin outlaw legend Rusty Weir and many more...   
In the 1990s, he recorded and toured with Lowen in the acclaimed acoustic duo Lowen & Navarro until Eric's retirement in 2009. Dan has since transitioned smoothly into a growing solo career, increasingly in demand on the national concert circuit...   
He's moonlighted as a session singer and voice actor for 27 years, in major motion pictures like The Book Of Life (as the villain "Chakal"), The Lorax, Happy Feet (1 & 2), Rio (on the Oscar-nominated "Real In Rio"), Ice Age (2 & 3), and a dozen more; TV series Turbo Fast, Prison Break, Family Guy and American Dad; recordings with Neil Young, Andrea Bocelli, Luis Miguel, Jose Feliciano, Susanna Hoffs and Jon Anderson of Yes; and hundreds of commercials for Subaru, Shakey's Pizza, McDonald's, Toyota, Coca-Cola, Honda, El Pollo Loco, Nationwide and more...   
He has contributed countless hours in Washington on issues of intellectual property, copyright and performer's rights, including testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Copyright Royalty Board on behalf of the Nashville Songwriters Assn Int'l, AFTRA, NARAS, BMI , SoundExchange and the musicFIRST Coalition...

Dan also serves on the boards of SAG-AFTRA, Folk Alliance, The Levitt Pavilions LA and the Golden West Chapter of the ALS Association, fighting the neuromuscular disease better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, which tragically took Eric Lowen's life in 2012...   
In 2009, after 22 years and 12 albums with Lowen & Navarro, Dan released the spirited "Live at McCabe's", backed by his pals, Austin's now-disbanded Stonehoney. He is currently finishing his next album , "Shed My Skin" - his first studio album of new material as a solo artist - is slated for release in 2015.

It has been 27 days since the last Sundilla concert, and if you're itching for some great live music, there's no better person to bring it to you than Dan Navarro. So come see Dan at Sundilla TONIGHT at 7:30. Admission at the door is $15, but you can still get 12 tickets at Spicer's Music, Mama Mocha's Coffee, and online at www.sundillamusic.com.

Here are a few more tunes from Dan Navarro; all of them are great, and that's without the added magic of being there to see the music performed live...

We Belong 
Seven Bridges
All is Quiet
Shed My Skin
Hard For Me Now (Shot with my iPad at 1:30 AM in a hotel room in Toronto. Dan was still bringing it, even though this was his fifth or sixth straight 20-hour day...)

New Four Way Stops on Northside Opelika

Public Works Director Mike Hilyer announces that City Road Crews will be making the intersections of 4th Avenue and 5th Street and 4th Avenue and 7th Street, respectively, into 4-Way stops on Thursday, May 28th.  Both intersections are currently 2-way stops. Motorists are asked to drive with extreme caution – and slow down! – when approaching both of these areas until all motorists become used to having the extra stops along the drive.


This Is American Music - Waverly This Friday & Saturday

*Friday MAY 29th and Saturday MAY 30th on the Grounds at Standard Deluxe * The folks there are Throwing a Lil' Music Showcase with their best  buds: This Is American Music ....JOIN Them and Come Hear some of the South's Finest Musicians Featuring Performances By:

Friday Night music & dinner ($20):
* The Acrostics
* Flint Hill Specials
* Joey Kneiser & Kelly Smith from Glossary

Saturday Music ($25) 
* Great Peacock
* Have Gun, Will Travel
* Dana Swimmer
* Fire Mountain
* The Holy Ghost Electric Show

TICKETS (for Saturday) $25.00 here: http://tinyurl.com/tiamshowcase and at The Gate !

Opelika Observes Memorial Day on Monday

On Monday, May 25th, beginning at 10 a.m. the City will host its annual Memorial Day Services to remember our Military Heroes of all wars who fought for the freedom of our country – many giving their lives in the effort – at the Veterans Memorial Monument which stands in front of Opelika’s City Hall, located at 204 South 7th Street in downtown Opelika.  As with every year’s Celebration / Memorial Service for the past decade, Opelika’s theme will be “Let us NEVER FORGET:  Freedom isn’t Free!”  This year the City of Opelika will honor our “Citizen Soldiers” – our Alabama National Guard.

This year’s special guest speaker is Brigadier General Sylvester Cannon. Brigadier General Cannon serves as the Commanding General, 135th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Birmingham, Alabama and the Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard-Combined Arms Support Command - Sustainment Center of Excellence, Ft. Lee, Virginia. In this position of Commander, 135th ESC, he oversees all of the 135th Sustainment 
Command's internal and external support missions in support of United States Forces, Multinational Forces and Interagency organizations worldwide. 

In his position of Deputy Commanding General, Combined Arms Support Command, Brigadier General Cannon serves as the advisor to and personal representative of the Commanding General, Combined Arms Support Command, for all Army National Guard matters.  Brigadier General Cannon received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in 1985 from Officer Candidate School – Alabama Military Academy after three years of enlisted 

After receiving his commission, he started his career as a Military Police Officer but later transitioned into Logistics Corps.  He has commanded at the Company, Battalion, and Brigade level as well as serving in a variety of staff assignments.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama and a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Troy State University.  In his civilian 
career, BG Cannon is a Manager with the Alabama Department of Revenue whereby he oversees the Alabama Department of Revenue’s Individual and Corporate Tax Division’s eight regional offices positioned across the state.  He lives here in Opelika!

Following the Memorial Day services, the Museum of East Alabama will host a reception for the public and serve refreshments so that folks can view the extraordinary memorabilia of Opelika’s history, including our soldiers through the years. 

A NEW FEATURE for this year’s Memorial Day activities will include military vehicles on display for the public along Courthouse Square on the Avenue A side of the park, in the parking area, between 10 a.m. and noon.  Included in this display will be an ATV with a machine gun, a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (Zodiac F470) with Outboard Motor, and an Unmanned Ariel Vehicle (UAV) with simulator.  There will be military personnel there to answer questions and demonstrate some of the equipment. We hope you will join us on this special Memorial Day morning as we pay tribute to Alabama’s National Guard “Citizen Soldiers” and remember ALL of our military heroes who have helped to keep America FREE!  In case of rain, the 10 a.m. services will be moved inside City Hall into the City Council Chambers.

Opelika Mosquito Spraying Begins May 26th

Opelika’s Public Works Department has announced its upcoming 2015 Summer Mosquito Control Schedule.  Spraying will begin on Tuesday, May 26th and the spray trucks will be out between the hours of 6-10pm.  
The city has been divided into four sections and spraying will take place on Monday through Thursday evenings, respectively.  Listed below are the sections 1 – 4 and the evening which residents can expect to see the spray trucks in your area.
Area Spraying Schedules 
Monday evenings:
Section 1 areas, which include:  All streets and roads north of 2nd Avenue and east of 10th Street.
Tuesday evenings:
Section 4 areas, which include:  All streets and roads south of 2nd Avenue and east of 10th Street.
Wednesday evenings:
Section 2 areas, which include:  All streets and roads east of 2nd Avenue and west of 10th Street.
Thursday evenings:
Section 3 areas, which include:  All streets and roads south of 2nd Avenue and west of 10th Street.
This schedule is subject to change with inclement weather.

Mosquito Control Tips for Home and Yard - To help control the mosquito population around your home and yard, public works offers the following tips for home owners.
•    Get rid of old tires, tin cans, buckets, drums, bottles or any type of water holding containers.  
•    Fill in or drain any low places in your yard that may hold water. 
•    Make sure trash containers have their lids closed to prevent water from accumulating. 
•    Repair any leaky faucets or pipes that may allow for water to stand. 
•    If you own a pool make sure it is properly maintained and cleaned to prevent mosquitoes from hatching. 
•    Change the water in bird baths and plant pots at least once a week. 
•    Keep grass cut short and shrubbery well-trimmed around the house so adult mosquitoes will not hide. 
If you have any questions regarding the above schedules, or what section your neighborhood falls into, please don’t hesitate to give the city’s public works department a call at (334) 705-5400. (Source: City of Opelika)

Alabama "To Go" Beer Sales from Breweries Nearly Possible - Legislative Alert (Updated Post)

Before passage of the Gourmet Bottle Bill, Alabama was the only state that restricted the size of bottled or canned beer to no more than 16 oz. Starting in 2011, Free the Hops began introducing the Gourmet Bottle Bill to raise the limit to 25.4 oz.

On May 16, 2012, Governor Bentley signed the Gourmet Bottle Bill into law, and it goes went effect on August 1, 2012. This allows for many high-end, gourmet beers in Alabama that are only bottled in these larger container sizes. This legislation was also supported by Alabama's rapidly growing brewing industry as well as the Alabama Wholesale Beer Association.

Now the Legislature is dealing with a bill to allow breweries, like Opelikas new Red Clay Brewery the ability to sell Beer in Growlers direct to the public. Here's text from an alert from Free the Hops this morning. 

On Wednesday (5/13), the Brewery Job Bill - SB452 - proposed by the Alabama Brewers Guild passed unanimously out of the State Committee.  Next stop is passing the full Senate.  Let's help the Alabama Brewers Guild get growler sales from the breweries!  Go to http://www.freethehops.org/legislative, enter your address to find your state senator, and tell him or her that you want them to support brewery jobs.

Alabama is the only state that prohibits to-go sales from the brewery or brewpub. SB452 would remove this restriction, allow a bare minimum of growler sales from the brewery, and allow Alabama breweries to compete fairly with the rest of the country. This will lead to new jobs, increased tourism, and new investment in Alabama.

While the local brewing industry has experienced rapid growth in recent years, Alabama is still ranked 50th in economic impact per capita from craft beer. If Alabama were to achieve 2012 national averages, it would add roughly $284 million to state GDP and create nearly 2,500 full-time jobs (PDF). SB452 will not create 2,500 jobs by itself, but removing this unfair restriction on the local brewing industry is a necessary first step.

Free the Hops has asked members to help remove Alabama's unfair restriction on growler sales from the brewery or brewpub and help  grow craft beer in Alabama!

Telephone calls have a big impact on politicians. If you can, please call your senator's office on Monday and leave a brief message of support for this important job creation bill in addition to any other messages you send.

Call your senator, then send an email as followup, asking him/her to vote YES for SB452.

Kerr Corner - A "Must Stop" on the Way to Lake Martin

Anyone that knows me understands that I stay close to home. I’ve often described a drive to Auburn is like going to Atlanta.  So many would be surprised with my 3rd trip to the lake in three weeks and a visit to The Hound for Sunday brunch yesterday.  But let’s talk about those trips to the lake.

While returning on Saturday afternoon, my road buddy Redman and I stopped at a small convenience store along Country Road 72.  We had seen it on several trips to and from Lake Martin and wondered what could be in this storage shed sized little store.  Prepare to be surprised when you walk in, because Kerr Corner is filled with just about everything you might need when you’re heading to the lake for some summer fun. Snacks, drinks, candies, candle, free range eggs and produce is coming from Kerr Farm on the same property.  It has the variety of the old “Gee Dunk” wagons that traveled the Navy piers in my Navy days.  Another note for those of us that like beer, it’s located in Lee County and has Sunday Alcohol sales, a plus right?  I believe an ice machine is also planned. 

They describe their location as the corner of Lee Roads 72 and 69. That’s 15 miles northwest of Auburn, 6 miles southwest of Waverly, 7 miles south of Camp Hill and 17 miles southeast of Dadeville.  Or as Redman put it, right in the middle of nowhere.  And beginning this Thursday (May 21st), they expand their hours and will be open daily. Up until now, it’s been Friday thru Sunday.  There’s a map and more information on their website; www.kerrcorner.com You should check it out! 

Garden in the Park - This Saturday

Keep Opelika Beautiful is excited to host the 10th annual Garden in the Park on Saturday, May 9th. The arts festival will be from 8 AM to 3 PM at the Opelika Municipal Park.

Throughout the day, a variety of vendors, children’s activities, and live entertainment will be showcased.  Items for sale will include handmade jewelry, bags, paintings, bird feeders, personalized items, children’s clothing, and pottery.  Children will be able to participate in activities such as the Rocky Brook Rocket, inflatables, and Home Depot building kits. To help celebrate the 10th birthday of Garden in the Park, Farmer Brown’s Petting Zoo will have a camel, donkey, kangaroo, tortoise and more for children to enjoy. Don’t miss an introduction to the animals at noon. The Lee County Extension Service’s Master Gardeners and Saughatchee Beekeeper Association will also be displaying their exhibits.  Live entertainment will be provided by Jeter and Carver Singers, West Forest Singers, Southview Singers and Northside Singers. Also on stage will be Opelika High School Impressions, Abby Miracle, Make Your Move and Opelika Parks & Rec baton class. Food vendors will be selling BBQ, hot dogs, fish, cakes, pies, smoothies, and more.   

There is no charge for admissions into Garden in the Park. Food donations will be collected for the East Alabama Food Bank. Garden in the Park is a rain or shine event. With the addition of the petting zoo this year, attendees are requested to leave personal pets at home.

Sponsors of the 2015 Garden in the Park are Opelika-Auburn News, Rabren General Contractors, Four Seasons Federal Credit Union, ESG Operations, Machen McChesney, Focus Pay Solutions and members of the Opelika City Council. For more information about Garden in the Park, please contact Keep Opelika Beautiful at (334) 749-4970 or kob@opelika.com. 

SUNDILLA presents GRETCHEN PETERS in a special CD Release Concert on Friday, May 1

Award-winning, Grammy nominated Gretchen Peters (accompanied by the incomparable Barry Walsh on the piano!) will be coming back to Sundilla on Friday, May 1, in what is sure to be an evening of music that will never be forgotten. Showtime at the AUUF is 7:30; admission at the door will be $15, but a limited number of $12 advance tickets will be available at Spicer's Music, Mama Mocha's Coffee, and online at www.sundillamusic.com. Free coffee, tea, water and food will be available, though as always attendees are welcome to bring whatever food or beverage they prefer.

It wasn't that long ago that Gretchen was here, but there have been two notable updates to her resume. Shortly after her last visit, she was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, joining a list that is a veritable who's who of songwriters. And, she released her latest CD, "Blackbirds," which is garnering some of the best reviews of her illustrious career. This Sundilla appearance is a stop on the Blackbirds CD Release Tour.

The Associated Press says "This is not jukebox music - the stuff that exists to fill in the pauses in conversation. This IS the conversation." Since arriving in Nashville in the late-80s, Gretchen Peters has become one of the most successful, and revered, songwriters in music. And after receiving a Grammy nomination and a Song of the Year Award in 1995, Peters finally had the clout to do what she had always wanted: to become a singer-songwriter.

Until then, she had been trapped in a music business culture that typically perceived "singer" and "songwriter" as different jobs. "The either/or attitude was baffling, since all my favorite artists also wrote their own material," Peters says. "My decision to pursue a publishing deal was based on wanting to be understood for who I am. I was afraid that if I got signed to a record deal as an artist, I'd never get to sing my own songs. I never had any aspirations of being a hit songwriter for other artists."

Peters' own voice and guitar playing had been at the core of her music since she started performing in the Boulder, Colorado folk circuit as a teenager. Inspired by Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and a new generation of songwriters rising out of Nashville that included Steve Earle, Nanci Griffith and Rodney Crowell, Peters relocated to Music City in the late 1980s. Initially she found Nashville inspiring. "Being in a place where you can hear so many good songwriters perform their work on just an acoustic guitar really made me understand the anatomy of songs in a way I didn't until I moved here," Peters relates. "Just listening closely to other people who were good at their craft shaped me as a writer." Now, with monster hits on her resume and songs recorded by the likes of Martina McBride, Pam Tillis, Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless, Neil Diamond, George Strait, and Etta James, she was able to realize her dream.

She released her debut album The Secret of Life in 1996. Since then Peters has recorded six other solo albums: Gretchen Peters (2001), Halcyon (2004), Trio Live (2006), Burnt Toast and Offerings (2007) and Northern Lights (2008). The compilation Circus Girl was released in 2009. And that same year Peters collaborated with one of her favorite songwriters, Tom Russell, for their One To the Heart, One To the Head. And in 2012 she released her best yet, Hello Cruel World, which has been called "the album of her career" and "the most important record to emerge in 2012."

"Since I was a child I've had a creative urge knocking inside me and I've acted on it," Peters says. "Early on it was poetry, sometimes art, and sometimes, as a kid, dance. Until I found the guitar I was interested in anything expressive. By then words were a friend, but music was a tall dark stranger that I've been in love with, or maybe stalking, ever since." Come to the concert, and prepare to fall in love yourself.

Gretchen Peters (again, with Barry Walsh!) will stop at undilla on her Blackbirds CD Release Tour on Friday, May 1. Showtime at the AUUF is 7:30; admission at the door will be $15, but a limited number of $12 advance tickets will be available at Spicer's Music, Mama Mocha's Coffee, and online at www.sundillamusic.com. There will be free coffee, tea, water and food, though as always attendees are welcome to bring whatever food or beverage they prefer.

OHTS presents The Phantom of the Opera

Still time to catch the Phantom of the Opera performed by the Opelika High Theatre Society. Here are days and showtimes:

April 24 at 7:00 p.m.
April 25 at 7:00 p.m.
April 26 at 3:00 p.m. and
May 1 at 7:00 p.m.
May 2 at 7:00 p.m.
May 3 at 3:00 p.m.

Performances are at the Opelika Center for the Performing Arts, 1700 LaFayette Parkway, Opelika.  Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students at the door. Tickets are available in advance M-F from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at Victory Designs, 1525 Second Avenue, Opelika or through Variations Dance Studio. For more information or group tickets email OHTS@OPELIKASCHOOLS.ORG 

Welcome to the Neighborhood - Music on North Railroad Avenue Saturday at 6PM 'til...

Come join us welcome John Emerald Distilling Company , Loyal Stricklin , and Red Clay Brewing Company to downtown Opelika.

Local music, local food, local craftsmen!

Performances byMegan Megan Jean and the Klay Family BandLady Legs , Captain Kudzu , Nate & Function, Lonely Wolves, and BB B.B. Palmer & Kudzu , Grace Albritton

Featuring: Richard Cecil Hagans Wake Up - Auburn , Inner Sunshine Yoga & Wellness , Mama Mocha's Coffee Emporium , MusicTown RecordsGreat Bear Wax Co.
and more to come.

Beverages(adult and otherwise) available at John Emerald Distilling Company and Red Clay Brewing Company.

$5 to give some walk around money to the bands for entertaining us. Photo Credit: yupiramos 


A couple of other music events this weekend. Larcus "Silky Tones" Fuller is at Jefferson's Friday at 7 PM, Frog Boy Willy at Eighth & Rail Friday at 8:30 PM, Naked Blue Friday Night at Sundilla and Jason Turner at Eighth & Rail Saturday at 9 PM