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Packing up and saying goodbyes

Today was the first of several days for packing up the stages. The team worked hard to take down the lighting gear and packing it up. They also took apart the various things that we do at the beginning of … Continue reading

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Day 10 at the main stage

Today we had two shows. One was a traditional jazz setup: Piano, Bass, Drums and Sax. The other had mostly the same instruments but had two large drum sets so needed a very large drum riser. Luckily we had 2 … Continue reading

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Day 9 on the main stage

Today we had two fairly big setups and two managers who were great to work with. And the music was worth it. We left a lot of instruments on stage behind the first show so they had to be draped, … Continue reading

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2022 Volunteer Party

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Day 7 on the main stage

Today started with both back line people having personal issues and having to be off site, luckily not at the same time. But both were unexpected and unplanned so that complicated things. Then the first sound check band had a … Continue reading

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Missing Henry

Every day of the festival, we miss Henry more and more. Yesterday was really hard. Henry taught us how to set up a big band, and we had one. He built the boxers to hold the riser legs . Cleverly, … Continue reading

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Day 6 at the main stage

Today we set up for a big band and then waited. And waited. It turns out that they decided not to come in time for sound check but didn’t tell the festival… Oh well. When the 6:30 band showed up, … Continue reading

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Day 5 on Main Stage

Today was another day of different set ups and different music. Both bands leaned towards country, one more than the other. So the instrumentation was different that we usually see. As well, both bands provided significantly different stage plots within … Continue reading

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Day 4 on the Main Stage

Today’s concerts was all free and the theme was New Orleans. The crew got to do all the setting up and wiring as neither band had a crew. Hurrah! Our back line, which also made things easier. Lots of dancing … Continue reading

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Thank You Kevin!

Kevin kindly came out of retirement to help the stage team out after a key member had to stay home because of illness. Kevin used to be with the festival many years ago and some of us were very happy … Continue reading

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