I was asked to chip in a set at Allentown’s 250th Celebration in the downtown area. I got to hear the Allentown Band’s set of marches written over the years for Allentown, and they finished with Stars and Stripes Forever, a truly great tune. I caught Jimmy Supra’s blues band at another stage, then came back to do a set at the second stage. Some familiar faces stopped by to say hello, listen to some tunes, and it was a nice mix of kids, seniors, families and some new faces, as well. I got to mix adult and kids tunes, tell a few stories and take in the festival. I also had another stab at the Jubilee Bell, and, yes, I have to sing it higher than A.
Great sound and I was paid well. Tomorrow, Godfrey’s Open Mike.