Greetings again my friends from my, I am pretty sure Spring may have arrived by the time you read this but why is it 26 degrees outside as i write this, corner of the world. I trust we all survived the crazy St Patty's Day party weekend and found away to get the green out of our hair before the boss sees it. There are always a plethora of things going on in the area to celebrate all things Irish but I don't remember as much crammed into one day as this year. Maybe it was because we were cooped up for the past few months and everyone just wanted to get out and get it on, but folks lets don't let up now. The standard has been set. The bar has been raised. Let's keep it up.
This time around I want to give you the heads up of a few things happening in the near future, as well as some "stuff" happening, well in the nearer( is that even a word) future. As Tone Loc once said, "Lets Do It".
Coming up Saturday, March 22nd at The Alibi Lounge on West North Street, they are holding a benefit for 40 year old Shannon Thompson. Shannon is currently on the list for a double lung transplant and is unable to work and provide for his family. Throw into the mix of huge medical bills, its a tough thing to deal with. It runs from noon - 7 pm. Food, Raffles and more so head on up for a bit and help out.
Even though its still over a week away, if you already know about "LIVE, LOUD, LOCAL II" then think of this as a reminder. If you don't know, here's some info on a very cool happening Saturday, March 29th at GILBERT'S Music, 1206 W Robb. GILBERT'S Music and Sounds Like Fun Productions have put together another awesome event to showcase some local talent. Our Final Prayer and 4 other bands, only $7 at the door, $ 5 with a flyer. Doors open @ 6:30/ show starts @ 7 and its an ALL AGES SHOW ...ALL AGES!!! Plan on it and tell your friends.
To continue the theme of looking ahead, Sunday March 30th, the Greater Allen County Blues Society is hosting another blues jam at the K of C, located right behind Happy Dayz on Cable Road. Door charge is embarrassingly cheap for the great music you get to hear and the local musicians you get to see perform. And Minor Blues, the local group made up of entirely of young people is just icing on the cake. It starts at 5, and here's a hint. If you get there early its only $2 to get in. Food is available. Bring the whole neighborhood. Make it a family reunion.
Don't forget coming up April 19th is Record Store Day. Our favorite record store guru, GROAMY has BIG plans for that day. Its going to be huge. I'll have more details as we get closer.
Hey, if you get a chance check out the newest establishment to join the family in downtown Lima, The Main Street Irish Pub. The proprietor's name is Angie and there are big plans for the Main Street establishment and a very big Grand Opening planned. I've read the menu AND sampled the food and trust me you will not be disappointed. They have great lunch specials and $1 Taco Wednesdays. They take Monday off but are open for lunch Tuesday at 11. Give them a chance. Give 'em a try. Tell them you heard about them here.
That's it for now. Remember we can all support the local music community by just going to something somewhere. At least that's what I think.
If ya dig it do it
If ya really dig it
Do it twice
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