Northern Neck Whirlwind! (Again!)
Weekend recap: August 18 - 20, 2023:
It was a whirlwind weekend with four gigs in three days, traveling the entire length of Virginia's Northern Neck, plus a little jaunt into Fredericksburg.
Friday night we played at the Ice House Brewery in Colonial Beach, and had a good crowd.
By the time we packed up after the show it was probably 10:30 pm. We were fortunate to have a nice yet very inexpensive place to stay nearby, literally just a few minutes down the road.
Saturday morning we had to leave about 7:30 to get to Fredericksburg, almost an hour away. We picked up some breakfast to eat on the road; no time to sit and be served. We played at the Farmers Market/Arts in the Park from 10 am till noon. Lots of positive response there, including some kids dancing, and we broke our all-time record for the amount of tips thrown in the jar!
We had lunch at a seafood restaurant, overlooking the water, just outside the Colonial Beach city limits. After that we took a little nap at the cottage so we'd have enough energy for the second gig of the day!
That evening we played as a trio, with our pal Doug Austin on mandolin. This was at Westmoreland State Park, for their "Concert on the Cliffs" series. We've played there several times now and it's super fun! I captured some video footage there, but have only processed one song so far.
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