The Allman Betts Band played an incredible two-night run live from the Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton, FL last week. This was the most intimate show I’ve seen this band play. The Funky Biscuit is an indoor venue and restaurant and for this socially distant show, they sold tickets by the table and had everything spread out according to guidelines. There were also two shows each night, a 6 pm show and a 9 pm show. This was a clever way to give fans more opportunities to attend a show since tickets were for limited capacity.
Both nights we attended the 9pm shows. Both shows started with an opening set from Jackson Stokes. Each night he played a few original songs and on the second night a cover of “Freight Train”. Both nights contained his song “Whiskey”, which rocks! Night 1 I had purchased his cd at the merch stand, and by night 2 I was singing along... I highly recommend it! After that short but sweet set, he morphed to the guitar tech and was getting the stage set up. Very cool to see!
It was a beautiful night in Delray Beach, Florida and G. Love was playing live from the Old School Square with support from The Ries Brothers. The venue followed social distance guidelines and was in the pod format. Each pod had four chairs and were spaced in accordance with the rules.
It was a magical Halloween night in Pennsylvania. We went to Halloween Freak Fest at the LNC which was brought to us by Circle D Productions and featured Dogs In A Pile with special guests PanSong feat. Members of Out of the Beardspace. The festival sure lived up to its name! There were vendors, fireworks, a costume contest, and hours of music under a Blue Moon! The venue did an incredible job of enforcing social distancing while still creating such a unique musical experience.
The Allman Betts Band continued their “Bless Your Heart” tour in Bethel, PA on Friday. The Pat Garret Amphitheater is way out there. The venue is comprised of a huge stage in a wide-open field with luscious green grass. It is surrounded by farms and forest and we stood under a sparkling starry sky. It was set up for social distancing and there were grids clearly marked. Everyone was happy with plenty of space to enjoy the feels. I was happy to see that all of the guidelines were being followed, and it felt close to normal. We have been lucky to have music during the time of Covid but in some cases that “feeling” is rare. I felt that “feeling” on Friday night.
Jon Fishman, the famed drummer of Phish and selectman of Lincolnville, Maine joined forces with Lauren Lareau, a candidate for Pennsylvania State Representative for a night of virtual fun on zoom this past Sunday. The zoom meeting took place in the evening, entry required a ticket, and all ticket sales were donated to Lauren Lareau’s campaign. Tickets included different tiers. The higher tiers included a picture of Lauren painted by incredible artist Anita Goodsel Thomas, and was signed by Jon Fishman. It is amazing to watch people working together and using their talents for good.
Lauren Lareau is a brilliant teacher, amazing parent, experienced activist, successful tutor, member of the township environmental advisory council, a 1.0 phish fan….t...