Hat tip: Dixie Highway musician mom meets challenges with finesse

(L to R) Daniel Lewis, Chelsea Lewis, Rebecca Day; Jax Country Fest interview with Dixie Highway. credit iwantabuzz.com
(L to R) Daniel Lewis and Chelsea Lewis, part of the Dixie Highway Band,talk to Rebecca Day for the Buzz Media program ‘Feel the Beat’. The band will perform at Jax Country Fest September 11-12. (Photo: Still shot from video/iwantabuzz.com)

Rebecca Day is interviewing bands and musicians who will perform at Jax Country Fest scheduled for September 11-12, 2020 at Jacksonville Beach. Rebecca and The Crazy Daysies are performing at this, and she agreed to do the interviews to help get the word out about some of the indie bands who work and play here in Florida. The festival will also feature Nashville musicians.

I noticed something in the interview that definitely hit home with me. Continue reading “Hat tip: Dixie Highway musician mom meets challenges with finesse”

Mardi Gras, Jax Beach style, features giveaways, prizes, and ‘unique pub crawl’

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Mardi Gras, post Katrina (Carol M. Highsmith Collection, US Library of Congress)

On Saturday, February 22, Jacksonville Beach will be the place for all adults who want to celebrate Mardi Gras—in English, Fat Tuesday. Celebrations like this precede the traditional Shrove Tuesday events in New Orleans, and the Jax Beach affair will feature giveaways, prizes, and what organizers describe as “a unique pub crawl.” Continue reading “Mardi Gras, Jax Beach style, features giveaways, prizes, and ‘unique pub crawl’”

Military veteran and other Florida filmmakers’ works officially selected for West Texas festival

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Cameron Cushman’s films like ‘A Devils River Story’ illustrate the benefits of outdoor activities as therapeutic. (Snip: Iron Freedom Foundation)

The West Texas Film Festival announced Florida filmmakers’ works will be included in selections for the 2019 festival in Odessa Nov. 21-23. The festival, in its fourth year, showcases works that have the “pioneer spirit of filmmaking.” Among the Floridians whose works will be shown is a military veteran who is an enthusiastic outdoorsman and believes nature can be therapeutic. Continue reading “Military veteran and other Florida filmmakers’ works officially selected for West Texas festival”

Area 51 celebrations ahead as towns prepare for UFOers; Brands capitalize

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Marcher in the parade at McMinnville, Oregon’s, annual McMenamins UFO Festival. (Photo Carol M. Highsmith, 2018)

As the weekend approaches, September 20, 2019 could be the start of something bigger. Or not. No one knows how many people will head towards Area 51, the legendary US military complex in southern Nevada. A call for people to “storm Area 51” was, according to the college student who posted the original message on Facebook, “meant to be funny.” Continue reading “Area 51 celebrations ahead as towns prepare for UFOers; Brands capitalize”

‘Storm Area 51’ mutates into Alienstock Festival; warnings arise

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A student placed a message on Facebook creating an event, ‘Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us’, reportedly just for fun. Fallout ensued, along with warnings from the US Government guaranteeing the government would protect assets, and now the same student has nixed his calls to storm the facility long associated with extraterrestrial and UFO conspiracies.

Instead, Matty Roberts is now proposing a music festival, with a focus on electronic dance music (EDM). Roberts apparently had a come-to-Jesus moment regarding public safety. Continue reading “‘Storm Area 51’ mutates into Alienstock Festival; warnings arise”