Oh what a night

Let there be music in Lake Worth and there was last night.  This blog has stated over several posts that if you enjoy good music, Lake Worth is the place to go.  Everyone up north knows this and I’ve heard it from south of us also.        Where everyone knows your name

Where everyone knows your name
awesome performance on Federal Hwy. next to the Speak Easy in parking lot.

awesome performance on Federal Hwy. next to the Speak Easy in parking lot.

There was a bit of a glitch as some locations were asked to provide stages and sound system at great expense only to have the ball * be dropped and those areas were cancelled after commitments had been made.   What did happen last night.  There are no words that could express the musical talent both young and old that performed in and around downtown Lake Worth.    at Little Munchen at Little MunchenDSCN2747

I only missed a couple of acts, one was the steel drum in front of the record shop, and one other that may have been on break.  It was a round robin of music since two stage areas were cancelled and the musicians worked it out among themselves and moved from area to area to give everyone an opportunity to perform. Way to go guys!   I did video of two performances, that were just wonderful, unfortunately the sound in my camera do it justice.   Food trucks were out around the Cultural Plaza as well as friends we all know.DSCN2720DSCN2776DSCN2722

Dancing in the streets and everywhere

Dancing in the streets and everywhere

People at each location were having fun, dancing, eating and all was well last night in Lake Worth.DSCN2764

Rudy's as small as it is had music and Sat, they do  a Round-Robin with pickers around 2

Rudy’s as small as it is had music and Sat, they do a Round-Robin with pickers around 2

DSCN2752Let’s not forget the buskers that also come out and make Lake Worth quirky.    Perhaps the next Bob Dillon.DSCN2741DSCN2742

Let's not forget Karaoke every Friday night at South Shores

Karaoke every Friday night at South Shores

Musicians we know well and the new talent emerging around us made last night special if you got to hear them.  The best feedback came from other musicians in the audience. DSCN2768

Mel and Vinney who wrote the Lake Worth anthem "Feels Like Home to Me"

Mel and Vinney who wrote the Lake Worth anthem “Feels Like Home to Me”

It was a musical night.  Where else can you come and sit at a side walk cafe and hear the best performances in South Florida or like this couple just scoot on up.DSCN2732  Just love this town. The newest establishment on Lake Ave. knew how to kick of a performance.  Here is Dave at the Rum Shack toasting with his talent.  (thats a dbl. shot)DSCN2759Everyone had a great time.  Be it dancing, eating, watching a game or discovering a “up and coming ” band.   DSCN2765DSCN2756

a band to watch, nothing ordinary about this group

a band to watch, nothing ordinary about this group

Now for my personal opinion.  * They do what they do very very well, that’s  build homes, create live work spaces.  When it comes to the arts they should not micro manage the arts.  A recent solo artist at the PBCultural Council was told she did not qualify for a job with them.  (are you kidding me) also one of the Arts Lofts is occupied by a buy/sell jewelry person from Peru. (how did that happen?) We’ve all seen him sell his wares in front of the CC building till he got run off, and on a very very personal level almost single handedly destroyed a year long project,  certainly destroyed some of it.  I know they tried to help but micro managing artist, arts projects.  Not your thing.  Do what you do well, and garner those fabulous awards you so richly deserve, for that I admire you. 

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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