6th Annual Backyard Bash!!

When I turned 50, I decided to throw a big backyard party, complete with live music, food, and adult beverages.  We had about 50 people show up that first year.  In subsequent years, I have enlisted the online service Evite, and invited more and more of our friends here in Logan, Utah.  I have hired most of the bands from around Northern Utah that I care to listen to.  This year, our 6th, turned out to be the biggest year yet:  about 185 friends decided to make the scene!  We had friends and family from LA, Mill Valley California, Nashville TN, Denver CO and from all over Utah.  We always start with an hour of open mic jazz which I lead.  Then the headliner band or bands take it from there.  This year, we had the blues rock band Blue Blazers perform.  The band is led by Bob Parsons, who is head of special collections at Merrill Library at Utah State University.  (He is the guitar player/singer in the pic.)

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Some video of the music is posted on Liz’s Facebook page.  I am unable to upload video on this version of WordPress.  The weather was perfect; high 80’s with a bit of a breeze.  A good time was had by all and several folks stated that this is always the best summer party of the year.  Cheers!

 

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Author: euro916

I am a college professor in the music department of Utah State University. I will start my sabbatical on May 1, 2016 and plan to document the year's experiences in this blog. The sabbatical consists of musical endeavors in Europe/UK for 3 months, and half a semester as guest artist in a couple of California universities. Thanks for following!

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