So Stef and I had a great time last night at the House of Blues. Four local bands came together to rock: M99, Leaving Haven, Soul Switch, and Devil’s Envy.
It got me thinking about how important it is to support local music. People often spend a small fortune to see a big name group, but you can have an enjoyable evening listening to musicians from your own back yard. And the price is right…either very reasonable or, like last night, FREE!
House of Blues offers the opportunity for up and coming bands to play on the same stage as nationally signed artists. Plus the musicians are available to meet with after their set. I’ve gotten to know some band members after attending a couple of concerts, and it’s incredible to hear what inspires them to create.
So take some time to check out the local scene. Today’s new musician might make it big some day, and you can say, “I knew them when…”
(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)