August 29, 2012 in Events
Last year, MoodyFest was introduced to the Old Town neighborhood on Labor Day weekend. Live music from six different musical acts bellowed from the “Walgreens parking lot” out into the street, and was the cause of smiles and head bobbing throughout the crowd!
This year, MoodyFest will feature the Moody Church Sunday Evening Gathering Band, Ethan Butler, the Clark St. Band, and the Stephen Lynerd Quintet. We caught up with two of these groups to learn a little more about them.
For last year’s event, Jason Cates headed up a jazz group. This year, he and four other musicians decided to switch things up a bit and put together a blues quintet. This will be the first performance for the Clark St. Band, which features the musical talents of Jason Cates, Jeff Mason, Phillip Potter, Dave Gear, and Rex Carol.
Stephen Lynerd says he and his band had a blast at last year’s event – so much so that they wanted to perform again! Although Stephen doesn’t have one specific band that he performs with, this allows him to perform with various musicians that he brings together. Accompanying Stephen in his quintet is Benjamin Lynerd, Jonathan Gilley, David Kelly, and Gabriel Datcu. To learn more about Stephen, you can visit his website at HERE.
MoodyFest will start at 4 PM in the parking lot on the corner of LaSalle Street and North Avenue. The entire event is free, which not only includes the live music, but food and refreshments as well! It’s a great way to say goodbye to the summer, meet some new friends, and greet the Moody Church community. See you there!
To see photos from last year’s MoodyFest, click HERE.