A fine way to spend a weekend

 

A Block Party Day with Chillin and Grillin!

A Block Party Day with Chillin and Grillin!

So the Poochamungas rocked the weekend away.  First we headed out to Frankfort on Saturday for “Chillin and Grillin for a Cure“.  The event is to raise money in efforts to defeat cystic fibrosis.  This is our second time playing the event and we brought a full band this time around (last year a three piece).  Well we had a good time, worked a new song into the set, played Train Rolls on twice at my daughters request and folks seemed to really dig the music.  In events like this not a lot of folks are dancing up by the band.  Kids are in the jumpy, riding scooters, bikes and big wheels, getting face painted and visiting the firetruck (they got a Tower Ladder this year).  But kids kept visiting the driveway we we’re playing and lot’s of heads boppin in the crowd is a good sign.  We took care of all public service announcements and even got to introduce the contestants in the rib competition (Alton rocked the organ intro!)  The folks that organize this do an amazing job.  Erin and Jim Burns along with their family, friends and  neighbors really make this a great event. I hope we raised lots of money and I hope they invite us again next year!

Poochamungas at Wonder Works in Oak Park, IL

Poochamungas at Wonder Works in Oak Park, IL

Next we headed over to Oak Park on Sunday as part of the Parties for Pillars series.  We are one of many fundraising events that they are hosting this month. Wonder Works Children’s Museum in Oak Park hosted our concert and what a fun space they have.  Lots of interactive exhibits for your kids to have fun and learn at the same time (double win!)  Well we had a really fun and interactive set.  The energy of the crowd was great and everyone had a good time.  After the show people attendees got to use the museums facilities for another hour. Way cool.  We also sold 4 CD’s and split the profit with Pillars.  Some might laugh but 4 CD sales at a show is pretty good.  10 is amazing but 4 is good indeed!  Many thanks to Michelle Halm for inviting us to play and to the Pillars organization and Wonder Works Children’s Museum.  We had a great time! Thanks for having us!

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2 responses to “A fine way to spend a weekend

  1. eat.pray.dean

    I was jammin’ with Dean on my hip!! We are blessed to have you all as a part of our efforts to blow away Cystic Fibrosis. Thank you for the compliments, we were honored you were here with us and are ecstatic you would come back! Looking forward to seeing another show this summer. Thanks for your kindness, generosity and awesome tunes!

    On Sun, Jun 9, 2013 at 10:21 PM, Poochamungas