This coming weekend will be Arvada's 84th annual Harvest Festival, the second longest running annual event in the state of Colorado. This will be the D Note's seventh Harvest festival. You could say the D Note is a seven year old child and the festival as a kindly 84 year old grandparent. Last year was the festival's best year ever. This year should be even better. Cirque De Soliel will be marching in this year's parade, the first time this troupe has ever marched in a parade.
Friday night we have a cool line up in the country western vein; The Hollyfelds, Marty Jones and the Great Unknowns and Martin Gilmore. Our friend Martin Gilmore, of the golden voice, has just released a beautifully produced new solo CD and so we are having a CD party to celebrate at 7pm. Then around 8:30pm Marty Jones and his new band The Great Unknowns. Marty used to play with the Pork Boilin Poor Boys and is something of a legend in these parts. Great country swing music to dance to. The Hollyfelds are one of our favorite bands. In fact, on the D Note homepage you can see Eryn from the Hollyfelds playing the autoharp. We're also showcasing some new art work by artist Tommy Nahulu on Friday, the guy behind Johnny Cash mural on the side of Benders. $7.
Saturday day we have Matt Dougherty and Ken Karnisky playing at noon, Aden Harrell and friends playing at 2pm, Michael Delalla playing at 3:30 and Blue Avenue playing at 5:30.
Then at 8:30 we have the return of Serafin Sanchez/ Jeremy Jones Quartet. These guys always pack the house and give us big beautiful jazz. $10.
On Sunday we are not having Baby Boogie due to the Harvest Festival. But we do have Jax Delaguerre at 11, Michael Engberg at 12:30, Sentimental Sound Big Band Orchestra at 2pm and Wonderlic (w/ special guest Adam DeGraff) at 4:30pm. Then of course, SALSA lesson at 8pm followed by La Candela.
Next Tuesday, 9/15, we have Tony Medina back in the house playing for the monthly COMBO artist showcase. Tony use to run our open stage and is one of the best musical spirits we know. Also playing will be David Tipton (gifted Chapman Stick artist) and Kate Leroux Project.
Almost more than we can handle,
Extra Credit: Here's a classic poem by the 17th century ur-poet John Milton, musing on his own blindness.
When I Consider How My Light Is Spent
When I consider how my light is spent
Ere half my days in this dark world and wide,
And that one talent which is death to hide
Lodg’d with me useless, though my soul more bent
To serve therewith my Maker, and present
My true account, lest he returning chide,
“Doth God exact day-labour, light denied?”
I fondly ask. But Patience, to prevent
That murmur, soon replies: “God doth not need
Either man’s work or his own gifts: who best
Bear his mild yoke, they serve him best. His state
Is kingly; thousands at his bidding speed
And post o’er land and ocean without rest:
They also serve who only stand and wait.”