Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Lake Havasu - Part 2 - Bluegrass on the Beach

First thing Saturday morning, we had coffee and burritos cooked outside on a Coleman camp stove - fried egg, bacon, cheese and sweet pepper all rolled into a warm burrito.  OMG, they were SO GOOD!

Then we secured our rigs and drove into town for some sightseeing.  He knew the area well and we checked out different areas of Lake Havasu City, then we went over to listen to the music.

This was the 15th Annual Bluegrass on the Beach Musical Festival.  It lasted three days, but we only bought tickets for Saturday.  We walked around checking out the vendor booths, bought drinks and food, walked down to the lake which was right there next to the grassy area, and then settled down on the grass in our chairs to enjoy the music.

I got photos of some of the groups.

Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa:


The Larry Stephenson Band
 - 2015 SPBGMA "Album of the Year"

Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass
 - Danny Paisley 2016 IBMA "Male Vocalist" of the Year" 


We stayed a while, then drove back to camp to check on Katie and relax.  Then we headed back in time for the last group - the U.S. Navy Bluegrass Band "Country Current."  Military bands are ALWAYS the best!  And these guys didn't disappoint.

U.S. Navy Bluegrass Band "Country Current"



From the information on the brochure, "Country Current performs regularly for the president, vice-president, the secretary of the Navy, the chief of naval operations, the chairman and vice-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the master chief petty officer of the Navy and numerous other dignitaries.  They also perform for communities both locally and nationally, veterans, elementary schools and in support of our active-duty Sailors."

They were fabulous!  What a treat!

While the Navy band was performing, a flock of blackbirds flew up into the tree right next to the stage and perched for a while, enjoying the ambiance.

As were all the people sitting on the grass:

Unfortunately, before the Navy band came to the stage, the weather started getting cold and windy.  Most people weren't dressed with jackets, but very few people left until they were done.  We stayed till the end, too.  They were just too good to walk out on.  We really enjoyed all the performances, and the Navy band was a great ending to the afternoon!

I'll show you some photos of the London Bridge next time.

From me and Katie, have a great Wednesday!  😎🎻🎼

9 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun day. Was there beach music too? I'm not a fan of Bluegrass but we love Beach music. That burrito sounds so good, I have a burrito and a pepper...nothing else, so I guess I'm out of luck. haha

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  2. What a fun day by the lake and enjoying the music.. The burrito sounds yummy.

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  3. We love bluegrass but didn't make it again this year. Always seems to be something.

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  4. That burrito sounds good, never been to the bluegrass festival,looks like it like a fun time.

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  5. Dang, sorry we missed it. It sounds like fun.

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  6. Bluegrass music is my favorite type of music. In fact, my Sirius satellite radio is permanently set on the Blue Grass Station.

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  7. We love most all kinds of music!! What fun and that Navy band sounds great!!
    Glad you had a great day!!

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  8. I've heard about Navy Bluegrass Band. my friend said the are awesome!

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  9. That place is absolutely packed! You always seem to find the fun things to do. I would have loved to have done this one too!

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