So Josh and I played an acoustic set at The Show on Monroe this past Saturday. We were part of a long list of "Buskers" who were jammin' it up on the sidewalks of Monroe Ave. Our audience consisted of people walking by, and Josh's parents sitting in lawn chairs right in front of us.
Midway through our set we were approached by a woman wearing a Show on Monroe T shirt. Turns out the event had judges, and she chose us to move over to the main stage and get people pumped up for a speech from the Mayor of Rochester! We turned the corner from the Show World Marquee where we were playing to find a small park. There were some food trucks, people conversing, children playing lawn games, and a small stage with PA's and microphones. We went up, plugged in our guitars, and played our best renditions of Yellow Ledbetter, Free Bird, Tighten Up, and Y Not Dance?
We ended Y Not Dance early after being notified that the Mayor was standing right next to Josh, ready for her speech. After a "Let's go Rochester!" cheer, we cleared the stage and the Mayor gave her speech.
It feels good to be making a name for ourselves in the Rochester area, something we haven't been able to quite figure out how to do. Next up in that category will be our 6-7:30pm set for the Irondequoit Summer Concert Series on Thursday, June 30th. Don't miss it!
Thanks for the read,
-Tom from SuP