For the first time in the history of the show, a fee was charged to come to the show. For years it was free, with many local businesses as well as radio station WIOV footing the bill for the outdoor concert. This year $5.00 tickets were required to get into the outdoor concert. When they first moved the fall concert to my neighborhood, parking was a problem, but satellite parking sites with free shuttle buses now keeps the cars out of the neighborhood. This year's show featured Adam Wakefield, Gary Allan, Thompson Square, Mountain Road, and The Fast Lane Band.
If I care to hear the show I can sit on my front porch and hear just about every note and word, but today I chose to walk to a nearby field high above the bandstand to take a few photos. The weather is cool and overcast with a chance of rain, but the energy of the crowd will help keep it warm. Got there just in time to hear Adam Wakefield. I must admit I enjoy just about any music genre, but Country and Western isn't my favorite. My favorite music is old-time Rock and Roll, but some of the old-time rock and roll artists were borderline country artists such as John Denver, Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, Little Richard and even Elvis.