May 24 was our last Songs of Summer gig for the year, and the sepanx was palpable. It was another good run, and we all felt it. Just like every Wednesday of that summer, the stage was set, the benches were arranged, the listeners were excited, and the artists were elated. The only difference was, it had a temporary finality that was bittersweet. Nevertheless, the show went on and everyone fell in love with the music.
Last May 17 witnessed a wide spectrum of genres that built a real connection with the audience that night. The crowd came in waves as soon as we finished setting up. It was a profound reminder for the artists and the street team why we continue to do what we do despite challenges and unbelievers.