Several hundred of our closest old & new friends spent their Saturday In The Park at Sportsmens on a picture-perfect western New York summer day. The food and bevs flowed easily and the music filled the air. One of the most enjoyable things the guys in the band love to do is help out charitable organizations. Yesterday we donated another $1,000 to the Sportsmens Americana Music Foundation, bringing the 8-year total to over $7,000! Thank you so much for helping us do this!
We performed here in 2018, but it poured rain so they moved the show indoors. Last night the weather turned out to be perfect for a show on the floating stage. We’re told it was one of the biggest crowds the series has ever hosted, and certainly the biggest this season. Thanks to Kasey and Shawn for their hard work putting this together, and for the “Toonies” who rafted their pontoon boats behind the stage in support of the band. See you next season!
There is a vibe that we felt last night the second we walked in to the venue. It was the anticipation of thousands of smiling people on a perfect Western New York evening. One of the largest crowds for the 6pm band, Mo Porter, set the tone for what was to come. (This photo shows only those who were standing in the main audience area. We don’t see the bridges, the boats packed in the entire harbor, or the crowds on the opposite bank on the Tonawanda side.) When we took the stage the anticipation became reality, and upwards of 5,000 people fed off our energy and returned it to us tenfold. Within a few songs the entire venue — including the staff, the performers, and our thousands of new friends — formed one big smile. As bassist Dave Herr said the morning after: “What a great night! When I woke up this morning the euphoria was still there!”