Thursday, July 22, 2010

MAAC 2010 - Wednesday

The New MACC Stage

The day dawned overcast with fears about possible thunderstorms in everyone's mind.  As the day progressed the weather, muggy and no rain.  Evening saw the sky clearing and a 3/4 moon lighting the nighttime sky while everyone enjoyed the evening in t-shirts and shorts.  At MACC every performer is "the" headliner somewhere else.  Beginning with the Grascals at 11:00 AM and progressing through the day day until Dudley Connell led a group of former Johnson Mountain Boys assisted by Michael Cleveland and his band closing at near 11:00, the music rarely stopped and the quality was of  the highest possible quality.  As usual, during this festival I'll be posting pictures with relatively few comments.  Later next week I'll be writing an overview and summation of the entire event.  Meanwhile, relax, sit back, and enjoy being at Musicians Against Childhood Cancer with me.  If you get the urge, remember that you can make a contribution to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through The MACC by sending a check here:
Musicians Against Childhood Cancer
1434 South 3B's & K Rd.
Galena, OH 43021 
By sending your donations here, you can be assured that the funds will flow directly to the research lab at St. Jude supported by MACC and dedicated to eliminating the specific cancer that too Mandy Adkins.

Before the Grascals could open the show to leave early on their flight to France, the new stage built by volunteers was dedicated by Kristin Scott Benson's cutting the ribbon and the program was dedicated to the memories of Mandy Adkins and Darrel Adkins' mother Opal Adkins, who died last week.

Kristin Scott Benson Cuts the Ribbon

Mommy's Chair

Stanley Butler Leads MACC Volunteer Boot Camp

The Grascals

Jamie Johnson

Terry Eldredge

Danny Roberts

Jeremy Abshire

Terry Smith

Kristin Scott Benson

Food Vendors Behind Audience
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
Russell Moore

Steve Dilling

Wayne Benson
Justin Haynes

Edgar Loudermilk

Don Rigsby & Midnight Call

Dale Vanderpool

Clyde Marshall

Matt Hooper

Lloyd Herring

Sierra Hull & Highway 111
Sierra Hull

Clay Hess

Jacob Eller

Christian Ward

Justin Moses

Lynn & Fred Ricart - MACC Sponsors

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Mike Cleveland

Jesse Brock

Jesse Ray Baker

Tom Adams

Barry Reid

The Gibson Brothers

Eric Gibson

Leigh Gibson

Mike Barber

Clayton Campbell

Joe Walsh

MACC Children's Band Alumni

J.D. Crowe & the New South

J.D. Crowe

Ricky Wasson

Dwight McCall

Kyle Perkins

Matt deSpain

Eric Gibson Signs for one of his Legion of Fans

Music of the Johnson Mountain Boys
Dudley Connell

David McLaughlin

Tom Adams

Mike Cleveland

Jesse Ray Baker

Jesse Brock

It was a great day.  Come back tomorrow for more.