Friday, May 23, 2008

Long weekends

How will you celebrate Memorial Day?

Here's what Wikipedia says about the holiday:

Memorial Day is a United States Federal Holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (observed in 2008 on May 26). It was formerly known as Decoration Day. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country. It began first to honor Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War. After World War I, it was expanded to include those who died in any war or military action. One of the longest standing traditions is the running of the Indianapolis 500, which has been held in conjunction with Memorial Day since 1911. It is also traditionally viewed as the beginning of summer by many, since many schools are dismissed around Memorial Day.

Around here, Memorial Day means the annual Riverfest fun. And Riverfest means music. Here's the lineup:

Huey Lewis & the News - Acxiom/Miller Lite Stage
Paul Thorn - Acxiom/Miller Lite Stage
Shooter Jennings - Budweiser Stage (NLR)
Sawyer Brown presented by Bad Boy Mowers - Budweiser Stage (NLR)
Arrested Development - Triple S Alarm Stage

Miranda Lambert - Acxiom/Miller Lite Stage
Jake Owen - Acxiom/Miller Lite Stage
Saving Abel - Budweiser Stage (NLR)
Better Than Ezra - Budweiser Stage (NLR)
One Republic - Budweiser Stage (NLR)
Jonny Lang - Triple S Alarm Stage

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra -AcxiomMiller Lite Stage
Chaka Khan -Acxiom/Miller Lite Stage
.38 Special presented by 103.7 The Buzz - Budweiser Stage (NLR)
ZZ Top presented by Allied Technology - Budweiser Stage (NLR)
Robert Earl Keen - Triple S Alarm Stage

Anybody want to go see Huey Lewis, Sawyer Brown, Better than Ezra, One Republic, 38 Special or ZZ Top? My music interests are wide spread...

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