I’ve often wondered what the difference is between a groove and a rut. Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference. I’ve come to the realization that it’s all in one’s perspective.
I’ve been doing the same type of work for over thirty years now. Most days I find I can get in the groove and have a satisfying day. This week I’ve seen more rut than groove.
To help turn that rut back into a groove I started thinking about all of the great concerts and festivals I plan to attend this year. 2007 is the 400th Anniversary of the founding of Jamestown and all of Virginia will be celebrating with special events. Since the celebration coincides with the third and final appearance of the National Folk Festival in Richmond they are planning an exceptional weekend. There is no information available yet, but I’ll be watching for it.
The good folks at MerleFest have announced this years performers and stage schedule. The dates for this year’s festival are April 26th-29th. This year’s line up is as impressive as past years. MerleFest is held on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Tickets and more info available on the MerleFest website.
The mountains of southwest Virginia, along the Blue Ridge Parkway come alive with music and humanity once again for FloydFest 6. Mark your calendar, July 26th-29th. FloydFest is the most unique festival in the world. A coming together of music, poetry, visual arts, healing arts, and natural foods, all nestled on the beautiful hilltops of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This year’s theme is “It’s in the Mix”. The list of performers already signed to appear is once again a varied assortment of superb artists. I’ll be ordering my tickets this weekend.
I told you this was going to be a great year!
Y'all have a good weekend and keep it in the groove!