Just a few weeks ago, the Wanee Festival brought the jam family together for a weekend-long celebration at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. Championed by Allman Brothers Band-family groups like Les Brers, Gov’t Mule, Widespread Panic (a la Jimmy Herring), and more, there was no shortage of great jams throughout the weekend.One set that took fans down a Grateful road was Billy & The Kids, the side-project group for Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann. With a lineup that includes Tom Hamilton on guitar, Reed Mathis on bass, and Aron Magner on the keys, the band always keeps things fresh for their Gratefully inspired performances. The group also had some extra help at Wanee, as Eric Krasno joined for the whole performance. Even Warren Haynes, the sit-in master, lent his hand to the classic Dead tune “Deal” to close out the set.Now, thanks to Kreutzmann himself, the band is offering a free download from this glorious set. Relive all 90 minutes of this fantastic set, including 10+ minute renditions of “Shakedown Street,” “Playin’ In The Band,” and so many more. Just head to Live Downloads to claim your mp3s!Setlist: Billy & The Kids at Wanee Festival, Live Oak, FL – 4/15/16:Set: Shakedown Street > Dear Prudence, Me And My Uncle, Cassidy > Playing In The Band, Scarlet Begonias, Stella Blue, Uncle John’s Band, Deal** with Warren Haynes[Photos courtesy of Ben Adams]
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — The Thunder Bay River Center project received a large donation from Meijer today. The building will focus on a five county area and educate people about different aquatic life and other information about these watersheds.Chairman of the board for the Thunder Bay River Center, Roger Witherbee, accepted a check made out to the river center for $50,000. “Its going to be an interpretive center and an education center, and a destination for people to come see all the species,” he says.Warren Richter, Meijer store director, was there to hand the check over, and he said they are excited to contribute to this community. “I think this is by far one of the more exciting ones, because it will be a brand new building that will just be another great gathering place for the community that will also be a great piece of education as well,” he says.Roger Witherbee says the $4 million building is planned to begin construction in 2021.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Meijer Alpena, Thunder Bay RiverContinue ReadingPrevious United Way hands out $200 gift cards to students in needNext Alpena public library to host 29th annual used book sale
The goal — qualify for Provincials — was set in May, prior to the start of the season.This past weekend at the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre a handful of Neptune swimmers achieved their season’s prize by capturing qualifying spots at the BC Summer Swim Association Championships later this month in Kamloops.“It was a really awesome weekend for the Neptunes,” said Nelson skipper Sarah Broen, who along with Matthew Holitzki form the coaching staff.“Not only did our swimmers swim best times, but many of them achieved their regional goals that we set in May.” “These swimmers also displayed some amazing team spirit by cheering for all the swimmers, of all ages,” Broen added.Castlegar Aquanauts captured the overall team prize at the Kootenay Summer Swim Association Regionals, edging out Kimberley for the Regional Title.Grand Forks Piranhas finished third followed by the host Neptunes.Trail Stingrays finished fifth followed by Creston in sixth and Colville, Wash., in seventh.For the Neptunes, the weekend qualified more than a dozen swimmers.Ready for compete at the provincial level are Keira Badry, Kallie Badry, Lachlan Bibby-Fox, Madeline Holitzki, assistant coach Matthew Holitzki, Olivia Cowan, Enna Cowan, Imogen Cowan, Sage Cowan, Raine Ingram, Cynthia Pfeiffer, Ella Chouinard and head coach Sarah Broen.The BC Summer Swim Association Championships August 17-20 in Kamloops.