June 26, 2009
The band isn't coming... but the show must go on
The show must go on!
A funny thing happened on the way to Friday night's scheduled performance at Festival Hall Park by Permacrush: the Indianapolis-based band had car trouble and never got out of Indiana. What to do?
Rik Edgar, director of Racine's Civic Centre had a dilemma. Who could he get on short notice to provide the music for Friday's Music for the Halibut free concert? A few calls and voila! Milwaukee's IROCK Z band was available, fresh from its performance Thursday at Summerfest before a few thousand fans. Sadly, they didn't have that large an audience here, as Music for the Halibut still has trouble drawing a crowd, but they played enthusiastically anyway.
"Trans Am Dan" (Daniel Shultz Jr.), originally from Racine, was on bass and vocals; "Russell Danger Zone" (Russell Samuel Eaton IV) on drums, and "The L.C." (Lodewijk Mengesha Broekhuizen) on guitar.
Music for the Halibut is more than just a free concert. Hal the Halibut made an appearance, kids played in the playground, folks of all ages enjoyed the fish fry. And families made good use of the grounds, sunshine and marina view.