MusiXposure 2016 scores audience hit

By on June 29, 2016
 Adam and His Friends perform at MusiXposure 2017 in Reamstown Park. The drummer, Adam Stec, organized the June 25th free event. Photos by Alice Hummer

Adam and His Friends perform at MusiXposure 2017 in Reamstown Park. The drummer, Adam Stec, organized the June 25th free event. Photos by Alice Hummer

Following last year’s inaugural free music fest, word of mouth advertising resulted in a larger audience for the Reamstown Park MusiXposure 2016, held June 25 from noon until 10 p.m.

“One band already asked if there’s a spot for them next year,” said Beth Stec, mother of organizer Adam Stec, who at that moment was otherwise occupied as drummer performing with his group onstage.

Children delighted in the music, used the adjacent playground, played games such as ring toss, dime toss, and face painting, and won stuffed animals as prizes. Adults could choose a raffle ticket as their prize. Local businesses contributed coupons for raffle prizes.

Smiles from folks biting into juicy hotdogs, just cooked hamburgers, cheeseburgers, or California burgers, indicated the success of the Boy Scout Troop 95 food stand. Also available at a nominal price were walking tacos, chips, several kinds of drinks plus cold bottled water.

“The cheeseburgers are great,” said Patty and Tim Sinott. “Kudos to the Scouts.”

The purpose of the event was to give local talent a platform for performing. One adult was heard to comment, “This is wonderful.”

Nine performing bands included: When Less is More, My Dog Bill, Will Sinnott, Matt Wenger, Snapsquatch, Er R, Adam & His Friends, The Pause and Magnolia. This included four new bands this year, in addition to the five returning bands.

“There’s so much musical talent in this area,” said Denver resident Fred Wagaman.

Many of these up-and-coming groups are gaining a good following. One group needed to swap times with another one due to a gig conflicting with the free performance in the park.

Love live music? Mark your calendar for June 2017 as organizers plan to make this an annual event.

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