This year, the pressure was off: since we made it into the Inland Empire's Blues Hall
of Fame with our first three festivals, we are no longer in competition for the Best
Blues Festival of 2015, 2016 or 2017.
(But we will be nevertheless.) Each year things are learned that make the next
festival run even smoother. This year, we added workshops and extra vendors, but kept
most everything else the same. The blocking of Fifth Street between Pine and Cedar again
created a popular dance floor in front of the Red Light Garage. And with the Cedar Street
Stage right around the corner, the Friday night turnout was our best ever. On Saturday we
were blessed with the first rain in more than two months. Since our last major forest fire
was in 1910, we were happy to dance in the welcome rain... and even more happy when it
stopped by mid-afternoon. I danced around town for 5 hours on Friday and
12 hours on Saturday taking 480 pictures. This broke both soles on my hiking boots,
but I ended up with good photos for all the performers.
Now I'm presenting the best ones on this recap page.
This could take a while, so please keep checking back.
Thank you for your interest in Wallace Idaho,
Greg Marsh, Ph.D.
Marsh Scientific Services