This past May was arguably one of our finest months in Roosevelt Diggs history. We kicked it off by playing a really great show at Rockford Brewing; these monthly shows at the Rockford Brewery are priceless for us. It gives us the ability to play out on some new tunes and pushes us to grow our setlist and change it up each month. It is a great place, run and staffed by some excellent people; not to mention great beer and environment.
We were part of a great Bob Dylan Tribute night and played our first show at Founders Brewing! It was an amazing night and we were honored to share the stage with a great bunch of amazing musicians, all honoring the finest songwriter in history.
Late in the month, we took part in the annual Buses By the Beach -Bus Benefit. It is great to be a part of this awesome benefit to help raise money for the Phoenix Burn Society. This years benefit was especially memorable as our whole band was around all weekend to camp together, enjoy all the amazing bands, reconnect with old friends, and make new ones. The Bus Benefit is always one of our yearly highlights. With this being our 5th year playing, the energy and excitement of this event is unmatched as we are honored to get to play music for our dear friends and some of our favorite people in the world.
We capped off our month with a really fun show at Meadow Ridge Elementary school in Rockford. This was an event to honor the kids and families for their Title 1 reading group. The dance floor was on fire and a good time was had by all as we told stories and sang songs from our American Folklore collection.
The finale for May was an invite to play at this year's Earthwork Harvest Gathering. For anyone who has experienced this fall gathering, you will understand our excitement to be invited. We are literally counting the days.
The upcoming month of June is another busy month and we are excited for what's ahead.