Good morning my Fort Payne family from Fort Payne Main Street and welcome to my weekly column that is all about our historic downtown.
I have to revisit the Wildwood band reunion concert that was held a couple of columns ago. The Boardroom at The Vintage 1889 was a full house and the guys from Wildwood did not disappoint. The 35 years they were apart did not hurt them one note, from the mastery of their instrument playing to their vocals it was really a joy to experience. This was a Big Wills Arts Council event and I hope we can do it again real soon. Russell Gulley did a great job of arranging and promoting this event. I want to say thanks to everyone who came out, special thanks to Jeff and Teddy for showing up and supporting the guys.
Well it is another third Saturday night in May so that means it is time for another Third Saturday Sunset Cruise In and this should be a great one. We have Southlander, Leah Seawright/Mark Herndon that will be playing on the main stage located in the Southern Properties parking lot and Big foot will be at the Rotary pavilion at 6pm. This is quickly becoming a Fort Payne favorite for the locals and for tourist so if you have never been give it a try and I promise you will have a great time.
Russell Gulley and Radiovizions had a special treat this past Thursday night with the one and only Dennis Gulley. Dennis is a top notch musician, vocalist, producer, song writer and studio engineer. Dennis has done so much in his career from Jackson Highway to traveling musician that has played with many people known and unknown but he was always a pro. I have told Dennis many times he needs to write a book about his life as a troubadour.
Our Fort Payne Main Street Farmers Market starts in one week on Saturday May 26th and we and the farmers are ready. We have moved our location to The Roatary Pavilion to help our farmers and customers to a better vending and shopping experience. Our local farmers bring to you the best garden to table fruits and vegetables around and the fried pies are not bad either. Fort Payne Main Street is all about community, downtown preservation and restoration. We absolutely love our historic small town.