If you know me, you know that I love music. All kinds. Well, most kinds. And I find music I like in the strangest places. Elevators, on hold on the telephone, and most recently, in commercials. Last year, right around Christmas time, I heard this song in a jewelry commercial.
Did you watch it? Did you get chills? Because I did. Once I figured out who was singing, I became a bit obsessed with the Alabama Shakes. Their music is fantastic, plus they are from Alabama. Could it be any better? Well, yes it can! Tomorrow, Alabama Shakes are playing at a Richmond event called Friday Cheers. It’s an outdoor, Friday after work music festival and the tickets are $5! I bought two tickets months ago and figured I’d be able to find someone to trek to Richmond with me to hear this amazing band that is blowing.up. (Seriously — google them. They won’t be playing $5 festivals long. In fact, they probably won’t play another $5 festival again). Lucky for me, K is up for the trip, so tomorrow…we ROAD TRIP! Perhaps with a stop at the outlets on the way home.
Another added bonus is that two dear friends have just moved to Richmond from DC (sad face), so we’ll be staying with them (happy face). Yay for quality time and quality music and a quality road trip!