“first microwave dave day sells out, dave gallaher gets key to city, fans get the blues” eric schultz, the huntsville times & al.com [summer 2015]

 The Third Annual Microwave Dave Day celebration will be held in downtown Huntsville on June 25, 2017 from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM. This year’s event will be a street festival on Washington Street in partnership with THE BOTTLE and Humphrey’s Bar and Grill. Apart from the new downtown street festival location — and a fresh line up of area talent including a repeat performance by Microwave Dave and the Nukes— a repeat highlight for this year’s event will include recognition of one distinguished local musician alongside an outstanding local educator to celebrate their respective contributions to music education in north Alabama. The event is free to the public but a suggested donation of $ 10.00 is requested to benefit the Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation and it’s educational mission. 2017 Event Details LOCATION - DOWNTOWN HUNTSVILLE (Washington St between Clinton & Holmes Avenue) MAIN ENTRANCE - Clinton Ave & Washington St intersection VENUE HOST - THE BOTTLE and Humphrey's Bar and Grill DATE & TIME - June 25, 2017 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Main Gate Opens @ 2:00 PM) PARKING - Clinton Ave Parking Garage (Disability parking available) DONATION - $ 10.00 (Suggested) FESTIVAL SEATING - (Camping Chairs permitted) NO SMOKING | NO COOLERS | NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGES & NO PETS ALLOWED (exception: Service Animal with proper ID) Food and beverages available for purchase via Washington Square - Proceeds to benefit the Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation KID Friendly Background On May 26, 2015, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle officially proclaimed June 28, 2015 “ Microwave Dave Day.” A concert was held to honor Dave for his ongoing social and musical contributions to our community — and to announce a future project aimed at supporting the sort of philanthropy he has been doing on his own for years: The Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation. During the event, Dave received a key to the city from Mayor Tommy Battle. The second annual Microwave Dave Day was held at the A.M. Booths Lumberyard on June 26, 2016. For over 25 years, “ Microwave” Dave Gallaher has been an important part of the music scene in Huntsville, Alabama. He continues to thrive as a recording and performing artist as a solo act, and also as front man for Microwave Dave and the Nukes. Since 1989, he has hosted highly entertaining weekly shows on two local radio stations, featuring a wide spectrum of blues styles, eras and artists. Microwave Dave has worked hard on his own time to support music education in area schools, performing on-campus concerts and sitting in with music classes to teach and inspire our youth. He is also known for donating his talents to help other local organizations realize their community-minded goals, auctioning off performances for charity, and appearing annually at numerous benefits across the Tennessee Valley. For more info, please visit MICROWAVEDAVEDAY.COM about microwave dave day
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