“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]

 Microwave Dave Day - Nominated for the 2018 Downtown Event of the Year! The 5th Annual Microwave Dave Day will take place June 30, 2019, in downtown Huntsville on Washington Street. The event will run from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM with multiple stages hosting over 50 local musicians, and Microwave Dave and the Nukes closing out the festivities. Donations from the day go to the Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation furthering their mission of "Supporting Music Education in North Alabama.” This year will prove to be extra special as it will be the 5th Anniversary of the celebration, the 30th Anniversary of Microwave Dave and the Nukes, the 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing and the 200th Anniversary of ALABAMA's statehood! We are an ALABAMA 200 Bicentennial event. 2019 Event Details June 30, 2019 / 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM Main Gate opens at 2:00 PM (Clinton and Washington) Back Gate opens at 3:00 PM (Holmes and Washington) FEATURED EVENT CO-SPONSORS - Star SuperMarket and Discount Pharmacy and GrubSouth VENUE ADMISSION - Suggested Donation $10.00 PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT - The Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation (MDMEF) www.microwavedaveMEF.org VENUE HOST - THE BOTTLE & HUMPHREY'S BAR and GRILL - Downtown Huntsville - Washington Street (Clinton to Holmes) MDMEF 2019 Musician Educator and Teacher Educator Honoree SPONSOR RCP Companies and MidCity District PARKING - - Venue Parking - Clinton Ave Parking Garage - Disability Parking - Clinton Ave Parking Garage *Do's and Don'ts* - FESTIVAL SEATING - Bag Chairs permitted - SMOKE FREE - NO Smoking Allowed | NO Vaping Allowed inside concert perimeter - KID FRIENDLY- - PETS - Pet Friendly on the Street with leash - FREE BOTTLED WATER - Compliments of Crystal Mountain and the MDMEF - FOOD & BEVERAGE - NO Coolers / NO Outside Food / NO Outside Beverage All food and beverages available for purchase by our Host venue Washington Square / Humphreys Bar and Grill and The Bottle MUSIC - MAIN STAGE - Washington Street 3:00 - MDMEF President's welcome 3:10 - Tyrone Douglas 3:50 - Brad Edwards 4:40 - Rob Aldridge and the Proponents 6:00 - All Star Jam (part 1) 7:00 - Awards 7:30 - All Star Jam (part 2) 8:45 - Microwave Dave and the Nukes PATIO STAGE - Humphrey's Bar and Grill 3:15 - Grandmaster Crass 3:55 - Remy Neal 4:30 - Neeve Weinberger with Microwave Dave 5:15 - Counter Clockwise 6:15 - Tony Perdue Band AFTER HOURS PARTY - Humphrey’s Bar and Grill Background “Nominated for the 2018 Downtown Huntsville Event of the Year” For over 30 years, “Microwave” Dave Gallaher has played an important part in the music and educational scene in Huntsville, Alabama. He is an internationally acclaimed recording and performing Blues artist as both a solo act, and as front man for Microwave Dave and the Nukes. The current band lineup includes Dave, longtime bassist Rick Godfrey and drummer James Alan Irvin. 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, educational, and musical contributions to the community, and to announce the formation of a music education project: The Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation. Dave received a key to the city from Mayor Battle during the event. An annual music celebration has been held on the last Sunday in June in Huntsville, Alabama. Microwave Dave Day is a family-friendly event and continues to feature performances from the area’s finest local musicians, including Microwave Dave and the Nukes. A major highlight of the annual event is the selection and recognition of a local Musician and a Music Educator for their contributions to music education in North Alabama. Proceeds from Microwave Dave Day fund the 501 (C)(3) Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation, whose mission is to enhance the quality of life in our community through music education. For more info, please visit MICROWAVEDAVEDAY.COM about microwave dave day
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