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The Spooktacular—my annual Halloween concert—returns in one week, on Saturday, 15 October 2022. Since 2020—during the height of The Age of The Virus—I’ve hosted this annual celebration of musical spookiness (and spooky musicality) from my front porch. It’s worked pretty well, and even spawned a published piece in Self-Reliance, so why mess with success? We’re back on the front porch again.
I am adding one innovation, though, one that worked quite well with the TJC Spring Jam earlier this year: like the Spring Jam, I’m turning the Spooktacular into a recital. My buddy John and I will still play some tunes, and we’ll invite the kids up to play with us on “Monster Mash” and KISS’s “I Was Made for Lovin’ You,” but the opening segment of the Spooktacular will feature my private music students. Indeed, it’s an open invitation to anyone who wants to play a tune—come on out!
Of course, I’ll be working hard this weekend to get the house prepared for the Spooktacular—and to remind folks about it! There are many little tasks to complete and items, large and small, to prepare, both to give everyone a fun time, and to squeeze some buckaroos out of the event.
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