Creekpalooza is an all day music experience with bands playing on two stages and the music never stops. Kendra Morrow came up with the idea of Creekpalooza after opening Canyon Creek Bed & Breakfast more than years ago.
"I wanted an event that people of all ages could enjoy and a way to give back to different nonprofits in the community,” Morrow says. "After hearing of the Kirwan-Carr Foundation's mission last year I was moved to pick them as the beneficiary for Creekpalooza 2010."
A couple of things are new this year. Caleb Johnson with ReverbNation will be professionally recording each musical act to create a CD that can be pre-ordered the day of the event. The CD will also be sold through Amazon, the Kirwan-Carr Foundation website, and available for download at iTunes. Another new addition is the One Day Marketplace in the front yard. Vendors include hand-made glass jewelry by Jean Sobeac, Healthy Chocolate, Silpada Jewelry, MagSoul, Jewelry by Linda Webb, paper beads by We Bead Connected, and Tarot card readings.
The musical line up for the day is: 11 a.m. — Steve Felberg; noon — Ruby Ridge Ramblers; 1 p.m. — Yvonne Meek; 2 p.m. — Danny & Kenny; 3 p.m. — Chris Hughes; 4 p.m. — Rusty Strings; 5 p.m. — Alan Vigil; 6 p.m. — Jason Hunter Band; 7 p.m. — Jed Kovach & Friends; 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Donny & Glenn. Special appearances through the day by Greg Everhart, Sierra and Joe.
Ginger Magnolia Catering is providing food for the day, serving a Low Country Boil from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with new potatoes, corn on the cob, shrimp and possibly crawfish, along with Cajun boiled peanuts. For the vegetarians there will be traditional red beans and rice. All food is served on a donation basis and a full cash bar is available throughout the day with a portion of each drink sold benefiting the Kirwan-Carr Foundation.
The mission of the Kirwan-Carr Foundation is to support individuals affected by attempted suicide. Until now the only resource available for these 5.1 million people affected annually in the United States has been personal counseling, according to Morrow. The Kirwan-Carr Foundation is raising funds to launch AttemptedSuicideHelp.com to provide immediate information, support and resources to those affected by attempted suicide.
Morrow invites everyone to come out and enjoy local live music, delicious food, vendors, fun and laughter for a great cause. Canyon Creek Bed & Breakfast is located at 820 Main Street in Downtown Montrose. For more information visit CanyonCreekBedandBreakfast.com, Kirwan-CarrFoundation.org or call Morrow at 249-2886.