Monday Pulse: Another Country on the River

Thanks for checking in after a significant bit of time off on my part as this ongoing experiment called continues.

This year’s Country on the River has come and gone. Another year of pretty nice Summer weather. Another year of bigger crowds (even bigger this year) and big stars.

It truly is a special thing to have an event like this in the city. I hope the city and it’s citizens realize that. Whether you like country music or not, you can’t deny the vibe that comes from a big concert. Driving around town during the weekend, I noticed so many people just sitting in their yards listening to the ambient music coming from the island. If you got closer to the bluffs, the sound really cut through pretty clear.

Kind of like walking into a bakery…it costs money to eat, but the smells are free!

Those that paid to get in – and there were plenty, tens of thousands – got their money’s worth. The energy of “being there” is a worthwhile human experience. Like I said before, you don’t have to necessarily like country music to feel that energy.

Plus, it was announced that there will be a Rock on the River in 2012 to go along with Country on the River.

Bring it on.


3 Responses to “Monday Pulse: Another Country on the River”

  1. Arlene Kluesner says:

    We drove around Prairie Saturday afternoon, and we couldn’t believe the traffic. Looking over at Feriole Island, it looked like a sea of campers. We were wishing we were there!!

  2. Nick says:

    Hopefully the city realizes how huge this event is for this city and the business community and can work with the organizers of it instead of making things difficult for them!!!

  3. Susie says:

    It was great to see all the people in PdC during Blues Fest and Country on the River! These events are such an asset to our community. We are so lucky to have such hard working, forward thinking groups of people who coordinate these events. I hope that it continues for years to come.

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