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Monday, May 8, 2017

The Show Went On . . .

It was billed as a rain or shine event, but mostly rain, in downtown Nashua this past Saturday for the Nu Muse Festival, day-long music festival. This event was the kick-off in a series of 3 planned downtown music fests.
While event organizers had hoped to attract upwards of 3,000 folks to the city, but the weather didn't cooperative. There were several downpours during most of the morning. 

Thankfully, the music performances didn’t start until noon; they continued until 10 p.m. By early evening, the rain had lessened and even subsided for a few hours. Crowds were much less than anticipated, but no less enthusiastic.
The festival also included seasonal roll-out of the Nashua Street Pianos which were unplayed and covered due to the weather. Several artists and food vendors (thankfully) braved the elements. We did too and volunteered with the local CERT (community emergency response team).




Despite the day's miserable weather, there was a beautiful sight in the sky in between the evening showers — a double rainbow, the second one barely visible below.


Additional downtown music festivals are scheduled in July and September. Hopefully, Mother Nature will "get the memo" and bring better weather. Either way, the music will go on, rain or shine. 

The festival also featured installation of the Comeback Kitchen Table, a public art project spearheaded by City Arts Nashua. (More on that in a future post.)

11 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

Rain and flooding up around these parts ... and then it snowed last night.

Mildred said...

Looks like a fun time but I am sorry about the weather. The rainbow is just gorgeous!

Sandra said...

beautiful rainbow and I can see why there were not huge crowds with rain and coats needed but I know you enjoyed it.. waiting to see the comeback kitchen

Emma Springfield said...

Music festivals are fun and entertaining. On top of that they can help bring a community together. Congratulations to both of you for joining in to help others.

mamasmercantile said...

Such a shame about the weather but the reward was a beautiful rainbow.

William Kendall said...

That rainbow is quite a sight!

We got drenched all weekend (and didn't need the rain), and this morning there was light snow.

Doris said...

Sorry about the rain. It did rearrange some of our hopes and plans on Saturday....but we found fun things to do in State College in spite of the rain :) Wow, you even got a rainbow too!!

Connie said...

I'm glad they were still able to hold the festival in spite of the rain. I hope it is better for future festivals. It sounds like fun either way. The rainbows are pretty.

Denise inVA said...

Looks like a fun event,rain or no rain :)

baili said...

Music festivals are always exciting even i can enjoy while slight downpour.
you captured shots so well my friend!
Rainbow shots are stunning !
best of luck with next festivals

Lynn said...

Beautiful rainbow. Love that photo of the two of you!

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