I have driven by it for months waiting patiently to be close to it. It has withstood all kinds of weather including sub-zero temperatures.  People, perhaps even Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, have walked passed it as though it didn’t even exist, but it does. No one should even think about stealing it or the wrath of the Big Dog will come down upon you. Because it is “MY ROCK”.

It has endured my company for over 20 years and has become my companion among others. It has had many a posterior sit on it, a few drinks spilled on it and best of all heard a ton of blues music over the years. Tonight I will reunite with it as year number 21 arrives for Blues in The District presented by Blessing Health System.

Friday night Harper & Midwest Kind will take to the gazebo stage to entertain the lawn chair and blanket toting music fans at Washington Park.  Australian Peter Kind and his Detroit based band includes the use of the Australian indigenous instrument called the didgeridoo. Music fans will be entertained from 5:30 to 9:30 and can bring their own food and drink although food and drink will also be available for purchase.  This and all of the Blues in The District concerts are free of charge.  All the details about the Blues in the District concerts can be found online at www.thedistrictquincy.com.

The Blues in The District concert series, presented by Blessing Health System, will feature five more summer dates after tonight. Those dates and artists are listed below.

June 28…...Amanda Fish (Q-Fest Weekend)

July 12…....Ivas John

July 26……Mary Jo Curry

August 9.....Brothers Jefferson Band

August 23...Marquise Knox