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Early Gig Alert: Third Annual Dia de los Muertos Music Festival on Monday, November 2

One of my favorite local singer/songwriters, Kristy Kruger, just send along an email detailing a cool event happening this coming Monday at Opening Bell Coffee: The Third Annual Dia de Los Muertos Music Festival. Since his death in Iraq, Kristy Kruger has thrown this event in honor of her brother, Lieutenant Colonel Eric Kruger.

And this year's event looks to feature a stellar line up of local talent. So far, Salim Nourallah, The Beaten Sea and Robert Gomez are all confirmed to play Of course, Kruger will perform as well--and, from the rough demos I've been lucky enough to hear, some of Kristy's new songs are her best ever. Those familiar with her work will know that such is high praise.

There will be no cover charge, but there is a suggested donation of $10 at the door, as well as a silent art auction with all proceeds going to the Fisher House, a charity which cares for wounded Veterans.

Eric Kruger's death occurred on November 2, 2006 on the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muetos, a holiday where folks celebrate the lives of those who have passed on. Being the trooper that she is, Kristy set up this show in 2007 and has made her way back in town from endless touring to make certain the show happens each year.

It's a good cause, and features some great musicians. There is absolutely nothing that will keep me from honoring Kristy's brother come Monday evening...

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