Does Addison have good taste in music? That’s debatable, judging by this lineup, but this weekend’s food and music festival, Taste Addison, has certainly managed to secure some big names for this year’s festival, including Friday performers Switchfoot and Gavin DeGraw and Saturday headliners The Black Crowes.
Locals got some love too: Black Tie Dynasty plays tonight at 5:30, and their Idol labelmates PPT takes the stage tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. Jonathon Tyler and the Northern Lights, The Afters, Celtic rockers the Killdares and other locals are also featured on the lineup, which is available here.
Grown-ups aren’t the only ones who will be entertained. The children’s stage features performances from Eddie Coker (whom Sara Hickman once called “The James Brown of Children’s music”) and Bonkers the Clown.
Incidentally, Bonkers was a frequent guest entertainer at the preschool my son attended last year. Here’s my son Lyle’s review of his act: “He was funny and he did funny jokes. He put a ball inside his hand and then it disappeared, and then it went inside his pants. He was juggling balls, and the dog ball fell inside his mouth. He said it was disgusting. And that’s all I remember.”
No word on whether any of Taste’s food vendors serve dog balls. --Jesse Hughey
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