MCR Weekend Review: Sep. 4 – 6

Labor Day Weekend was magical in the Magic City this weekend. There was a long list of events one could attend. Unfortunately, not all events appeared on our radar. The events that did were definitely worth attending.

_dsc5597_21031612749_o  Eric Essix’s Jazz Escape hit the “Magic City Radar” this weekend. Held at Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa, this event featured three days of silky, smooth jazz tunes from some of the best jazz artists, near and far. The event was nothing less than a wonderful delight. Anyone who attended and really appreciates good jazz music felt the “magic” in the Magic City.  Performances in the Eric Essix Jazz Escape were, none other than Eric Essix himself, Eric Davis, Alex Bugnon, and many other great jazz artists, all of whom were more than pleasing to the ear.

     The “Magic City Radar” was fortunate enough to hear and see the Good Times Brass Band as well as Joey Sommerville. The enchanting sounds of these artists provided a charming evening of sitting on the Renaissance Hotel patio as you _dsc9015_21030485359_ooverlooked the calming waters of the pool, all of which set an indescribable mood for those in attendance. ACCESS 205 PHOTO GALLERY

The musical presentations coupled with good food and refreshing spirits set the tone for a perfect pre-holiday event.  Hopefully, these events will return next year.  Certainly, there will be other similar events of this caliber held in the “Magic City” in the near future. The city’s music loves appreciate and desire a culture and climate that blossoms and flourishes from similar events.

_dsc5674_21216191245_oFormally held at Fun-time Skate Center, 98.7relocated their skate party to Roller Motion Skate Center in Bessemer, Alabama. The Roller Motion Skate Center is one the best skate centers in the state. The beautiful and well-polished wood floors sparkle to make a skater’s delight. The 98.7 crew was “rock-solid” in the house with plenty of gifts and cash giveaways. “J.J.” assisted with hosting the party and gave away movie passes, not to mention a five-hundred dollar cash prize awarded to the “skate master”.  “The Stickman” provided the house on the ones-and-twos, spinning all the hottest, classy, and mature tracks for a sophisticated, fun loving adult audience. Many of the former skaters from previous parties, as well new skaters were in attendance.  98.7 plans to hold a skate party the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. If you enjoy a Sunday night party and with a skating appeal, the 98.7 Skate Party is the skate event for you._dsc5695_21029414379_o