From the grapevine: Mateel Board Member Bob Stern reportedly encountered Tom Dimmick while waiting in line to purchase entry into yesterday’s Hospice BBQ. According to the report, Bob purchased an extra ticket and offered it to Tom. The offer was graciously accepted.
Meanwhile, somebody posted in a thread below reporting on the Wikipedia entry for Reggae Rising. As reported, the entry does indeed name the Mateel as the owner of the event. I suspect the error will be corrected in short order.
Reggae Rising, called Reggae on the River until 2007, is a major reggae music festival in Humboldt County, California which takes place annually on the first weekend in August. Some 14,000 people attended the 2006 festival, making it one of the largest Reggae festivals in North America. It is owned by the Mateel Community Center and has been produced by People’s Productions.
I was part of a discussion this evening in which an upcoming Mateel Forever event came up.
Saturday, September 29th MCC presents
The 3rd annual Humboldt Hills Bluegrass & Beyond
Where: Southern Humboldt Community Park
Featuring:David Grisman Quintet, Peter Rowan & The Free Mexican Airforce, Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands & many more TBA.
Plus workshops, vendors, jamming opportunities, stuff for the kids, and food by local non-profits.
$40 MCC members/ $42 adv./ $45 at the gate
What happened to “The Hoe Down?” Did the Mateel change the name as a concession to our own community’s manifestations of cultural bigotry? Was the decision a matter of politics?
Inquiring minds want to know.
Addendum: Anna Hamilton apologizes for the timing of her letter to the Eureka Reporter.