Dear CC neighbors,
First of all, I want to thank everyone who came out and enjoyed BeatWalk this year. We had a good season, and great attendance in August and September. The dance instruction at CC Theater was well-received, and we managed to book some amazing bands that represent a very diverse range of musical styles.
Two days before the September BeatWalk, our website went mysteriously dark. It appears our web host has gone under, and we are now without a website. I'm trying to track the files down, but since I inherited the site from a previous coordinator I don't have those files. If there are any BeatWalk lovers out there who might want to donate some site design (for some season passes and my undying gratitude), please contact me at moc.ogidni-esum|klawtaeb#moc.ogidni-esum|klawtaeb.
One happy note about our website, is that a CC resident who works for the City has graciously arranged for them to host our new site. A HUGE thank you to David Keyes for that - it's greatly appreciated!
Another big thank you to Sally Chamberlain, our assistant coordinator, who finished her first season and did a fabulous job. She'll be coordinating volunteers next year, so we hope to see some of you then.
BeatWalk will return in 2010, and continue to run first Fridays, May through September. I know some people are wondering why we're not doing it in the fall any more. We had to shorten the season due to financial constraints - we've lost money every October and November for the past few years. But some of the restaurants are continuing to have live music through the winter - such as Kallaloo, who's got a Brazilian duo tonight AND has recently added a late-night happy hour from 10-midnight Fridays and Saturdays.
Thanks again, everyone. See you next year.
Joanne Kelly, BeatWalk Coordinator