This month we celebrate 5 years as #bouncefarm. Some said we’d never make it two! Well, we are still here and doing great. Our summer was awesome with the presentation of our Saturday Night Summer Concert Series. Our first concert with Mama Foxxy began the series with some of my favorite country music and the magical voice of Ashley Velez backed up by the Whiskey Gypsy Rebels.
New this year was the addition of beer and wine sales brought to us by Guitars Not Guns of Contra Costa County and some generous donations from Markstein Sales Inc. 100 percent of the proceeds for the sales of this went to GNG and their program to provide free guitars and lessons to local kids, at risk youth and other deserving children. We were also treated to a set by the Breedloves with Jay Kirkland and Barbara Gorin (GNG) opening our first concert and at our second concert with a performance by GNG’s most recent graduating class!
Black Visions played our second concert with Swoon. Opening for them was Arrows and Lauren Johnson. Folks were a little cooler for the second concert versus our super hot first performance. This year we set up in the top of the lot outside the facility which gave the kiddos full access to the bouncies. We had tables and chairs for the audience outside as well as some great BBQ by Signature Smoke BBQ, People’s choice at the King of the County BBQ Festival in Martinez two years running. Rob’s brisket and pulled pork just melt in your mouth with some killer flavors and his coleslaw is one of my favorites!
Of course, our favorite face painter, Miss Viva was here making her magic on our kids and some of our grown up’s! We love it when Viva comes to visit! She is available for parties as well. And Liz of Massage Minded set her chair up for some much needed massage by staff and guests.
Summer came to an immediate end in August with our outstanding line up for our last concert, Overland. Playing just before we had the pleasure to hear from Mourning Mountains and opening for the show was One and Done, who just happens to be a regular customer for parties as well as our Thursday Night Pizza Night. With this family friendly venue, we got quite a few fans who found bringing their kids along to play and enjoy the music was the best of all worlds and what we cal the best Family Date Night ever!
New this year, we were sponsored by some great folks including SnipIts Kid’s Hair Cuts and Massage Minded. We are already planning next year’s concerts!
If you’ve come this far, you will be excited to see this weekend will be our anniversary celebration with a fantastic effort to fill our food bin for the food bank. Here’s the flyer if you have not seen it. It has over a thousand photos we have taken through these 5 exciting years doing birthday parties and playing with all our kids who have grown up around us and more coming in every day!