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Wyoming Singer-Songwriters hosting day full of music Saturday for ‘HomeFest’

(Wyoming Singer-Songwriters, Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Singer-Songwriters organization will be hosting a day full of music on Saturday, May 23 as part of their “HomeFest” series.

They launched the “HomeFest” series in April as a way to connect people with local musicians from the comfort of their homes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“HomeFest’ was started early in the pandemic as a way to share music with people who were largely confined to their homes,” Wyoming Singer-Songwriters say. “Every week, four performers played for 30 to 40 minutes each in shows broadcast on the Singer-Songwriter Competition’s Facebook page.

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11 performers from around Wyoming are scheduled to fill Saturday afternoon and evening with tunes:

  • 3 p.m.: Eddie Delbridge, Rock Springs
  • 3:30 p.m.: Adam Kirkpatrick, Lander
  • 4 p.m.: Dan Brain, Laramie
  • 4:30 p.m.: Damian Trujillo, Sheridan
  • 5 p.m.: Dyann Diercks, Lusk/Laramie
  • 5:30 p.m.: Special performance by Mason Harms, Laramie
  • 5:35 p.m.: Jon Gardzelewski, Laramie
  • 6 p.m.: Bill Elliot, Laramie
  • 6:30 p.m.: April June, Sheridan
  • 7 p.m.: Keaton Elsasser, Laramie
  • 7:30 p.m.: Madison Graulty, Laramie

The Saturday performances can be streamed via the Wyoming Singer-Songwriters Facebook page.

“And to properly end the night, viewers will get to hear performances of songs written by Wyoming performers to commemorate the coronavirus quarantine as part of the Singer-Songwriter Competition’s ‘LockDown Challenge,'” Wyoming Singer-Songwriters said in their announcment.

20 songs were submitted to that “LockDown Challenge.” The top three songs selected by the judges will be announced at the end of the performances Saturday.

All entries to that challenge can be viewed on Youtube.

This article originally appeared on Oil City News. Used with permission.

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If you do not have a primary care provider, and live in Natrona County, please contact the COVID-19 hotline, operated by the Casper-Natrona County Department of Health. The line is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 577-9892. Hotline services are intended for Natrona County residents and may not be able to provide specific information to persons calling from out of county.

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