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FAIRfest '15 Redux

FAIRfest '15 Redux -- 50 Acts on 3 Stages Over 3 Days: What Are You, Crazy? No, We're Fairfield!

Fairfield Weekly Reader | June 25 by James Moore

Recapping the highlights of this past weekend's 3rd annual FAIRfest is a Herculean task. Why? Because there were so many great moments with 50 acts performing on 3 stages across 3 days. Iowa Public Radio featured FAIRfest on a segment of "Talk of Iowa" and the Des Moines Register juxtaposed the Mumford and Sons' Gentlemen of the Road concert in Waverly vs FAIRfest in a point by point comparison!

In Honor of a Great Soul

Dear Campbell, Just wanted to say on behalf of all your FAIRfest brothers and sisters, we miss you and your take no prisoners, laser beam, no nonsense, jump in and git 'er done, professional expertise and Scottish joie de vivre. Interesting to note that the Iowa State Senate passed legislation recently to legalize medical marijuana but the House blocked it from moving forward even though 87% of the state favors legalizing it. Hopefully, the law will change very soon so no one else falls through unnecessary cracks. Hope you're having fun getting people on and off the stage and tweaking the lights Upstairs. Amen.

Elephant Revival Headline FAIRfest '15 Friday

IOWA SOURCE | May 2015 | Boulder County-based band Elephant Revival (ER), scheduled to play at FAIRfest in Fairfield June 19, embraces the motto “where words fail, music speaks.” Formed in 2006, Elephant Revival seeks to inspire the human spirit through song and dance collaborations with musical tapestries influenced by Celtic, Americana, folk, and jazz styles. Delightfully, they have close friendships with Portland-based Shook Twins (reviewed in March 2015), who will also participate in this year’s FAIRfest.