For this festival goer, the highlight of the day was the staff concert. This began about 30 years ago when the festival producer, Rod Kennedy, and some others involved realized just how many talented musicians come to the festival to work as volunteers, and were giving their all in their various positions. The staff concert gives a chance for the audience to also see this side of these amazing people.
Near the end of the concert, Saturday afternoon, a special volunteer was recognized as the best on his or her particular work crew, nominated by their various crew chiefs. Most were on hand to be recognized, and most had been there all three weeks of this year’s festival.
Albert & Gage, a duo for the past 17 years, brought with them a bass player and drummer to round out a full band sound that closed out Saturday’s main stage. Christine Albert began working with Chris Gage when he joined her band temporarily 17 years ago, and from there they have continued to grow and expand their artistic accomplishments to also record production, writing, and much more. For a band who has traveled the world together to come back home to Kerrville Festivals was a full circle trip, as this wasn’t their first time on the Kerrville stages.