celebrate Aurora Music Festival 2013, On Stage Activity

celebrate Aurora Music Festival 2013, On Stage Activity

Aug 13, 2013
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I was out of town for the first part of the celebrate Aurora Music Festival and I am glad that I came back for the second half. I had great time photographing musicians during Dance in the Park event back in July; and no regret that I rushed home for the celebrate Aurora music festival. I was visiting St. Jacob’s and I will talk about St. Jacob’s community some other time.

Lots of good practice photographing musicians and I am still challenged by the low light environment and the performers movement.

celebrate Aurora Music Festival, Audience

celebrate Aurora Music Festival, Audience


I heard, from someone who heard, that Friday attendance was good and that the park was filled. Saturday and Sunday unfortunately rained. Not just rained but poured. When scheduling an event in the open the organizers cannot guarantee the weather – there is always hope that the day will be a sunny day; and it was definitely not a sunny day for that weekend.

I stayed home for the rain, and I got my equipment a bit wet in the rain few times during the performance.

celebrate Aurora Music Festival; Audience

celebrate Aurora Music Festival; Audience


However, I am amazed how much talent there is in the field of performing arts and how many great musicians are out there. I am so glad to expand now in this area. I have posted many celebrate Aurora Music Festival albums on my Facebook as it was easier to put them into galleries. Feel free to follow or be my friend if you wish to see them.

celebrate Aurora Music Festival; Dancers

celebrate Aurora Music Festival; Dancers


Amazing talent in Aurora. Farley Flex did great entertaining the crowds who showed up to support artists. All young dancers had fun with Miles Faber who led the local dance competition. I was lucky to get his dance on the video as well. Yes video which I may showcase some other time once I set myself up for video editing.

Overall habachat Aurora did great job organizing the event in the short period of time. Unfortunately attendance was low but not bad for the first time. However, I rather see that the festival has slower growth and not a fast growth set for tilting or falling over. The biggest challenge is always how to attract the audience.

celebrate Aurora Music Festival; Opportunity Breakdown

celebrate Aurora Music Festival; Opportunity Breakdown


And now about the performers. Every single one I photographed rocked the stage. Great established musicians, local bands and great local talent was showcased that weekend.

Matina Z; celebrate Aurora Music Festival

Matina Z; celebrate Aurora Music Festival


Bernadette Connors-Power; celebrate Aurora Music Festival

Bernadette Connors-Power; celebrate Aurora Music Festival


The last performance at the Town Park on Sunday was by the band called CRUSH: The Best of Bon Jovi Tribute Band. Like I said, I had lots of practice photographing musicians and still very much challenged by the low light environment and the performers movement but I was satisfied with overall outcome. Great weekend and hope to see the event back next year.

celebrate Aurora; CRUSH: The Best of Bon Jovi

celebrate Aurora; CRUSH: The Best of Bon Jovi


celebrate Aurora; CRUSH: The Best of Bon Jovi

celebrate Aurora; CRUSH: The Best of Bon Jovi





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Anna Lozyk Romeo

I am living in Aurora and this is my photo journal blog. A picture says 1000 words - but not always, so I write. You don't have to travel 1000 miles to find a treasure - all I have to do is zoom through my lens and I will find it for you here in Aurora.

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  1. Keep up the great work documenting Aurora!