On March 18, 2023, the vibrant town of Melrose, Iowa, came alive with the electrifying sounds of Felix And Fingers Dueling Pianos. Held at the iconic Melrose Townhall, this fundraising event was a perfect blend of community spirit, toe-tapping music, and St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Let’s dive into the highlights of this unforgettable evening!
Kellie, the event coordinator, warmly welcomed the Felix And Fingers team, showcasing the venue’s best load-in options and coordinating with the MC. With her guidance, the stage was set for an incredible night of entertainment.
A Community Affair with a Laid-Back Schedule
The church fundraiser at Melrose Townhall embraced a relaxed schedule, allowing guests to enjoy dinner served over a few hours while mingling and bidding in an extensive silent auction. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, creating the perfect backdrop for an evening of musical delight.
The event had a strong sense of community and family involvement. Younger kids eagerly helped clear dinner service, while teenagers volunteered their time to set up and tear down tables and chairs for the hundreds of guests in attendance. It was evident that the entire town had come together to support this worthy cause.
Raising Funds and Spirits with Music
Perched on a 5′ stage, the talented musicians of Felix And Fingers collected song requests from the edge throughout the show. The crowd was regularly reminded that their generous tips were going towards supporting the church, and the response was overwhelming. Twenty-dollar bills and even a few hundred-dollar bills flowed in, showcasing the community’s generosity.
The playlist for the night was a perfect blend of 50’s rock ‘n roll and country hits, catering to the crowd’s preferences. One guest singer stole the show, flawlessly belting out a Johnny Cash song without aid of lyrics, while the pianist accompanied him. The duo’s performance left the audience in awe.
Keeping in mind the diverse audience, the musicians ensured a clean and family-friendly show. With the younger kids staying for the entire performance, explicit lyrics were avoided, allowing everyone to enjoy the evening without any concerns.
St. Patrick’s Day Delights
The culinary delights at the event were equally impressive. The corned beef and cabbage served were hailed as some of the best ever, with tender meat and perfectly cooked vegetables. The festive St. Patrick’s Day decorations added a touch of whimsy, and it seemed like there was no shortage of green hats in the crowd.
The night wouldn’t have been complete without some lively costumes. The prize for the best costume went to a gentleman who appeared to be sitting on a leprechaun’s shoulders, adding an extra dose of laughter and cheer to the event.
As the evening progressed, the crowd’s energy reached its peak when Felix And Fingers played “Rattlin’ Bog.” Surprisingly, many in the audience knew the words, creating a joyous sing-along experience that had everyone on their feet.
To top it all off, a delicious vanilla cake with creamy marshmallow frosting was served, satisfying everyone’s sweet tooth and adding the perfect finishing touch to an already memorable evening.
Melrose Townhall’s Dueling Pianos Fundraiser was a resounding success, combining the power of music, community, and St. Patrick’s Day festivities. The event showcased the incredible talent of Felix And Fingers, while the venue provided the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable night. If you’re considering hosting a dueling piano event or looking for a venue that exudes charm and community spirit, Melrose Townhall should be at the top of your list.
Contact Felix And Fingers Dueling Pianos at (800) 557-4196 to bring the magic of live music to your next event. And don’t forget to share this blog post with your friends and family who are in search of an extraordinary musical experience!
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