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Dancing into the Night
Silospalooza 2021
June 2, 2021

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eat, humidity, and a whole lot of music. Silospalooza 2021 happened on one of the hottest days in May. However, said organizer Chris Daniels, “I think this is the biggest crowds we’ve ever had.”

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Taking a break near the bounce house.

Christine Bryon won the raffle for a signed guitar from country music writer & singer Luke Bryan. Sixteen year old Jordan Lockey won the pizza eating contest, by devouring a cheese pizza in 2 minutes and 43 seconds.

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From the scene: Silos bartender Michelle Sherman kept the drinks coming while visitors played games and listened to the bands.

This year’s lineup had veterans of the Oriental music scene and a few new comers – young musicians from Pamlico County High School who joined The Dust Parade on stage.

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Enjoying the grass dance floor and the Big Jim Kohler Band. (Andrea Bruce photo)
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Getting a high-five from the bounce house.
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BBQ, a pizza eating contest, a big triumph (and possibly some digestional regret).(Andrea Bruce photos)
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Dancing to the Southern Hellcats on the grass dance floor
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Jim Kohler’s wife, Kathleen Kohlar, was a featured singer as well as a keeper of bubbles. (Andrea Bruce photo)
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Raffles, winners, and time enough for a photo opportunity.
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Kids hit the bounce house (and relaxed afterward) while adults kept watch and enjoyed Big Jim Kohler’s blues. (Andrea Bruce photos)
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Crowd, food, and one unexpected guest.
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Chris Daniels and Bekkah Hilgraves of Blind Phoenix on stage. (Andrea Bruce photo)
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The men and gear of Dust Parade.
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Watching from the crowd.
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The Red Rooster stayed busy into the night.
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Southern Hellcats played rockabilly and got the crowd on their feet.
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Late night dancers on the grass.

Story & photos by Allison DeWeese, except where noted, photos by Andrea Bruce.

Posted Wednesday June 2, 2021 by Allison DeWeese


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