City of New Haven municipal offices will be closed today to allow for city employees to attend the funeral of Detective Sergeant Craig A Robison. He had been a New Haven police officer for 21 years.
He was a Deputy Allen County Coroner, member of the Indiana Coroner’s Association., a Special Deputy U.S. Marshall, member of the Federal Bank Robbery Task Force, member of the Fraternal Order of Police Wayne Lodge 14 and D.A.R.E. Officer. He served for 27 years as a member and past president of the New Haven Festival Committee.
The photo above is of Detective Sergeant Robison's police car in front of the New Haven City Hall and Police Station. A large black ribbon has been placed across the windshield.
Members of FOP Wayne Lodge 14 are providing a continuous Honor Guard during the visitation and funeral.
Huntington University has announced the first Fandana Festival:
The first annual Fandana Festival is coming to the Huntington University campus on Aug. 11, 12 and 13.
More than 30 bands will perform on multiple stages around campus, including Switchfoot, Sidewalk Prophets, Photoside Cafe, Attaboy and Me in Motion. The festival will also feature an indie band competition, seminars and an indie film component.
“Huntington University is very enthused about hosting the only multi-day Christian music and arts festival in the state of Indiana. The Fandana Festival is also one of the only music and arts events in the nation to be held completely on a college campus,” said Jeff Berggren, HU’s senior vice president for enrollment management and marketing. “This is an opportunity to welcome our regional friends for a fantastic family and teen group experience.”
The campus will be buzzing from Thursday afternoon through Saturday with fun for the whole family. Overnight lodging is also available in residence halls for individuals or groups.
Tickets are $19 in advance or $25 at the gate. Groups of 15 or more are $15. Tickets are on sale now at www.fandanafestival.com.
“The Fandana Festival is a great ministry opportunity for HU and we look forward to watching the event grow over the next several years,” Berggren said.
You can view a Fort Wayne Observed video of the first Zydeco concert at the Botanical Conservatory in 2006. The great Buckwheat Zydeco band performed that year.
Here is the 2011 Botanical Roots Concert Schedule:
Friday July 29, 2011 The Ark Band (Reggae) Local Opener – U.R. B. The Ark Band is a St. Lucian reggae band, based in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1987 by Terry and Eustace Bobb, (The St. Lucian Riddim Twins) The Ark Band has continually toured across the United States, Canada and Jamaica sharing its roots reggae, calypso and soca music.
Friday August 5, 2011 The New Familiars (Americana) Local Opener – The Rewinders For years now, North Carolina's The New Familiars have been touring & playing their own style of American Rock & Roll wherever and whenever they can. Drawing from the vast influences that they've collected throughout their careers, this quartet has shaped a sound that combines the nitty-gritty roots music of Appalachia with guitar-drenched-drum-driven anthems of Rock & Roll. Through collaborative songwriting, howling harmonies, & multi-instrumental talent, their show can take you from a back porch hoe-down to a full on rock show at the change of an instrument.
Friday August 12, 2011 Country Joe McDonald (Folk) Opener – Otis Gibbs Country Joe McDonald straddles the two polar events of the 60s -- Woodstock and the Vietnam War. The first Country Joe and the Fish record was released in 1965, in time for the Vietnam Day Teach-In anti-war protest in Berkeley, California.
Friday August 19, 2011 The Tossers (Celtic Rock) Local Opener – The Staggerers Coming from the predominantly Irish neighborhoods of South-Side Chicago, the Tossers have been expanding the boundaries of contemporary Irish music since the early '90s. The heart of their distinct sound is derived through the melding of traditional Irish and Punk Rock roots. Combining traditional instrumentation of mandolin, fiddle, tin whistle and banjo with amphetamine fueled guitar, bass and drums, the Tossers play with a furious edge that teeters between rage and raucousness.
Friday August 26, 2011 John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band (Blues) Local Opener – Dan Smyth Trio
By any yardstick, Chicago guitarist John Primer has paid his dues. Prior to making The Real Deal for Mike Vernon's Atlantic-distributed Code Blue label, Primer spent 13 years as the ever- reliable rhythm guitarist with Magic Slim & the Teardrops. Before that, he filled the same role behind Chicago immortals Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon.
Friday September 2, 2011 Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience (Zydeco) Local Opener – Whiskey Hollar For nearly 30 years, Grammy award winning artist, 8th generation Louisiana Creole has been shattering the myths about what his indigenous Zydeco music is and is not. Leading his Zydeco Experience band, Simien has become one of the most respected and internationally recognized touring and recording artists in roots music today. He has performed over 6000 concerts, toured millions of miles to over 45 countries and reached at least a million people during his eventful career that spans 3 decades.