Reverend and the Makers at Sheffield Music City
A quick follow up to yesterday’s post about Sheffield Music City, as last night I went up to Devonshire Green to watch Reverend and the Makers. By the time they came on, it was chucking down with rain but it didn’t spoilt it at all and it was the busiest I had seen it all weekend. An amazing set from a band that I knew I liked, but whose songs I didn’t know well, and once again it was all for free. Yet again, we also had the mad old bloke who was dancing around in shorts and a hat – anyone who was there will know what I mean.
I really hope that we do this again next year as it could become a really successful annual event. There are of course a few things that could be improved, but generally it was a really good event, that made the city come together and created a great atmosphere. It must have brought a lot more trade to the city centre shops as well. Next year, we should also try and market it outside the city too and get other people coming in to the city to enjoy it too.
Finally, I am also pleased because a couple of years ago I mulled over the idea of Sheffield having a music festival in lots of small venues all around the city centre, which could take advantage of the fact that Sheffield is currently well known for its music scene. Thankfully someone who could so something about the idea also had the same thought.