“I Love A Parade!”

What’s going on everybody:

Pet Monkey had a sweeeeeet time in the Greenwood Freedom Festival Parade last Saturday morning. Cardon & Associates, an Indianapolis senior residence provider, had asked us to ride their float and provide some classic music for the crowd. Waking up to rain and sprinkles, we didn’t let the weather keep us from sunny thoughts! As we set our gear up on the float, we kept a tarp or two at the ready and, on at least one occasion, we put it to use.

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Once the float started moving, things went fairly smooth. So many kids and families on the parade route and we tried to wave and sing to them all.  The Cardonettes (the fine ladies of Cardon who ran / walked along side the float with signs) were dancing up a storm, luckily not literally.  The parade only lasted about 45 minutes but it was absolutely one of the funnest things we have done!

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We’re hoping the stars align and allow us the opportunity to do it again.  ‘Can’t wait’!  To see all the pictures from our Facebook page, click here.

Upcoming shows at “37 Junction” and “The Hill” in Scottsburg on July 18th and 19th.  So long for now kiddies…and keep your hands out of the cookie jar.  Except on the 18th and 19th.

Scott / your blogging Pet Monkey

(Pet) Monkeys On Parade

Hey everyone!

Just a heads up that if you are considering going to the Greenwood Freedom Festival Parade in downtown Greenwood this Saturday morning, look for Pet Monkey to be one a float and playing in the parade.  Cardon Healthcare is having us on their float this year and we couldn’t be more excited.  The parade begins at 10:00 and  will start at the Greenwood Middle School on Madison Avenue, travel north along Madison to Broadway, turn east on Broadway to Meridian and then follow Meridian south back to the middle school parking lot.  Don’t let this be the only monkey you see in a parade this year:

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Also, I wanted to remind any interested that I will be playing my Scott’s So-Low Acoustic Show this Friday evening from 6:00 – 9:00 at The German American Klub on South Meridian Street in Indianapolis (great German food!) and on Saturday evening from 6:30 – 9:30 at Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant in Franklin (great Mexican food!)

Hopefully we (and/or I) will see you at some point this weekend!  If not, our gig plate runneth over in July and, be it sooner or be it later, we’re looking forward to seeing you soon.  Be safe, don’t forget the sunscreen, and have a banana and think of us!

Always yours,

Scott / your blogging Pet Monkey

Strawberries On The Square: Great Weather + Big Crowd = Big Fun

Hello all:

 

Just a quick reprise and some pictures from last Fridays Strawberries On The Square Festival in Franklin.  We had a much more robust audience than last year and we tried to give everyone a taste of of what Pet Monkey mayhem is all about!  Here are a few pictures:

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All in all, we had a great time and hope to get the opportunity to play another festival for Discover Downtown Franklin again next year!  Thanks to Tara for all her help!

While Pet Monkey is off for a few weekends, my Scott’s Solo Acoustic Show has a couple events this weekend in Johnson County.  This Friday, find me at Mi Pueblo Restaurant in Franklin from 6:30 – 9:30.  On Saturday, I’ll be playing my premier show for Nash Tasty Shop in downtown Edinburgh from 8:00 – 12:00.  Come on out for some good music and good times.  More info is available on my website.

Take care friends and enjoy the nice weather!  Strange says ‘don’t be a stranger!’

Scott / Your blogging Pet Monkey

 

Busy Pet Monkey Weekend On Tap

Hey everybody:

This weekend finds Pet Monkey with Mayhem in two different counties!  We are returning to one of our favorite shows last year to play the Discover Downtown Franklin “Strawberries On The Square Festival”.  We are starting around 7:00, but be sure to arrive early to see all the other sights and get a shot at some great strawberries because, once they’re gone….you know the rest.  The seating is on the courthouse lawn so Uncle Scottie recommends bringing a lawn chair or a blanket for maximum comfort  Here’s a picture of us from last year’s event.  

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Come on out and make it the first fun summer-like thing you’ve done this year!.

Saturday we’ll be playing our premier show at the Moose Lodge in Bloomington.  With all of our B-Town connections, we are very much anticipating this show and looking to run into friends old and new.  We start at 8:00 so don’t be late!  Don’t forget your dancing shoes.  The dance floor is HUGE and you’re gonna need them!  The Lodge is located on the west side of Bloomington and if you need help finding it, use this map.

To wind down a great Memorial Day weekend, join me and my Scott’s So Low Acoustic Show Sunday in the beautiful Hotel Nashville outdoor gazebo in downtown Nashville.  I’ll be playing some of our favorites from 5:00 – 9:00 and the cookout food my friend Kevin Ault serves there makes you feel like part of the family.  Bring the whole troop out to this all ages show.   I only play here a couple times a year but it is ALWAYS a special evening!

Everybody be careful, take along some water or sunscreen wherever you go and I’ll be looking forward to seeing your smiling face somewhere down the line, but sooner rather than later.

Peace!

Scott / The Blogging Monkey

A Late but Fond Thank You To Our New Friends at St. Rose in Franklin

I have been so busy lately playing for seniors and booking new shows that I have just now found time to write about our AMAZING time playing a benefit for St. Rose of Lima school in Franklin a couple weeks prior.  Everyone there treated us like family and, when it comes to throwing a party, these folks can write a book.ImageImageImage

The Roaring 20′s was the theme and so many came dressed in perfect costume.  No pics of us on stage this time but check out these outfits.  Image.  

Richard of Richard’s Brick Oven Pizza made the hor d’ouevres and everything was simply impeccable!  The next opportunity we get to play for this group again, we’re jumping.  Thanks again everybody!

 

Scott

This Weekend, Pet Monkey Heads South. And Then North.

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Hello everyone!

Here’s a picture of last weekend’s event in Orleans at the Dogwood Festival where we met and played for some fine folks Friday evening.  It was a bit chilly, but we had a great time and I think we are already on the schedule to return for their 2015 festival.  We’re all looking forward to it.  For a few more pictures, check out our Facebook page and thanks to my wife Jessica for all the great shots and for the time involved in editing and uploading.

This Friday, Pet Monkey heads south once again for a a fun night of dancing and mayhem at Shorty’s Den in Bedford.  We played Shorty’s a few months back for the first time and the crowd there was rockin’!  We’ll be playing from 9:00 – 1:00 so we hope if you are in the area, you can come on by and party with us.

On Saturday, Pet Monkey will be performing for a gathering/festival at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School in Franklin.  We always enjoy our shows in Franklin and we look forward to this performance and meeting some more of our Johnson County fans.  The festivities began at 6:30 so make sure to check out the link provided to see more info.

It’s allegedly hitting 80 on the thermometer today so get out there, mow that yard, trim that hedge and enjoy the great weather we’ve awaited so long.  Besides, it’ll be great to get it all done and reward yourself with a Pet Monkey interaction some time in the near future.  You deserve it!

Until them compadres,

Scott / Your blogging Pet Monkey

Dogwood Festival Show begins the Pet Monkey 2014 Festival Tour

Pet Monkey fans:

Hope your first day in May is spectacular.  And, speaking of spectacular, I have a couple shows this weekend to highlight.

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This Friday evening (May 2nd) has us in southern Indiana playing for the Dogwood Festival.  Orleans is a great small town and there are lots of festival options in addition to the Pet Monkey music.  We’ll be taking the stage right downtown from 7:00 – 9:00.  Bring the whole family and grab an elephant ear or a lemon shake-up.  There is expected to be a nice crowd for this show, but bring a lawn chair or two and we’ll make room for you.

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On Saturday (May 3rd), while the rest of the Monkey Boyz explore other options, I’ll be setting up my Scott’s So-Low Acoustic Show for the “Tres De Mayo” party on the patio of Mi Pueblo restaurant in Franklin.  This is one of my favorite venues and the cervezas (beers), margaritas and Mexican food are all great.  The party goes from 6:30 – 9:30.

Next week has me and the fellas at Shorty’s Den in Bedford for another fun show Friday the 9th and on Saturday the 10th, we’ll be the entertainment option for The St. Rose of Lima Catholic Parrish in Franklin for their 20th Anniversary party.  Check out their website for more details.

Let’s have a great May everybody!  The first few months this year owes it to us!

Scott / the blogging Pet Monkey