Pybus Public Market

Last Saturday, my parents and I drove to Wenatchee (about an hour and twenty minutes away) to check out a possible music venue: Pybus Public Market. My brother and sister-in-law had mentioned it to me before, saying they thought it might be a good fit and a fun place to sing, and they were right.

Pybus Market is the nicest (and by far the coolest) farmers market I have ever seen. It's year-round and indoors, but during the summer they spread outside. There were tables set up where people were selling jewelry, ceramics, wood carvings and coffee... Could be a dangerous place for a person's wallet. There are restaurants, and all the products you'd expect to find at a farmers' market. It's a cozy environment and everyone we met was really nice.

We met someone there who went to Wheaton College (my dad, my aunt, and my uncle all went there, and it's super close to where I used to live in Illinois) and later went to Biola University in California (that's where my brothers went to school!). What are the chances?

There's a piano in the middle of the market that's open for anyone to play, so I sat down and played. Having performed only with my guitar for the past year, my piano fingers were a bit rusty, but I played anyway and no one seemed to mind my fumbles. I played like I used to when I was little, just playing whatever came to mind and all for the fun of it--the Jurassic Park theme song definitely came out of nowhere. It would be really fun to put a set of movie themes together and play 'em there...
A mom and her little daughter came right up to the piano to listen and watch, and the spur-of-the-moment-ness of it all was really fun.

All of this to say, I think we have a new place to add to the tour schedule this summer, and I'm very much looking forward to playing there soon!