Make Music Liberty | Day Trips

I spent the day in Downtown Liberty for the Make Music Liberty Festival.  Make Music Day is celebrated on June 21st every year.  It originated in 1892 in France as the Fête de la Musique, and is now celebrated in more than 750 cities in 120 countries!

I started the day at the Rotary Plaza listening to the Michael Smarr Jazz Guitar Trio.  These guys jammed!  

One my way to the next performance, I made a stop into a tea store.  Anna Marie’s Teas is a delightful surprise, tucked into the wall along W. Franklin Street.  The owner said this was a newer location, but that they had been in the area for a while.  The previous location is now a private residence which catches my eye every time I drive by it.  It still features the store’s adorable teapot logo on the iron fencing.  Monthly themed tea parties and private teas are still hosted at the home.  You may order online or learn more about the tea parties on their website.

They had the tastiest samples of Peach Apricot Honeybush.  It is a rooibos herbal blend and is absolutely refreshing!  Perfect for summer!  I just had to pick up a couple of ounces.

I headed up to the street and enjoyed a performance from Five O'Clock Somewhere.  These guys were talented and so much fun!

I checkout out a couple other sidewalk artists including a young, fresh couple Joey & Ashleigh at Three Gables Decor with songs ranging from covers of The Lumineers to Nirvana; and, the Clay County Museum Volunteer Band outside of the Clay County Museum.  If ever in Liberty, be sure to stop and shop at Three Gables Decor. They have a variety of antique glasswares, photography items, bridal dresses and home furnishings.  You never know what gem you might find!

I escaped the heat, and snuck inside Serenity on the Square’s Lotus Lounge to listen to Monica, a guitarist with the most wonderful acoustical guitar arrangement of The Cure’s Love Song I have ever heard.

I had to drop into one of my favorite stores on the Square, Nickel & Suede.  They just released a new style and I had to see it in person.  The story associated with this store is a small business dream!  People come from all over to visit the store, including a couple from Las Vegas who was there making a purchase while I was browsing.  Check out the lightest, leather tear drop earrings and read their story on their website.  

I lunched at my favorite, Morning Day Cafe, which features fresh local farm to table breakfast and lunch menu options.  I usually order the Lox in Sox or Garden Grilled Cheese.  Today, I ordered the BLT Chicken Salad Sandwich.  They offer many gluten free options, including these selections.  I think the Garden Grilled Cheese is still my favorite.  Be sure to opt for the Truffle Fries!  

Morning Day Cafe also features a new artist every month.  This month, on the walls was Press Spray.  I would have never guessed the canvases were spray painted.  The artist displayed, not only their works, but their process.  Stop in and take a look!

The day turned out to be most unexpected (and hot).  There is still time to catch some evening performances on the Square.  This is going to be my week of music.  I am off to the Taps at the Tower this evening at sunset, and will be enjoying the sounds of 10,000 Maniacs tomorrow night at Town Center!

XOXO - Tami

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