No, this isn’t one of my columns. And yes, I know that many of you don’t live in Boise. But I wanted to tell those of you who do live in the area or may be here soon about an event that’s coming up.
The Mystics’ 50th Anniversary Party will be May 21. I’ve played in the group most of my adult life, and my fellow band members and I decided that before one of us keels over we should do something to observe half a century of playing music. So we’re pulling out the stops May 21 at the Mardi Gras Ballroom – special guests Jake Blues of the Blues Brothers Rock ’n Soul Revue, three of the surviving 1966 Mystics, prizes for best ‘60s attire, rock and roll trivia questions and a live and online auction to benefit the Ride the Wall Foundation begun by the late Paul Revere. Auction items will include Paul Revere and the Raiders memorabilia, the Mystics playing at the winning bidder’s event, a week at a condo in Mexico and an autographed set of my books – all of which are now out of print. Auction proceeds will benefit needy local veterans.
We’re hoping for a sellout, and with two weeks to go advance ticket sales look like we just might make it. People are coming from as far away as Beaverton, Ore.
If you live in Boise or plan to be in Boise on May 21, please consider joining us. Advance tickets, $10, are on sale at brownpapertickets.com. That’s $5 less than at the door.
It should be a night to remember. I’ll hope to see some of you there.