Me and Potpourri

Sounds like a book title, right?

I absolutely love promoting others on my blog and it’s been a very long time since I posted anything about ME. πŸ™‚ So here goes, and a little fun music as well.

Last weekend, I had the wonderful opportunity to deliver copies of my two latest books to the Coleman Public Library. It’s always a great feeling to know your books are sitting on a library shelf.

Jan Sikes and Sue Dossey – Coleman Public Library

From there I drove on to Abilene, Texas for the first music festival of the year, Outlaws and Legends Music Festival. I have been working the VIP and artist gate at that festival for 9 years, so it’s a standing event.

Thursday night was a volunteer appreciation party with a great meal and entertainment.

This short video was taken on Thursday and not even half of the campers had arrived yet. We wound up with close to 20,000 in attendance (people, not campers).

Whitey Morgan Thursday night

I absolutely love Whitey Morgan‘s music, so it was a big treat to get to see him perform!

Fridays are always a full day for me and I seldom get to hear any music on that day. This time I was at my gate from 9 am to 10:30 that night. As soon as I could close it, I headed to the motel, exhausted.

Me checking in one of the artists.

Zane Williams and Jan Sikes

Oh, did I mention it was windy? Yep, it was.

These pictures are from Saturday. I SO enjoyed getting to hear some great music that day!

Top to bottom: Dallas Moore, Rev. Horton Heat, and Robert Earl Keen

Saturday night, not being so exhausted, I stayed for the after-party for more from Whitey Morgan and a new artist to me, Kendall Marvel. Both fantastic! And I even got to dance a couple of times. Then it was over until next year. There will be more music festivals for me this year, but this one kicked off the season.

Now to shift gears to another ME topic – my books and some awesome reviews!

The always amazing Sally Cronin posted a wonderful review for GHOSTLY INTERFERENCE this week.


By the way, the Amazon eBook price for GHOSTLY INTERFERENCE is reduced! Whoo-hoo! Now’s a great time to grab a copy, if you haven’t already.

Then N.N. Light’s BookHeaven posted a fabulous 5-Star review for JAGGED FEATHERS!


I’d be honored if you’d stop by both reviews and leave a comment and share! Seriously, I would!

I have a newly designed, spiffy website! Take a look and let me know what you think!

That’s about it from the ME front. My two youngest grandchildren have sustained injuries on the school playgrounds in the past two weeks, so don’t know what’s up with that, but they will both be fine.

Connor – A milkshake makes everything better!

Wanna talk about you? Leave a comment!

56 thoughts on “Me and Potpourri

  1. I want to be you, Jan. Ha ha. It looks like you had so much fun! I love live music. The energy is exhilarating and people are just having fun and being happy. Thanks for sharing some fun music, awesome photos, and fun.

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  2. It looks like a fabulous time, Jan. Fabulous photos, too.
    Congrats on the adding your books to the library and on your new website. Glad to hear your grandkids are okay too, after their mishaps. Hugs all around! πŸ™‚

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    1. Coffee always helps! Thank you for stopping by, Jacquie. I have to agree that Connor is adorable and the sweetest little boy on the planet. πŸ™‚ Of course, I am a little prejudiced. I appreciate you taking the time to visit the website and glad you like it. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Jan, love the pictures! I’m so glad you got to go and just relax for a few days. You work so stinking hard every single day. Wish I could’ve been there to share in that wonderful music. Love you, Sister.

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    1. I wish you could’ve been there too, sister. It’s always fun to immerse in the music and everything it takes to put it on. Thank you for stopping by. Love you!


  4. Congrats on having your books in the local library, Jan πŸ™‚ Looks like a wonderful time at the Music Festival. You have some amazing pictures and look like you had a great time. Sorry about the grandkids, that is more than odd two have gotten injured on the playground. Glad they are both okay. Xo

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    1. Thank you, Denise. I am thrilled to put any of my books in a library. And yes, I did have a great time at the music festival. Both kiddos are doing okay, but yes, odd that they both got injured on the school playground two weeks apart. I appreciate you stopping by! Have a great weekend!


  5. I’m glad that you had such a great time. Your commitment to the festival demonstrates how much you must like the music and the people.

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    1. It truly becomes like extended family, Pete. And part of the enjoyment is seeing everyone again. It’s a once-a-year reunion. Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend!

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  6. Oh, those kids… that happens so quickly! I hope they are better soon.
    What a great time you must have had at that event. It must be awesome to work there too. I can only imagine the atmosphere. I had the chance to perform at a regional country festival but had to step back due to a lack of time. I hope I get another chance next year.
    Last but not least, congrats on your books being members of the public library. That’s so cool!

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    1. Thank you so much, Erika! One thing about kiddos – they bounce back pretty quick. Oh, what fun it would be for you to get to perform at the regional festival. Hope you get to do it next year. Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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      1. You know, I will perform on July 1st anyway which is a much bigger thing. That is why I quit that engagement two weeks prior that event because I couldn’t handle it all. But I hope they do the country festival again, and maybe next year my time issues are hopefully solved.


  7. What fun, Jan! This is one of those experiences you’ll be sharing with loved ones for many years. Thank you for sharing the excitement with readers. 😊

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    1. I thought about you when I watched Rev. Horton Heat perform. The guy did all sorts of antics with his bass. In the photo I shared, he was kneeling, playing, never missing a beat while Rev.Horton rested his foot on the bass while shredding the guitar. πŸ™‚ It was a really fun group to watch!!

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