The grand opening weekend of the new Lucas County Area October 3 & 4 2009 featured four or five bands - my group, C. J. Manning & Company, East River Drive and a couple others. However, I was the first to sing at the new arena. We had a sound check because we were first, but the sound was good throughout the day for the other bands. We only had one glitch when my mic went out, but I moved over to the next mic w/no problem. Photos taken of us are wonderful and will be posted here on my site and on my Facebook page. My band was Mike Lorenz on piano, Jerry Powell on drums and Jesse Coleman on sax. It was a great event, and we were honored to be a part of it.