I love Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest.

I love the art. I love the people watching. Mostly, I love the music.

I have a few goals for my festival experience this year.

1) To walk around a corner and be unexpectedly blown away by an artist I had never heard of the way I was by Austin Young. Had never heard of him. Now, I can't forget him.

2) To buy a piece of art, and not go into debt doing so. I may have to go ask for a raise, but it will be worth it.

3) Make another important connection. I found the artist for my upcoming kids fiction novel at NewWestFest 2 years ago. I would love to meet another pivotal person in my life.

And, all of those things will happen as I am on my way from one show to the next. Here are my must see acts for this weekend.

Mama Lenny and the Remedy play on Saturday on the Main Stage


5:55 - Post Paradise, Main Stage

8:30 - Big Head Todd and the Monsters


3:45 - Fierce Bad Rabbit, Main Stage

4:40 - The Burroughs, Linden St. Stage

5:15 - Mama Lenny and the Remedy, Main Stage

7:10 - Drag the River, Linden St. Stage

8:30 - Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Main Stage

8:50 - Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Linden St. Stage