It's an undeniable fact of the universe: If you're someone who's really into the kind of music you enjoy, someone who needs to be in charge of the stereo every time you're in the car, someone who just doesn't listen to the sounds commercial radio says are popular, then you're someone who's always had a desire—secret or otherwise—to be DJ.
What local musicians would you be interested coming to see perform on our patio this summer??
That's right, Francesca's is giving its customers—or at least, anyone who follows the Italian restaurant's status updates—the opportunity to possibly program a night's worth of the live music of their choosing, after a fashion. Not bad when you consider all you're doing is putting in your two cents.
As most avid Frankfort Patch readers know, I enjoy surveying people's opinions about news events and public affairs. Most of the time my questions focus on fundamental community issues (like whether the village can support five grocery stores or how safe residents think an intersection is), but sometimes, they can be just plain fun (like naming your favorite movies about summer). Either way, I learn more about you—as residents and readers—and that's essential if I want you to think Frankfort Patch is essential.
That's why I appreciate Francesca's allowing me to pose their question to the Frankfort Patch audience. I find out more about people's tastes and broaden my knowledge of the local music scene. And hopefully, readers will start a conversation about area bands with not just me and Francesca's, but with one another, as well.
Since conversation is a two-way street, I'll get the ball rolling with a couple suggestions. Although I have my loud music moments, they're rarely while I'm eating. That's why I'd talk with owner Steve Haberichter about reaching out to a few of the easygoing bluegrass performers who have played at his store or even at . Also, I'd see if and his jazz quartet were available to play an evening or two.
NOW IT'S YOUR TURN: What local musicians do you think should play on Francesca's patio this summer? Share your suggestions in the comments section, and feel free to upload YouTube clips of the performers to the media gallery (FYI: the lyrics and images need to be clean SFW). I will pass readers' ideas along to the restaurant. Who knows? Maybe if they pick one of the performers suggested here, we could convince them to make that night a special Frankfort Patch evening.