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Full Moon Madness hits State Bridge

by Kent Roberg Special to the Daily
Special to the DailyDJs Just Ben, Pippen, Parris and Louis Benjamin spin beats under the harvest moon at the State Bridge Lodge today at 8 p.m.

The full moon marks a time of birth and rebirth – the end of one cycle and the beginning of another. Today, State Bridge Lodge is throwing down the beats to celebrate just that.

Full Moon Madness is a showcase for local DJs put together by Lou Wilson. Featuring an arsenal of home-grown talent, the event is all about having fun. The party kicks off at 8 p.m. with DJ Just Ben spinning 92 beats per minute. DJs Parris and Pippen follow next, each playing hip-hop sets to get the party going. DJ Louis Benjamin closes the night with a “classic, funky, progressive house” set. A few special guest MCs may be in the works as well.

Wilson, (a.k.a DJ Lou Benjamin), who formerly held a residency at Nick’s after the departure of Daryl Fox in 1998, wanted to put together a night reminiscent of the once vibrant dance scene in the valley. State Bridge was a natural choice for a full moon show, given the outdoor setting and laid-back vibe.

“I spun there a couple of years ago and it was a great time,” Wilson said. The local organizer would like to see Full Moon Madness become an annual event.

The event is free and the lodge is open all day.

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