Maia Sharp Gets Folks on Their Feet at Season Opener


June 6 marked the beginning of The Grove’s Alive After Five concert series. Singer-songwriter Maia Sharp and opening band Workin’ on Fire kicked off the series, and initiated a new season of dancing crowds, beer-filled plastic cups, fountain-playing children and live music on The Grove.

Opening Band Workin’ on Fire announced their high-school graduation before playing their set, stating, “We used to say we were a high-school band, but can’t say that anymore because we just graduated.”

Sharp and guitarist Linda Taylor proved their music dance-worthy, as audience members got on their feet and moved to the duo’s perfectly pitched harmonies. Sharp showed off her multi-instrumental talents by switching between the guitar, keyboard and saxophone throughout her performance.

Off stage, fountain players and foot baggers drew attention while Sharp introduced one of her newer songs: “Who really wants to be perfect, I mean, who even really wants to have lunch with a perfect person? We all have our imperfections.”

Tips received by vendors at Alive After Five on June 6 benefitted The Women's and Children’s Alliance.