Archive for April, 2009

Statesville, NC Breaks Guinness World Record!!

April 29, 2009

IT’S OFFICIAL!! Statesville, NC, USA has received offical notification from Guinness World Records that we now hold the WORLD RECORD for the Longest Continuous Music Concert at 255 hours!  OUTSTANDING!!   We are all so pumped to have successfully achieved this and sooooo glad it is OVER!  Whew!

A couple of photos from our Press Conference today and I will post more details tomorrow.  I do want to note that we will have commemorative T-shirts and a commemorative hard-bound book available soon.  Both are in the design process now and we will publicize when ready to take orders.




Statesville Awaiting Decision by Guinness…

April 27, 2009

We applied for the Fast Track judging package so we are told we will hear the decision from Guinness no later than Tuesday, April 28.  I really, really think we WILL get the nod from Guinness because our volunteer committee went to such great detail to meet all the Guinness requirements.  How cool it will be if we learn that Statesville is the first community in the U.S. to hold the longest non-stop musica concert by multiple artists!  Woo-hoo, how neat will that be!

Even if we don’t get the record for some reason, it was an awesome event for a community this size to successfully pull off…between 750 & 800 performers of all ages…we know we had a fiddler who was 5 years old and we know of at least one octenegarian who performed.

Also, I want to share also that this weekend our community had three very inspiring celebrations:

  • Saturday at 2:00 I was invited to speak to about 200 youth who worked on community projects Saturday for Global Youth Service Day.  What a great bunch of kids and LEADERS of tomorrow!
  • Saturday at 3:00 I attended our community’s new Boys & Girls Club which will serve mostly at-risk kids in our community.
  • Today, Sunday  our communtiy celebrated the Grand Opening of our NEW homeless shelter…and a GRAND celebration it was!

Stay tuned for an announcement in the next few days.  Statesville ROCKS!

Guinness Has Received Our Submission…Now, We Wait!

April 21, 2009

Goodness, we finally heard from Guinness that all our submission arrived OK in London.  Now we wait to hear if they recognize our event as record-breaking!  It was a lot of work, but we had so many volunteers helping us that it was, indeed, do-able.  We have heard from many of you about what the concert meant to you…we want to learn more, so let us hear!  Thanks to all who performed, attended, sponsored the event for us and helped make it a reality.  We’ll publicize once we hear from Guinness! 

Stay Strong , Statesville, The Best is Yet to Come!