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Previous Patch Pals of the Month

Patch Pal of March 2017Chris Brown

Chris Brown, or Chris “MF’en” Brown, as he is affectionately known, is our Patch Pal of the Month for March. Chris is a native of the Tampa Bay area and has been around our music scene for many years. He is a sound/stage technician and regularly works at many of the biggest venues in the area including Jannus Live, Vinoy Park, Amalie Arena and the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center; setting up and breaking down sound systems, lighting and stages.

Chris also plays bass in a couple of local bands, mainly Troy Youngblood & the SoulFish, and also with High Cotton -Tampa Bay and Tres Gringos. He was also a key member of Skull and Bone Band, which played in our scene for many years. He is a pretty kick ass guitar player as well.

At The Blueberry Patch, he is always helping lend a hand in anything stage related, including set-up and breakdown. He is a frequently core member and MC of the Blueberry Patch Ramblers for our monthly Jam nights on the 11th of each month, as well as helping on many open mics and other events as well.

Be sure to congratulate Chris the next time you see him and thank him for all he does to help the Patch provide awesome music for our local area!

Patch Pal of February 2017Otis Suggs

Otis found his way to the Blueberry Patch a couple of years ago and has been a great volunteer at the front gate, helping in the food area and has created some incredible visual art pieces for the last two Burning Blueberry Brother events. He is one of our newest Sharevival board members and a great overall volunteer. If you don’t know him, you should!

Thank you for all that you do!

Peace, Love & Blueberries!

Patch Pal of January 2017Wyly and Jessica Weeks

Our Patch Pals for the Month of January are Wyly and Jessica Weeks!

If you attended Burning Blueberry Brother 14, they were two of our most dedicated volunteers. If you enjoyed the nest, thank them. If you enjoyed the black light area, thank them. Did you see Steampunk Santa?

Wyly and Jess have been volunteers and have grown with us over the years. Their effort and enthusiasm is to be celebrated! Thank you both for all you do!

Peace, Love & Blueberries!

Patch Pal of December 2016Kari Fremont


Our Patch Pal of the Month for December is Kari Fremont.

Originally from Port Orange, Kari moved to St. Pete to study Marine Biology at the University of South Florida. Through her studies, she has traveled across Florida studying the preservation of marine life, with a strong focus on coral life and sea turtles. Due to her stellar grades and achievements, we are so proud to announce that Kari was inducted into the honor society just last week!

Kari can be found working at the door most Patch nights, alongside her amazing other half, Dustin Trimmer (Link). They were both involved with preparations for Burning Blueberry Brother this year and were even involved in the Conclave performance prior to the effigy burn.

We are so happy to have this dynamic couple involved with the Blueberry Patch and look forward to their future in growing with the Patch, bringing us into the next generation of Patch Pals.

Thank you for all that you do, inside and outside of the Blueberry Patch. You are an amazing citizen of our planet and your kindness is not overlooked or unappreciated!


Patch Pal of November 2016Chris Pack

Our Patch Pal of the Month for November is Christopher Joel Pack.

Originally from Spartanburg, SC, Chris has been living in the Tampa Bay area for over a decade. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served as KC-135 Crew Chief, a military aerial refueling aircraft. A civilian now, Chris makes his living as a graphic designer and can be seen around town twisting everyone into a frenzy as the lovable front man in Twisty Chris and the Puddin’ Packs and behind the drums as the energetic DinoSarge in the local punk band, Nerds Raging.

Chris has been attending Patch nights on a regular basis over the last year where he can be seen checking ID’s at the gate. He attends most volunteer Saturday’s and has been known to recruit his fellow band mates to assist with some of the heavy lifting on larger projects.

You can see Chris on stage at The Blueberry Patch later this month with Twisty Chris and the Puddin’ Packs at our 14th Annual Burning Blueberry Brother – Da Vinci’s Workshop on November 19th.

Veteran’s Day is coming up – November 11th. When you see Chris, be sure to thank him for his service to both the Blueberry Patch and to our country.
Peace, Love & Blueberries!

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