2023 Chiang Khong Music Festival

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2nd December 2023

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Free music by the Mekong.
4 bands
1. Huk Chiang Rai Band.
2. The Clumsy Strangers
3. 300-Band
4. Midnight Ramblers.

Music starts at 4pm.
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Don't miss out on a fantastic night of good music next to the Mekong.
 

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The schedule for the day.
Sound checks for the 4 bands start at 11am.

The band times for the concert, starting 4pm.
เวลา 16.00 – 17.00 น. วง “ฮักเจียงฮาย” Hug Chiang Rai
เวลา 17.00 – 18.00 น. วง “Clumsy Strangers”
เวลา 18.00 – 19.00 น. วง “300 Band”(เพลงแนววาไรตี้)
เวลา 19.00 – 19.30 น. ตัวแทน UN/ นายอำเภอเชียงของ/ ผอ.ททท.จังหวัดเชียงราย กล่าวต้อนรับ Official Speeches
เวลา 19.30 - 20.30 น. วง “300 Band”(เพลงสากล)
เวลา 20.30 – 22.00น. วง “Midnight Ramblers”
 
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Still catching up. A ripper night beside the Mekong with lots of fun & good times.
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We absolutely got the right balance of music this time around. Thai & farang music bands alternating.
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A few images from various people.

Setting up
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Sound check with Hug Chiang Rai band.
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Still catching up. A ripper night beside the Mekong with lots of fun & good times.
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We absolutely got the right balance of music this time around. Thai & farang music bands alternating.
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A few images from various people.

Setting up
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Sound check with Hug Chiang Rai band.
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More to come.
It was a lot of fun. We all really enjoyed the "300 Band", too
 
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The event this year coincided with a running event across the FB4 Friendship Bridge, through Houei Xai city & back to Chiang Khong on the ferry - if you were Thai.

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Sponsorship for the event came from a UN Agency in BKk UNFPA promoting awareness of gender-based violence & abuse of women.
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They were successful in getting their message across.
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Some images from the show underway & the happy crowds attending, soaking up the atmosphere.
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The Tha Pha Tan venue really is a super spot & it's very pleasing to see Chiang Khong city finally making proper use of the location.
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The Hug Chiang Rai band were the first on stage to set the mood for a wonderful enjoyable night.
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Their mixture of music was a perfect start to the night.
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The old GTR fellah was sufficiently impressed that he wishes to follow the band in Chiang Rai city & listen to them play again.

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The Clumsy Strangers were band # 2.
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3 farang out of Chiang Rai playing enjoyable, entertaining pub music.

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They succeeded in warming up the crowd.
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We look forward to Clumsy Strangers entertaining the crowd again in 2024.
 
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The very popular 300-Band really got things moving with their mix of Thai & farang songs.
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Chiang Rai residents may know the singer Kate, from Okane's Pub & Chill Music pubs in Chiang Rai city.
She is a great entertainer & really knows how to get the crowd fired up & dancing.
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Highlight band for the night was the Midnight Ramblers band from Bangkok, playing 100% Rolling Stones to rock until the end of the night.
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And that was the end to a great night with brilliant music & entertainment by the Mekong.
The CK Nai Amphur & TAT Chiang Rai, were sufficiently impressed to proclaim we can do it again in 2024, with a bigger budget available, for the 2023 event was done on a shoe string.
If you went, enjoyed yourself & would like to see another CK Music Festival by the Mekong, please post TQ & request on the CK Music Fest Facebok page. Ideally, I would love to see a 2-night event.

Chiang Khong Music Festival Facebook.
 
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