Eclectic musician, artist and poet Jalan Crossland presented new material, old time favorites and historic banter from the stage Friday at Nic Fest. The Nic Fest will continue Saturday with art, food, and music beginning at 10am.

Talking with Jalan after an incredible set we asked him if he was ready to take the stage for Fireworks Festival 2013, July 4th, at the Casper Events Center. "I can't think of any better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with my extended family in Casper. I really am looking forward to playing the fourth and watching the fireworks. So yea I really am excited about seeing some of the other musicians, and playing on the fourth."

Schedules and information about Fireworks Festival 2013 are available at theriver1079.com.