Not that everything was smooth sailing in the months before the event.
"There was the week when three of the regulars canceled," she said. "They all had good reasons, and I understood."
That just made room for more new acts. Robertson checked the list of prospects she inherited from previous chairmen, and called others.
"I would always get, 'I had always wanted to do it, but no one ever asked me.' We had 10 new groups this year. That was exciting."
A few others returned after a year or more off. "The River City Youth Ballet took over the 9 o'clock at the Civic Center Little Theater, which worked perfectly because they needed a stage."
Robertson vowed to return for a second year running the show. "Joe Wollenberger, our [Community Music Association] president, left me a message Sunday night. He said it was a very successful evening.
"From what people said to me this was a really great year, probably because the weather was so good. I'm glad it wasn't like today," she said Tuesday. "We'd have a whole different story."
Reach Jim Balow at ba...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5102.