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Plans for the second StreetFest in the works

Friday, August 6, 2010

Members of Brazil Main Street, Inc., listen to a proposal regarding its upcoming StreetFest during its Thursday meeting. Jason Moon Photo. [Order this photo]
* Event to be at National Guard Armory

The second StreetFest is beginning to take shape.

On Thursday, Brazil Main Street, Inc., Vice President Tony Harper informed other committee members plans for the organization's second festival are coming together.

"It will be a little more family friendly," Harper said.

Harper told committee members the event has been scheduled for Sept. 17-18 so as to not conflict with other festivals and events taking place in the fall.

It will also take place at the Brazil National Guard Armory.

He said there will be two evenings of entertainment, starting at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17, and 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18.

Several that attended the first festival in late May suggested the entertainment be split into two evenings, one night for country music and another night for rock music.

"(The community) wanted a country night and a rock night," Harper said.

The first night of entertainment will be country-influenced music and will feature acts P150, Almost Country and Country 90 Proof. Harper said he is still pursuing one more act for the evening.

The second night will feature rock music, including acts Ida Mae Sheriff, Big Dead Bird and Dicky James and the Blue Flames. He added he may add one more act for the evening as well.

Festivities will take place in the parking lot of the Armory, located on State Road 59.

Harper said he learned there will be enough power for the festivities after contacting Duke Energy.

Now, he said he will begin contacting vendors that set up for the first festival and added he hoped to have "bounce houses," for children, but was looking for sponsors for the houses.

He said he intends to place a sign on SR 59 to promote the festival.

The organization conducted its first festival during Memorial Day weekend earlier this year. It took place in the parking lot behind Traditions and adjacent to Brazil City Hall off Jackson Street.

Meanwhile, committee members learned its recently created Facebook page now has 59 fans and 50 active users.

In other business, the committee discussed the possibility of having a Rhodes Fish Fry in the future as a way to create more revenue. The committee's purpose is to raise enough money to qualify for grants that would help beautify downtown Brazil.

The committee meets regularly on the first Thursday of each month at the Brazil Public Library. Its next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., Sept. 2.

Tentative Schedule

The following is a tentative schedule of entertainment acts for the second Brazil Main Street, Inc., StreetFest, scheduled for Sept. 17-18:

Friday, Sept. 17

6 p.m. -- P150

7-8 p.m. -- Currently Open

8-10 p.m. -- Almost Country

10 p.m.-midnight -- Country 90 Proof

Saturday, Sept. 18

7-8 p.m. -- Ida Mae Sheriff

8-10 p.m. -- Big Dead Bird

10 p.m.-midnight -- Dicky James and the Blue Flames

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Much, much better location. Good luck!

-- Posted by lifehasitsmoments on Fri, Aug 6, 2010, at 10:45 PM

How much if any money is going to the National Guard? They are the ones making all this possible! Not to long ago The Guard wanted to buy land owned by the park board or City of Brazil an was told no. Why not have it on the "Kids Night Out" Brazil's was a little on the blah side of things. You don't really want to influence drinking so close to Highway 59 do you? Of course you can always call it "The Cops Nite Out" I guess if you look at it on the city point of view "revelry is revenue"

-- Posted by smallguysmalltown on Sat, Aug 7, 2010, at 6:55 AM


Sounds like you are thinking small. Brazil Main Street is a not-for-profit organization that is trying to improve our small town. We are trying to make sure it doesn't become a ghost town.

-- Posted by enyapmik on Sat, Aug 7, 2010, at 4:35 PM

This community will never amount to anything- nobody cares and it shows as you drive around town. You go to Jasonville, Rockville and even Linton and they have nice sidewalks, pretty lantern type lights, paved down town streets. But not Brazil, it's not changed in 50 years- seems to me we could get a grant or something to help the downtown. I know we need to get that retention pond put in before the State will do anything. We've been waiting on the State to come in for 10 years and it's still a crumby little town. It's embarressing.

-- Posted by townisamazing on Sun, Aug 8, 2010, at 2:22 PM

Wow Town,

With people like yourself so selflessly giving of your time and effort to the town, it's a wonder you would complain. Oh wait, you don't nor have you ever done anything to help. Therefore your opinion and your outlook are negated by your inactivity and unwillingness to get in there and get your hands dirty. You call this a "crumby" little town? Get out. You're no longer needed. This town needs those who are willing to chip in and help out and to come together as a community. You, however, are just another detractor who I would dare say adds nothing and hasn't ever added anything to the rebuilding of not only the aesthetics but the spirit as well.

If I were you, I would pray for chocolate covered shoes. That way, you have a tasty treat to look forward to next time you stick your foot in your mouth publicly. Have a great day and rest assured, the rest of us who are active and responsible ARE.

-- Posted by karenmeister on Mon, Aug 9, 2010, at 9:39 AM

I would love to join your facebook page, what is it under ???

-- Posted by sweetpeas on Mon, Aug 9, 2010, at 12:17 PM

I agree with karenmeister.

-- Posted by donalde on Mon, Aug 9, 2010, at 3:39 PM

HAAAAAA! Karen burned you! HAAAA! Made my day.

-- Posted by wtfizdat on Mon, Aug 9, 2010, at 6:29 PM

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