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StreetFest plans nearly complete

Friday, September 3, 2010

Plans for the second Brazil Main Street, Inc., StreetFest are nearly complete.

The event is scheduled to take place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 17-18, at the Brazil National Guard Armory.

"We're in good shape," organization vice president Tony Harper said Thursday. "I think everything will come together."

The festival will feature food booths, a beer wagon, the Bee Creek Brewery Tent, two bounce houses for children, face painting and Shrine clowns, in addition to local entertainment acts. Harper said he was still attempting to locate a possible dunking booth for the event.

Harper said the first evening of entertainment would be geared toward country music and would feature Almost Country and Country 90 Proof.

Entertainment acts are scheduled to begin performing at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17.

The second night of entertainment will be geared toward Rock N' Roll, and will feature Ida Mae Sheriff, Big Dead Bird, Dicky James and the Blue Flames, and Lady Luck.

Entertainment is set to begin at 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18.

Harper told the committee Thursday there were initial problems with electricity, but guaranteed there would be enough for the event.

He said he hoped by adding the bounce houses for children the festival would be bring more families out.

"We're trying to make it more family friendly, but how do you get the families there," he asked organization members.

Harper added he has inquired about adding entertainment acts to the festival.

He said he entertained the thought of having the Northview Marching Knights perform, but that weekend begins the marching band season. He had also inquired about having elementary school choirs perform and said he may contact the Jackson Township Community Band.

Harper said he had purchased signs to promote the event and a sign is already in front of the Armory displaying the dates of the festival. The sign, he said, was donated by the Clay Youth League.

The first StreetFest took place in the parking lot behind Traditions in downtown Brazil, adjacent to Brazil City Hall on Jackson Street.

Meanwhile, the committee learned member Stacy Gibbens had nearly completed membership invitations the organization plans to send out to other business owners.

In other business, committee President Zac Chambers said at least two members must attend one Indiana Main Street meeting scheduled later this year in order for the local organization to maintain membership with the state group. The first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 9, in Lafayette, while the second is Tuesday, Sept. 21, in Warren, Ind.

The committee meets regularly on the first Thursday of each month in the Brazil Public Library.

The next scheduled meeting is for 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7.


Schedule

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

Friday, Sept. 17

Almost Country and Country 90 Proof

Saturday, Sept. 18

Ida Mae Sheriff, Big Dead Bird, Dicky James and the Blue Flames, and Lady Luck


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Shouldn't it be called a parking lost fest?

-- Posted by Jess822ica on Sat, Sep 4, 2010, at 5:14 PM


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