George Streetfest on Main presents New Year’s Day Masquerade from 5-10 p.m. January 1, with several features added to southern Utah’s favorite new first Friday event to keep attendees warm.
Leading out the evening at 5 p.m., Main Stage presents DJ Lex and his Amazing Steam Powered Music Machine followed by Dixie Funk Band of St. George at 6 p.m., RKDN of Provo at 7 p.m., and headliner GoldBoot of Las Vegas at 8 p.m.
“Town Birthday at the Tabernacle,” a live performance, will feature favorite characters from town history presenting biographical vignettes and select musical numbers in the warmth of the historic Tabernacle. This first of its kind performance celebrates the Jan. 17, 1862 incorporation of St. George City with a culmination of local tales and tributes to community founders.
A collaboration between St. George Tabernacle, St. George Live, and Historic Downtown, “Town Birthday at the Tabernacle” runs from 6-8:30 p.m. and is suitable for all ages. Warm-up, pop in, and come-and-go attendance is welcome, admission is free.
Zion Brewing Company Jazz Garden moves indoors this month to the Ancestor Square Tower. The venue will offer New Orleans style jazz as Rebecca Burt of Las Vegas adds some accordion flare to house band West Coast Jazz from 6-8 p.m. Then, from 8-10 p.m. Nick Adams and Sean Taylor bring in acoustic deep cuts reminiscent of classic rock and blues to the Jazz Garden.
All ages are welcome at the Jazz Garden, with a designated level for adults 21 and over featuring service of champagne, Zion Canyon Brewing Company beers, and selections by St. George Wine Club. Tapas service this month is by Painted Pony with specialty sodas by Springdale’s Café Soleil. Jazz Garden attendees dressed to the masquerade theme will qualify for entry to win prizes and gift certificates to Historic Downtown Restaurants.
Additional efforts to keep crowds warm include placement of fire barrels on Main Street by St. George City Fire Dept., and an enclosed and heated George FREE Photo Booth near Main Stage.
George Streetfest on Main is a nightlife event designed to celebrate the best of southern Utah. On the first Friday of every month from 6-10 p.m., participants enjoy a free signature street concert, buskers, goods sold by local artists, farmers market, and the Zion Brewing Company Jazz Garden featuring live jazz, rock and blues artists, and the Robert J Debry Food Truck Village.
George is presented by Historic Downtown St. George with event design and management by Emceesquare Media Inc. Sponsors are St. George City, St. George Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Canyon Media, St. George News, Etched Magazine, The Independent, Wingate by Windham Hotel, Habitat for Humanity Restore, Stapley Pharmacy, Robert J Debry and Associates, Remax Apple Group, SGI Mortgage, TDS Telecom, and Zion Brewing Company.
With recently renewed support and sponsorship of St. George City and the St. George Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, George has received the nod to continue every first Friday in 2016. This new, favorite nightlife event in southern Utah is designed to offer something for everyone.
For more information, visit georgestreetfest.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.