2-hr Launch Delay July 7

With high temperatures expected this weekend, event organizers and St. George City announce delay of the Georgefest event start time by two hours. Attendees can beat the heat by arriving at Historic Downtown two hours later than usual July 7, along with the addition of several event cooling features.

Rather than the standard 6 p.m. Georgefest launch, the Main Stage FREE Concert, Food Truck Village, and Jazz Garden at Green Gate Village venues will open at 8 p.m. and run through midnight.

“This month, attendees will be able to enjoy Georgefest as the sun sets and air cools with the night air,” said Georgefest Founder and Executive Producer Melynda Thorpe. “We encourage attendees to grab their water bottles and come Downtown at sunset to enjoy the live music, good food and mingling with friends George is known for.”

At the Jazz Garden, Desert Mist and Green Gate Village are combining efforts to provide a water misting cooling system for attendees. Iced adult beverages and specialty sodas will also be on tap at the Jazz Garden.

The Food Truck Village returns to Georgefest this month on Tabernacle Street with tables and chairs for customers. A newcomer this month is the Affogato Love food truck, serving cold smoothies, Dole Whip, and soft-serve ice cream. Shaved ice and snow cones will also be included among July 7 Georgefest offerings.

At 8 p.m., Main Stage features the local Celtic phenomenon Wooden Tantrum opening for The Doldrums of Provo. And at the Jazz Garden, southern Utah’s own blues bit The Naturals is set to open for Bila Gaana of Cedar City. Bila Gaana is known for their energy and command of live music performance.

For more information, visit www.georgestreetfest.com, or email info@georgefest.org.