George LoveFest to Feature Kissing Booth on Main, Romance at the Jazz Garden

George Streetfest on Main enters into southern Utah springtime months Feb. 5, with LoveFest 2016, at Historic Downtown St. George, from 6-10 p.m.

Leading out the evening on Main Stage at 6 p.m. is Snow Canyon High School Jazz Band led by music director Terry Moore. At 7 p.m., alternative/western rock band, Brumby, of Las Vegas takes the stage with headliner SWIMM of Los Angeles following at 8 p.m.

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Featuring Chris Hess and Adam Winn, SWIMM offers what MTV calls music that “flows in different directions, dipping into indie rock, dance, and rock n roll all with a twinge of psychedelia as the common element.”

Zion Brewing Company Jazz Garden will be located indoors again this month at the Ancestor Square Clock Tower. The venue will offer love songs by crooner Nic Chamberlain accompanied by West Coast Jazz band from 6-8 p.m. From 8-10 p.m., local Indi rock band The Whiskey Tooth Revival led by Tyler Sevy, will shake things up at the Tower.

Feb. 5 Jazz Garden tapas service will be provided by Benja’s Thai Garden and The Pizza Factory. Jazz Garden attendees dressed in 60s style may qualify for entry to win prizes and gift certificates to Historic Downtown Restaurants and local merchants. Prizes for February include Cappelletti’s Italian Restaurant, Truffles Market, Laser Mania, and Mint the Food Truck.

February wine selections are made by St George Wine Club for February include a 2014 Yalumba Viognier of South Australia (white), and a 2013 TrumpeTer Malbec from Argentina (red). Also featuring Zion Canyon Brewing Company microbrews. LoveFest feature vendor will be Waffle Love serving up warm waffles on Main Street near the stage.

“As we move into the new year, we express continued support for this new, fun community event that continues to give us all a reason to gather at the center of town each month,” said Mayor Jon Pike. “George has shown us something special about our community, and we appreciate the efforts of organizers who continue to develop and grow this nightlife event that offers something for everyone. We also appreciate the community for turning out to make George Streetfest something we can all be proud of.”

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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 Robert J Debry Food Truck Village. Zion Brewing Company Jazz Garden is located at Ancestor Square and offers live jazz, rock and blues artists, and beer and wine service paired with tapas from favorite Ancestor Square Restaurants.

According to Nicki Pace of Downtown Merchants Group, “We appreciate the vision, commitment and hard work of event organizers in creating, planning, and managing a new first Friday event that brings culture and a consistent nightlife option to the center of town,” Pace said. “George has brought new life and energy to Downtown and we are excited to watch the event grow in 2016.”

George is presented by Historic Downtown St. George with event design and management by Emceesquare Media. 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, 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. March 4 brings St. Patty’s Spring Fling featuring Dick Earl’s Electric Witness and Many Miles on Main Stage. AT the Jazz Garden, Queen of Ragtime Mimi Blais of Montreal is scheduled to perform.

For more information, or to become a vendor, visit georgestreetfest.com, or email info@georgestreetfest.com.