George Receives Nod to Become Permanent Resident Event

George Streetfest on Main is gearing up to continue through the winter months with a Big Fall Bash in November, Gingerbread Tour in December, and a New Year’s Day Masquerade on January 1. Then, with approval of renewed support and sponsorship by St. George City and the St. George Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, this new, favorite nightlife event in southern Utah will continue through 2016.

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Each month, the event continues to evolve as community members step up to offer talent and support. Adding a new youth dance party on Tabernacle Street, DJ Spinz brings a new twist to the Simister Ortho George Jr. Village. Additionally, the Dixie State University Sustainability Club, with support from BluCan Curbside Recycling, launches the George Recycles program with various BluCan stations located throughout the event. The popular Food Truck Village venue is also beefing up for the winter with added sponsorship by Robert J. Debry & Associates.

Performing at the Precision Hearing Main Street Concert Nov. 6 will be electric folk band National Parks of Provo, along with southern Utah music sensations Raven Cain and Wirelefant. The Zion Brewing Company Jazz Garden sponsored by Etched Magazine will feature “Jazz Vibes” with vibraphonist Glenn Webb, chair of the Dixie State University Music Department.

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Event organizers have been assured that Ancestor Square Courtyard will fully reopen to the Jazz Garden Nov. 6, with improvements to landscaping and electrical power complete.

­“We appreciate the improvements that are being made to the courtyard and see them as a long term investment and act of support for continuing this popular venue in the heart of Historic Downtown,” said Jazz Garden Manager Amy Thorpe.

New sponsors offering continuation of the George FREE Photo Booth are Remax Apple Group, SGI Mortgage, and TDS Telecom. Emily Bracey of Remax Apple Group said, “I moved to the area myself a few years back and have been missing this type of community event. St. George is the perfect location for a year-round downtown concert and outdoor celebration, and I’m excited to be part of it.”

George Streetfest on Main is a monthly first Friday celebration designed to celebrate the best of southern Utah. From 6 to 10 p.m., the monthly event features a free signature street concert, buskers, goods sold by local artists, farmers market, and a community engagement Passport to the City program. The Zion Brewing Company Jazz Garden sponsored by Etched Magazine is located at Ancestor Square and will remain open until midnight.

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George Streetfest on Main is presented by Emceesquare Media & Events at Historic Downtown St. George. Event partners are St. George City, St. George Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Downtown Merchants Group. Additional event sponsors include Canyon Media, St. George News, and The Independent (media sponsors), Richens Eye Center (Supporting Artists with Vision Scholarship), Simister Orthodontics (George Jr. Village), Wingate by Windham Hotel (guest performer accommodations), Precision Hearing (Main Street Concert), Habitat for Humanity Restore and Stapley Pharmacy (event facility support), Robert J Debry and Associates (Food Truck Village), and Remax Apple Group, SGI Mortgage, and TDS Telecom (George FREE Photo Booth). Jazz Garden sponsors are Zion Brewing Company and Etched Magazine.

Local artists and/or performers interested in applying for the Supporting Artists with Vision Scholarship should call (435) 773-0781. The scholarship offers street accommodations including tent and vendor fee for up to two southern Utah artists each month. For more information, please visit georgestreetfest.com, or email george@emceesquare.com.

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