George Streetfest Returns with Good News, Great Concert

George Streetfest on Main returns Friday, Nov. 6 with the good news of event continuation through 2016. Recently, St. George City Council and the St. George Area Convention & Visitors Bureau announced renewal of sponsorship and support for southern Utah’s new nightlife event at Historic Downtown St. George.

20151002-0100Performing 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.

The new youth dance party on Tabernacle Street featuring DJ Spinz returns Friday offering a new twist to the Simister Ortho George Jr. Village. On Stage Dance Studio will perform at 6:30 p.m., Dina Dance Fusion at 7:30 p.m., Dance with Attitude at 8:30 p.m., and Cody Latuda at 9:30 p.m.

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Also new to George Streetfest, 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.

New sponsors 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 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 Historic Downtown Merchants Group and Emceesquare Media & Events. Sponsors are St. George City, St. George Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. 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.

Upcoming George Streetfest events include The Gingerbread Tour December 4, and New Year’s Day Masquerade on January 1.

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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.