Renewed George Streetfest hosts Big Brothers Big Sisters

George, Streetfest on Main Food Village, St. George, Utah, date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Emceesquare Media & Events, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — “George, Streetfest on Main” returns with the good news of event continuation through 2016. Recently, the St. George City Council and the St. George Area Convention and Visitors Bureau announced renewal of sponsorship and support for Southern Utah’s new monthly “First Friday” nightlife event in historic downtown St. George.

In addition to the renewed support and sponsorship of St. George City and St. George Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Emceesquare Media signed a “George, Streetfest on Main” event management contract Tuesday with Downtown Merchants Group to continue managing the event through 2016.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

This month, George honors Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Utah. The organization will be the featured vendor for the contribution Southern Utah “bigs” make to their “littles” as mentors and role models.

Big Brothers Big Sisters will be on Main Street recruiting big brothers and sisters in an effort to accommodate their current waiting list of “littles.” They will also be selling glow-sticks to raise funds for the program.

Blow and glow

The Art & Soul Gallery will be hosting demonstrations by glass blower Mike Hurst, visiting from Ogden.

The glow-sticks and glass blowing are unique aspects of this month’s event as this is the first month the entire streetfest will take place after dark.

Entertainment

Flier for George, Streetfest on Main, November 2015 | Photo courtesy of Melynda Thorpe, St. George News
Flier for George, Streetfest on Main, November 2015 | Photo courtesy of Melynda Thorpe, St. George News

Electric folk band National Parks of Provo will perform at the Precision Hearing Main Street Concert, 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 Orthodontics 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.

BluCan Recycling

Also new to George Streetfest, the Dixie State University Sustainability Club and BluCan Curbside Recycling launches the George Recycles program with 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 Bracy of the Remax Apple Group is enjoying the event. “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,” she said.

About George Streetfest

Uncle George hands out passports at a First Friday event, St. George, Utah, date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Emceesquare Media & Events, St. George News
Uncle George hands out passports at a First Friday event, St. George, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of Emceesquare Media & Events, St. George News

George Streetfest is a monthly first-Friday celebration of the best of Southern Utah. The monthly event features a free signature street concert, street performers, goods sold by local artists, a farmers market and a community engagement Passport to The City program.

The Jazz Garden at Ancestor Square will remain open until midnight.

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, The Independent, Richens Eye Center, Simister Orthodontics, Wingate by Windham Hotel, Precision Hearing, Habitat for Humanity Restore, Stapley Pharmacy, Robert J Debry and Associates, Remax Apple Group, SGI Mortgage and TDS Telecom. Jazz Garden sponsors are Zion Brewing Company and Etched Magazine.

Upcoming George Streetfest events include The Gingerbread Tour Dec. 4, and New Year’s Day Masquerade Jan. 1.

Local artists and/or performers interested in applying for the Supporting Artists with Vision Scholarship can call 435-773-0781 for more information. The scholarship offers street accommodations including tent and vendor fee for up to two Southern Utah artists each month. For more information, please visit the George Streetfest website or email.

Event details

  • What: George, Streetfest on Main
  • When: Friday, Nov. 6 | Main Street 6-10 p.m., Jazz Garden 6 p.m.-midnight
  • Where: Main Street, Ancestor Square and Tabernacle Street, Historic Downtown, St. George
  • Passport to prizes | Download PDF here: George, Streetfest on Main November 2015 Passport

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