Jazz Garden for George, Streetfest changes location

The DiFiore Center for the Arts, St. George, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of The Difiore Center for the Arts, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Live jazz and blues will spice up the evening Friday night at the DiFiore Center for the Arts, rather than the usual location of Ancestor Square, as part of Oktoberfest at George, Streetfest.

The change in venue is needed as the courtyard at Ancestor Square was recently remodeled, and the newly laid sod is not yet ready to withstand heavy traffic.

The Zion Brewing Company Art and Jazz Garden Party will feature catering, wine tasting, and an art gallery opening by local artist Jennifer Gubler. Entertainment will be provided by one-man-band Nic Chamberlain, duo Russ and Rebecca Burt at 7 p.m., and West Coast Jazz headlining the entertainment starting at 8 p.m.

“We very much appreciate the Ancestor Square Advisory Board for their investment in the beautiful redesign of the courtyard,” George, Streetfest on Main presenter Melynda Thorpe said.

“We agree that preserving the new landscaping is critical, and appreciate the DiFiore Center for hosting an event to accommodate all who come downtown on first Friday to enjoy outdoor live jazz music, mingling, good food, Utah beer and wine.”

The DiFiore Center for the Arts is located at 307 N. Main Street in St. George.

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  • Billy Madison October 2, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    The beer, what about the beer?

  • WhatTheHeck October 2, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    According to a Facebook post: No beer, no wine. Apparently the permits were not transferred from one location to the next. Beer and wine venders made the trip from Cedar and Springdale only to turn around and go back. But, the band played on.

  • anybody home October 3, 2015 at 10:02 am

    very sneaky. It’s not as if the Ancestor Square project happened overnight by pixies. These folks knew about it all along and apparently just decided to switch at the last minute…Uh, alcohol permits? Gosh all darn. We didn’t think of that. Sorry. But here’s some Pepsi and home made fudge. Enjoy!

  • An actual Independent October 3, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    The really sad part is that they tried to pass it off as “Oktoberfest”. But the beer was 2 blocks away from a 1 block long festival, up the hill, with absolutely no signage. Oh yeah, and with no actual beer.
    Not the way to make a good impression on all the visitors for Marathon weekend.

    • anybody home October 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      The local “stake” holders win another one.

    • munchie October 3, 2015 at 9:52 pm

      More like “Mocktoberfest”. St. George will always be a second-rate, backwater town if they continue to pull these kind of stunts. Let the Adults decide for themselves if they want to have a drink or not

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