Ring in the New Year celebrating at George Streetfest on Main

Performers at a George Streetfest on Main event, St. George, Utah, 2015 | Photo courtesy of George Streetfest on Main, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — George Streetfest on Main presents New Year’s Day Masquerade, Jan. 1, 5-10 p.m., with several features added to Southern Utah’s First Friday event to keep attendees warm.

George Streetfest on Main New Year's Day Masquerade event map | Image courtesy of Melynda Thorpe, St. George News
George Streetfest on Main New Year’s Day Masquerade event map | Image courtesy of Melynda Thorpe, St. George News

Leading out the evening, Main Stage presents DJ Lex and his Amazing Steam Powered Music Machine followed by Dixie Funk Band of St. George, RKDN of Provo and headliner GoldBoot of Las Vegas.

“Town Birthday at the Tabernacle,” a live performance, will feature favorite characters from town history presenting biographical vignettes and select musical numbers in the warmth of the historic Tabernacle.

This first-of-its-kind performance celebrates the Jan. 17, 1862, incorporation of St. George City with a culmination of local tales and tributes to community founders.

A collaboration between St. George Tabernacle, St. George Live and Historic Downtown, “Town Birthday at the Tabernacle” runs 6-8:30 p.m. and is suitable for all ages. Warm-up, pop-in and come-and-go attendance is welcome, admission is free.

Zion Brewing Company Jazz Garden moves indoors this month to the Ancestor Square Tower. The venue will offer New Orleans-style jazz with Rebecca Burt of Las Vegas playing accordion, 6-8 p.m. Then from 8-10 p.m., Nick Adams and Sean Taylor bring in acoustic deep cuts reminiscent of classic rock and blues.

All ages are welcome at the Jazz Garden, with a designated level for adults 21 and over featuring services of champagne, Zion beers and selections by St. George Wine Club. Tapas service this month is by Painted Pony with specialty sodas by Springdale’s Café Soleil. Jazz Garden attendees dressed to the masquerade theme will qualify for entry to win prizes and gift certificates to Historic Downtown Restaurants.

Additional efforts to keep crowds warm include placement of fire barrels on Main Street by St. George City Fire Department and an enclosed and heated George free Photo Booth near Main Stage.

New Year’s Day entertainment lineup:

George Streetfest on Main New Year's Day Masquerade event schedule | Image courtesy of Melynda Thorpe, St. George News
George Streetfest on Main New Year’s Day Masquerade event schedule | Image courtesy of Melynda Thorpe, St. George News

Headline band: GoldBoot of Las Vegas

Main Stage

  • 5 p.m. | DJ Lex and his Amazing Steam Powered Music Machine
  • 6 p.m. | Canyon Media’s Buckner emcee
  • 6:15 p.m. | Dixie Funk Band
  • 7 p.m. | RKDN of Provo, Utah
  • 8 p.m. | St. George News personalities Paul and Grady emcee
  • 9 p.m. | DJ Lex and his Amazing Steam Powered Music Machine
  • 10 p.m. | Stage closes

Jazz Garden

  • 6-8 p.m. | New Orleans at Ancestor Square Tower
  • 8-10 p.m. | Acoustic rock and blues by Nick Adams and Sean Taylor
  • 10 p.m. | Jazz Garden closes

Tabernacle

  • 6-8:30 p.m. | “Town Birthday at the Tabernacle” free performance. Pop-in, come-and-go attendance welcome.

About George Streetfest

George Streetfest on Main is a nightlife event designed to celebrate the best of Southern Utah. On the first Friday of every month, participants enjoy a free signature street concert; buskers; goods sold by local artists; farmers market wares; the Zion Brewing Company Jazz Garden featuring live jazz, rock and blues artists; and the Robert J. Debry Food Truck Village.

George is presented by Historic Downtown St. George with event design and management by Emceesquare Media Inc. 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, Habitat for Humanity Restore, Stapley Pharmacy, 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.

For more information, visit their website or send an email.

Event details

  • What: George Streetfest on Main New Year’s Day Masquerade
  • When: Jan. 1, 5-10 p.m.
  • Where: Historic Downtown, St. George

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