Peace, love prevail as ‘George Streetfest’ goes ’60s; kissing booth, crooner

ST. GEORGE — Get groovy and spread love as “George, Streetfest on Main” goes “LoveFest” with a trip back in time to the 1960s Friday from 6-10 p.m. in Historic Downtown St. George.

As the “First Friday” event moves toward the springtime months, February’s installment offers a little something to warm the hearts of attendees including a kissing booth and local musician Nic Chamberlain crooning for the lovers in the Zion Brewing Company Jazz Garden.

This photo from the youth dance party at George Streetfest shows youth enjoying the streetfest, St. George, Utah, January 1, 2016 | Photo by Nick Adams courtesy of Emceesquare Media, Inc., St. George News
This photo from the youth dance party at “George, Streetfest on Main” shows youth enjoying the streetfest, St. George, Utah, Jan. 1, 2016 | Photo by Nick Adams courtesy of Emceesquare Media Inc., St. George News

“From couples discounts on event T-shirts to menus lined with special love items this month, ‘George LoveFest’ is a groovy way to kick off our spring/summer Streetfest season,” streetfest executive producer Melynda Thorpe said.

Leading off the evening from the Main Stage at 6 p.m. is the Snow Canyon High School Jazz Band led by music director Terry Moore. At 7 p.m., alternative/Western rock band Brumby of Las Vegas, takes the stage with headliner SWIMM of Los Angeles following at 8 p.m.

Featuring Chris Hess and Adam Winn, SWIMM offers what MTV calls music that “flows in different directions, dipping into indie rock, dance, and rock n’ roll all with a twinge of psychedelia as the common element.”

The George free Photo Booth is transforming this month into a kissing booth on Main Street near the concert stage. Manning the booth and doling out kisses will be the Dixie State University Student Association.

“We can say this much about the kissing booth — those who enter the kissing booth are sure to leave with a lot more love than they entered with,”  Thorpe, said.

A couple pauses to take a selfie during Goerge Streetfest, St. George, Utah, January 1, 2016 | Photo by Nick Adams courtesy of Emceesquare Media, Inc., St. George News
A couple pauses to take a selfie during “George, Streetfest on Main,” St. George, Utah, Jan. 1, 2016 | Photo by Nick Adams courtesy of Emceesquare Media Inc., St. George News

Zion Brewing Company Jazz Garden will be located indoors again this month at the Ancestor Square Clock Tower. All ages are welcome. There will be a designated level for adults, 21 and over. The venue will offer love songs by crooner Nic Chamberlain accompanied by West Coast Jazz from 6-8 p.m. Next, local indie rock band The Whiskey Tooth Revival led by Tyler Sevy will shake things up at the Tower from 8-10 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to dress ’60s and those in groovy attire may enter at the Jazz Garden to win gift certificates to Historic Downtown businesses and restaurants.

Scheduled tapas service includes pot stickers, yellow curry and Asian brews by Benja’s Thai Garden and pizza slices and bread twists by The Pizza Factory.

February wine selections are made by the St. George Wine Club and include a 2014 Yalumba viognier of South Australia (white), and a 2013 TrumpeTer malbec from Argentina (red).

New to the Jazz Garden Friday is the addition of microbrews from Park City and Moab breweries. Featured this month are selections made by a panel of local microbrewers and aficionados. Brews include Zion Brewing Company’s Jamaican style lager and seasonal pecan brown, Park City’s hooker pale ale, and Moab’s Johnny’s American India pale ale.

Schedule of events

George Streetfest, LoveFest, schedule of events, location and date not specified | Schedule courtesy of Emceesquare Media, Inc., St. George News
George Streetfest, LoveFest, schedule of events | Flier courtesy of Emceesquare Media, Inc., St. George News

Main Stage

  • 6 p.m. | Snow Canyon High School Jazz Band
  • 7 p.m. | Brumby of Las Vegas
  • 8 p.m. | SWIMM of Los Angeles
  • 9 p.m. | Snow Canyon High School Jazz Band Reprise

South Main Street

  • 6-10 p.m. | DJ Spinz Youth Dance Party and Dixie State University Dance Team, Tragedy

Jazz Garden

  • 6 p.m. | West Coast Jazz band with Valentine crooner Nic Chamberlain
  • 8-10 p.m. | The Whiskey Tooth Revival

St. George Tabernacle

  • 7 p.m. | St. George Tabernacle presents artist Julie Rogers

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 the City of St. George, 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 from the City of St. George and the St. George Area Convention and 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.

“As we move into the new year, we express continued support for this new, fun community event that continues to give us all a reason to gather at the center of town each month,” St. George Mayor Jon Pike, said. “’George’ has shown us something special about our community, and we appreciate the efforts of organizers who continue to develop and grow this nightlife event that offers something for everyone. We also appreciate the community for turning out to make ‘George Streetfest’ something we can all be proud of.”

For more information, visit the “George, Streetfest on Main” website or send an email.

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Event details

  • What: George, Streetfest on Main and George Jazz Garden
  • When: Friday, Feb. 5, 6-10 p.m.
  • Where: Historic Downtown, St. George

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