The new First Friday Streetfest event is about to get hairy and loud this Friday in southern Utah.
Returning to Main Street in St. George on Aug. 7 (you know, the first Friday in August) the George Streetfest offers its attendees a fresh lineup of entertainers, the wild and hairy George Mustache contest, new activities on Tabernacle Street and some tasty gastronomical delights served up at the Jazz Garden – located in Ancestor Square.
After the St. George City Council voted in early April to approve this monthly event – occurring the first Friday of every month – the August Streetfest in St. George will feature an extended concert on Main Street featuring three bands from Utah, including Dixie’s own Brickwalker. Also taking the stage to entertain the crowds will be Quiet Oaks of Salt Lake City, and the Streetfest headliner Holy Water Buffalo from Heber City.
The way it works is simple, on the first Friday of every month, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., St. George’s Main Street will be closed to traffic between Tabernacle and St. George Boulevard, specifically for the purpose of celebration. That’s when local artists, entertainers, vendors and crafters will take over downtown St. George providing music, laughter and entertainment in the downtown shopping area.
New to Ancestors Square’s Jazz Garden in August are two interactive learning opportunities, Jazz Appreciation and wine tasting 101. The Jazz Appreciation event starts at 7 p.m. and will entertain and educate those who attend – focusing on the intricacies of jazz music, its history and decorum. Then at 8 p.m., the St. George Wine Club will host Vino 101, featuring a brief look at the history of winemaking and the billion-dollar industry of wine tasting.
For the beer lover’s in the crowd, a four-beer assortment will be offered up by the good people at Zion Brewing Company of Springdale, Utah, and satisfying the state of Utah, the drinks served at the August Streetfest will be served with appetizers provided by Benja’s Thai & Sushi and the Painted Pony.