Tupelo, MS, June 24, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Returning for its second year, the “Down on Main” concert series kicks off the first of three events on July 8 at Fairpark Amphitheater in Downtown Tupelo.
Each event will be held on the second Thursday of the month in July, August, and September. All concerts are free and open to the public. Festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m.
“We are very excited about the return of the Down on Main series,” said Debbie Brangenberg, director of Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association. “It totally enhances the downtown experience.”
“Each concert this season, will have its on flavor,” said Chris Root, one of the original committee members. “They all three span different cultures and demographics and appeal to a diverse audience. From rock ‘n roll, blues and bluegrass to folk, jazz and jambands, all three concerts will be unique.”
Entertainment for the event includes Memphis band John Paul Keith & the One Four Fives opening for the modern blues band Hill Country Revue on July 8. On August 12, Sardis, Miss. native Sanders Bohlke will open for the bluegrass band The Infamous Stringdusters. Moon Taxi, an explosive Rock band from Nashville, Tenn., will open for New Orleans group, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band in the last of the concert series on September 9.
This year’s image for the series is an original watercolor designed by local artist Brent Farrar with the poster design by Russell Staffard. Brent attended Mississippi State University in 1998, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture. Currently employed by Mercier Landscape Architect, Brent first showed his work in Tupelo's 2009 GumTree Festival. Brent's work can be purchased at Reed's Bookstore and The Main Artery in Downtown Tupelo.
“Down on Main” is a free summer concert series organized by a group of young Tupelo professionals, partnered with the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association. “With Tupelo and Mississippi both having such a claim to music, we wanted to give the community an opportunity to experience different genres of live, original music,” said Chris Root, one of the original committee members. The event, which is funded by corporate sponsors and personal donations, has a family friendly atmosphere.
For more information about the “Down on Main” concert series or to inquire about obtaining a sponsorship, call 662-841-6598 or visit the website www.tupelomainstreet.com.
Down On Main
2010 Concert Series
Opening: John Paul Keith & the 145s
Headliner: Hill Country Revue
Opening: Sanders Bohlke
Headliner: The Infamous Stringdusters
Opening: Moon Taxi
Headliner: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band