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Lane closures approved for Main Street Live
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FILE PHOTO - photo by Lisa Hobbs

Lane closures have been approved for the 2020 Main Street Live summer concert series. Music begins next Friday, June 12. 

The concert series is offered on the West Lawn of Security Federal Savings Bank. 

On the Main Street side of the bank in the area of the lawn, both the left and right lanes will be closed and traffic funneled down the center lane. A pedestrian crosswalk will be established. 

McMinnville officials approved funneling traffic and establishing a crosswalk. Assisting in that will be McMinnville Public Works Department and McMinnville Police Department. The lane closures will take place every Friday night, from June 12 through July 31. 

“Are the bands hanging in there?” asked Alderman Everett Brock.

Main Street McMinnville executive director Teresa Prober replied, “Yes, so far so good.”

When questioned, Prober assured officials that Main Street McMinnville will adhere to Tennessee Pledge guidelines and encourage social distancing between family groups.

The written request stated that up to 1,500 visitors are expected at the concerts.

“That sounds like a lot of people to me,” said Alderman Rachel Kirby, who voiced hesitancy in the organization’s ability to keep so many people apart.

Brock added, “I don’t know how in the world you’re going to do it.”

Up first on June 12 will be Faith Jackson with a country/ rock theme. She takes the stage at 7 p.m. Vendors open at 6 p.m. Bring your own chair or blanket and enjoy the kickoff of Main Street Live summer concert series 2020. She will be followed by Conner Lorre on Friday, June 19.