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Successful year ends for Main Street Live
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The Joe Harvey Band left the Main Street Live crowd hungry for more music. However, Friday’s performance was the last installment in the 2012 summer concert series.
“We hope people enjoyed this year’s Main Street Live,” said Main Street McMinnville executive director Carla King. “Everyone seemed to have fun. I thought it was fabulous.”
Along with the Joe Harvey Band, this year’s series featured performances by Little Queen, Midnight Flyer, Thunder Creek, Timeline, Four on the Floor, and the Cody McCarver Band.
There was also a comedian for the first time this year.
The original lineup also included a band called Entice, which was scheduled to be the second performance in the eight-week series. However, rain canceled that performance.
Unsuccessful attempts have been made to reschedule, says King.
“We have tried to reschedule Entice. We couldn’t work it out. Apparently they are completely booked,” she said.
Despite the cancellation, it is estimated that more than 10,000 people attended the seven concerts.
“We averaged 1,500 people per concert,” said King. “The goal of Main Street Live is to bring people and tourists into downtown. I believe we achieved that. We are looking forward to Main Street Live 2013. I’m already working on it.”
Main Street Live summer concert series is a production of Main Street McMinnville. Events are free to the public due to sponsorship by Dr. Pepper, the Law Offices of Galligan and Newman, Security Federal Savings Bank, River Park Hospital, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas, Ben Lomand, McMinnville Electric System, city of McMinnville, Peg Broadcasting and the Southern Standard, your source for local news.
“We want to thank our army of volunteers who helped with the concerts,” said King. “It takes an army to put these concerts on. We would also like to thank our sponsors. Without them, there would be no concerts.”
When it returns next year, the series will be in its ninth year. For more information, contact King at 506-5335.