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'Main Street in Bloom' for Fourth Friday
, Courier Staff Writer
Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:00 AM
Live music, special activities and trolley rides are planned on Main Street as part of the Fourth Friday Art Jam in Madison.
Gallery 115 will host live music from the Slick River Rockets from 7 to 9 p.m. The group plans a night of rockabilly entertainment with the acoustic rhythm guitar and stand-up bass.
The group, including Chip Binzer on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, Brook Reindollar on stand-up bass and vocals, Sean Dawkins on lead guitar and Eric Phagan on drums, combine traditional elements of Rockabilly with more contemporary lead guitar styles and infectious back beats and tempos like that of the 1950s blend of country, blues, jazz and rock.
"It's just good Americana music," Phagan said. "We're looking for a whole lot of fun."
Phagan expects to open the doors to the store at 115 E. Main St. to allow guests walking by on Main Street to hear the music and join in the special events of Fourth Friday.
Other locations plan special events as well.
Art on Main, 309 W. Main St., will host an Art in the Alley event. Local and regional artists will feature their work in the area between 309 W. Main St. and 313 W. Main St., while local musicians perform from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will also feature a sidewalk chalk art event for children until 8 p.m.
Madison Apothecary, 835 W. Main St., plans to host a wine tasting with featured wines from California during the events. The tasting costs $10 per person and includes a wine glass for participants to keep.
Something Simple, 217 E. Main St., plans to host extended shopping hours and offer free refreshments throughout Fourth Friday events as well.
Other downtown businesses, restaurants and art galleries stay open for extended hours during Fourth Friday activities, and the Madison Trolley will be giving complimentary rides up and down Main Street from 5 to 8 p.m.
Judy Duncan with the Madison Trolley said there aren't any specific pick-up points throughout the evening, but she usually stops at the Comfort Station, West and Main streets and Jefferson and Main streets.
"People just flag me down," Duncan said.
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