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12/6: Old Bank District Block Party to Let Downtowners Play in the Streets

By Eric Richardson
Published: Tuesday, November 25, 2008, at 06:24PM
Old Bank District Lights Brian Callaway Photography

"Snow fall" lights hang above 4th street between Spring and Main.

Food, drink and music take to the streets on Saturday, December 6th, as Gilmore Associates hosts the first annual Old Bank District Block Party at 4th and Main. The 6pm to midnight event will close off two blocks and feature two stages of music, an art bazaar and charity booths.

The main stage at 4th and Main, programmed by Little Radio, will host performances by The Like, Whispertown 2000, The Afternoons, Restaurant, and a special guest headliner. Harlem Place Alley will showcase jazz, with performances by Pablo Calogero and band.

Inside the Farmers and Merchants Bank, an art bazaar will feature works by thirty local artists, with all pieces priced under $200 (cash only). Outside, neighborhood retailers will be offering specials and discounts.

Pete's Cafe, Warung Cafe and Rocket Pizza will be offering special holiday menus, with ten percent of the proceeds going to charities including Chrysalis, The Salvation Army and the Midnight Mission. At their booth, the Midnight Mission will be accepting toy and gift donations.

The evening will see 4th street closed between Spring and Main, as well as Main street shut between 4th and 5th. Local traffic will be allowed through to the garage at 415 S. Main, which will be offering a special $3 flat rate.

Those traveling to the event from elsewhere in Downtown can use the Late Night DASH Holiday service, operating from 6:30pm to 3am.

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