Thursday, July 19, 2007


The 4th annual Dancing on Main Street event will kick off at 3 pm on August 4th in historic, downtown Amherst, and feature top area music groups, artists, great food and drink, and much more.

Dancing on Main Street is a free music festival, which showcases area bands and helps promote downtown Amherst’s fabulous taverns and restaurants. The event begins at 3 pm and the fun continues until midnight.

Our partner sponsor, Premier Toyota-Scion of Amherst will raffle off a free 3-month, try-before-you-buy rental of a new Toyota vehicle of your choice. The rental value is $1500. Tickets are available at many downtown taverns and businesses and from any Main Street Amherst board member and are limited to 500. Tickets are selling for only $5.00 each, so get several and improve your chances of being the big winner (some restrictions apply.) Bob Fisher, owner of Premier Toyota-Scion of Amherst, will be on hand at the main stage to pull the winning ticket. Premier Toyota-Scion will also showcase several of their new vehicles on the downtown streets during the event.

This year’s musical lineup begins with The Roadhouse Band, warming up the stage at 3 pm, followed by fan-favorites The Men of Steele and Dann Swift & Lilly and Friends. Another local favorite and our headliner band, The Naked Monkeys, take the stage at 9 pm and play until the festival ends at midnight.

While music is at center stage at the corner of Church Street and Park Avenue, there are many more activities and offerings throughout the downtown. Many of our taverns and restaurants offer specials throughout the day. Take advantage of seating offered outside the taverns to enjoy your food and drinks. Our tavern sponsors this year are Cedar Pub, Church Street Bar and Grill, The Big Eaze, Park Lanes Bowling, RCs Brewhouse, and Ziggy’s Sports Bar and Grille. In addition to great specials offered by these taverns, the tavern owners are organizing a Corn Hole tournament, which should provide some great fun and rivalry among the taverns and their patrons. So stop in a participating tavern to get on board for the fun!

As you stroll along Church and Park, you’ll also find food concessions and beverages offered on the streets, and a convenient, covered central dining area, as well. Main Street Amherst offers cold beer on tap, Mike’s beverages, Pepsi and water. You’ll also find artists displaying and offering their artistic creations for sale this year. Be sure to stop by each booth to see their creative efforts. Many downtown shops and businesses are staying open late for your shopping pleasure. All in all, it’s a great day for family fun. Come early and stay late – there will plenty to keep the entire family busy and entertained from afternoon until midnight.

This community-focused event is organized by Main Street Amherst, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote and maintain an historic and economically vital downtown that is attractive and accessible to people of all ages. Main Street Amherst is a nationally accredited and official Ohio Main Street community. Costs of the event are being covered by sponsorships from community-minded businesses and taverns downtown, and our main partner sponsor for this event for two years running, Premier Toyota-Scion of Amherst.

“Dancing on Main Street is one of our community’s most enjoyable family events, and dovetails well with our mission, an important part of which is the revitalization of our downtown” said Sally Van Nuys, event chair and secretary of Main Street Amherst. “We’re excited to present this event again this year, which promises to be a big success, thanks to our hard-working volunteers, our sponsors, and our Main Street members. We encourage everyone to come out and support Main Street Amherst and its event sponsors, working hard to revitalize and promote downtown Amherst.”
For more information on “Dancing on Main Street” CLICK HERE


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