Marietta College Music Department sponsor of Brick Street Arts Bash
The Marietta College Music Department is sponsoring the Brick Street Arts Bash on Saturday, April 22, in downtown Marietta. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and is organized by the faculty, staff and students of Marietta College’s Music Department, with sponsorship from the Ohio Arts Council and the McDonough Leadership Foundation.
This huge event is presented for the Marietta community as well as all communities in the Mid-Ohio Valley. It will be taking place in the 100 and 200 blocks of Putnam Street, which will be closed to traffic for the day.
During the festivities, there will be three performance stages. One stage will be at Front and Putnam streets. A second outdoor stage will be at the intersection of Second and Putnam Street. The Peoples Bank Theatre will house the third stage. The outdoor stages are booked from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The People Bank Theatre is booked from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Music will include national banjo champion Steven Moore (MC graduate), Laurel Creek Bluegrass Band, Kent and Nannette Knappenberger (NY) Celtic and Appalachian Music, Radar Hill Jazz (Columbus), Marietta Children’s Choir, Parkersburg High School A Cappella Choir, Vintage Mix Barbershop Quartet (IN), Escher String Quartet (NY), PBS Show Songs at the Center, Transit Arts Dance and Music (Columbus), Rockin’ Wrap Up Jazz and Blues Concert, MC FloodStage, multiple Drum Circles, and The Cello Company.
In addition to these music events there are two one woman theatre shows by Carolina Alvarez, dance presentations by Stacey’s Dance Studio, belly dancing demonstrations and opportunities to try, AcroYoga demonstrations and opportunities to try, drum circles to participate in, hands-on art events for both children and adults. Just about everything you could ever wish to see and experience will be present and available.
In all, there are 39 displaying artists including demonstrations in all areas. Their display tents and booths will line both sides of Putnam Street from Front Street to Third Street. Many more arts organizations will also have a presence to make the MOV more aware of the arts that are available in the area.
There will be multiple food trucks along Putnam Street providing a variety of culinary choices.
Best part! It’s all free!
Come and enjoy the festive atmosphere while experiencing all forms of the arts. Bring your family and friends! Free!
Marshall C. Kimball