Come Celebrate Old Town Winchester’s Friday Night LIVE on June 14

Friday Night LIVE PosterThe first of Old Town Wincheter’s Friday Night LIVE events is happening this Friday, June 14th from 5pm to 10pm.  Don’t miss out on this incredible evening of fun and entertainment!

Friday Night LIVE will feature two different music venues, one located in the Habel parking lot and the other at the Cork Street parking lot. Each of these venues will showcase different styles of music and feature some of the area’s top musical talent.  Within the music venues food and drink vendors will be on hand selling both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.  These venues will open at 5:00 pm and the bands will play from 5:30 pm until 10:00 pm.  To purchase tickets in advance for $10 visit http://www.showclix.com/event/FridayNightLIVE or purchase them the day of for $15.

June DividedBands: Headlining the Hable Street parking lot stage is June Divided, a rock band from Philadelphia, Pa., who recently completed their first full-length album titled Backbone. The combination of Melissa Menago’s haunting vocals are complemented perfectly by Chris Kissel on guitar, Keith Gill on drums and Lenny Sasso on bass. June Divided plays the kind of rock the entire family can enjoy. They will be preceded by Dance for the Dying, a Washington, DC, synth-drive dance-rock quartet that is sure to bring audiences to their feet. Their distinct sound is reminiscent of the 80’s and 90’s Goth and pop, but they mix it with fast-paced rock rhythms. Warming up the crowd will be Swell Daze, a young and talented alternative rock band hailing from Purcellville, Va. The group will perform original songs as well as covering some great rock tunes.

Everett RaeHeadlining the Cork Street parking lot is Everett Rae. Based in Nashville, Tenn., Rae, 20, is a rising pop country act that is sure to deliver a “party within a party.” Supporting Rae are The Judy Chops, an award winning Americana band from Staunton, Va., known for playing an assorted mix of original and cover tunes with elements of western swing, rock, jazz, blues, rock-a-billy, classic country and more. Opening up on the Cork Street parking lot is Lost Indian. Hailing from Staunton, Va., Lost Indian is a southern gothic, old-time bluesy country band that won First Place at Best Tune at 2011’s Appalachian String Band Music Festival.

MimeIn addition to the live music, Friday Night LIVE is featuring many talented street performers and acoustic artists that will bring something new to the downtown walking mall. The family can enjoy the artistic talents of Mikey J an amazing caricaturist from Herndon and the fun magician Joe the Show. A featured performance being a famous mime Mark Jaster the mute fool coming to entertain the masses by combining mime, music and clowning that is sure to entertain all ages. Enjoy the free entertainment with your family and friends.  There will be acoustic performances by Wayne Snow as Ocean Dream playing calming guitar along with his smooth vocals. Mike Long and Long Eiland play jazz and classical guitar. Also, My Lucky Fish a band from all over the world plays rock pop music. Friday Night LIVE will have entertainment for all ages and tastes.

Old Town Winchester merchants will also be open to feature their products and services.  Over 80 unique businesses ranging from art galleries, boutiques, specialty shops, eateries and museums will be joining up with Friday Night Live and be open to the public throughout these evenings.

Sponsor Group LogoThe event is hosted by the Old Town Winchester Development Board and Full Circle Marketing.  A special thank you to sponsors and community partners, Grand Rental Station, TV3 Winchester, Signet Screen Printing and Embroidery, Piccadilly Printing Company, FASTSIGNS, Centennial Broadcasting Radio (92.5 WINC FM, Z 104.9 Fresh Country, The Bone 105.5, 1400 WINC AM), Clear Channel Radio (Q 102, The Fox 99.3, KISS 98.3 ), The Winchester Star, Palmer Media and Johnny Blues Inc.

There is an opportunity for event partners to enjoy private and catered seating in VIP and Corporate areas.

For more information on how to participate as a sponsor, exhibitor, vendor, venue provider, performer, volunteer, or VIP/corporate partner, contact Dario Savarese, (540) 722-8700,dario@fullcirclem.com.  The application for vendors and exhibitors is available here.

If you have questions about Old Town Winchester Walking Mall and other upcoming events contact Jennifer Bell, Downtown Manager at 540-535-3660 or jennifer.bell@winchesterva.gov.

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