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- 6th Annual Friday Night Live summer event series begins, June 22
The Downtown Rutland Partnership June 15 released the 2012
schedule for its Friday Night Live summer event series.
Commencing Friday June 22 at 6 p.m. and continuing each Friday
through August 10, the Downtown Rutland Partnership will once again
host its annual outdoor festival series - Friday Night Live.
This Center Street, Rutland event boasts a wide variety of food,
shopping and entertainment options. Kicking off this year's
festivities on June 22, The Secret Circus will perform for children
at 6:15 p.m., followed by evening entertainment with musical group
Bow Thayer & Holy Plow at 7 p.m. and a feature performance by
local favorites Satin & Steel at 8:35 p.m. Each of the
following Fridays will feature unique children's and musical
"This is our 6th year hosting the Friday Night Live series. We're
very excited about some new ideas. Over the winter, we took a step
back to evaluate the event. What was working? What was
missing?" said Michael Coppinger, executive director of the
Downtown Rutland Partnership. "We made some tweaks and I think
you'll find that this year we are even more community oriented.
We're increasing our family and interactive events. I'm especially
excited about this year's musical line-up - again on two stages.
And this year we will have an even wider variety of food and
shopping options. Our downtown businesses are excited to
officially kick off summer and we even have a few surprises up our
"We're also asking people to save-the-date the weekend of August
3rd for our annual sidewalk sale and food festival." Coppinger
added. "Without a doubt, this summer, downtown Rutland is the
place to be."
Friday Night Live will take place every Friday evening this summer
from June 22 through August 10 - rain or shine. As with
previous years, downtown Center Street with be closed to traffic
between Wales Street & Merchants Row. Parking is suggested on
adjacent streets and in the downtown parking garage. Many downtown
merchants will offer extended hours. Each Friday, the event
ends at 10 p.m. A list of participating businesses,
entertainment and event sponsors can be found at