Brick Street Art & Jazz Festival set in Minerva Saturday
MINERVA–The ninth annual Brick Street Art & Jazz Festival comes to Minerva’s historic North Market Street on May 18, featuring a wide range of musical styles, as well as interactive arts activities for all ages, food and fine crafts.
Professional bands will include the Musical Memories Orchestra at noon, playing big band music; Henrique Alvim at 2 p.m., playing Brazilian jazz guitar; The John Trapani Big Band at 4 p.m.; and Moustache Yourself at 5:15 p.m., playing Gypsy jazz.
Live music will begin even before the festival officially opens, with saxophonist Denny Ott playing during set up at 10 a.m. High-school jazz bands performing during the day include Minerva at 11:15 a.m.; Northwest at 1:15 p.m; Beaver Local at 3:15 p.m.; and Sandy Valley at 6:30 p.m.
The festival will offer a wide variety of interactive art activities for all ages. Hands-on projects will be provided by Minerva Public Library, the Kids’ Art Area, sponsored by Minerva Healthcare & Rehabilitation, and some crafters. Games and inflatables will also be available.
Other activities will include strolling magic by Tim Angeloni, noon to 2 p.m., sponsored by Minerva Area Federal Credit Union; balloon creations by Joe Delagrange, 2 to 4 p.m., sponsored by Consumers National Bank; a drum circle at 3 p.m., sponsored by Stark Parks; a giant xylophone, a public typewriter, rock stacking, a knitting circle and more.
Throughout the festival, artists will demonstrate their skills, and the Buckeye Woodturners will demonstrate throughout the day. Minerva’s downtown shops will be open, and many artists and fine crafters will be selling their work, ranging from jewelry, to handmade soaps, scrubs, and lotions, to fabric and wood creations, to decorative items and much more.
Food will be available including smoked meats from the Kishman’s IGA smoker, sandwiches from Candlelight Catering, gourmet wood-fired tacos from the Beach Bum Food Truck, burgers and appetizers from the Nuthouse Food Truck, fudge, baked goods, chocolates, kettle corn, French waffles and more. Que Pasa Mexican Restaurant and Sandy Springs Brewing Company will be open for sit-down dining and drinks.
The Minerva Area Historical Society’s Haas Museum will hold its grand reopening during the festival, with a ribbon cutting at 11:45 a.m.
Admission to the festival is free, and it will go forward rain or shine. In case of rain, the bands will play in the Roxy Theatre.
ArtsinStark is providing the stage for this event.
For information contact Denise Freeland at 330-868-7979 or firstname.lastname@example.org.