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Main Street Event Expected to Draw More Than 5,000 to Irving's Heritage District

BY IRVING WEEKLY STAFF

Irving, Texas. September 6, 2012

More than 5,000 people are expected to gather at the City of Irving’s annual Main Street Event for music, magic, food and entertainment from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Heritage District, 217 Main St. Presented by the City of Irving’s Parks and Recreation Department, highlights of the city’s signature family event include the Manifolds on Main Street Car Show, live music, mystifying magic, children’s activities, concession stands, and arts and crafts vendors.

“There’s always a great showing of residents and visitors for this community gathering in the Heritage District, which proves that the Main Street Event has been a great addition to Irving’s annual offering of events,” said Councilman Mike Galloway. “Irving is really fortunate to have gatherings like the Main Street Event that bring so many families and neighbors together … and somehow the city’s Parks and Recreation Department finds a way to raise the bar every year.”

Participation in the Manifolds on Main Street Car Show is open to the general public and gates will open at 9 a.m. Entries must be cars manufactured in 1972 and older. An awards ceremony to recognize exceptional entries will begin at 5 p.m. Car show registration is available at www.manifoldsonmain.org.

At the Main Street Event, three stages will feature a full schedule of live music entertainment. Following is the schedule of performances at the Main Stage and the Clock Tower Stage.

Main Stage

· 11 a.m. to noon – 2Tone Jazz Band

· 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – All Funk

· 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. – New Rhythm Generation

· 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. – A Hard Night’s Day Beatles Tribute Band (Headliner)

Clock Tower Stage

· Noon to 1 p.m. – Three Kings

· 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Bull Dog Blues Bland

“The diverse lineup of entertainment planned for this year’s Main Street event really reflects the diversity of the Irving community, so everyone can expect to be entertained,” said Recreation Manager Joe Moses. “Irving’s Main Street Event will really be the best ticket in town … we’ll have rhythm and blues, Latin fusion, and our headliner will be the No. 1 Beatles tribute band in North Texas—A Hard Night’s Day.”

A welcomed addition to this year’s Main Street Event is the Battle of the Bands, which will spotlight Irving’s teens. Hour-long teen band battles will take place on the Music Stage at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. In addition, the David Thomas World of Magic Genesis Magic Show is expected to bewilder and mystify audiences in the ballroom at the Heritage Senior Center, 200 S. Jefferson St. Shows will take place at noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Admission to the City of Irving’s Main Street Event is free and open to the general public. Many local merchants and retailers will be open for business during the event. Free parking is available at the parking garage at City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd. Complimentary shuttle service will run every 15 minutes from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and transport attendees from the north entry of the City Hall parking garage.



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