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Irving Main Street Event is coming Sept. 16-17 to the Heritage District

BY IRVING WEEKLY STAFF

Irving, Texas. September 13, 2016

Summer break may have come to a close, but the fun does not stop in downtown Irving. The Irving Main Street Event, Irving’s premier street festival, will be in full swing from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 16 and noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Irving Heritage District.

Concerts will feature R&B and pop music, high-energy dance tunes and cover band songs, as well as a tribute to music legend Elton John. Other events include free children’s activities and performances by seasoned children’s entertainers Eddie Coker and The Checkerboard Guy, who have brought joy to audiences across the United States. Other entertainment showcases will include area children’s dance academies and puppet shows. Food vendors will be on-site.

Admission and parking are free. Food and marketplace merchandise will be available for sale. Attendees can avoid parking hassles by using the Trinity Railway Express or Dallas Area Rapid Transit bus lines to get to downtown Irving.

Some of this year’s highlights will include:

Friday, Sept. 16
Main Stage Concert Schedule

  • 6:30 p.m. – The Inspiration Band 
  • 8:30 p.m. – All Funk Radio Show


Credit Union of Texas Children’s Stage

  • 7 p.m. – The Children’s Entertainment Stage will showcase the first Cheering on Main Street Cheerleader Showcase, which will feature the Irving Girls Cheerleader Association. Fourteen cheer squads will participate and be judged on jumps, cheers and dance. Only IGCA cheer squads are eligible to participate.


Saturday, Sept. 17
Main Stage Concert Schedule

  • 12:30 p.m. – Northern National 
  • 2:30 p.m. – Emerald City Band 
  • 4:30 p.m. – A Tribute to Elton John 

Credit Union of Texas Children’s Stage Schedule

  • 1 and 3 p.m. – Eddie Coker 
  • 2 and 4 p.m. – The Checkerboard Guy
  • 5 p.m. – Star Warp Variety Show

Juried Art Show 
A new component of the Irving Main Street Event will be an indoor, juried art exhibit featuring Irving artists at Glory House Bistro on Sept. 17. The art show will include mixed media, sculptures, photography and paintings. Attendees can meet the artists and have a chance to expand their fine art collections.

Saturday, Sept. 17 
Manifolds on Main Street Car Show
The car show will celebrate its eighth year at the Irving Main Street Event on Sept. 17, featuring classic cars from 1920 to the present day. Registration is open atMustangSallyProductions.com. Registration fee is $15.

Marketplace
This year, the marketplace has expanded its selection of arts, crafts, collectibles and unique gifts.

Two-Day Attractions:
Youth Art Exhibit 
Children’s art has always been a focal point of the Irving Main Street Event. The 2016 Youth Art Exhibit will feature the Irving Library System’s 2016 Big Read Selection, “Into the Beautiful North” by Luis Alberto Urrea. The theme for this year’s exhibit, “The Colors of Mexico,” is influenced by the Big Read Selection novel, which unfolds in Mexico.

Students who participated were encouraged to let their imaginations run wild as they developed artwork that reflected the literary setting of the library’s selected novel. Artwork was created by students in Irving. 

Free Children’s Activities
For two days, kids can enjoy a large assortment of inflatable games to include: a giant slide, an obstacle course, bungee jumps and a rock climbing wall. A video game truck, balloon art, face painting and temporary tattoos also will be featured in the Kid’s Zone.


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