Arts Council launching series for new entertainment district | Arts & Culture
When Huntsville's new arts and entertainment district officially launches on June 20, you will not be at a loss for things to see and do while you eat, drink and be merry.
From launch night through Friday, September 27, The Arts Council will bring a series of street performers, block parties, concerts, art demonstrations and more to the Quigley Arts & Entertainment District and Big Spring Park. Free, public performances will occur around the square and to Big Spring East.
"Huntsville already has a vibrant downtown arts and entertainment scene," said Allison Dillon-Jauken, Executive Director for the Arts Council. "We're collaborating with a broad cross-section of performers and community partners to program live outdoor street performances around the downtown square."
The series will include performances by saxophonist Reginald Jackson, the Rocket City Jugglers, the North Alabama Flute Choir, and demonstrations by the North Alabama Wood Crafters in its first weeks, among many other local talent.
Local shops and restaurants welcome the entertainment series. Samantha Hathorn, owner of Sam & Greg’s Pizzeria & Gelateria downtown, is optimistic about the summer of downtown events. “We are so happy when new ideas bring folks to our area, making them glad to stay and play downtown," Hathorn said. The new entertainment districts will allow people to move around, enjoying the different downtown venues. Our outdoor dining is very popular in the summer, and the new district will encourage people to be out and about even more.”
As the district continues its 90-day rollout, additional performance schedules will be released on The Arts Council’s website. For more information on this and other Arts Council programs, visit www.artshuntsville.org