6th Annual SummerNight Downtown Art Walk

PRESS RELEASE

Auburn, Ala.
– We're just a week away from the 6th Annual SummerNight Downtown Art
Walk, hosted by the City of Auburn, Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center,
Auburn Arts Association, and Auburn Downtown Merchant Association. Mark
your calendars for Friday, June 15 from 6 – 9:30 p.m. and join us for
this block party with an artistic flair! Event highlights include local
and regional artists, live music, children's activities, and late-night
shopping and dining opportunities with downtown merchants and
restaurants.

Citizens are encouraged
to arrive early and take advantage of shopping and dining specials with
downtown merchants and restaurants. Come visit your favorite downtown
eateries and enjoy shopping with local merchants. A variety of local and
regional artists will be selling their works on the sidewalks
throughout downtown. Look for artists in front of some of your favorite
local stores.

This year's SummerNight
entertainment line-up features Martha's Trouble, performing on the
tiger paw at Toomer's Corner from 6 – 7:30 p.m. This husband and wife
duo of Jen and Rob Slocumb encompasses a sweet sound with a hint of folk
flare. Together, they have been writing and recording their own music
for 12 years. Jen and Rob's talented vocals and acoustic performances
are a delight for all ages. Recently, the duo released a lullaby album,
“A Little Heart Like You,” inspired by their children, Wilson and Emery.
Don't miss a SummerNight performance by one of Auburn's favorite duos!

Taking center stage at
the tiger paw from 8 – 9:30 p.m. is MUSE, an acoustic musical group with
over 34 years of performances throughout the Southeast under their
belts. The trio, consisting of Tom Harper, Larry Shaw and Goerge
Konstant, has a collection of over 100 cover songs by artists such as
Eric Clapton, The Eagles, The Beatles, and James Taylor. Over the years,
the trio has recorded two cover albums and one orginal album of songs. A
local favorite in the Auburn-Opelika area, SummerNight patrons are sure
to enjoy the new and familiar sounds of MUSE.

Additional SummerNight
activities include a children's parade with Aubie at 7:30 p.m. through
the streets of downtown. Children participating in the parade are
encouraged to visit the art activity tables to create unique parade
attire! Kids, don't miss your chance to decorate the streets of downtown
with sidewalk chalk as well!

SummerNight would not be possible without the support of our sponsors, including:

SummerNight Community Sponsors
Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau, Opelika-Auburn News, Kate 99.9, Earth Fare, and STAMP

SummerNight Business Partners
AuburnBank, East Alabama Pediatric Dentistry, Little Italy, and The Villager

Friends of SummerNight
Check-It-Out Balloons and Chick-fil-A Magnolia Avenue

Please note, College
St. (from Thach Ave. to Tichenor Ave.) and Magnolia Ave. (from Wright
St. to Gay St.) will be closed to traffic from 5:30 – 9:45 p.m. Free
public parking is available on the first floor of the Auburn Municipal
Parking Deck, Auburn Bank, Regions Bank, First Baptist Church of Auburn,
and Auburn United Methodist Church.

Bring your family,
friends, and a chair to downtown Auburn on Friday, June 15 and join us
for Auburn's favorite, FREE cultural event of the summer. In the event
of rain, join us Saturday, June 16 from 6 – 9:30 p.m. For more
information contact the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center at (334)
501-2963 or visit www.auburnalabama.org/arts and www.auburnarts.org.

(SOURCE: CITY OF AUBURN)

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