If you have been searching for some nightlife in St. George, you are in luck. The first Friday of each month.
Pedestrians and bicycles flock to Historic Downtown St. George Utah as the George Streetfest brings the three blocks of Historic Main Street in St. George to life with live music, dancing, local vendors, food, entertaining activities for children, teens and adults, treats, fun… and mustaches.
Yes, mustaches. A bowler hat, glasses, and a finely coiffed walrus mustache identify George, the namesake for the George Streetfest. If you don’t have an appropriate ‘stache, and feel the need to blend in with the image, there are paper mustaches available so you can sport one for the evening.
Every first Friday, from 6-10 pm George’s mustachioed image reigns over southern Utah’s most popular and exciting outdoor nightlife event. You can indulge in some of the area’s finest food-truck fare and other delicacies, and adults can enjoy wine and microbrew selections in the jazz garden.
The entertainment and vendors change month to month, but George always supplies music, exciting activities, and delicious treats.
The George Streetfest offers an eclectic array of musical talent at the free Main Street concert venue. Music at past Streetfests have included Dixie Hills Jazz Band and Vocal Academy; soprano vocalist, vocal coach, and music professor Shannon Birch; Lisa Mac’s original compositions blending blues, pop, soul and funk; ukulele accompanied holiday favorites from Misty Frampton; local singer-songwriter Josh Larsen, and the St. George based Less Than Lucid performing favorite classic rock and blues tunes, and original compositions; Nic Chamberlain; the smooth rhythmic original stylings of Brumby, Las Vegas, and their “on-stage chemistry as uncontrived as the band’s formation”; and SWIMM of Los Angeles.
February 2016, the George Streetfest theme hearkened back to the 1960s and showered downtown with an entertaining evening of, “peace, love and rock and roll.”
In addition to the free Main Street concert, other venues at George Streetfest have included DJ Youth Dance Parties, and the Desert Pulse Jazz Garden complete with selections of wine, beer, live jazz music, and time for socializing at Green Gate Village for the over 21 crowd. The Jazz Garden is nightlife in St. George.
The George Streetfest offers an evening of family-friendly entertainment and activities whether you live locally or are visiting in St. George on the first Friday of the month.
Finding the George Streetfest is easy, from Bluff St. head east on St. George Boulevard to Main Street.
George Streetfest covers Main Street from St. George Boulevard to Tabernacle Street. There is ample parking in the surrounding area, including the parking structure at the corner of Tabernacle and Main, and admission to the George Streetfest is free. For more information, click over to Georgestreetfest.com.
Written by: John Thompson