Big things have been happening this week. The festival kicks off with a pre-party at the Dockside Tavern Wednesday from 6-9pm with Taylor Jacobson. It's an early night so that you have plenty of time to rest and get ready for the full weekend run.
Make sure to check out Waterfest on Thursday before swinging Downtown for the official start to the festival. Thursday night music options are Barley & Hops (Roots Rock/Reggae), Peabody's Ale House (American/Folk/Acoustic), Sami's on Main (DJ), Reptile Palace (Metal/Hard Rock), Manila Resto (Solo Pianist), Dockside Tavern (Reggae), The Varsity Club (Karaoke) and The Magnet (DJ).
A big thanks goes out to the Rick and Len Show on 105.7 WAPL for inviting me to their studio this morning for a LIVE radio interview. Those guys have the best morning show out there and when you mix it with rock it only gets better. I'll try to get a archive of the segment so that you can listen it if you happened to miss it. On the topic of radio, you can hear an ad for the festival on 96.9 The Fox and B104.7 has been giving us tons of shout-outs too.
The schedule has been slightly altered in order to accommodate the new artists. Speaking of new artists, we now have 129 confirmed performers and that number is sure to jump over 130 in the next hour or so. Look for an increased Downtown presence for the festival during the Farmer's Market and Gallery Walk featured on Saturday starting at 8am.
The official festival shirts are being produced by The Magnet. Look for the design to be posted in the few next days. T-shirts will be available starting on Friday at the booths located at Peabody's and Becket's. T-Shirts will also be available at our Blues Booth in front of The Magnet. Keep in mind that starting on Thursday you can also get a special Main Street Music Festival edition of the monthly t-shirt at Satori Imports for making a purchase of $25 or more.
I'm in the process of creating a FAQ page to cover all the general questions that may come up. The FAQ will be updated on a daily basis with the common questions
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