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August 6th – “First Friday” Event in Downtown Gadsden Features Something for Everyone

Downtown Gadsden: August 2021 First Friday Event

For Immediate Release

On Friday, August 6, Downtown Gadsden will host the popular First Friday event from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. This will provide both area residents and visitors the opportunity to explore Broad Street and beyond for dining, shopping, enjoying classic cars and live music.

During this time, Broad Street will be closed to automobile traffic to allow classic cars, live music and food vendors to setup. Entertainment will include Cheryl’s School of Rock at ALFA, Stadium Drive at 3rd & Broad, Cross Camp Cowboy Band at 4th & Broad, and Nexus at 5th & Broad.

“While we are looking forward to a great attendance for August’s First Friday, we know that temperatures will likely be high,” said Kay Moore, DGI director. “We encourage everyone to drink plenty of water while they enjoy being downtown supporting our businesses.”

Include a visit to the Gadsden Museum of Art during First Friday for the reception for Constructed Growth by Emily Meisler, Excavating Tradition by Sisavanh Phouthavong Houghton and Jarrod Houghton, Surface Tension: Covering and Uncovering Anxiety by Linda Hall, and Transient Machinations by Sarah Marshall and John Klosterman.

Following First Friday, the Summer Concert Series at the Amphitheater gets funky with Doctor Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster from 9:00 to 11:00 pm. Both events are free to attend.

To help protect yourself and others, please do not attend First Friday if you do not feel well. As with any event setting, you are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines for masking and maintaining distancing.

The guidelines for First Friday include no pets, no personal coolers or glass containers, no skateboards or roller blades and no advertising or fundraising. For additional information, please visit downtowngadsden.com.


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