There will be dancing in the streets, great food and some of the most talented vendors and creative community organizations in the area at the summer’s second Manchester Streetfest, held on Main Street on Friday, July 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is free. Headlining the evening will be one of the area’s most popular bands, Funk in the Trunk, who will be performing the sounds of Motown, soul and funk, fronted by keyboardist/singer Nicki Skipper with Sam Clement on guitar, Joe Wiley on bass, Adam Turner on drums, and vocalists Linda Allard and Kim Turner and Kiah Morris. They will be joined by a horn section made up of Jake Hill on tenor sax, David Vincent on alto sax and Bill Tock on trumpet.
Food will be available from Mach’s Wood-Fired Pizza, Raven’s Den Steakhouse and Nana Kay’s Bakery. Beer and wine will be available for consumption on the street throughout the event, provided by The Perfect Wife Restaurant and Tavern.
Manchester’s Main Street will be closed beginning at 4 p.m. between The Mountain Goat and Thai Basil. Parking is available at Manchester Elementary School and in the municipal lot behind Rite Aid. Dogs are not allowed.
This is the last summer streetfest for 2016, and is presented by the Town of Manchester. Taxpayers of the town and community sponsors, including the Bank of Bennington, rk Miles, Northshire Bookstore, Spiral Press and Vermont Renewable Fuels, make the event possible. A limited number of vendor spaces are still available. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-362-5333.