|The Revitalizer is a monthly publication by Brooksville Main Street. This newsletter will highlight some of the great events and projects we have planned each month, in addition to community features, fun spotlights, and ways you can get involved with our Main Street efforts. Together we can all become part of revitalizing our historic downtown Brooksville.
|APRIL 2021 EDITIONThe Important Role Art Plays in Revitalization
|If you haven’t noticed, art has become an incredible feature in our downtown landscape. At first glance you would think the sole purpose would be to aesthetically improve the space it occupies. But it goes so much further than that. We as individuals were created to create.Whether it is ideas, families, relationships, even creating that dream of a small business.Each one of us is a museum of art waiting to be revealed. It is our hope that these art concepts not only increase the vibrancy of our downtown, but also generate a spark to inspire and motivate you in ways you never imagined. Develop those big ideas, get to know your neighbors, discover new things here in downtown, maybe even take the leap and start that business.When you let art unlock the door, the possibilities are endless.
BROOKSVILLE MAIN STREET EVENTS & PROJECTS
|Every month we will feature our events happening in downtown, and highlight projects we are working on.
|GET INTO THE ZONE
The Friday Night Live Concert Series welcomes Comfort Zone Band April 9th!
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GOFriday Night Live Concert SeriesApril 9th, 2021 6:00pm – 9:30pm
VENUE:Hernando Park205 E. Fort Dade AveHistoric Downtown BrooksvilleFREE ADMISSION
They’ll even be a Pinewood Derby happening at the tennis courts with a special glow race! It’s a night of fun for the ENTIRE family.
Continue reading hereVIP PACKAGES NOW AVAILABLE AT THE FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE CONCERT SERIES
Enjoy the Friday Night Live Concert Series up front and close at a reserved table that is yours the entire night!
You’ll also score a dedicated VIP server to order your food and drinks from the bar, as well as some Friday Night Live swag that gets you future discounts all year long.
There are two tier VIP Packages we are currently offering for Friday Night Live April 9th. Get the details hereBE PART OF THE FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE ARTISAN MARKET Located in Hernando Park at 205 E. Fort Dade Avenue in historic downtown Brooksville, the Friday Night Live Market will give you great exposure, and even the opportunity to sell some of your products.
We welcome artists, handmade/handcrafted exhibitors, non-profit organizations, or locally owned and operated brick and mortar businesses to join our artisan market.
Exhibitors spots are $25.00 for a 10×10 spot inside Hernando Park. Be part of one of Brooksville’s most highly anticipated events.
Submit an application for the Friday Night Live Market hereNEW PROPOSED MURALS: CALL TO ARTISTS
Project: Library MuralsHonorarium: $10/square footApplication Deadline: April 8th, 2021
Brooksville Main Street invites artists to create an original art piece on one of two locations at the Hernando County Public library in downtown Brooksville. The mural program is designed to enhance the city by adding works of art to the Main Street District, bringing art, character, and interest to otherwise uninteresting surfaces.
Full details and application can be found here
The Hernando County Fine Arts Council is excited to announce their second annual art competition.Check out contest rules, design requirements, and how to enter your artwork hereBE PART OF THE BUZZ
Our Brooksville Main Street Facebook page engages with an average of 50K every week. I have grown and maintained this page from it’s beginnings, but I’m looking for a team of social media ambassadors to assist with regional promotion of our social media content.
Knowledge of Facebook required including Events, Groups and Pages. Work can be done from any location, and will be ongoing.
This is a non-paid, intern/volunteer role.
INTERESTED IN BEING A BROOKSVILLE MAIN STREET SOCIAL MEDIA AMBASSADOR?
Apply here today!
Tina MarieBrooksville Main StreetEvents & Marketing CoordinatorLIVE MUSIC AT THE COURTHOUSE ON FRIDAYS
If you like our Friday Night Live Concert Series, you’ll love Courthouse Live!
Courthouse Live will take place every Friday, with the exception of our 2021 Friday Night Live dates (April 9th, May 14th, September 10th, October 8th, and November 12th) It’s our way of keeping the music playing in historic downtown Brooksville.
SCHEDULED FOR APRIL:April 16th: Chris Milliken Project
April 23rd: Peyton Monarch Band
April 30th:Bronson Arroyo & Joe Solomon
Take an early trip into downtown to explore our Florida Mermaid Trail, visit some of our one of a kind shops, and grab a meal to go at one of our downtown restaurants.
Bring a chair from home, or you can even dine under the beautiful oaks at our newly placed picnic tables at our historic courthouse.
MUSICIANS/BANDS Interested in playing at Courthouse Live? The first step is to complete a musician/band submission form: hereCREATIVITY IS BLOOMING THIS SPRING
Murals in the ParkApril 17th, 2021 11am – 3pmHernando Park205 E. Fort Dade Ave.Historic Downtown Brooksville
Our latest mobile murals installment will be on display in Hernando Park before they are placed throughout downtown. There will be a chance to meet the artists behind the brush, enjoy live art demonstrations, and take in some great musical performances. Presented in partnership with Hernando County Arts Council and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
Learn more hereBELOVED ART STROLL RETURNS TO MAIN STREET
DOWNTOWN BROOKSVILLE ART STROLLMay 15, 20211:00pm – 5:00pmHistoric Downtown Brooksville
The Brooksville Main Street Program welcomes you to come walk along the beautiful streets of Historic Downtown Brooksville and enjoy an afternoon of art appreciation.Several of our downtown businesses will offer a meet and greet opportunity while also providing an opportunity to highlight a collection of Hernando County artists.
All event proceeds go to benefit the Brooksville Main Street Program and its mission to revitalize Historic Downtown Brooksville.
FEATURED ARTISTSDiane Buz, American Indian jewelryCarol Knudson, Pastel ArtistTony Moore, Pencil & Ink ArtistPaul Shaskan, Primitive Oil PainterPeggy Johnson, StitcheryLauren Bell, Steampunk and neo Victorian jewelryRobert Knowles, Wood Miniatures ArtistDiane Becker, Portrait Oil PainterSonny Vergara, PhotographerDean Napp, Luminated Fluid Glow Artist
Tickets are $25.00 per person and include wine and appetizers at each location.
Purchase tickets here
WE CAN HELP STUDENTS MEET BRIGHT FUTURES VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS
Students looking to satisfy the Bright Futures Scholarship requirements need to obtain between 75 – 100 hours of volunteer service a year.
Brooksville Main Street can easily help them complete those requirements through the opportunities we have available for the successful production of our events and local projects.
We look forward to helping our students successfully reach their highest potential.
Check out the latest Brooksville Main Street volunteer opportunities here
|FOLLOW ME TO BROOKSVILLE WEB SERIES TO BEGIN PRODUCTION
Brooksville Main Street is partnering with Nature Coast Technical High School’s Film department, NCT Films, to produce 20 ‘Follow Me to Brooksville’ segments by the end of the 2021 school year. This is in partnership with our T-Mobile sponsorship. Filming begins this week, so be on the lookout for some behind the scenes footage on our social media of the brand new web series highlighting some of our downtown Brooksville small businesses and organizations.
|BROOKSVILLE MAIN STREET: EXPANDED MARKETING SERVICES
Businesses located within the city limits of Brooksville now have additional opportunities to work with Main Street’s Events & Marketing Coordinator, Tina Marie, to enhance their business presence here in downtown Brooksville. She has the creative ability to craft content and expand your social media reach through a variety of avenues. The more eyes that are on your business, the higher the potential for customer growth.See the entire list of services here
|LOCAL COMMUNITY EVENTS
|Each month we will feature local community events submitted to us. Have a event you would like help promoting? You can find more details on the submission process here
NATURAL NIGHTS AT MOUNTAINEER
Natural wines by the glass, craft beer, featured food and charcuterie boards.
Mountaineer Coffee is excited to offer wine options that are free of chemical additives and sugars, have been minimally processed, and come from vineyards that are dedicated to sustainable and natural farming practices.
Mountaineer Coffee26 S. Broad St.Brooksville, FL 34601(352) 593-5375
Facebook: Mountaineer CoffeeInstagram: mountaineercoffeeWebsite: http://mountaineercoffee.comSOUTHERN BELLE’S MAKERS’ MARKET!
Southern Belle Realty, Inc. will be hosting a maker’s market the 1st Saturday of every month featuring handmade, handcrafted, and local artisan exhibitors. Local vibes and finds for everyone!
They plan to hold the Makers’ Market at Southern Belle Realty’s new location at 824 E. Jefferson Street.
Interested in signing up for their upcoming markets?Reach out to Jennifer Brown at (352)631-5592 for more details.
|HAVE YOU DOWNLOADED DISTRX?Distrx not only houses the digital version of the Florida Mermaid Trailmap with brand new audio clues to secret mermaids, but it also connects you to our downtown Brooksville shopping, dining and professional services.
Ways to download the distrx app:
Apple App Store:https://apple.co/2vjo7TU
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