In Partnership with Independent Jones and the Bradenton CRA
BRADENTON, FL, August 16, 2022 – Downtown Bradenton tradition, Main Street Live (MSL) returns better than ever since its cancellation in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Local events company Independent Jones has partnered with the City of Bradenton Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), to rebrand the outdoor concert series by creating an event for all ages while raising the bar for the live music scene. Main Street Live will feature live entertainment by regional and local acts, food, artisan vendors, and so much more!
Main Street Live, formerly known as ‘Get Down Downtown,’ was a public block party produced by the Old Main Street Merchants that included local bands on the main stage at the south end of Old Main Street from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The outdoor concert series will remain a free community event from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., allowing guests to stay downtown and enjoy their favorite local spots, located on Old Main Street at 12th Street West between Manatee and Third Avenue. This fall, October 29th, 2022, the first MSL of the concert series will kick off and continues through April 2023, incorporating a unique theme and activities for the entire family at each event.
Independent Jones, Chief Executive Officer & President, Morgan Bettes Angell, stated, “Independent Jones is ecstatic to partner with the City of Bradenton CRA in bringing back this long-awaited Downtown Bradenton tradition better than ever! In addition to the rebrand of Main Street Live will be a vendor market, food trucks, family-friendly activities, a nonprofit showcase, and commercial booths for local businesses. While supporting local vendors, guests can enjoy music, food, and art from the community, coordinated by Independent Jones. We have plans to further the development, community collaboration, and we hope to see everyone there to reconnect with family and neighbors to dance the evening away!”
City of Bradenton CRA Executive Director, Katerina Gerakios-Siren, shared “We are excited to partner with Independent Jones by supporting special events that will bring hundreds of people to our downtown core, which is the heart of Bradenton. We look forward to Main Street Live becoming one of the premier outdoor concert series of our city and supporting our local businesses.”
Main Street Live Event Highlights |
- Family-friendly activities
- Monthly themes and for the holidays/New Years’ Eve
- Local food trucks
- Regional vendors
- Local businesses
- Photo opportunities
- & more surprises
Attend Main Street Live |
Old Main Street
12th Street West
Located between Manatee and Third Avenue
Date & Times | 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. *Except New Years Eve, 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
- Saturday, October 29, 2022
- Wednesday, November 23, 2022
- Saturday, December 31, 2022*
- Saturday, February 4, 2023
- Friday, March 17, 2023
- Saturday, April 22, 2023
CALL TO VENDORS: Become a Vendor at Main Street Live |
If you are interested in becoming a vendor at Main Street Live, please contact Kirsten at KirstenL@independentjones.com.
LOCAL BUSINESSES: Advertise Your Business at Main Street Live |
If you are interested in advertising or gaining exposure for your business at Main Street Live, please contact Morgan at Morgan@independentjones.com or 941.685.8196.
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About Independent Jones | https://www.independentjones.com/
Independent Jones is a privately-owned, premier events and entertainment company pushing the envelope and the standard of community events along the Gulf Coast of Florida.
About Main Street Live |
Main Street Live (MSL) is a public street event that features live regional and local bands on the main stage located on Old Main Street from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. In addition, to live music, MSL offers something for all ages including family-friendly activities, local food trucks, regional vendors, local businesses, photo opportunities, and more! From October 2022 through April 2023, each monthly event series will have a unique theme, including during the holidays and New Years’ Eve.