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Bright Lights Belhaven Nights Music Festival

Bright Lights Belhaven Nights Announces

Event Details for Upcoming Music Festival

 

The Greater Belhaven Foundation (GBF) and the Bright Lights Belhaven Nights (BLBN) planning committee are pleased to announce final details for the upcoming 13th annual street festival. Bright Lights Belhaven Nights is scheduled for Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 4:30 – 9:30 PM. This family fun event is presented by Baptist Medical Clinic Fastpass, C Spire, The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen, Medical Practice Solutions, Mississippi Sports Medicine, and Southern Beverage Company.

Brand new to BLBN this year is a private Beer Garden featuring some of the best craft beers in the state. Children of all ages will enjoy the special children’s activities area with an extended 8:00 p.m. close time.

The event will also feature a unique harmonica component. Noted harmonica musician Scott Albert Johnson, who performed in May with the Boston Pops at Boston’s Symphony Hall, will lead two harmonica clinics during this year’s event. Named one of the “Hot 100” Harmonica Players worldwide by The Harmonica Company (U.K.), Johnson incorporates elements of rock, jazz, blues, funk, country, and world music into virtuosic harmonica playing to create a unique, modern sound. The free harmonica clinics will be held at the Greater Belhaven Foundation tent and are available for the first 50 people to arrive at each workshop. Clinics will begin at 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM. Participants can bring their own harmonicas, and the first 40 clinic participants will also receive free “BLBN” commemorative harmonicas.

Set in the historic Belhaven neighborhood, the street festival is an end-of-the-summer tradition that celebrates all things that make Greater Belhaven a great place to work, live and play, including art, music, children’s activities and food. Bright Lights Belhaven Nights has been named a Top 20 Event in the Southeast for the month of August by the Southeast Tourism Society. The historic Belhaven neighborhood also was designated as one of American Planning Association’s “Great Neighborhoods in America 2014.”

Tickets are $10 per person and are available at greaterbelhaven.com/blbn and at the gate.

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