STUART, Fla. – Stuart Main Street and the Downtown Stuart Business Association have announced the 2016 lineup of musical acts for the 29th Annual Dancin’ in the Streets! The largest street party and music festival on the Treasure Coast will take place on six stages with over twenty bands from 3 p.m. – midnight on Sat., Aug. 20 in Downtown Stuart.
Anchoring the festival will be national headliners The Outlaws in a limited seating special performance at The Lyric Theatre. Rounding out this year’s lineup will be Ben Prestage, Public Sounds Collective, Nouveaux Honkies, The Humdingers and JessLee on stage one. Stage two includes The Sierra Band, Sister Baby, Nashville recording artist Raquel Renner and the Ramblers, Ladies of Soul and Relapse Band. Bryce Allyn Band, Smoking Section, Morning Fatty and Moska Project will perform on stage three. Tony Solomon and Fullhouse Entertainment present local amateurs and up and comers on stage four. And stage five includes performers Cassidy Diana, Chris King, 10k Hours, Deal James and Summer Gill, Sting Assassins and Ryan & Friends.
“Every year Dancin’ in the Streets brings incredible energy and fun to Historic Downtown Stuart,” said event chair Bill Moore. “This year promises to continue the tradition and deliver an amazing evening of live music, dancing, talent and community spirit.”
Limited tickets for this special indoor performance by headliner The Outlaws will be available starting in July at The Lyric Theatre box office and online at www.lyrictheatre.com. General admission tickets will be available starting in July at Seacoast Bank locations in Martin, St. Lucie, Palm Beach and Indian River Counties, at Sneaky Tiki, and at Kilwin’s Chocolate and Ice Cream in Downtown Stuart.
Every year, the streets of Downtown Stuart shut down and the community comes out for a day of live musical performances, food, drinks, vendors, kids activities and of course – dancing in the streets! It all began in the Summer of 1987, when a call was made to community leaders from the Stuart/Martin Chamber of Commerce to brainstorm a fundraising event that would keep the newly established Stuart Main Street program alive. Twenty-nine years later, Downtown Stuart is still Dancin’ in the Streets! Today, the event is presented by the Downtown Business Association of Stuart and Stuart Main Street. It continues to be Downtown Stuart’s biggest fundraising event, drawing thousands of people to the area each year. Funds from Dancin’ in the Streets support downtown revitalization efforts like outdoor dining, the Riverwalk expansion, and free community events including Hobgoblins on Main Street, Rock’n Riverwalk and Christmas on Main Street. In the past decade alone, Dancin’ has brought nearly 65,000 people downtown and raised almost a half-million dollars.
The event also supports volunteer groups from community non-profits. In 2015 contributions were made to the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, the Stuart Police Explorers Program, Road to Victory Military Museum, House of Hope and Martin Volunteers.
Dancin’ in the Streets is sponsored by Coast 101.3, Courthouse Commons, LLC, Bud Light, Seacoast Bank, The Boat House, and Mulligan’s Beach House. For more information, visit StuartDancinIntheStreets.com or facebook.com/stuartdancininthestreets.
Headliners The Outlaws will play one show only indoors at The Lyric Theatre.
Photo by Eric Wickstrom of Racquel Renner and the Ramblers performing at the 2015 Dancin’ in the Streets