Downtown Stuart’s Music Fest to move to Riverwalk Stage

Expanded Waterfront Festival to Take Place 2nd and 3rd Fridays of Month Through Summer Season

Who:      Historic Stuart Downtown Business Association (DBA) and Stuart Main Street (SMS)

What:     Music Fest on the Riverwalk…in Historic Downtown Stuart

When:    2nd and 3rd Fridays of month from 6:00-10:00 p.m.
April 13, 2012 – Boss Groove
April 20, 2012 – The Smokin’ Man Band

Where:   On the Riverwalk Stage at the end of St. Lucie Avenue in Downtown Stuart

Cost:       FREE

How:      Join us on the waterfront for a free open air concert on the Riverwalk Stage the second and third Fridays of the month from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Vendors, food and children’s activities. Call 772-288-1010 for more information.

Florida Special Events, the Historic Stuart Downtown Business Association (DBA) and Stuart Main Street invite you to join them on the Riverwalk Stage next Friday for the debut of Music Fest on the Riverwalk, a FREE open air concert on the Riverwalk Stage Friday, April 13 and Friday, April 20, 2012 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. The long-running Music Fest event is relocating from Gazebo Park to the newly renovated Riverwalk Stage in the heart of historic Downtown Stuart. The open air concert and festival will take place the second and third Fridays of every month through the summer. April’s lineup includes Boss Groove on April 13 and The Smokin’ Man Band on April 20. Chris Frambes of Florida Special Events will continue to manage the popular music festival, which will now be resented by the DBA and Stuart Main Street.

The stage at the foot of St. Lucie Avenue features the recently installed sculptural “shade sails” and a new lighting system, creating a refreshing waterfront venue complete with covered stage and seating areas and a paver brick plaza area where attendees can enjoy vendors, children’s activities and our beautiful waterfront.

For easy parking, ride the free Sailfish Shuttle from Osceola, Sailfish, or Kiwanis Park. For more information call 772-288-1010 or visit www.HistoricDowntownStuart.com. Sponsored by Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill, Seacoast National Bank, Treasure Coast Lexus, Treasure Coast Toyota/Scion, and The City of Stuart, along with Old Colorado Inn, Howard Alan Events, Lively Orthodontics, P.A., Florida Exotic and Coast 101.3 FM.

Music Fest on the Riverwalk comes to life the second and third Friday of every month from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Enjoy live enter­tain­ment, food, beer, wine, a car show, arts and crafts and kids’ activ­i­ties (bounce house, rock wall, face paint­ing). Monthly chang­ing music genes are per­formed live on the Riverwalk Stage at the foot of St. Lucie Avenue on the waterfront in Historic Downtown Stuart.

The Stuart Downtown Business Association (DBA) formed to market the shops, galleries, restaurants, and professional businesses of Stuart’s Historic Downtown and the surrounding areas. The group advocates for business owners and promotes a positive image of the downtown business district as a unique alternative to “cookie cutter” mall shopping through marketing, events, and other promotions. The DBA meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 8:00 a.m. in the City Hall Chambers at 121 SW Flagler Avenue, Stuart. For more information, visit www.historicdowntownstuart.com.

Stuart Main Street is a historic preservation-based program dedicated to building a healthy, vital downtown area through community self-reliance and a focus on the downtown’s traditional assets: personal service, local ownership, unique architecture, and sense of community. Formed in 1987, the group follows the Main Street Four-Point Approach® as established by the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Main Street Center and practiced in over 1600 communities across the country. Stuart Main Street meets the second Tuesday of every month at 4:30 p.m. in the City Hall Chambers at 121 SW Flagler Avenue, Stuart. For more information, visit www.stuartmainstreet.org or call 772-286-2848.

The City of Stuart is a coastal community of approximately 16,000 on the East Coast of Florida. The local economy focuses on trade and services with a stable population base that includes approximately 30-percent retirees. The city’s utility services provide water treatment, distribution and collection and wastewater treatment and disposal to the 6.8 square-mile city as well as some unincorporated parts of Martin County. The city is directed by the Board of Commissioners, which meets on the second and fourth Monday of every month at 5:30 in the City Hall Chambers at 121 SW Flagler Avenue, Stuart. For more information, please visit www.cityofstuart.com.