Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Village Board approves "Street Festival"

The Baldwin Village Board at their regular monthly meeting Wednesday, June 11 approved closing a block of Main Street between Eight and Ninth Streets for a "Street Festival."

According to Rob Dull of Pearlygate Network, who made a presentation about the request, the festival, pegged for Saturday, August 23, would be primarily a music festival and would be a promotion for BBQ University. The festival will be called "Jim Daddies Harvest Festival 2008," and would feature a stage for bands with live music performances. Street closure was requested from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. with music from noon until 6:00 p.m.

Dull said a multi-year run is anticipated. He added that the event would raise funds for charities and children's causes.

The board agreed that the event would be beneficial to the village and gave approval. Village President Don McGee asked that Dull talk to the businesses and other neighbors which would be impacted by the street closure.