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25th Annual Festival on the Square

This is a message for all the Texas music lovers out there.
5 pm- 12 am Saturday, October 13, 2012, Whiskey Myers, Charlie Robison, Jon Wolfe, and The Bigsbys will be in downtown Tyler  performing at the 25th Annual Festival on the Square.

In past years, the festival has averaged roughly 2,500-3,000 people. The audience age is centered towards anyone between the ages of 20-40, but it does not have an age limit.

“I just expected to go have fun, hang-out with friends and listen to some good music,” Tyler Junior College sophomore Elizabeth Beaver said. “I thought it was a lot of fun. The atmosphere was awesome.”

A staff of all volunteers put on Festival on the Square. Several people get together to put in numerous hours of labor for this event to take place. It is one of the biggest fundraisers for the City of Tyler Main Street Department, and it helps revitalize downtown Tyler.

During this open-air concert, Stanley’s BBQ is the main food vendor, while also provided are soft drinks, and water. Alcoholic beverages will also be sold to those legally able.

“If you enjoy live music. This is really all about the music.” Main Street Department Leader Beverly Abell said

For this event, there are some do’s and don’ts. Don’t bring any open containers, coolers, or pets of any sorts. Do bring a valid ID, cash for easy spending, and a lawn chair if so desired. Seating will be available, as well as standing and dancing room.

Parking can be difficult at times, but there are many accessible spaces. Such spots are located north of the square, on the corner of Elm and Broadway. Also all parking meters in downtown Tyler on the weekends, are free of charge.

This event costs $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. Kids six years old and younger get in for free. To get the tickets in advance go to www.festivalonthesquare.com.

The Festival on the Square is “probably one of our most ‘casual, out for fun kind of events,” Abell said.

Mandy Drager
Staff Writer

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