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March 28, 2013

Dancing in the Streets

Corsicana — A beer-tasting, a wine-tasting, a rock-wall, a water slide, a Mexican rodeo, and dance lessons are all on the slate for this summer in downtown Corsicana.

The events are scheduled around the Second Saturdays, an idea to attract visitors to downtown one Saturday a month. Now, the city is upping the ante with live music and more.

“We just tried to target some difference audiences, I’d say,” said Steve Dieterichs, Main Street Director. “We’re looking at a variety of options.”

It’s six months of events, starting on April 13 with a Classic Car Cruise-in, blues and rock music by the Harless Brothers and Peterson Brothers, and a Shake a Tailfeather dance lesson.

The bands and activities will take place at the corner of Third Avenue and Main Street, but the goal isn’t just to get people to that intersection. It’s to get people throughout downtown.

“The city has made this investment to bring people downtown, and then it’s up to the merchants to determine how they can bring that crowd into their doors and spend money,” Dieterichs said. “We’re looking to them for ideas and suggestions on how to make it work.”

The money being used on the Second Saturday events is coming from the Hotel/Motel Tax Fund, which is meant to be used to attract visitors to a city.

The events and dates are as follows:

• Blues Brothers, April 13, with music by the Harless Brothers and Peterson Brothers, with car cruise-in and dance lessons.

• Outdoor Living, May 11, with entertainment by The Fog and Vinyl Tap. Will feature outdoor activities such as the rock-climbing wall, kid’s bike activities and will coincide with the big bike stage race.

• Boots ‘N Brews, June 8, featuring music by Byron Haynie and Grant Jones and the Pistol Grip Lassos. This event will also have a beer microbrew tasting, salsa-making competition, pony rides and stick-horse rodeo.

• Acoustic Wine Down, July 13, featuring musicians Curlyhead and Three Fools on Stools, along with wine tastings, an art show and water slide.

• Island Time is Aug. 10, once again featuring music by Curlyhead, and the second band will be Tommy-O and the Bamboo Boat Band. In keeping with the theme, there will be a limbo and hula hoop contest, and the water slide.

• Fiesta Tejas will be Sept. 14 with both mariachi and conjunto music, and featuring a charreada (Mexican rodeo) demonstration, as well as Ballet Folklorico dancers.

Depending on the success of the Second Saturday events, the city will reevaluate next fall to see whether to continue them into 2014. For now, the events will only take place in the warmer months.

“If we get too late into winter then we’re dealing with weather,” Dieterichs said. “We’re trying to avoid winter at this point.”

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Janet Jacobs may be reached via e-mail at jjacobs@corsicanadailysun.com. Want to “sound off” to this article? E-mail: Soundoff@corsicanadailysun.com

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