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Columbus Market Street Festival

Even in snowy weather plans are already underway for the sixteenth annual Market Street Festival in Columbus, on May 6-7th 2011.

Even as snow fell on the Golden Triangle, plans were well underway for the sixteenth annual Market Street Festival May 6-7th 2011. Live music is always a highlight of this huge party that encompasses twelve city blocks and hosts approximately forty thousand visitors, in downtown Columbus each spring.

Organizers have announced this year’s headliners for Friday and Saturday night concerts that cover the spectrum from pop to blues. Some of the most memorable music of the past decades will take center-stage Friday, May 6th, on Main Street when Moonwalker, America’s Michael Jackson Tribute Band, brings its California show to Northeast Mississippi.

Featuring five-time Los Angeles Rock City Music Award winning frontman Trace Devai, back-up vocalists and musicians, Moonwalker recaptures the music and moves originated by Michael, whom the Guiness Book of World Records recognizes as the most successful entertainer of all time.

“We really want Friday night to be a fun party and dance atmosphere for all ages, and the Michael Jackson tribute band accomplishes just that,”
said Amber Brislin, executive director of Main Street Columbus. “They are something that everyone will enjoy and can sing and dance along to.”

The festival committee anticipates plenty of tie-in activities to ramp up the festive feel of Friday’s ticketed (ten dollars) event. A moonwalk dance contest and costume contest are possibilities, as are local dance groups performing Michael’s iconic ‘Thriller,’ routine.
Tickets will soon be available at Main Street Columbus, or can be purchased the night of the show.

Susan Bell is the chair of the 2011 festival, which has been named a ‘Top 20 Event,’ in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society for thirteen consecutive years.

“If you’re 5 or 85, you’ve heard the music,” she said. “The Moonwalker band is going to be very exciting. It should create a lot of energy.”

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Source: cdispatch.com & MJWN

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