Music on Main kicking off soon

COLUMBIANA – Columbiana Main Street is gearing up to host its annual Music on Main events, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. on several Fridays until the end of June. Columbiana Main Street Director Brenda Sands said this year’s Music on Main involves a diverse lineup and more things to do.

“We’re trying to reach different audiences. We’ve got something different each week,” Sands said. “I’m really excited to have it last for two months.”

The first Music on Main event is set for Friday, May 4, and will feature music by the Beatles cover band, NOYOKO. The next Music on Main event will fall on May 11 and feature 2blu and the Lucky Stiffs.

On May 18, local musician Randy Glenn will be the headliner, and June 1 is Music on Main’s gospel night.

The June 8 Music on Main event will feature music by the Deviners, and the Sassy Brown Band is slated to play on June 15. The final Music on Main Performance will coincide with the city’s Liberty Day festivities on June 29 and 30.

Sands said Columbiana Main Street is hosting a set of new events, known as Sunset Markets and Music, to coincide with Music on Main.

During the Sunset Markets, which are scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 27, May 25 and June 22, Sands said most of the merchants in Columbiana’s downtown area will extend their hours to allow visitors to shop and socialize while enjoying the music.

The Sunset Market event on April 27 will feature Phil Dudley, Todd Brasher and Johnny Kulinich. Todd Brasher will return to the Sunset Market on May 25, along with Jason Bailey and the Jones Chapel Jubilee. The Sunset Market on June 22 will also feature Todd Brasher and the Jones Chapel Jubilee.

“We wanted to see if we could create a more social event, rather than having people sitting down all night,” Sands said.

Sands thanked the Columbiana Main Street board members, local vendors, the city of Columbiana and the city’s Farmers’ Market director for their efforts in organizing the upcoming events.

For more information about Music on Main or the Sunset Markets, go to Columbianamainstreet.com or visit the “Columbiana Main Street” Facebook page.