Deep Roots Festival

Deep Roots Festival 2018October 20
Deep Roots Festival
downtown Milledgeville


A long-time favorite of locals, tourists and college students alike since 2000, Deep Roots  is a lively cultural arts and music festival that brings historic downtown Milledgeville to life like nothing else. Boasting a 17,000+ attendance in 2016, it beckons travelers from all over with an antique car show, live entertainment ranging from bluegrass to rock-and-roll, artist market, and a “LittleRoots KidZone.” A day at the festival will allow you to see talent, art and products from national, regional and local individuals and businesses. For the third year, this year’s festival will host the Georgia Barbecue Association’s State Championship.

Festivities kick-off at 10 a.m. and the music pumps until midnight. Downtown streets are closed, allowing festival goers to dine in their favorite establishments or try a pop-up vendor, shop the festival arts or our merchants, and dance in the street.

Admission to the festival is an all-day pass, festival attendees may come and go throughout the day with their festival pass bracelet.

Pre-sale tickets will be available at the Main Street office [date TBA]
inside the Economic Development Center at 105 E. Hancock Street
Hours of Operation: M-F, 8am-4:55pm.

Get full details on the Deep Roots Festival website here.

Party in the Plaza with Marylin Jarrette presented by Allied Arts

Heritage Plaza Concert Crowd ImageAugust 3
Party in the Plaza with Marilyn Jarrette & the Reception Band
at the Black Heritage Plaza
7:30 PM | Free Admission


Allied Arts presents a concert by Marilyn Jarrette. Bring a chair to kick back & enjoy everything from pop, rock, & country, to R&B, 70s, 80s, and more! The concert begins at 7:30pm, at the Black Heritage Plaza beside the historic Allen’s Market building at the North Wayne St. & McIntosh St. intersection, and is free and open to the public.

First Friday: End of Summer Shakedown

With summer days slipping into fall, and a new school year right around the corner, now is a great time to celebrate the wrap of another summer season and combat the back-to-school blues. The End of Summer Shakedown in downtown Milledgeville will be filled with friends, food, and First Friday fun on Friday, August 3, from 6-8pm.

Catch The Baldwin High School Band perform at the Black Heritage Plaza right before Marilyn Jarrette starts at 7:30 PM. There will be activities for the kiddos including face paintings by Lisa Marie Barry and balloon art by Greg Bosman. First Friday Champion sponsor, Magnolia State Bank, and First Friday Partner, Milledgeville Jaycees will be on site with additional activities for both the kids and kids at heart. First Friday is a free community event where everyone is welcome.

Milledgeville Main Street wants to especially thank our 2018 First Friday Sponsors:

CHAMPION
Magnolia State Bank
PARTNER
Fowler Flemister Concrete, Inc.
Standard Sand & Silica Co.
FRIEND
Exchange Bank
CONTRIBUTING PARTNER
Milledgeville Jaycees

Deep Roots Festival Music Line Up Announcement

Deep Roots Festival 2018July 12
Deep Roots Festival
Music Lineup Announcement


Save the date!
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Deep Roots Festival

Tune in on July 12th to Facebook & the website
for the much-anticipated announcement of this year’s Main Stage Music Line Up.

A Printable application is now available for the Old Capital Car Club Car Show at the Deep Roots Festival. For those who prefer, the online application will soon be available at the Car Show event link above or the Deep Roots Festival website.

Greenway Day at the Oconee River Greenway

Greenway Crowd Linked ImageMay 5
Greenway Day 2018 at the Oconee River Greenway
12-6pm

Community members are invited to welcome warmer weather at the Greenway. Take a walk along miles of walking trails, find a shady spot under the expansive tree canopy, & meet friends, old and new, at Milledgeville’s premiere natural attraction.
Live music begins at noon
& includes:
12-2 p.m. Field Whipple
2-4 p.m. Local Folk
4-6 p.m. Mississippi John Doude

Allied Arts presents Hotlanta Dixieland Jazz

Hotlanta Dixieland Jazz PhotoMay 4
Allied Arts presents Hotlanta Dixieland Jazz at Allen’s Market
7:30pm

Popular among jazz, southern, & bluegrass fans, Hotlanta Dixieland Jazz has performed “jazz with a southern accent” for almost 30 years across the country.
Buy tickets online today.

Hometown Celebration: May the Fourth Be With You!

May the Fourth Star Wars Hometown ImageHometown Celebration returning to downtown Milly on May 4th

Milledgeville, GA – Main Street is excited to announce the return of the Hometown Celebration to downtown Milledgeville, and there is SO much to celebrate! In addition to being named a Great American Main Street City, this year marks 30 years of Main Street’s service to Milledgeville, building community connections through shared experiences. Main Street, the City of Milledgeville, Georgia College, and downtown businesses have partnered in shared support of this much anticipated community event, keeping it free and open to the public.

Introduced in 2014, the Hometown Celebration honored the City of Milledgeville Main Street/DDA earning award and designation as a national Great American Main Street City, as a community whose success serves as a model for preservation-based commercial district revitalization across the nation. Now in its fifth year, the Hometown Celebration has quickly become a community favorite event. On Friday, May 4th, from 6pm – midnight, the 100 block of West Hancock Street will be OPEN to pedestrians! While strolling around, be sure to check out the Old Capital Car Club’s boss classic cars from 6-9pm.

Two popular bands will be performing to keep the fun flowing. Local favorites from past First Friday events form the band Fiancé. They will open at 6pm with their smooth, old school Motown jams. At 8pm, headlining band Stereotype brings their unique music flavor from the Augusta, Georgia area with high energy, party rocking music of top 40’s hits, 90s hip hop, and everything in between.

New to Hometown this year… Embracing the Star Wars fandom holiday with which this celebration coincides, downtown will “Strike Back” and evade attack of the daily ho-hum at this event giving the community “New Hope” for galactic entertainment as the fun “Force Awakens.” Costumes of the “First Order” are encouraged to channel your inner Jedi, Sith, Leia, Stormtrooper, or other character. Entertainment reigns in the downtown galaxy and includes a Chewbacca Sound-Alike Contest, Costume Contest, Ahch-some activities, intergalactic photo ops, and, of course… May the Fourth Be with You!

8:00pm – Costume Contest
$20 Milly Money prize for winner in each of the 4 categories: Under 12, 12-17, 18+ & People’s Choice. Winners in an age category are not eligible to win People’s Choice award.

8:30pm – Chewbacca Sound-Alike Contest
$20 Milly Money prize for overall winner

For additional information, contact the Main Street Office at 478.414.4014 or by email.

 


Milledgeville Main Street has issued an open call for event sponsors, participants and vendors! Sponsorships are a fantastic way to show support and get involved. Applications are also being accepting for arts & crafts vendors and community organizations to set-up at the celebration. The vendor fee is $25. There is no cost for civic organizations promoting their cause in exchange for providing an activity event-goers can enjoy. DEADLINE EXTENDED: The deadline for submission is Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

Want to be an event vendor or participating organization?
[Application Period Closed] Download a vendor participation application & submit today.

 

Sound Sculptures XIII: Endless Frontiers

Sound Sculpture Concert Poster ImageMay 3
Sound Sculptures XIII: Endless Frontiers at GC Max Noah Recital Hall
7:30pm

Directed by faculty members Douglas Bassett and Dr. David H. Johnson, this year’s eclectic and adventurous musical program features electronic music newly composed by GC students & showcases the hall’s new sound system.

April First Friday: Sweet Days of Spring

The birds and the sidewalks of downtown Milledgeville are singing with the sounds of Spring. Among the things to enjoy, as the weather invites you to come outside, are live music, kids’ activities, spring shopping, and delicious dining.

Tune in to the jams of live music in downtown. Face painting favorite Lisa Marie Barry is back to brighten kiddos’ faces with a variety of designs from which to choose. Enjoy interactive, fun activities for the young and young-at-heart.

THESE SWEET DAYS OF SPRING COME WITH SOME VERY SWEET DEALS!
You have to ask for the “First Friday Sweet Deal” to get the discount

  • Buffingtons – ½ price appetizers
  • Cravings – Buy 1 Bubble Tea, get the second ½ off
  • Firefly – Dress sale, 20% off shorts & Quay sunglasses
  • Jimmy Johns – 10% off your order
  • Market Collective – 15% off all Georgia Grown specialty food products
  • Miles of Styles – 25% off store-wide
  • Oconee Outfitters – Kayak rental gift certificates 2 for $50
  • Smoothie King – 25% off all smoothies

For more information about First Friday or for information on how to get involved contact the Main Street Office at 478.414.4014 or email Deana at dthornton@nullmilledgevillega.us.

Allied Arts presents Diego & Chiara

Diego & Chiara ImageMarch 16
Allied Arts presents
Diego & Chiara at Allen’s Market
7:30pm

Diego Figueiredo and Chiara Izzi combine their guitar and vocal skills for a truly unique musical sound.

Find Us

105 E Hancock Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061
P:(478)414-4014

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