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Main Street Pittsboro Launches Arts in the Park

The Page Vernon Park serves as the venue to highlight local talent.

On Thursday, August 26th, Main Street Pittsboro will launch the first in a series of outdoor evening concerts in the Page Vernon Park at 110 Hillsboro Street called Arts in the Park. The first event will feature Dave Quick Jazz from 6 to 8pm.

Dave Quick Jazz is a small jazz combo with vocals, that plays swing, bossa nova, and classic love songs from Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and several others.

“Our intent is to attract folks to downtown to enjoy some time outdoors in one of downtown Pittsboro’s beautiful amenities,” said Main Street Pittsboro’s board chair Maria Parker-Lewis. “We encourage people to either eat before, or bring food with them from local stores and restaurants, or enjoy dinner and a cocktail afterwards with friends from any of our downtown restaurants or bars. Several establishments are within walking distance of the park.”

A second concert will be held on Thursday, September 23rd, from 6 to 8pm and will feature the Dave Smith trio.

A third concert may be held on Thursday, October 28th.

Admission to Arts in the Park is free and the event is open to the public. Please keep dogs at home.

The Page Vernon Park is an environmentally friendly, 3,000 square foot urban pocket park that opened in the fall of 2015. Named for Page Vernon, a child welfare advocate, mentor, guardian ad litem, lawyer and judge, she practiced law next door in the historic Hall-London House. Judge Vernon’s died in 2013, and shortly thereafter, the Vernon family donated the land for the park shaded by a pecan tree under which she often enjoyed her lunch. The park was built with town funds and support from the Trust of James Milton Johnson and Laura Blair Johnson, the Chatham County ABC Board, and many other supporters.

ABOUT MAIN STREET PITTSBORO

As a Main Street America Affiliate™, Main Street Pittsboro is part of a national network of more than 1,200 neighbor-hoods and communities that share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger
communities through preservation-based economic development. We accomplish this through organization, promotion, design, and economic vitality, encouraging the mission to preserve and protect the unique flavor of downtown Pittsboro.

For more information visit www.mainstreetpittsboro.org.

CONTACT

Lesley Landis, Promotions Chair of Main Street Pittsboro, lesleyl@mainstreetpittsboro.org or 919-533-4166.