I'm so excited to announce a GIVEAWAY this week in honor of Laurel's upcoming Downtown Thursday festivities. Starting this Thursday and continuing each week through the end of June, Laurel will be overflowing with fun. The summer will include everything from a first-class Farmers Market to live music, family-friendly movies and a variety of other special events each week. I have had the honor of participating on the planning team, and let me tell you, it is going to be an AWESOME summer. You can find everything you need to know at www.downtownthursday.com.
Downtown Thursday Details
This year, Downtown Movie Night will take place at The Backlot at 8 p.m. as usual. The Farmer's Market will now be at 5 p.m. on Magnolia Street downtown (between Central Avenue and Oak Street). We have a lineup of well over 30 vendors with everything from fresh seafood, to art, dog treats, blueberry lemonade, homemade candles and, of course, all the fresh produce you could want. This is the real deal, y'all. And I'm so excited about filling my bags full of goodies made by people in my own community and state.
Each week, there will be something special to make the night even that much more exciting. This week, we'll have a fireworks show and live music by artist Kerry Thomas. On June 7, we have the pleasure of welcoming Erin and Ben Napier and live music by my friend and super talented musician, Topher Brown. June 14 will be Food Truck Night with a few special food trucks offering something unique for your taste buds. Grayson Capps will bring some blue-rock tunes that night. On June 21, we'll be celebrating the Big Easy with Mardi Gras Night with the John Milham Jazz Trio. Then, the final night, June 28, we will be celebrating Independence Day a little early with the Red, White and Vroom. Yours truly will be co-hosting with Amanda Matthews at Shug's from the Coca-Cola stage (at Southern Antiques). The highlight of the evening will be a Car and Bike Show.
Now...what you've all been waiting for. My friend and artist Adam Trest just finished a BEAUTIFUL watercolor that I can already picture in my kitchen. The Eat Local painting is to commemorate the Farmers Market moving to Magnolia, right in front of the Adam Trest Home store. The painting is currently being made into prints, and we are giving you a chance to win one of the first batches of prints! Details can be found on my Instagram page, so hurry up and enter to win. And special thanks to my friend Adam for allowing me to participate in this awesome giveaway.