Concert has potential to draw other music events

Published 1:06 pm Saturday, October 21, 2017

This weekend, downtown Winchester will be abuzz with country music fans attending the first “Country on Main” concert. 

Several local businesses — Harpers Pawn Shop, Winchester Insurance, Kentucky Custom Screen Printing, Euro-Werks and Craft Nook — are Country on Main, a free concert showcasing country music acts on the steps of the Clark County Courthouse.

The show will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday and last until 8 p.m. Country music artists Avery Crabtree, Chelsea Noland, Joseph Edwards and Bryant Carter will be performing.

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Along with the concert, there will be a variety of vendors, face painting for children and food from In & Out BBQ and Kathy’s Snack Shack. 

Jessica Marci, vice president of 5Star Advertisement, the organization the businesses are working with to plan the concert, said she hopes the show will be an annual event.

And so do we. 

Marci even hinted that the concert could be the first of several events her company will bring to Winchester. 

This concert perfectly exemplifies what sort of fun and entertaining things can take place in Winchester when local businesses and people offer up support. We thank the various businesses who saw potential in this idea. 

Music plays a big role in many of the other popular events in our community like the Kitty Strode Concert Series, the street dance and the Rock the Block Concert Series. Perhaps this new initiative could offer up more variety, especially for younger crows. Likewise, more local musicians could get an opportunity to take the stage.

Like Marci, we think Country On Main could be and should be a catalyst for various other concerts in Winchester and downtown. This concert could be the kick-off of a series of concerts featuring various genres of music that appeal to many different groups of people in the community. 

This series has the potential to draw more people to downtown Winchester who may also stop in at local businesses and restaurants while there. 

More importantly, anything that draws the community together is a positive addition to the local calendar.