George Streetfest presents St. Patty’s Spring Fling
George Streetfest, southern Utah’s largest monthly community party celebration, is bursting at the seams and ready to blossom with the season. The warm Spring weather has returned and the festival is ready to launch into a new season with amazing increase in offerings.
The George Streetfest brings a St. Patty’s Spring Fling to its March 4 presentation. The monthly festival always includes amazing musical talent. This month, however, may be argued as the most stellar lineup, so far. The Main Street Stage will feature Many Miles, Dick
Earl, and The Academy. Being able to get both Many Miles and Dick Earl at the same time demonstrates George Streetfest has the luck of the Irish on their side. Both are local talents that travel and tour nationally. Finding openings in both of their schedules to be able to perform shows the end of the rainbow leads to the Main Street Stage where golden music will fill the downtown streets.
The George Streetfest Jazz Garden is always a favorite venue within the monthly festival. The colder temperatures through the winter took the Jazz Garden indoors for the social gatherers to stay warm. However, with the gorgeous weather, the Jazz Garden again returns to the outdoors of the beautiful Ancestor Square Courtyard.
Jim Sevy and his Dixieland Band gets the Jazz Garden music started playing from 6-7 p.m. International performing artist, New Queen of Ragtime, Mimi Blais will provide an extra special performance with music you can feel at 7 p.m. Following these outstanding performers, will have Full Tilt Boogie will taking the stage for the “blues and brews” portion of the evening from 8-10 p.m.
St. George Wine Club selections for March 4 are French wines selected in honor of visiting guest, ragtime pianist, Mimi Blais of Montreal. They include: 2014 Sauvion Vouvray. This Chenin Blanc is a nice alternative to Chardonnay. It is lighter and a bit sweeter; but, very drinkable, not cloying in any way. 2014 La Vieille Ferme Ventoux Rouge. This red blend is an easy drinking wine which goes well with a variety of foods.
Beer panel selections for the St. Patty’s Spring Fling feature several Utah craft microbrews. They include: Red Altar by Zion Canyon Brewing Company which is an American red, malt forward with late addition citra hops. Jamaican Style Lager by Zion Canyon Brewing Company which is a light and crisp beer with a gentle honey, hoppy finish. Johnny’s IPA by Moab Brewing Company which is golden in color with light malt hues and a strong, aggressive hop finish. Hooker by Park City Brewing Company which possesses a medium, sweet malt backbone, rich with caramel, biscuit, slightly toasty aroma.
In addition, corned beef sliders by Painted Pony, green curry by Benja Thai, and specialty soda selection by Cafe Soleil will be available.
The George Streetfest buskers, affectionately termed, George Street Tribe, return with a new addition this month–a ukulele player. The ever growing popularity of the Youth DJ Dance Party takes place on Tabernacle Street. The Tabernacle will have guest speaker, Alan Osmond at 7 p.m. In addition, the streets will be lined with vendors, artists, artisans, and community organizations showing off the best of southern Utah. The popular Food Truck Village will fill the air and bellies with delicious food created to perfection to delight diners.
George Streetfest St. Patty’s Spring Fling takes place on Main Street between St. George Blvd and Tabernacle Street as well as Ancestor Square. The event runs from 6-10 p.m. and offers FREE admission. However, there are costs for purchases made from various vendors.