There's nothing quite so cool as to stumble upon an impromptu live music set along the sidewalk. That's one of the most unexpectedly fun experiences you can happen upon in a bigger city, especially if you're from here.
But come July, we'll have scheduled street performances in a new venture called Sidewalk Stage, thanks to the Downtown Partnership, which is now taking applications from artists to perform music, spoken word, dance, theater and anything else of that stripe for Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays July 11 through Aug. 17.
Applications and guidelines are available here, and artists must submit their materials by June 10. Those accepted will be notified June 21.
Per the release:
A three-member jury of artists, arts professionals and community representatives will review artist applications, with artistic quality serving as the primary criteria. Secondary criteria will ensure that Sidewalk Stage features a diverse variety of content that is appropriate for all ages. More information about performance times, artist fees, and the selection process is available in the program guidelines.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PUEBLO CREATIVE CORRIDOR READIES WITH PERFORMERS FOR SUMMER STREET BEAT
PUEBLO, Colo. — May 28, 2013 — Street Beat, Pueblo’s Summer Arts Festival, returns to the Pueblo Creative Corridor this summer with performers of every genre. Free street performances will be scheduled through the weekdays and weekends to transform the Creative Corridor’s three districts — Mesa Junction, Union Avenue Historic and Main Street — into an outdoor performing and visual arts scene, as in past years.
Ten finalists were selected from a cadre of musicians, entertainers and visual artists who auditioned and entertained the judges and spectators in April at the Riverwalk. The performers you will see from June through September are:
• Ijahmus Rhyme, Rapper
• Izotov Dance Academy, Dance Studio
• Tammy D, Guitar/Vocalist
• SCTC Players, Song/Dance
• Sisters and Strings, Jazz and Blues Band
• Fingers ‘n Frets, Steel Guitar
• Edison in the Attic, Band
• Stephen Dey, Guitar/Vocalist
• Premiere Ballet, Ballet Company
• Meggy, Guitar/Vocalist
Street Beat is sponsored by the Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority, Pueblo Creative Corridor, Legacy Bank, K. R. Swerdfeger Construction, Pueblo Bank and Trust, All Star Exteriors, R. Peter Sonntag DDS, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Black Hills Energy, Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce and Pueblo City & County Foundation.
The Pueblo Performing Arts Guild promotes the production, enjoyment and collaboration of the arts for the purposes of economic development and an enriched quality of life in Pueblo.