Americus to hold First Friday event today

Published 9:45 am Friday, October 7, 2016

AMERICUS — On Friday, Oct. 7, Americus holds its monthly “First Friday” downtown-wide open house. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with most shops and businesses staying open until 8 p.m. “First Friday After Dark” will continue the festivities into the night after 8 p.m. Everyone is invited to come experience the city’s art, music, food, wares and crafts. The Americus Trolley will provide attendees transportation throughout downtown. The trolley will make a loop of the event and is provided by the City of Americus free of charge. All activities, exhibits and performances are free of charge. Maps and playbills detailing the evening’s events will be available at participating locations.
Visitors will be able to take advantage of numerous artistic performances and exhibits. The Rylander Theatre will have stand-up comedy by local comedian Chuck Wachob from 6-6:30 p.m. The Americus Center for the Arts invites everyone to participate in its Community Wish Project and will showcase the next “Artist in the Window” display. Many shops throughout downtown will exhibit local artists’ work.
Eat in downtown Americus on Friday night and listen to some great music at the same time. Little Brother’s Bistro will have Caribbean inspired food and live music with craft beer, mimosas and other libations. Richelle’s Bakery will have performances by Lonesome Road Bluegrass to accompany delicious treats. Cafe Campesino is launching the Sumter County Humane Society’s own coffee “Perky Paws.” The Cafe also has Todd Lunneborg live on guitar. JJ’s Wings & Things and Bittersweet Books and Coffee House will have live music and specials for patrons. City Grill will be offering First Friday specials, too.
Attendees can take advantage of great shopping downtown on Friday night. To promote awareness of breast cancer, Allie’s Boutique holds a bra decorating contest. Attendees are invited to stop by Allie’s and cast their votes. Ginger Roots offers free “buzz cuts for breast cancer.” Center Stage Market, The Maze, and the  Kinnebrew Co. will be open late and all offering something special in the form of discounts, samples and entertainment for customers.