Smashin’ Summer Saturdays start in downtown Paducah
Paducah Main Street Director Melinda Winchester said this year they’re adding music during the day at the gazebo. She said having all the area shops work together in a themed event is a great way to encourage more visitors.
“We started it last year to create a
“We have lots of energy, everyone’s working together, I really think it’s starting to have more of an economic impact on the businesses,” Winchester said.
The 11 week series helps promote new businesses like Bricolage Art Collective.
“We’ve got everything from ceramics to jewelry, to sculptures made out of found objects like robots,” Bryant-Green said.
Co-owner Landee Bryant-Greene said Smashin’ Summer Saturdays helps with foot traffic.
“It brings in new people down here who aren’t necessarily from Paducah who get to reinvest and kind of see it in a new light,” Bryant-Greene said.
It also helps bring in people to learn about future businesses. Chef and owner Sara Bradley is opening the Freight House restaurant late summer in downtown.
“It’s largely based from the
She used the Farmer’s Market as an opportunity to share her samples.
“I think Smashin’ Saturdays is great. It’s an opportunity to come down to support everyone, support the community, it gives people you know a sense of community,” Bradley said.
June 13- Violinist, Ian Bastida
June 20- Josh Coffey
July 11- Nathan Lynn
July 18- Josh Coffey
July 25- Violinist, Ian Bastida
August 8- Nathan Lynn
For more information about Smashin’ Summer Saturdays, visit www.paducahmainstreet.org.
There will also be music in the gazebo during Smashin’ Summer Saturday Nights From 6 until 8 p.m. The evening performances will be May 23, May 30, June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18, and August 8.