What I think could be the hidden gem of the spring festival season happens this coming Saturday. Everyone knows about the big spring festivals like Hot Wing Fest, Brewfest, Rajun Cajun and Wine Race – but there’s a new party on the calendar this year. On April 29 from noon to 11 PM, The Edge Gets Lit.
It’s a celebration of the lighting of Floyd Alley between Fourth and Danny Thomas, creating a walkable, safe environment. This event is free for the public to attend and it is family-friendly. There will be live music, dance troupes, craft beer from the local breweries, and of course there will be food – in fact, Jamaican restaurant Evelyn & Olive, on Madison Avenue in The Edge, is the title sponsor. There will also be a dog olympics, story telling, art and craft vendors, and demonstration art.
The music lineup is strong, with the Side Street Steppers, The River Bluff Clan, Delta Nomads, Ghost Town Blues Band, Deering and Down, Devil Train, and an EDM showcase with DJ Cameron.
For those not quite sure how to get to Floyd Alley, turn south on Fourth from Madison. Half a block south of Madison, you will see an alley next to the Fielder Square parking garage. That’s it! This alley will soon be home to a new BBQ joint, Arnold’s BBQ.
The organizers of this event personally emailed me over the weekend and invited me to come. Invitation accepted! This should be a great event that brings the community together, so come support!