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Bridgefest returns to Stockbridge for third year


By Melissa Robinson
Contributing Editor 

  The 3rd annual Bridgefest in Stockbridge will open Friday evening, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. with a kickoff concert at 7 p.m. and continue throughout the day on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will also be a half marathon beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Bridgefest features a variety of unique arts and crafts vendors each year.                Special photo

  Friday night will feature a free concert headlined by the band Unisoghn, who will perform a tribute to the songs and sounds of Motown. Concert runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday’s concert lineup features a full slate of entertainment, including the Mackie Creek Band, Da Famous Boyzz, Trenton Ewing Band, Kim Charyss, Crystal Sands, Trei and Is That So?. All entertainment will be held on the stage across the street from City Hall near the fountain.

  According to Mayor Mark Alarcon, Bridgefest will be fun for the whole family with a variety of free music and entertainment, including a costume contest on Friday night. He added that this year there will also be controlled alcohol sales, with beer and wine available for purchase.

  Bridgefest features unique art, crafts and vendors, and an interactive children’s area with face painting, bounce houses, pony rides and more, as well as various food vendors and food trucks.

  Free parking will be available in the city hall lot as well as at the Multiplex behind Hamilton Bank and in the parking lots of the elementary and high schools across the street from the festivities.

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