Turn Up the Heat: Downtown Summer Nights Returns for 2015
Gas prices are going back up, a drought's drying up the whole valley and most of the rest of the world's going to hell in a handbasket. What can any of us do about it?
Hey, let's dance! And if you're thirsty, don't sweat it: The beer garden and food vendors are back.
Yup, for a few hours -- from 5-9 p.m. every Thursday, starting June 18 -- it's time for Yakima's favorite street party, Downtown Summer Nights, presented by Stewart Subaru.
You know how this works: We close off North Fourth Street between Chestnut and Yakima avenues to make room for all kinds of vendors (including a variety of local foods), a beverage garden, picnic tables and plenty of spaces to kick off your shoes and kick up your heels. And thanks to Yakima Neighborhood Health, kids can play, too: They're providing free hands-on activities from Yakima Maker Space and free face-painting by Face Art Magic.
In addition to Stewart Subaru, sponsors include West Valley Fitness, which is covering the stage, and Chinook Music Fest, which is powering the music.
Oh, and speaking of the music -- here's this year's lineup:
Seattle, plus the Common Deer from Yakima and Courtney Biggs of Spokane. (Hosted by 92.9 The Bull.)
And don't forget to watch our website and listen on-air for your chance to win one of our weekly VIP experiences. You and up to five of your friends could relax in prime seating while our on-air hosts serve you $50 worth of food and beverages!