In 2011, things looked bleak on Gaines Street. The city had the road all torn up, businesses were suffering and the economy was in a hole. Something had to be done. A group of volunteers rolled up their sleeves, went to the bands and businesses, and Gaines Street Fest was born creating a much needed economic boom in the area.
Then they did it again. And again. And again. And again. And again.
Our community, businesses and local music scene all owe a great deal of gratitude to Taylor Biro, Hank Saints and their army of volunteers for their service.
So this year, We are flipping the script. Gaines Street Tribute Fest will be held on 11-11-2017. All of the businesses in the area are coming together to support and raise awareness for all of our community volunteers. We’re inviting all community organizations and non-profits to come out and table and 5-20% of proceeds from participating businesses will be donated to Unity Song for future festivals and community engagement.
Just like the GSF, there will be live music on multiple indoor and outdoor stages, vendors and food trucks galore. And we are inviting you to come party with us! See you in the street!