MOUNT VERNON — Entertainment for the entire family filled downtown Mount Vernon on Friday night for the August installment of First Friday, sponsored by the Heritage Centre Association. A large turnout of Friday visitors was on hand for the various entertainment and attractions on the square, as well as up and down Main Street.
Bluegrass music at its best was being enjoyed by a full house at Sips Coffee House as Chestnut Ridge had people tapping their toes and clapping their hands. Coming out to hear Chestnut Ridge was Bob Holmes, whose nephew Jim Dunfee is the band leader.
Also coming out to hear Chestnut Ridge perform were Onda and Roy Sipe. “This is my first trip out this year for First Friday,” said Onda Sipe. “I just wanted to come down for a couple hours before I leave to see my granddaughter be born.”
Providing entertainment on Public Square was the band Katty Whomp Us with their Americana music, a mixture of reggae, pop, bluegrass, rock and country. The grounds of the downtown square were full of people who brought their lawn chairs to relax and enjoy the music, which appealed to a broad audience.
Performing at The Place@the Woodward was the band called “The Project,” which is a group of local high school students. Christ Gant was providing acoustic guitar music at Flappers Bar and Grille, and Brian Henke was also dishing up guitar music in front of Herald’s Appliances and Electronics.
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