AMERICUS, GA (March 4, 2022) – On Friday, March 4th, Americus will hold its monthly “First Friday” downtown-wide open house. The theme for this month’s First Friday is “Shamrock & Roll”. Stroll through downtown and enjoy the musical stylings of Taylor Welch and Alecia Grant! Downtown merchants will offer discounts, samples, giveaways, and more! Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with most shops and businesses staying open until 8 p.m. “First Friday After Dark” continues the festivities into the night after 8 p.m.
Enjoy a night supporting local foundations and organizations! Americus Main Street has partnered with the Arts Council and The Scott Law Foundation to help raise funds and create a new art installation. For $5, attendees can decorate a paper cut out of an electric guitar or for $1 a shamrock cut out can have the donor’s name written on the front. The raised funds will be donated to The Scott Law Foundation and the Decorated guitars will stay with the Arts Council and used for a new community art installation. The Scott Law Foundation will be set up outside of City Hall to promote their upcoming Jog & Jam event on Saturday, March 5th .
Everyone is invited to come experience the city’s art, music, food, wares and crafts. Bring the family for a night of food, fun, and music! Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in several activities throughout the downtown area during the evening. The Americus Street Trolley will provide attendees transportation during the event. The trolley will make a loop of the event and is provided by Americus Main Street, free of charge. All activities, exhibits and performances are free of charge. Digital playbills detailing the evening’s events will be available for scanning at the Americus Visitor Center and in the event page on Facebook. More information can be found on the Downtown Americus – Main Street Facebook page.
Attendees can also take advantage of great shopping deals downtown on Friday night. The Kinnebrew Company, Three’s Company Too, Code Black ATL Forsyth Carousel, Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio & More will all be open late offering discounts, samples, food tastings, hosting games, and more!
Eat, drink, and listen to live music Friday night in Downtown Americus! Purchase an alcoholic beverage from any restaurant in downtown that serves and ask Wolf Creek’s Tasting Room about the “Cocktail Caddy!” Americus Main Street will provide special cups to those restaurants that serve alcoholic beverages which will allow attendees the opportunity to walk around downtown during the event beginning at 5 p.m.
This event is organized by Americus Main Street and the City of Americus. One of the goals of our organization is to cultivate downtown Americus’ economic and cultural enrichment by providing a platform for entertainment and social engagement to the general public on a regular basis.