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August 29, 2012

Moonbow Festival shines Labor Day weekend in Corbin

CORBIN — By Jeff Noble, Staff Writer

When that moon gets big, bright and full, it means Moonbow Night in Corbin.

And, after previous Moonbow Nights in May and June, Nibroc Park will again be aglow this Labor Day weekend for two days of music, fun, food — and yep, to take a page from the 70’s song — “Dancing in the Moonlight.”

This event will feature plenty of music, along with plenty of artists and craftmakers from around Kentucky — which is why it’s called “The Moonbow Arts and Music Festival,” taking place on Main Street this Friday from 4-10 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m-10 p.m.

The festival will be held, rain or shine, along Main Street from 2nd Street to Monroe Street. Most of the events will be held at Nibroc Park.

“It’s still themed around the Moonbow, but it’s a much more expansive event than in the past. We’ve got a lot of bands and a lot of great music. Plenty of food vendors will be there, and this time a lot of different art vendors from guilds from all over the state will come to Corbin,” said Corbin Main Street Director Andy Salmons.

During an interview Tuesday, Salmons spoke about one of the festival’s big attractions those two days.

“We’ve got a lot of interesting artists coming down for this weekend. From birdhouse makers to portrait and landscape artists, it’s a really diverse event. It’s an extension of what we’re doing, and we’re doing it on two levels. One, we provide entertainment for the community. And two, we bring people from different parts of the region into Corbin to appreciate what we have and what we’re doing. It gives them an opportunity to experience what Corbin has to offer,” he noted.

During the two days, a total of 10 bands and musical acts will take to the stage. Headlining this Friday night will be Lisa Oliver Gray, a singer from Nashville, while Saturday night’s headline act is Holy Ghost Tent Revival, a folk-rock band.

Also this weekend, Salmons pointed out many downtown Corbin merchants will have special promotions for those coming down for the festival.

“We’d like people to come down and see what our merchants have to offer.”

In addition to the arts, crafts and music, Main Street Corbin’s City Yard Sale will be held this Saturday, beginning with setup for those participating from 7-8 a.m., and the yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. Unlike previous yard sales, the location this time won’t be on Depot Street, but instead in the Elks Club parking lot on Depot Street.

“It’s all part of the Moonbow Arts and Music Festival event. The only different thing is the location at the parking lot of the Elks Club. The yard sales have been a tremendous success since we began them earlier in the spring,” Salmons reported.

If you need more information, contact Main Street Corbin at 528-8125, log on to Main Street Corbin’s website at www.downtowncorbin.com, email Salmons at contact@downtowncorbin.com, or stop by the Main Street office inside Corbin City Hall.

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