Summer Events in TN Main Street CommunitiesMay 22, 2014
TENNESSEE MAIN STREETS HOST SUMMER ACTIVITIES
Historic Downtowns Spotlight Special Events, Music & Farmers’ Markets
NASHVILLE—The summer season in Tennessee is right around the corner, and it’s the
perfect time to take in the sights and sounds of our beautiful Main Street Communities.
Tennessee Main Street Programs are once again hosting multiple events and farmers’
markets over the next several months that will highlight the unique offerings of each
community across the state while supporting historic downtown business districts.
“Tennessee’s historic downtown districts are an important part of our state’s unique
identity and character,” Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill
Hagerty said. “Creating and nurturing vibrant downtown commercial districts not only
promotes tourism and job growth, but it also signals our state’s overall economic
strength, helping us win new investments.”
“Main Streets provide all kinds of fun for the summer,” Tennessee Main Street Director
Nancy Williams said. “From outdoor concerts to festivals and farmers’ markets, you can
find an event any week of the summer on a Tennessee Main Street. In addition to
connecting with your own community’s happenings, summer events provide
opportunities to explore Main Streets across Tennessee.”
A complete listing of Main Street summer events can be found at:
Tennessee Main Street provides technical assistance and guidance for communities in
developing common sense solutions to make downtowns safe, appealing, vibrant places
where folks want to shop, live and make memories.
In 2013, certified Main Street communities generated more than $59 million of
public/private investment and created 646 new jobs.
There are currently 26 designated Main Street program communities across Tennessee:
Bristol, Cleveland, Collierville, Columbia, Cookeville, Dandridge, Dayton, Dyersburg,
Fayetteville, Franklin, Gallatin, Greeneville, Jackson, Jonesborough, Kingsport,
Lawrenceburg, Lebanon, McMinnville, Morristown, Murfreesboro, Ripley, Rogersville,
Savannah, Sweetwater, Tiptonville and Union City.
About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Tennessee was named “2013 State of the Year” for economic development by Business
Facilities magazine. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community
Development’s mission is to develop strategies which help make Tennessee the No. 1
location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. The department seeks to attract new
corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate
expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tn.gov/ecd. Follow us on Twitter