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Night Market returning for eight weeks in Downtown Alton

The 2020 season of the Night Market in Downtown Alton will be held every Thursday night starting July 16 through Sept. 3 from 7 to 10 p.m.

In order to provide more space for everyone to spread out, this year live music and outdoor vendors will be located in the large parking lot on the east side of Jacoby Arts Center, at 627 E. Broadway.

Indoor vendors will be placed inside the gallery of Jacoby Arts Center where an open mic will take place each week and a cash bar is available. JAC will also offer a different Free Family Art “make and take” project each week from 6 to 9 p.m. On opening night, a needle felting workshop will be taught by Miranda Schroeder. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the National Endowment for the Arts.

This event brings the 600 block of Broadway to life with creativity—in addition to items that are homegrown or handmade, we also welcome booths which feature vintage resale items, hip thrift, and resale clothing. Vendor space is still available — the fee is $10 for a single week, or $75 for the entire eight-week season. Attendees may park in the lot to the southeast of Jacoby Arts Center, bordered by Ridge Street and Landmarks Boulevard as well as in the parking lot bordered by Ridge and Fourth Street.
Beverages from The Old Bakery Beer Company and Poputopia Popcorn will be available for purchase on-site every week, along with rotating food vendors.

Among sponsors are: The Telegraph, AdVantage,, WBGZ Radio, CNB Bank & Trust, Chiro One, and Piasa Body Art.

Full details can be found online at: or
July 16—HOOKiE
July 23—DJ Keith on da Beat
July 30—Raw Earth
Aug 6—Hideous Gentlemen
Aug. 13—The Dead Roses
Aug. 20—BongoJak Vs The Loop Machine
Aug. 27—Justin Ra
Sept. 3—The BuzzTones

PHOTO: File of previous Night Market event.

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