CONTACT: Stacy Brandt, Events & Marketing Coordinator
Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street, Inc.
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Downtown Days…Streets Alive the First Weekend in June
The Downtown Days…Streets Alive! Festival is coming to downtown Lee’s Summit on June 3, 4 and 5.
The festival is an annual tradition that kicks off summer for people of all ages. Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street, Inc., is thrilled to once again welcome nearly 100,000 people to downtown Lee’s Summit.
The festival spans six city blocks. Highlights will include live music under a giant tent, handcrafted vendor items, carnival, Kids Street, sanctioned Barbecue contest, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, street performers, Downtown Days Happy Hour, Lee’s Summit Jazzercize Flash Mob, food vendors and more! Festival hours are Friday, June 3 from noon – 10 pm, Saturday, June 4 from 10 am – 10pm, and Sunday, June 5 from noon – 5 pm.
This year’s entertainment schedule is jam-packed, with a variety of local and regional favorites. Sownds and Flashback are sure to be crowd favorites Friday night! Sownds, the band behind the Kansas City Chiefs theme song “Chop it Up,” will perform live on the Depot Stage Friday night at 7 pm Flashback, a Classic Rock and R&B band that features everything from Stevie Ray Vaughan to Stevie Wonder, will take the stage right after Sownds.
Saturday evening the Depot Stage will feature Almost Serious, Clint Martinez Band, Western Automatic, Four Roads Crossing and KC Drum Tribe. Jerry’s Bait Shop will also be hosting a motorcycle ride-in beginning at 6 p.m. on SW Main Street.
Vendors will display their talents with handcrafted items for sale and a variety of food — from funnel cakes and cheese steaks to gyros and kabobs. With plenty of ice-cold beer on tap, there will be plenty of fun everyone!
Kids will want to visit the carnival and Kids Street for games and entertainment. A 3-on-3 basketball tournament, hosted by Y.E.S. Kids Fitness, will be taking place Saturday on Douglas Street. There will also be an 8 ft. Game Kart where up to 16 players can play the latest video games and a sports trivia booth where contestants have the opportunity to test their sports knowledge! KC Wolf will also be making an appearance Friday night, courtesy of Metcalf Bank. Barbecue lovers won’t want to miss the “Smokin’ on the Summit” contest on Friday and Saturday where over 70 teams from all over the Midwest will be competing to qualify for entry to the American Royal barbecue contest.
Sponsors for this year’s event include Bank of Lee’s Summit, Central States Beverage Co., Wilks Broadcasting, Globe Electrical Corp., Parisole Arts Foundation, Jerry’s Bait Shop, The Travel Source, Y.E.S Kids Fitness, Lee’s Summit Journal, Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street, and more.
For vendor applications, entertainment schedules and other information, visit the festival website at http://www.LeesSummitDowntownDays.com.
Downtown Days…Streets Alive! is the major fundraiser for Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the revitalization of downtown Lee’s Summit. For more information about DLSMS, visit www.downtownls.org or call 816-246-6598.