Street dance held on Oak Street

July 30, 2012

Many area residents attended the Sweet H2O concert on Oak Street Saturday, July 28, 2012, at the North Oak Arts and Entertainment District. Several musicians performed for the audience and many vendors were also set up selling food and wares. (Photo by Tatiana Rodriguez)

Many area residents attended the Sweet H2O concert on Oak Street this past Saturday, July 28, 2012, at the North Oak Arts and Entertainment District. Several musicians performed for the audience and many vendors were also set up selling food and wares to benefit their organizations and the Texas Theater. Music began at 5 p.m. and continued until midnight with several musicians taking the stage that night including Tony Barker, Tommy McCoy, Bobby Bridger and John Inmon, Lesley Sawyer with Brian McRae and Aaron Hatmaker, Hayden Huse and Blown Fuse Band, Bob Livingston, Blues Boy Willie and Teddy Jack Russell and band. The event was free to the public.
Local businesses and groups participated and promote their causes and businesses through sidewalk booths that offered information, activities and food, refreshments and merchandise for purchase. Among the participants were the local Girl Scouts organization, the West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center, The Open Window, JavaJax selling ice cream treats and the STTAR (Sweetwater Texas Theatre Acquisition & Renovation) organization selling hamburgers, chips and drinks.
Find more photos from the Sweet H20 concert in today's paper.

Comments

Thank you!

July 30, 2012 by TonyBarker (not verified), 2 years 7 weeks ago
Comment: 669

I appreciate your coverage of the Concert On Oak Street! I was thrilled to see such fantastic support from the community for this event, and the other performers that I spoke with (all of them, I believe) were just as excited by the success of the SweetH2O Festival.

The sheer size of the crowd was a beautiful thing, narrowly trumped by the QUALITY of the audience; listening and fully participating in the music and the experience. This is a characteristic of Sweetwater audiences that I have long admired.

BEHIND THE SCENES:

Many of us that have seen Weston and Vicky Pyburn, owners of Java Jax, work so hard, for so long, had another reason to cheer; at last, Weston's cultural vision for Sweetwater proved itself to have a solid, sustainable base upon which to build. For those of us back stage, it was like one of our teammates finally unleashed that out-of-the-park Grand Slam that we all knew was in him.

Of course, it was not a solo effort; much of the credit goes to the business community that participated in the event through donations and sponsorship. May their generosity come back to them tenfold, as the Texas Theater reclaims its rightful place as a community icon, and a Destination for top-shelf Artists and performers here in West Texas.

 

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