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Special Texarkana Winds performance and Grim Lofts tours for Downtown Live

Texarkana Winds Downtown Live Grim Lofts Tours
Special Texarkana Winds performance and Grim Lofts tours for Downtown Live
Texarkana, USA – July’s Downtown Live will offer a special performance by the Texarkana Winds and tours of the Grim Hotel this Friday, July 12, during Downtown Live. The free concert is open to the public beginning at 7:30 p.m. on the loading platform of the Gallery at 1894. Tours of the Grim Hotel will be conducted from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Downtown Live is a free community event held every 2nd Friday of the month in historic Downtown Texarkana. For more information, contact Main Street Texarkana at 903-278-6441 or visit MainStreetTexarkana.org.    

Downtown Live is a free monthly event that brings art and music to the historic downtown commercial and entertainment district. This month’s Downtown Live is this Friday, July 12, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Along with great shopping, food, art, and music, there will be two special events taking place. At 7:30 p.m., the Texarkana Winds will perform a patriotic-themed concert in front of the Gallery at 1894 on Olive Street. 

“We are so excited to be performing,” says conductor Dick Eckstein. “Texarkana Winds is a newly refashioned community band with a lot of talented musicians, eager to play for the community.”

On State Line Avenue, the Lofts at the Grim will conduct tours of the beautiful 100-year-old building. The Hotel Grim was built to be a modern, luxury hotel offering all the amenities technology could offer at the time. The Lofts at the Grim will soon be complete, so this tour will be the last time the Grim Hotel is accessible to the public prior to the formal grand opening. Tours will be conducted 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Another highlight at this month’s Downtown Live is the announcement of the theme for the 2024 Main Street Texarkana Christmas Parade, scheduled for December 2. This year, Main Street Texarkana has collected selections from the public. The chosen theme will be announced during the Texarkana Winds concert. 

Downtown Live will feature artists and musicians all along Broad, Front, and surrounding streets sharing their talent with the public. Due to the heat, many will be performing inside downtown businesses. For a list of participating businesses, artists, and musicians, visit the Downtown Live web page at mainstreettexarkana.org/downtown-live.

Main Street Texarkana, accredited through the National Main Street program, is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization which combines economic development with historic preservation. Main Street Texarkana is the only two-state program in the country. For more information or to become a Main Street investor, visit www.MainStreetTexarkana.org or call 903-278-6441.

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Texarkana Winds at their May 31 concert on the lawn of the Texarkana Public Library. The group
               will perform a patriotic-themed concert at 7:30 p.m. during Downtown Live, July 12

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Grim Lofts are pre-leasing and offering tours during the July 12 Downtown Live