Goodyear Pimps headline July 3 Green Light Night on Main Street

June 30, 2010

From press release

The Second Green Light Nights event Saturday, July 3, features headliners The Goodyear Pimps with NIL8, Geronimo! and the best of the summer camp “School of Rock” winners. The all-ages event on the new Main Street (formerly the pedestrian mall) at the corner of State and Main streets runs 5 p.m.-midnight.

Cost is $7 in advance at www.greenlightrockford.com or $10 at the door. Kids younger than 10 are admitted free, although parents are advised that later shows may feature adult content.

The idea behind Green Light Nights was to showcase the new Main Street with some regional and national acts on a regular basis. This concept is in its infancy, and promises to be a perfect synergistic fit to the momentum with the progress of the transformation of downtown Rockford with the Friday City Markets, Friday Night Flix and Sundays in the Park.

Local legends The Goodyear Pimps headline the July 3 show, and they are supported by veterans and mentors NIL8, Geronimo! and the newest addition, the best of the summer camp “School of Rock.”

Keith School hosts a Rock Camp for young kids wanting to learn more about playing in a real band. Members of the Pimps and other local bands like Miles Nielsen mentor these bands and now have given them an opportunity to perform on a real stage with some professional original artists.

Also featured at the event will be local vendors Phoenix Traders, Culture Shock and Pirate Ninja Shop.

The event is hosted by The Element to help raise funds for artists in the community and to help provide more events in the future like First Fridays. Proceeds raised from the event will go directly back to help events like Friday Night Flix, Sundays in the Park and help out with another new movement, the Emerging Visual Artist Project, intended to offer programs to educate artists about making a profession of their passion.

The third Green Light Nights is scheduled for Aug. 14, featuring national recording artist Sophie B. Hawkins, along with local recording artist Kelly Steward and a fashion show with Lexi Charms. The fourth Green Light Nights will be Sept. 18.

Info: www.greenlightrockford.com.

From the June 30-July 6, 2010 issue

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