Crazy Days Street Party set for Thursday, Aug. 4

Ponca City Now - July 29, 2016 11:43 am

This year’s Crazy Days Street Party, hosted by Ponca City Main Street, is set for Thursday, Aug. 4.

The fun will start at 5 p.m. at the Veterans Plaza on the corner of Fourth Street and Grand Avenue in downtown Ponca City.

The food selection at Main Street’s Crazy Days Street Party is going to be amazing this year, said Chelsea McConnell, Executive Director of Ponca City Main Street.

Four food trucks will be at the party with Dewayne’s BBQ featuring bratwurst, hot dogs, fresh cut curly fries and potato chips, beef jerky and BBQ pulled pork sandwiches.

The Hungry Duckling will have burgers, chicken strips, melts, sliders and fries.

Tasty Beats will have jumbo pretzels, jumbo pickles, adobe grilled onion burgers, chicken tacos, nachos, quesadillas, pizza, popcorn and frito pies.

For those wanting a cold treat, Surf’s Up Snow Cones joins the lineup.

A beer garden, operated by Astoria Blvd. Bistro and Bar, also will be available.

McConnell said Band #9.5 will play at 6 p.m. on the stage area of the plaza. This band is a collaboration of members from Band #9 and another local band, Funk Da Fied. This group will feature Gary Wilson on the acoustic guitar and Mike Logan on the drums, both from Band #9. From Funk Da Fied, Randy Jackson will play lead guitar with Ken Kilpatrick on bass guitar. This group plays acoustic rock. They’ll perform classic favorites maybe with even a little bit of country thrown in just to keep the crowd on their toes.

Up at 7 p.m will be Mario Amador. Mario, a musician and songwriter, was born in Wyoming in 1992. Now a Ponca City resident, Mario started writing and playing guitar at 18 and is working with the local band West of Home and singer / songwriter Brett Horton, also from Ponca City. Connecting audiences on a gut level, Mario’s songs are dark and spacey, ranging from stories about his childhood to finding true love.

Joel Hibbs will start at 9 p.m.

This year, Main Street is also raffling off a 25-quart Bison Cooler valued at $250, McConnell said. Tickets can be purchased at the Main Street office or the night of the event at the Veterans Plaza. Tickets are $5 each, or five tickets for $20. Bison Coolers are made in America and are made to keep its contents cold for days.

The raffle winner will be announced at 8:30 p.m. Winner need not be present to win.


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