War Radio to headline June First Friday

Monday, May 29, 2017

Popular hometown group War Radio, known for its performances every First Friday inside the Swizzle Stick will bring its act outside this month for the June First Friday event.

After inclement weather sidelined many of the activities in May, RE/MAX Cornerstone returns in June as First Friday co-sponsor, along with Conspire: Contemporary Craft.

Festivities around downtown Greencastle run from 5-10 p.m. on Friday, June 2.

As was planned in May, RE/MAX will have three stock cars manned by local drivers on display for the public to see up close.

Conspire, located at the southwest corner of Washington and Indiana streets, will be open until 9 p.m. with its handmade art on display. The evening will also feature Conspire’s gallery opening of the Green Light Studios art show as well as fortune telling, tarot readings and charms by the Amazing Silvan.

Things will kick off at the main stage on Franklin Street at 5:30 p.m. with DJ Jim “Figgy” Hardwick. At 6 p.m. there will be a demonstration by Earley’s Llama and Alpaca Farm, followed by a surprise on the main stage at 6:30 p.m.

War Radio will bring its unique sound to the main stage at 7 p.m. for a three-hour set.

As another musical option, the MacDaddys will be playing live on South Indiana Street from 8-11 p.m.

Also featured on Franklin Street north of the courthouse will be the Area 30 Super Mileage Car, summer cookout specials from Almost Home/Swizzle Stick and the Putnam County Family Nature Group with appliance boxes for kids to explore and create, courtesy of Shuee and Sons.

East Franklin Street will feature the grand opening of Prime Real Estate beginning at 6 p.m., featuring a bounce castle, a chocolate fountain, train rides, face painting, tours, drone demonstration, balloons, door prizes and a visit from a minion.

Also on East Franklin will be tours and demonstrations at Castlemakers as well as pulled pork nachos and pulled pork parfaits at Myers’ 5 East.

Wasser Beer will also be open with its various brews available as well as steaks, burgers, brats and tenderloin.

A new feature on First Friday’s this year, the Greencastle Farmers Market will be set up on the east side of the courthouse, offering locally grown vegetables, flowers and plants, home baked goods and arts and crafts. As always, the market will be back on Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Other displays on Indiana Street include plants from Mossy Carrico of Asbury Towers, a teaser of the menu at Bridges Craft Pizza and Win Bar as well as the chance to cerate electronic music at M2: Music on the Square.

South Indiana Street will again be an artists’ den featuring Conspire, a drum circle from The Castle and local artists demonstrating and selling their work.

Others on South Indiana include Scoops ice cream, catfish special at Moore’s Bar, steak and chicken kabobs at Tap House 24, fresh roasted nuts and other homemade candies at Completely Nuts and Candy, Putnam County Habitat for Humanity, a pop-up shop from Crickets and ribs and chicken at the Inn at DePauw.

Art made by Putnam County Comprehensive Services clients will again be on display for sale at the Putnam County Convention and Visitor Bureau.

Representative from Family Support Services will also be present at the CVB, introducing the Kindness Rocks Project.

Vendors set up in various places around downtown include Bear Threads, Scentsy, ThirtyOne and Avon products, two LulaRoe booths, Honey Wood Creations, Paparazzi, LizaJo Boutique, two Origami Owl booths and Lori Pettit.

Due to the number of participants in this month’s First Friday, streets will close one hour earlier than normal. Closed streets beginning at 3 p.m. include Franklin Street from U.S. 231 east to the Old National Bank drive-through and Indiana Street from the parking lot behind Dick’s Barber Shop south to Walnut Street (excludes Washington Street intersection).

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