Fall 2016 Johnson Avenue Street Festival

iSeptember 18, 2016

We started out the day on Sunday, September 18th, setting up the festival and bracing for rain. We had huge tents down the middle of the street for all our exhibitors. The stage was covered.  And we were moving ahead rain or shine.  It drizzled for a moment before the festival started and then the day was beautiful. People come out from all over the area to check out our community.  All the businesses up and down the block had displays in front of their stores. The restaurants were serving delicious food.  And many other of our area businesses and KRVC sponsors were there under the tents making connections, sharing their passion and their work, and enjoying the day. The music was stellar. Riverdale Children's Theater gave us an inspiring set of songs from their production of "In The Heights".  Riverdale Music Studio students brought their talents. And then the pros came out and wowed the crowd. Alma Micic and Rale Micic were there with their jazz quartet including Rodney Green on the drums and Paul Gill on bass. And then Seeing Voices, a blues and rock band, gave us a stunning set of originals. Suzanne, the lead singer's, voice wafted down Johnson Avenue electrifying the crowd. Thanks for all those who came out and thanks again to our sponsors who helped make the day possible.