Ready to rock?

Downtown at Sundown starts Thursday

BROOKINGS – The Brookings Convention & Visitors Bureau is back with another summer of Downtown at Sundown. 

Come to the 300 block of Fifth Street in downtown Brookings from 5-9 p.m. every Thursday for local musicians, regional headliner acts, free face painting, inflatables, bag toss, and food and beverage vendors from local restaurants. The series runs through the end of summer with the final festival taking place Aug. 23.

This week’s performance features local opener SaltBark. The leader of the band, Dave Barkus, is a former member of SGT Rock. 

The CVB is putting the band back together as they welcome back one of its headliners from last year, SGT Rock. This high-energy band never ceases to amaze with killer dance moves and dynamic vocals. Be prepared to sing along, and bring your dancing shoes.

Downtown at Sundown is a free event for all ages. The kid zone inflatables, face painting and bag toss are all free. Tickets must be purchased at the ticket booth to buy food and beverages. Each vendor is serving something different, ranging in price from one to seven tickets. For more information, visit 

A special thanks to headliner sponsor First Bank & Trust and our encore sponsor Hamlin Building Center for making this event possible.

The 2018 Downtown at Sundown schedule includes:

• July 12: SGT Rock with encore sponsor Hamlin Building Center

• July 19: David Gerald with encore sponsor Larson Manufacturing

• July 26: Soca Jukebox with encore sponsor Champion Health Chiropractic

• Aug. 2: Whosah with encore sponsor Daktronics

• Aug. 9: Avenger Joe with encore sponsor Bel Brands

• Aug. 16: Kirsten Thien with encore sponsor Falcon Plastics

• Aug. 23: Nathan Dean and the Damn Band with encore sponsor Wooden Legs Brewing Company

Participating food and beverage vendors include Whiskey Creek Wood Fire Grill, Wooden Legs Brewing Co., Cubby’s Sports Bar & Grill, The Wild Hare, Flavor Indian and Asian Cuisine, and Main Street Pub.

Participating retail and nonprofit vendors include CleanSlate Design + Print, Color Street Nails, Usborne Books, and Brookings Area United Way.

SGT Rock photo: SGT Rock, shown at a 2016 Downtown at Sundown performance, is the headliner for this Thursday’s event.

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