Taste of Collinsville Bringing Jazz Greats to Main Street
13th Annual Event to Feature Regions Greats Jazz Musicians
Collinsville, Oklahoma: This year’s Taste of Collinsville fundraising event has taken yet another new twist this year. This year’s event titled the 13th Annual Taste of Collinsville – “A Little Bit of Food and ALL THAT JAZZ” will take place on Thursday, September 18, 2014, from 5:30 – 8:00 in the evening. Collinsville Downtown, Inc. is pleased to announce the partnership with Tulsa Jazz, OKC Jazz and the Tulsa Jazz Group, the largest promoters of Jazz in the area in order to bring the greatest jazz musicians in the region to play on Main Street. The musicians will be stationed along the three-block corridor from 12th to 9th Street, entertaining patrons to who will also be sampling signature dishes from some of the area’s finest eateries. Main Street Merchants will play host to notable restaurants such as Olive Garden, Logan’s Roadhouse and Wings To Go, to name just a few. Collinsville restaurants will also be showcased at the event. The event is an exciting way to introduce the public to all of the great Collinsville businesses who may have otherwise gone unnoticed. Local favorite Silver Dollar Café will be filling a souvenir cup with your favorite non-alcoholic beverage for the evening.
“We are honored to be part of such a great event and partnered with such a wonderful organization as Collinsville Downtown, Inc.,” commented Tulsa Jazz promoter John Taylor. “We are looking forward to a great evening of entertaining Collinsville.”
“It seems as if each year we try to come up with a new idea that will out do what we did the last year. I think we’ve done it again this year by bringing Jazz to Main Street for the 13th Annual Taste of Collinsville.” Said C.D.I. Board President and Promotion Chairperson, Sherry Campbell. “I have a feeling this years event will go down in Collinsville event history!”
Along with great music and delicious food, ticket holders will also be able to engage in a musical scavenger hunt. There will be several jazz instruments placed among the Main Street Merchants for patrons to find and record in order to be entered into a Grand Prize Drawing at the end of the night. The Grand Prize is valued at over $800 consisting of gifts donated by all participating merchants and area restaurants.
Those wishing to attend this year’s event would be wise to order tickets online, as there are only a limited number of tickets available. Tickets can be purchased online from now until the morning of the event on September 18 at http://www.collinsvillegowntowninc.com/taste2014.htm. Tickets ordered online can be picked up at the event at the will call table or in the C.D.I. office after September 4. Beginning September 5, Collinsville banks including Premier sponsor RCB Bank; along with V.I.P. sponsor American Bank of Oklahoma and Valley National Bank will be selling tickets in their businesses. Tickets may also be purchase at the C.D.I. office located on the northeast corner of 12th and Main. Cost of this year’s tickets are as follows, individuals $12 each, seniors (65+) $9, couples $20, and a family of four (2 adults & 2 children 12 and under) for $25. Members of the Main Street organization will receive a discount when purchasing tickets at the Main Street Office.
Sponsorship opportunities are also still available for those wanting to be a part of history in the making. Sponsors will receive FREE tickets to the event and recognition both leading up to and at the event. For more information about becoming a sponsor of this year’s event contact Program Manager, Shelley Nachtigall at (918) 371-5530.
Collinsville Downtown, Inc. is the downtown revitalization organization. Their mission is to be instrumental in directing the restoration of historical Collinsville to it’s original nostalgic appearance, business fervor, public attraction, and profitability to fit the needs of our contemporary community. It is partly because of fundraising efforts such as the Taste of Collinsville that they are able to continue to do just that. For more information about this years event, including ways to win FREE tickets, or how you can get involved in the Main Street organization, please follow them on Facebook, as well as check the website at www.collinsvilledowtnowninc.com for details.