Main Street Batesville to Host First Friday

Main Street Batesville is excited to announce an evening shopping, dining and entertainment promotion called “First Fridays”.  The events will have a mission of highlighting local businesses that will be open past 5:00 p.m. on select dates. Main Street Batesville, a non-profit focused on promoting the historic downtown district, is hosting the monthly event to encourage tourists and residents to support restaurants, retailers and other establishments. First Friday events will be held on June 4, July 2, and August 6. During the events, businesses will offer limited-time discounts and deals. “We want First Fridays to encourage people to come shop locally, eat downtown, and have some fun” said Mandi Curtwright, Main Street Batesville Executive Director. There will also be musicians and local artists along the sidewalks. Curtwright stated that all of the artists are from Batesville or attending Lyon College.“The River Band” will perform during July’s First Friday event at 7:30 p.m. in the Citizens Bank Pocket Park. There is no charge for admission. Everyone is encouraged to bring a lawn chair.