First Fridays to boast musical performances

GRAFTON— Join in on some small-town fun, as All Aboard Grafton presents July First Fridays with plenty of excitement and activities for all.

Festivities will kick off on Friday, July 2 with Gallery 62 West opening its doors and welcoming guests in to view their new monthly exhibit “Bikes and Ink”. They will also be hosting a patriotic kid’s craft beginning at 4:00 p.m., followed by a tie dying class for those who preregistered.

Just across the street, the Taylor County Historical Society will open their exhibit on the Industrial Home for Boys for the public’s viewing pleasure. 

Downtown businesses including Espresso Yourself Coffee House, The Flower Market, Repurpose for Paws, Leonard’s Grill and Arts and Treasures will be open for patrons to browse their shelves, pick up a delicious snack or to divulge themselves in a tasty beverage. 

Not only can you pick up your favorite drink at Espresso Yourself, but one will also be able to enjoy some live entertainment with the Rustic Mechanicals presenting Shakespearioki at 7:00 p.m.

Next door to the coffee house at Toad Hall, tunes will fill the air with a live performance from the band Songs for Soldiersfrom 6:00-8:00 p.m. 

The fun will continue into Saturday with Twelfth Night performing in Toad Hall at 7:00 p.m. 

“It is great to see people come out and enjoy the downtown area during First Fridays. We are continuously working to grow these events and more. So, pack up the family, grab a friend and enjoy some small-town fun this Friday,” commented All Aboard Grafton Chairman Tom Hart.



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