Bright Lights Belhaven Nights is August 13

The Greater Belhaven Foundation (GBF) presents Bright Lights Belhaven Nights, Saturday, August 13.

The Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation (GBF) announces the 16th annual street festival, Bright Lights Belhaven Nights (BLBN), set for Saturday, August 13, 2022, 5-10 pm, in the historic Belhaven neighborhood.

This family fun event presented by Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, C Spire, The Manship and Southern Beverage Company will feature live music on two stages, as well as local, handmade craft vendors and the most delicious food and beverages from Mississippi’s restaurants and breweries.

This year’s featured headliner, Colony House, with their authentic approach to independent rock and roll, Nashville-born outfit Colony House has spent over a decade building their career on virtues that seem to seldom remain: honesty, accessibility, and family. Their 2014 debut “When I Was Younger” included the instantly popular single “Silhouettes,” which became the #1 most played track on Sirius XM’s Alt Nationfor four months straight. The band has performed their songs for worldwide audiences with two appearances on both Late Night with Seth Meyers and CONAN, as well as the Today Show, VH1’s “Morning Buzz,” and MTV Live.

2022 Music Line-Up

Watkins Construction Stage (Belhaven Park):

5:15 Fondren Guitar Kids
6:00 PM TB Ledford
7:00 PM Epic Funk Brass Band
7:30 PM Epic Funk Brass Band second line through the streets

Carlisle Stage:

5:30 Newscast
6:45 The Suffers
8:15 Colony House

Set in the historic Belhaven neighborhood, the street festival is an end-of-the-summer tradition that celebrates all things that make Greater Belhaven a great place to work, live and play, including art, music, children’s activities and food. Bright Lights Belhaven Nights has repeatedly been named a Top 20 Event in the Southeast for the month of August by the Southeast Tourism Society. The historic Belhaven neighborhood also was designated as one of American Planning Association’s “Great Neighborhoods in America 2014.”

Advance tickets are $15 per person and are available online or $20 at the gate (cash only). Children ages 12 and under are free and must be with a supervising adult at all times. Gates open at 5:00 p.m.

The festival will extend along Carlisle Street from Corner Market’s parking lot toward New Stage Theatre, and also turn onto Kenwood Place and extend into Belhaven Park. Free parking will be available along Belhaven streets that have not been closed off, and in the parking garage adjacent to Baptist Health Systems Medical Arts East at the corner of North and Carlisle Streets. The entry gates will be located on Carlisle and Poplar Streets.

To learn more about Bright Lights Belhaven Nights including the band line-up and featured artist, find us on Facebook at facebook.com/belhavennights, follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/greaterbelhaven and on Twitter at twitter.com/greaterbelhaven, visit us at greaterbelhaven.com/blbn or call 601-352-8850.

GBF, a non-profit group governed by a board of directors, works to improve and revitalize the area through long-range planning, economic restructuring, historic preservation, green space enhancement, and improvement of Fortification Street, the major east-west corridor between the two neighborhoods.

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