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She also emphasized the diverse, local musical lineup split between two separate stages for the first Saturday event. The streets are typically blocked off to ensure the safety of the patrons. “We’ll have bands that include Ninth Street Band, Midnight Train, Shades of Gray, and so much more on that stage. And then behind Woodrow’s Coffee Shop, we’re going to have four other artists as well,” affirmed Jackson before the 2017 weekend. “We encourage people to bring their lawn chairs so they can sit in the street and listen to the band while they’re not shopping around.” In addition to the music and shopping venues, the “Wine Walk” is sure to be a continued crowd-pleaser. “If people want to participate in the ‘Wine Walk,’ those tickets are $25, and with that, they get the 15 tasting coupons, plus a commemorative wine glass and tote, and a couple of goodies from the sponsors,” Jackson explained. Jackson guarantees an impressive evening the whole community can enjoy. “This event will happen rain or shine because there’s plenty to do. Plus, the rain never hurt anybody,” Jackson laughed. “It’s a fun festival and a great family event. The music is appropriate for all ages, the sweets and food trucks are out there – it’s just a great way to spend time with your family and have fun.” The Midlothian Wine and Arts Festival is annually held in mid-to-late April on North Eighth Street. For more information, connect with the Chamber of Commerce at midlothianchamber. org or call (972) 723-8600. ---Chelsea Groomer, @ChelseaGroomer (469)-517-1450

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2017 destinations complete