'Booty Band' to Headline StreetFest & Fireworks
Funk rockers Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band
will bring their signature sound to downtown Sanford on April 13 for the second annual Downtown Sanford StreetFest & Fireworks,
a day-long celebration of downtown’s revitalization.
The City of Sanford, Downtown Sanford, Inc.,
the Sanford Area Growth Alliance,
title sponsor Central Carolina Hospital,
the Visit Sanford Tourism Development Authority
, and local businesses and nonprofits will offer music, food trucks, demos, a corn hole tournament, yoga, and more. The evening will be capped off with fireworks.
Downtown streets will close early that morning for The Salvation Army’s Kettle Krush 5K Fun Run
. Steele, Carthage, Moore, and Wicker streets will remain closed all day.
Local favorite Nakia Latrelle will take the stage at 1:00 p.m., followed by Big Bump & The Stun Gunz
and Cory Leutjen & The Traveling Blues Band
. Big Booty Band will ignite downtown with their “intergalactic funk” starting at 7:00 p.m. There will be a second stage all day with a live DJ and a showcase of local talent.
Downtown restaurants will be open all day and feature StreetFest specials. Food trucks will be set up around downtown for lunch and dinner, including Mr. Mongolian
, Kat-n-Around Authentic German Food
, Tacos Las Gringas
, Will and Pops
, Baton Rouge Cuisine
, NC Wings & Things
, Hibachi Xpress
, Tacos El Primo
, Kono Pizza
, and Kona Ice
The StreetFest is family friendly. The festival’s Fun Zone will be located on Carthage Street with a game truck, inflatables, and face painting. Several demonstrations are scheduled throughout the day, including a martial arts demonstration by Black Belt Leadership Academy
and a salsa dancing demonstration by Sanford Latin Dance
. There will also be kid-friendly activities at many of the vendor booths.
As the live music winds down, head to Depot Park for a dance party complete with Face 2 Face by Tiffany Vale
and Coke beverages while we wait for fireworks to decorate the sky over downtown.
To join the festival as a sponsor, entertainer, or volunteer, contact Jennifer St. Clair
at 919-718-4659 x 1400. To stay updated on the day, visit www.sanfordstreetfest.com
or join the Downtown Sanford StreetFest & Fireworks
event on Facebook.