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Back to the Bricks Starts Main Street Clinton's Fall Event Line-Up
“People come to show love to MC students and make them feel at home.”
For 15 years, the city of Clinton has provided a plethora of pastimes through Main Street Clinton. Over the next few months, Main Street has a deep lineup of events awaiting MC students.
Back to the Bricks will kick off the semester on August 18 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. when Mississippi College students join Clintonians to celebrate a new semester. Jefferson Street will be lined with booths set up by community members and businesses that want to engage students. That engagement is important to both Clinton and MC.
“The city had never done anything to welcome the students,” said Main Street Clinton Program Director Tara Lytal. “We were looking for an event to make the students feel like Clinton was home and that we wanted them here.”
“I love that at this event you get the full Clinton experience,” MC junior Anna Claire Cochran said. “People from churches and businesses in the area come to show love to MC students and make them feel at home here.”
Main Street Clinton is also bringing back the popular Red Brick Roads Music and Arts Festival on August 26 and 27. Attendees can enjoy the live music and craft market for the weekend. Friday evening's music features headliner Happy Landing, Sam and Polly Mooney, and MC alumnus Ryan Warnick. Saturday’s music line-up features Dem Bones, Red and The Revelers, The Brook and The Bluff, Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience, and Tatum Henry who recently competed on American Idol. A craft market is also part of the August 27 festivities.
Other planned events include Dinner and A Movie nights, trivia nights, and Cruzin’ Clinton. Dinner and A Movie features for this fall include Clifford the Big Red Dog (September 9), Tangled (September 23), E.T. (October 7), and Top Gun: Maverick (October 21). Olde Towne After Dark trivia nights happen each third Thursday at 8:00 p.m. at 303 Jefferson, while the Cruzin’ Clinton car show is scheduled for September 17.
“We just have a lot of great things happening,” Lytal said. “And we’re starting to see some businesses go in. It’s a really exciting time.”
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