After years of success, Jamestown’s annual Thunder in the Streets and Downtown Cruisin’ will continue to be held in conjunction with each other on Friday, August 16th in downtown Jamestown. The 10th Annual Thunder in the Streets will run 12pm-11pm on the west side of the city. There will be live entertainment provided by Two for Flinching from 12pm-3pm, Coal Train from 4pm-7pm and The Bogarts from 8pm-11pm. All live performances will be held at Renaissance Square on the corner of West Third and Lafayette Streets. Team FMX will showcase three professional stunt shows at 3pm, 5:30pm, and 9pm on West Third Street in front of the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena. The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation will be collecting donations throughout each show to help continue the free, family-friendly events in downtown each year. A beverage garden will be provided by the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena, along with food and novelty vendors on-site.
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Up Close and Iconic
This is just one of five murals that are Lucy related that you will find in downtown Jamestown.
The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival has released its finalized line-up, including the announcement of 16 rising comedians from across the country whose performances will be recorded for the live album “Live from Jamestown: The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival”. The album will be recorded in the Tropicana Room during Comedy Late Night, 10:30pm August 1, 2 and 3, and is co-produced by Rooftop Comedy.
Comedians performing during the recording include Jackie Kashian, Myq Kaplan, Harrison Greenbaum, Cy Amundson, Keith Alberstadt, Joe Machi, Kelly Collette, Josh Gondelman, Jim Tews, Mark Normand, Andy Sandford, Andy Hendrickson, Calise Hawkins, Andi Smith, Kelly MacFarland, and Sean Keane. These comics’ credits include Comedy Central, Conan, Letterman, Fallon, Ferguson, Last Comic Standing, and awards including CMT’s Next Big Comic and the Andy Kaufman Award.
Arts Council and Reg Lenna Civic Center have teamed up to host their 2nd annual Cardboard Boat Regatta this August.
The event will be held at McCrea Point on Saturday August 3 with registration at 9:30 a.m. and races starting at noon. It will include music, food and a judge-assessed boat race. Proceeds will benefit the both organizations which are merging together to form The Reg Lenna Center For The Arts.
Teams will construct a "human-powered" boat made of corrugated cardboard donated by Jamestown Container that must hold at least one crew member and must be "seaworthy" enough to race a short distance. Boats must be constructed in advance of the event, and participants are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild by putting considerable artistic flair into both boats and costumes.