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Get Down Downtown


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Main Street Searcy and a volunteer committee plan the annual festival with families in mind. It is a free event centered on music that the whole family can enjoy. This year’s featured acts are The Nelons and Ricochet.

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The Nelons perform on the Quattlebaum Music Center Stage Friday night at 8:00 pm. They perform their unique brand of Christian music in more than 150 concerts around the world annually. They are regulars on the famed Gaither Homecoming Video Series.


Ricochet performs Saturday night at 8:00 pm.  Their hits include “What Do I Know” and “Daddy’s Money”, which rose to #1 for 2 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Country Singles chart in 1996.

Full entertainment line-up on the Quattlebaum Music Center Stage:

Friday, September 27

  • 6:00 pm – The Dixan Project
  • 7:00 pm – The Clark Family Trio featuring Bill Nesbitt
  • 8:00 pm – The Nelons

Saturday, September 28

  • 10:00 am – Foundation 3
  • 11:00 am – Good News Singers
  • 12:00 pm – Belles and Beaux
  • 1:00 pm – Crowley Ridge Cloggers
  • 1:30 pm – White County Star Steppers
  • 3:30 pm – Ramblin’ Fever
  • 5:00 pm – Charlotte Taylor and Gypsy Rain
  • 6:30 pm – Pamela K. Ward
  • 8:00 pm – Ricochet

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Former Congressman Ed Bethune will host an author’s talk and book signing for his latest novel based on his experience as a prosecuting attorney. See him at the White County Courthouse on Friday at 1:00 pm.  The Fall Bridal Fair will be at the Robbins Sanford Grand Hall downtown from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Saturday and will showcase cakes, flowers, decorations and wedding rentals. Other activities include:

  • Farmer’s Market – Saturday morning
  • Pony Rides
  • Petting Zoo
  • Carnival Rides
  • Car Show
  • Face painting
  • Inflatables
  • Slides
  • Sack races
  • Hula hoops

Several excellent locally-owned shops are in Downtown Searcy, so don’t miss them! The Boutique offers a wide selection of quality kitchen, gift and home decor items. Sowell’s Furniture is more than just great home furnishings. They have beautiful art and decor and carry my favorite – Miller’s Mud Pottery made in the Arkansas Delta. Lefler’s features women’s fashions, jewelry and cosmetics. Stott’s Drug Store has unique jewelry and gift ideas and ice-cold Coke in the bottle! The Sassy Stitch carries everything you need for fashionable kids, including monogrammed baby bags, blankets and clothing. Beyond Boundaries has sandals, running shoes, outdoor sporting equipment and clothing. And Quattlebaum Music Center has everything from guitars and drums to any accessory imaginable.

If you are hungry, stop in Sassy Sweets for a cupcake or other sweet treat. And The Cookie Basket has sandwiches, salads and the best lemon cookies on the planet.

We look forward to seeing you at Get Down Downtown! Don’t forget your picnic blanket or lawn chairs. Plan to stay for a great day.

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Kristi was born and raised in the Natural State and has lived most of her life in Searcy. She enjoys traveling with her husband and son. She loves reading and learning about a wide variety of topics, drinking pumpkin spice lattes and taking sewing classes. Otherwise, she is managing OnlyInArk.com, marketing and social media at First Security Bank.

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