The non-profit organizations ACCESS and the Downtown Medford Association (DMA) are partnering to bring Dancing and Dining in the Streets to downtown Medford, a free community event every Friday night in September from 5 – 7 p.m.
“Imagine yourself arriving downtown with the streets and alleys alive with the sound of music. You follow the tunes and sit at a table located near the entertainment. On the table is a menu filled with items from restaurants close to the venue. You call the restaurant with the phone number provided on the menu, order and pay for what you would like and…VOILA…it’s delivered to your conveniently numbered table,” says DMA spokesperson Lindsay Berryman. “And then we dance!”
The events take place in the streets and alleys of Downtown Medford, at a different location each week. The entertainment is free and the food prices are determined by participating restaurants. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable canned food to help fill ACCESS’ food barrels.
Friday, Sept. 7 from 5-7 p.m. Battle of the DJs (Gemineye & Opie) and Hip Hop dance performances/battles by Panache Dance Co
WHERE: RCC/SOU HEC plaza area, by the bookstore (S. Bartlett, between 8th & 9th St.)
Friday, Sept. 14 from 5-7 p.m. The Rhythm Kings
WHERE: Alley behind Howiee’s between Main and 6th and Central (the alley cross)
Friday, Sept. 21 from 5-7 p.m. Danielle Kelly Soul Project
WHERE: Vogel Plaza, 12 S Central Ave.
Friday, Sept. 28 from 5-7 p.m. The Evening Shades
WHERE: S. Bartlett (where it crosses with Main St) & the alley in front of parking garage
“What an exciting, unique opportunity this is to help build community and to enjoy Downtown Medford, music and delicious food, and to help ACCESS provide for our most vulnerable neighbors in Jackson County,” says ACCESS Executive Officer Pamela Norr.