GREAT BEND ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT
"It's placemaking, not place made!
It's a process that is never finished."
Great Bend Alive, the downtown arm of Great Bend Economic, is hosting the next Fridays on Forest Event on September 29th, 2023. The sponsor for the evening’s event is Spectrum CPA Partners. They are encouraging guests at Fridays on Forest to donate to Operation Christmas (read more about the cause and how you can help on the Oktoberfest on Forest Facebook event). Spectrum will be pulling down the west end of Forest and live music by Homebrew will be on the east side of Forest. In addition to great music, attendees can also enjoy delicious food from Lumpy’s, Los Dos Potrillo’s, Lana's Catering Flatlanders - Stone Fired Pizza, and The Spread Catering will behind Dry Lake Brewing, and drinks from our alcohol vendors include Los Dos Potrillo’s, Lumpy’s, Charlie’s Place, and Dry Lake Brewing.
Mark your calendar for the last Friday of each month between April and October. Many sponsorships and partnerships are already in place for 2023 but if you, your business, or your organization would like to get involved, please call: 620-796-2407 or email at: email@example.com.
Curious about volunteering? Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4aaca62daaf4c34-fridays2#/
Share your pictures on social media with the hashtag: #GBAlive, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can share your love for #DowntownGBK.
What to expect?
Come after work with your friends, family or coworkers and sit outside with a beverage in your hand and enjoy some great food, great music, and a great time!
Alcohol will be served in the district, but CANNOT be brought into the district from outside.
This is a family atmosphere, feel free to bring the whole gang!
There will be security to ensure the safety of you and our properties.
Worried about bathrooms?! Don't be, we've got you covered!
Bring your appetite - you'll have plenty to choose from!
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Community art is a way to connect the community and provide a sense of pride about where one lives. This project is a big undertaking could not be accomplished without several fantastic stakeholders.
The Great Bend City Council for approving this plan
Barton Arts Movement for partnering in this event
Melanie Ryan for lending her phenomenal artistic abilities
And our sponsors and donors for making this project financially possible! Wheatland Electric, Great Bend Foundation, Barton Community College, Sheryl Cheely, MPIRE Realty Group, Spectrum CPA Partners LLC, Brentwood Builders, Dedra Goodenough, Alan & Gail Moeder, Jane Isern, Rachel Mawhirther, and Jennifer Stoddard
Does the project end here? No! Watching positive comments roll in on social media brought us so much joy and we want to keep the positivity flowing! Tag your photos from Final Friday and on the Art Alley with #GreatBendisAlive or text your photos to 620-617-0332.
This is just the beginning! We can't wait to bring you this entertainment district, but know there are more amenities/aesthetics coming - we're working hard to bring you the best atmosphere!
CHECK IT OUT!
Come walk through an event with Chad Ehrlich and Sara Arnberger to see what you can experience at our next event!
Great Bend Alive shares pictures, fun facts about downtown, and videos on social media. Join us as we celebrate the journey!