COVINGTON, Ga. - Funk Factory 5, an all-star band, will headline this year's Stars & Stripes Fest, presented by the city of Covington and JACO Contracting Thursday, July 4.
Main Street Covington announce the band will perform a variety of music, from R&B to Motwon to pop and everything in between.
"Funk Factory 5 will keep you dancing from the moment they get on stage until the fireworks display," accoring to a Main Street news release.
Also performing at this year's event will be The Maloy Brothers Bluegrass Band, the Newton County Community Band & Mass Community Choir, and Latin jazz band Canelita Sabrosa, according to the release.
Main Street promises a variety of activities for kids of all ages in addition to the musical performances. Included this year will be large inflatables, a spider jump, video game truck and more.
"Some of these activities will be available for a fee; however, the event admission is absolutely free," according to the release.
Food vendors will also be on the map to bring options such as pizza, hotdogs and hamburgers, barbeque and sandwiches along with ice cream, shaved ice, and Italian Ice to wash it down. Downtown restaurants and retail stores will also be open with special Fourth of July promotions for the day.
“We’re almost at capacity for food vendors; however, we are looking for some great, unique arts & crafts vendors to be part of this year’s event," Main Street Director Lauren Singleton said. "This is also a great opportunity for small businesses to promote their businesses to a large number of people at once."
For more information about the event, follow Main Street Covington on Facebook and Instagram at @downtowncovingtonga or visit https://downtowncovington.wixsite.com/july4th. Make sure to use the hashtag #CovGa4th to share your experience.
"Main Street Covington would like to thank a few of their sponsors: the City of Covington, JACO Contracting, High Priority Plumbing, Active Pest Control (Conyers), Fat Boys Golf Carts, Bulldog Tire Company, Inc., Piedmont Newton, Planet Fitness (Covington), Snapping Shoals EMC, Synovus Bank, The Arts Association in Newton County, The Covington News, United Bank of Covington, Wright Expressions Photography and Christina Dahn Designs," according to the release.
Main Street Covington is a locally funded nonprofit volunteer organization comprised of residents, professionals, and property and business owners. Main Street Covington is committed to doing its part to create an atmosphere in Covington’s downtown / Central Business District that encourages a thriving economy.