Festival on the Square seeking volunteers

Released by the City of Tyler:

TYLER, TX - The 23rd Annual Festival on the Square is headed back to the brick streets of Downtown Tyler, and organizers are issuing the call for volunteers to help operate the event.

Festival on the Square is set for Saturday, Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m. to midnight, in the area surrounding the T.B. Butler Plaza in downtown Tyler. The event will feature some of the hottest names in Texas Music like Casey Donahew, Sean McConnell, J.B. and the Moonshine Band and Ryan Beaver.

"We depend on literally hundreds of volunteer hours to make this event happen," said Beverly Abell, director of the City of Tyler's Main Street Department. "Without the volunteers, there is no way possible we could produce events such as this," she added.

Volunteers are needed in a variety of areas, including front and back gate, soft drink sales and souvenir sales.

Those interested in volunteering should go to the event website, www.FestovalOnTheSquare.com, and follow instructions to go to the volunteer sign-up link. All volunteers will receive a free Festival T-shirt and a ticket to the concert, Abell said, adding that online advance ticket sales information is also available on the site.

"This event serves two purposes," Abell said, adding, "Not only does the Festival on the Square add a very cool, very enjoyable arts venue to our Business, Arts and Culture District, but it also provides funding to help support the operation of our Main Street Program, which is dedicated to downtown revitalization."

Abell said one hundred percent of the gate, souvenir, water and soft drink revenue will go to the Main Street program.

Tickets for Festival on the Square are $15 in advance or $20 at the gate and can be purchased online at www.FestivalOnTheSquare.com or at the following locations:

• Gallery Main Street, 110 W. Erwin;

• Cavendar's, 2025 WSE Loop 323; and,

• TJC Book Store, 1401 E. Lake.

Those interested in the Festival on the Square should call Tyler Main Street at (903) 593-6905 or go to www.FestivalOnTheSquare.com.