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Art and Music Blend in Annual Downtown Brighton Festival

The 29th Annual Fine Art & Acoustic Music Festival returns to downtown Brighton this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Downtown Brighton will fill with visitors this weekend as crowds gather to browse the work and listen to the soothing sounds of talented artists and musicians during the 29th Annual Fine Art & Acoustic Music Festival.

This year, the event has expanded to a three-day extravaganza and added four new stages on Main Street in downtown Brighton. The stages will be located in front of , , and .

Visitors and locals alike can stroll down Main Street speaking with artisans who have created the finest in original works in glass, watercolor, oils, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewellery, woodcarvings and more.

This event - also a prestigious juried art festival - is a favorite among highly talented artists who travel across the state and nation to participate, according to Michelle Miller, Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce Human Resources Director.

There will be 56 artists participating in the art fair this year - about a handful more than last year, Miller said.

In order to participate, artists send in samples of their work and a committee decides if they will be entered in the event. The work must be original – no buy and sell.

Music Line-up: Friday

Downtown Main Martini Bar & Grill Stage 

5-6 p.m. - Mark Sala

7-8 p.m. - Gia Warner    

Stone Fire Bistro Stage             

6-7 p.m. - George Bedard

8-9 p.m. - Jill Jack

Brighton Bar & Grill Stage

5-6 p.m. - Gia Warner

7-8 p.m. - Mark Sala

Ciao Amici’s Stage        

6-7 p.m. - Jill Jack

8-9 p.m. - George Bedard

Saturday

Downtown Main Martini Bar & Grille Stage

1-2 p.m. - Beth & Jim

3-4 p.m. - Kitty & Cougar

5-6 p.m. - Beth & Jim

7-8 p.m. - Steve Mullan

9-10 p.m. - Ted Reed

Stone Fire Bistro Stage

12-1 p.m. - Kelsey Rottiers 

2-3 p.m. Steve Taylor

4-5 p.m. - Kelsey Rotteirs

6-7 p.m. - Mike Vial

8-9 p.m. - Angela Predhome

Brighton Bar & Grill Stage

1-2 p.m. - Kitty & Cougar

3-4 p.m. - Beth & Jim

5-6 p.m. - Kitty & Cougar

7-8 p.m. - Ted Reed

9-10 p.m. - Steve Mullan

Ciao Amici's Stage

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Steve Taylor

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Kelsey Rottiers

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Steve Taylor

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Angela Predhome

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Mike Vial

Sunday

Downtown Main Martini Bar & Grille Stage

1-2 p.m. - Chris Degnore

3-4 p.m. - Billy Brandt

Stone Fire Bistro Stage    

12-1 p.m. - Darwin Mamassian

2-3 p.m. - Ben Luttermoser & Racheal Pearson 

Brighton Bar & Grill  Stage    

1-2 p.m. - Billy Brandt

3-4 p.m. - Chris Degnore

Ciao Amici's Stage            

12-1 p.m. - Ben Luttermoser & Racheal Pearson

2-3 p.m. - Darwin Mamassian

For more information on the Brighton Fine Art & Acoustic Music Festival, visit brightoncoc.org.

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