Street fiesta offers ‘Music, Monet and Margaritas’

By Sheena Barnett/NEMS Daily Journal

For those looking to party, Friday night’s Music, Monet and Margaritas has everything, as its name implies.
There’ll be music by The Jam Band, a silent art auction featuring works by local artists and, of course, margaritas.
“It’s an exciting way to celebrate downtown, listen to incredible music and have a good time,” said Renee Baldwin, a member of Tupelo Community Theatre’s Lyric Krewe, which sponsors the event.
Music, Monet and Margaritas is a street fiesta, and Baldwin encourages everyone to come out for a party on Broadway under the stars.
The evening also includes members of Tupelo’s improv comedy group, West of Shake Rag, serving as the fiesta’s “roving mariachi band,” she said.
The Lyric Krewe is gathering artwork from the best of Tupelo’s artists for the silent auction. At past Music, Monet and Margaritas, work by William Heard, Brent Farrar and Richard Tucker have been auctioned off. Last year’s silent auction at the street fiesta was the largest in the event’s history, said TCT director Tom Booth.
Tickets to Friday’s Music, Monet and Margaritas are $20, which includes a meal from Outback Steakhouse and your first drink of the evening.
All proceeds go to the Lyric Krewe’s fund, which pays for extras like scholarships.
Volunteers are still needed for the event, too. To volunteer, call TCT at (662) 844-1935.
Baldwin invites everyone out, whether they’re there to party or to volunteer.
“It’s a great, fun, outdoor spring event,” she said.
sheena.barnett@journalinc.com

Dancing in the Street
WHAT: 9th annual Music, Monet and Margaritas

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Broadway Street in front of the Lyric in Tupelo

COST: $20

INFO: (662) 844-1935