Elyria, OH – Elyria Community Partnership and Invest Elyria have joined forces to bring Third Thursdays, an evening of live music, food trucks, local vendors and non-profits alike to Ely Square Park June 17, July 15, and August 19 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
“Ely Square is the heart of downtown and I can’t think of a better place to celebrate our history, diversity and future as a city.” shared Andrea Repko, community volunteer on the ECP Events Committee “I’m excited to see this event and future events unfold in Elyria. I’m truly honored to be a part of making this transformation happen.”
The monthly series kicks off with local favorites, DJ Rey, gospel singer B. Nicole, and a headlining performance by Daniel Spearman. Daniel will play a selection of jazz, funk, and R & B. Attendees can purchase food and drinks from on-site vendors, including Foundry Kitchen + Bar, Jones Bones BBQ, Nelly Belly Wood Fired Pizza, MODbites, The Elite Shot, Kait’s Cart and Catering and Hershey’s Ice Cream & More, while supporting local businesses and organizations, including, Lorain County Radio Control Club, Fie Kyndley, True Prodigy, MHARS, Roxy’s Emporium and Treats by Ty.
Remaining Third Thursdays dates include a hip-hop night on July 15, featuring Tenawai, Eliy Orcko, and Will Cherry and concludes with Latin City Soul on August 19.
“We are excited to show people in Elyria you can live a great Ely LIFE – that if you provide a platform and support to the community they can come up with their own ideas and execute them.” shared Mayor Frank Whitfield. “Through the Elyria Community Partnership, dedicated Elyrians have worked to understand what the community needs, wants, and deserves – we are thrilled to have Third Thursdays in Elyria, and are excited to see residents and visitors join us for good music and delicious food each month downtown.”
Third Thursdays is proudly sponsored by the City of Elyria, Foundry Kitchen + Bar, Washington Avenue Christian Church, Wigland Beauty Supply, 1807 Art Collective, the William Ely Trust, Leadership Lorain County, Unplugged Brewing Co., Naro Tax Services, Ryan-St. Marie Insurance, Dale Yost Construction, Vandemark Jewelers, Vault 341, Andrea Repko-Howard Hanna, and Lorain County Historical Society.
For more information about Third Thursdays and Elyria Community Partnership, please visit facebook.com/elyriacommunitypartnership.
About Elyria Community Partnership
Elyria Community Partnership, the city’s new community development corporation (CDC) consists of like-minded individuals committed to the betterment of the city of Elyria through purposeful community partnerships, events, entertainment, and business development.
About Invest Elyria
Invest Elyria (IE) is a 501(c)(3) organization staffed entirely by volunteers with a genuine desire to promote Elyria’s community as a great place to live, work, and raise a family, with a focus on the arts, food, and commerce. Invest Elyria believes in keeping Elyria businesses thriving and improving the morale of our community. The organization also develops initiatives to encourage good citizenship and bring neighbors together.