Catch the Glow may have a new host this year, but the premise is still much the same. Live music, kids activities and a car show will still be featured at this year’s event scheduled for this …
Catch the Glow may have a new host this year, but the premise is still much the same.
Live music, kids activities and a car show will still be featured at this year’s event scheduled for this Saturday, July 3, on Main Street in Warrenton.
The city of Warrenton has taken over as the event host, taking the place of the Warrenton Downtown Association. Jenny Hoffmann, the city’s special events coordinator, said increased revenue through sponsorships and more vendors have allowed the city to expand what is routinely offered.
She pointed out attendees will be able to take advantage of 10 hours of free entertainment.
“This is a strong event and well established,” Hoffmann said. “I am excited about what we can offer free to the public. It appeals to all different ages.”
While most of the activities and entertainment is planned for the afternoon and evening hours, Catch the Glow will begin at 8 a.m. with a 5K run/walk beginning in front of the courthouse. Participants can register on the day of the race. The entry fee is $17.
A car and motorcycle show will follow beginning at 2 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m. Separate People’s Choice, Participant’s Choice and Show Stopper awards will be presented at 8 p.m. Ten participants plaques also will be awarded, while the first 50 registrants will receive dash plaques.
Participants can preregister at city hall or up to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Hoffmann said. There is no charge to enter.
Playing oldies and Motown hits, the Kansas City Street Band will perform from 2-6 p.m. on the main stage. Near the East Street intersection, The Road Kings will play a blues style of rock from 6-8 p.m.
The headline band this year is Contagious, a rock band out of St. Louis. The group, which plays hits ranging from Bon Jovi to Black Eyed Peas, will perform from 8 p.m.-midnight.
“It’s a group that will definitely get you up on your feet,” Hoffmann said. “. . .They will blow the crowd away.”
Kids will also have free use of seven inflatables from 2-8 p.m. She said Catch the Glow will feature 19 booths offering a variety of refreshments and other items from 2 p.m.-midnight.
“You can find a nice beverage or a treat or even a souvenir,” Hoffmann said.
Hoffmann offered thanks to Mad Dog’s Sportsmans Bar for being a $1,000 diamond level sponsor. The bar will receive exclusive signage on the main stage and throughout the festival area.
In the past, Catch the Glow has routinely attracted up to 4,000 spectators, according to organizers. Hoffmann expects the strong turnout to continue.
“This is a good way to sit back and take in some really good concerts,” she said.