Grassroots Festival Graces The Green

The Green

Keep Longview Beautiful’s next gift to the community is Grassroots @ The Green. Join the Board of Directors on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in celebrating those that produce and create with their hands, hearts, voices and souls. Whether you are an artist, merchant, foodie, Jenga or Cornhole aficionado, lover of the outdoors or can sing, dance or yodel, Grassroots @ The Green has something for you!  

Artists, musicians and merchants are asked to visit KeepLongviewBeautiful.org, hover over “What’s Happening” and submit a vendor application.  Also, the community can sign up for Cornhole and Jenga tournaments in the same location. Hard copies of these applications may also be obtained by contacting KLB@LongviewTexas.gov. Keep Longview Vice President Dennis Samford commented, “Vendors are encouraged to be a part of this community event to show off their creative genius. We know there are so many talented folks in the surrounding areas and we simply want to showcase these people and give them a chance to share their talents.”  

Musicians that will be performing during Grassroots @ The Green are Low D’s Jam Band, the Pine Tree ISD Jolly Rogers Ukulele group, several of Ben Shephard’s talented guitar students, Longview ISD’s string quartet and to finish the day off, Social Brigade. Music Chair Brian Lowe added, “We’ve got six hours packed with amazing musical talent. These artists simply wish to be heard and help entertain our community.”

Foodies will enjoy five food trucks and two adult beverage vendors. Food trucks that will be a part of Grassroots @ The Green are Kona Ice of Longview, Amazing Concessions, Rolling Smokes BBQ, Coffee & T’s and Divine Catering.  Rotolo’s will be selling beer and Enoch’s Stomp will have wine tastings and bottles for sale.

The finale two aspects of Grassroots @ The Green are Cornhole and Jenga tournaments and family activities that revolve around the Keep Longview Beautiful mission statement of beautification, litter abatement and recycling.  Debbie Leith said, “One feature of Grassroots is simply about getting our families and friends outside and enjoying each other. Stepping away from the normal craziness of our routine and coming to The Green to walk, play, shop and create. You have to pre-register for the Cornhole and Jenga tournaments on our website, KeepLongviewBeautiful.org, but anyone can just arrive and enjoy hands on activities and everything else. We hope everyone will grab a friend and get outside for some good, clean fun.”

Grassroots @ The Green is free to the public. Adam Graves, President of Keep Longview stated, “Grassroots @ The Green is genuinely about promoting the creative expressions of gifted artists and merchants, getting the community outdoors for a little competitive fun and allowing everyone to shop for unique gifts in the natural beauty of The Green. We hope to see you there.” 

For more information, vendor applications or to sign up for Jenga and Cornhole tournaments go to www.KeepLongviewBeautiful.org and hover over "What's Happening." Information may also be obtained by emailing KLB@Longviewtexas.gov. The Green is located at the entryway of Highway 31 and Spur 63, Longview, Texas.

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