Contact: Dawn McLain
Company: Write It Up!
Address: 765 Escalante Drive
St. George, UT 84790
Email: [email protected]
Sunset on the Square 2014 Season Kick Off Celebration
To Feature the Texaco Country Showdown May 23, 2014
St. George, UT – Sunset on the Square is celebrating the season kick off in style! Over the past 7 years Sunset on the Square (SOTS) has become a staple for locals during the summer months. The Friday night FREE family movie series plays on a giant outdoor movie screen and is hosted by Write It Up! in partnership with the City of St. George. Led by Dawn McLain, the series has become known for its family friendly fun, prizes, movies and so much more. Town Square hosts the events held on the second and fourth Friday of each month May 23rd through August 22nd in the City of St. George. SOTS has been a huge success averaging close to 2000 attendees per event, and more than 4000 on special event nights such as On the Mark Nutrition Night when the movie Fly Boys will play after it is introduced by the director, Rocco DeVilliers.
SOTS will kick off the season off with an extra special event this year and sponsorships and vendor space is still available!! Radio sponsor Cherry Creek Radio will present the Texaco Country Showdown before the first movie this year. The 33rd Annual Texaco Country Showdown is America’s largest Country music talent show. It’s designed to find the most promising country music talent in the nation and to give these performers a chance to launch their professional music careers. The Country Showdown begins each spring with over 450 local talent contests sponsored by country music radio stations throughout the US. Winners advance to their respective State competitions held at leading fairs and venues. Acts then compete for a $1,000 prize, the State Title and the opportunity to advance to one of five Regional Finals. It????????s the last step before the prestigious, televised National Final. The audience cheers on the Regional Winners, as they compete for the Grand Prize of $100,000 and the title of “Best New Act in Country Music.” Once again, this spectacular event will be part of the Sunset on the Square Season Kick Off Celebration. The local event is presented by KICK ???????N Country of Cherry Creek Radio and will include a LIVE Remote. Last year????????s event included all of the Texaco Country Showdown prizes PLUS Cherry Creek gave away a car. Although they have not yet announced this year????????s prize, it is sure to be a great one. The local radio company will also include a family safe Bull Ride and free line dancing lessons. Says James English, General Sales Manager, ??????The real prize here is the opportunity to showcase the wonderful talent that we have in Southern Utah. It is simply amazing what these folks can do, and it is truly our pleasure to highlight locals in a venue like the Showdown and Sunset on the Square.??????
This year there are many great movies and special events scheduled. ??????I tell people, if you haven????????t been to Sunset on the Square yet ???????? you really need to go, I see attendees throughout the year and they are always checking in to see when the season will start so they won????????t miss any of them!?????? explained Dawn McLain, Write It Up! owner and SOTS Event Coordinator. Our kick-off event will feature the movie Babe after the Country Showdown. Then, June 27th, will be Nonprofit Night sponsored by the Utah Nonprofits Association featuring the movie Elf.
One of our big events this year will be the On The Mark Nutrition Night featuring the Fly Boys movie. The movie will play at our July 25 event, the night before the airshow Thunder Over Utah begins. The entire evening is sponsored by the On The Mark Nutrition team who will host the Fly Boys booth as well. The film was shot locally and directed by Rocco DeVilliers who will be on hand to introduce the movie. Rocco will also auction off signed props from the movie at his sponsored booth compliments of On the Mark Nutrition; the generous director normally donates the proceeds to a local charity. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet a surprise actor from the film as well as the director. Both the actors and director will be available for photo opportunities and to sign autographs as well. On the Mark Nutrition will feature a well-lit booth for the Fly Boys so attendees have the opportunity to get a great photo of the Fly Boys actors and director even after the film has played.
The last event of the season will be our annual Chamber Night. The St. George Area Chamber of Commerce, led by Gregg MacArthur, has been a long term sponsor and partner (as well as an avid fan) of the summer movie series. Chamber Night will be August 22, 2014 and feature the movie Blind Side.
Join us in Town Square Park, every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month starting May 23 thru the end of August 22, 2014. Come early to enjoy the park and carousel and to make sure you get the best seat in the house. The fun starts by 6:00 with food, vendors and fun including the Dealer Collision Water Balloon Challenge and conga lines, hokey pokey and more led by the event Master of Ceremonies, Dawn McLain and featuring Findlay Automotive???????? s Kia Hamsters.
This season????????s schedule includes:
May 23 ???????? Babe ???????? Season Kick Off ???????? Texaco Country Showdown Sponsored by Cherry Creek Radio
June 13 ???????? Nut Job
June 27 ???????? Elf ???????? Nonprofit Night Sponsored by Utah Nonprofits Association
July 11 ???????? Frozen
July 25 ???????? On the Mark Nutrition????????s Fly Boys Movie & Event
August 8 ???????? Ghostbusters
August 22 ???????? Blind Side ???????? St. George Chamber of Commerce Night
Special Events include:
May 23 ???????? Sunset on the Square Kick Off Celebration With the Texaco Country Showdown
June 27 ???????? Nonprofit Night Sponsored by the Utah Nonprofits Association (Discounts available for member vendors.)
July 25 ???????? One the Mark Nutrition Night featuring Fly Boys
August 22 ????????St. George Chamber Night (Discounts available for member vendors.)
Sunset on the Square is sponsored by KCSG Television, Findlay Automotive, Cherry Creek Radio, On the Mark Nutrition, The Spectrum, The Independent, Family & Kids Magazine, View on Southern Utah Magazine, Utah Public Radio, The City of St. George, Write It Up!, Williams Services, Riggatti????????s Pizza, Williams Services & The Dixie Elks Lodge.
For additional information about participating or sponsorship opportunities call Dawn McLain at (702) 860-2341 or e-mail [email protected]