Produced by Access with the support of the Downtown Medford Association and Local Sponsors
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Downtown Medford Comes Alive with Dancing and Dining in the Streets
MEMBER FYI
Medford-Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
101 E. 8th St.  |  Medford, OR 97501
Phone: (541) 779-4847
Medford, August 8, 2018:  The non-profit organizations ACCESS and the Downtown Medford Association (DMA) are partnering to bring Dancing and Dining in the Streets to downtown Medford, a free community event every Friday night in September from 5 – 7 p.m.
“Imagine yourself arriving downtown with the streets and alleys alive with the sound of music. You follow the tunes and sit at a table located near the entertainment. On the table is a menu filled with items from restaurants close to the venue. You call the restaurant with the phone number provided on the menu, order and pay for what you would like and…VOILA...it's delivered to your conveniently numbered table,” says DMA spokesperson Lindsay Berryman. “And then we dance!” The events take place in the streets and alleys of Downtown Medford, at a different location each week. The entertainment is free and the food prices are determined by participating restaurants. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable canned food to help fill ACCESS’ food barrels. LINEUP: Friday, Sept. 7, Battle of the DJs (Gemineye & Opie) and5-7 p.m.                  
Hip Hop dance performances/battles by Panache Dance CoWHERE: RCC/SOU HEC plaza area, by the bookstore(S. Bartlett, between 8th & 9th St.) Friday, Sept. 14, Broadway Phil & the Shouters 5-7 p.m.                  
WHERE: Alley behind Howiee's between Main and 6th and Central (the alley cross)
Friday, Sept. 21, Danielle Kelly Soul Project 5-7 p.m.                  
WHERE: Vogel Plaza, 12 S Central Ave. Friday, Sept. 28, The Evening Shades 5-7 p.m.                  
WHERE: S. Bartlett (where it crosses with Main St) & the alley in front of parking garage “What an exciting, unique opportunity this is to help build community and to enjoy Downtown Medford, music and delicious food, and to help ACCESS provide for our most vulnerable neighbors in Jackson County,” says ACCESS Executive Officer Pamela Norr. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/DancingAndDiningInTheStreets, call (541) 821-7838 or email kgonzales@accesshelps.org. ### ABOUT ACCESS ACCESS provides food, housing, warmth and other essential services to Jackson County's low income children, families, seniors and people with disabilities.As the Community Action Agency of Jackson County, Oregon, ACCESS has been helping Jackson County residents break the cycle of poverty since 1976. With a focus on education, ACCESS helps people through economic crisis by guiding them through changes in habits to help them become self-sustaining. ACCESS currently serves local residents through 15 programs designed to address problems from one-time emergencies to longer-term issues.  ABOUT DOWNTOWN MEDFORD ASSOCIATION The Downtown Medford Association is comprised of downtown business owners, property managers and Medford citizens with the sole purpose of revitalizing Downtown Medford.  Kelly J. Gonzales Marketing & Brand Strategist ACCESS  P: 541-774-4319 C: 541-816-5646 F: 541-779-8886 www.accesshelps.org
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