If you follow our Facebook page, or the local COVID cases, it should come as no surprise that we won't be hosting any events related to Northside Summer Market this year, 2020.
In short, outside or not, it was just too risky. To add to that, after launching our community survey as to host or not, story after story rang in asking us to just hold off until next year.
Of course, we received a number of requests to organize and launch with "rules" about what vendors can and cannot do, but the reasons were (often) based in a fear that we would not keep the event rolling next year. So, to those who were all in -- regardless of COVID-19 -- we do apologize. But please know, we're here to stay and will see you next year....
Saturday, August 7th, 2021.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may create. And to all of you who wrote notes and letters expressing your concerns for the overall health of our neighborhood, especially our senior community, we thank you. A number of times you (all) made points that we probably would have overlooked and/or taken for granted.
All said, this just means 2021 will have to be the best yet ...more fun, more community, more stages, and more things to look forward to.
Photo: 11PM on August 3rd, 2019, as the first ever Humble Monk Stage came to a close.
The sun has set and another year of Northside Summer Market is in the books. As we look forward to next year's event — happening Saturday, August 8th — we hope that you'll go ahead and plan to join us again for a fun day of shopping and artistic festivities.
As we heard a few times, we believe this year's iteration was the best so far so we'd like to thank our partners Bertke Electric, CAIN, and Humble Monk Brewery for all of the support along the way. We'd also like to thank our team of volunteers who have been nothing but awesome every step of the way.
And finally to The Dusty Bryant Band, Tim'm West, DJ Rare Groove, The Knotts, The Tigerlilies, Wave Pool, Billy Simms, and Sam Dorgan, THANKS SO MUCH for your creative energy and willingness to help create the first nighttime portion of NSM! Your performances and activations were amazing and we're humbled that you decided to share some time with us.