After a year’s COVID hiatus, Meet Me in Morristown is back for a pair of Thursdays, on the Vail Mansion Lawn. The second one is scheduled for Aug. 26. Rain dates are the following Fridays.
Presented by the Morristown Partnership and Morris Arts, the events consist of downtown sidewalk sales from 11 am to 8 pm, and entertainment and art displays on the Vail lawn from
6 pm 5 pm to 9 pm.
“As we start to resume our regular programming, we are pleased to once again partner with Morris Arts to bring the community together for this much-anticipated outdoor event,” Jennifer Wehring, executive director at the Morristown Partnership, said in a statement.
“By combining our business and arts communities, Meet Me in Morristown promotes our downtown, fosters entrepreneurship, highlights area artists and promises a lively and fun night out for all ages.”
Tom Werder, executive director of the nonprofit Morris Arts, added:
“The event is an amazing partnership combining local businesses, downtown development and marketing organizations with arts organizations… it’s about making art accessible to everyone.”
Flight Lights–brothers Tommy (drums) and Chris Riley (bass), guitarist/vocalist Matt Takesh, and keyboard player Caleb MacGray–won the $1,000 top prize in the adult division at Morristown Onstage with this video performance of the Grateful Dead’s Franklin’s Tower:
They were a unanimous choice of the show’s jury, which included Werder. After the March livestream, which raised money for programs in the Morris School District, Werder said Flight Lights was so good, he would pay to see the group play again.
You can catch the act for free on July 29.
The band has a strong connection to downtown Morristown. Tommy Riley, 23, has worked at The Famished Frog since he was 16.