Joshua Morrison/News A crew of seven worked to construct the main stage on Public Square for the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival Wednesday night. Another crew worked through the night assembling the stage at East Gambier Street. Tonight, Phil Dirt and the Dozers take to the main stage at 8 p.m. The Kokosing River Surf Club will be the opening act at 6:30 p.m. The festival runs through Sunday.

MOUNT VERNON — The 30th Annual Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival is underway with changes to downtown traffic in effect.

South Main Street from Public Square to Ohio Avenue is closed, as well as Vine and Gambier streets from Gay to Mulberry streets.

All streets will remain closed as the festival continues throughout the weekend. Detours will be posted and enforced by the City of Mount Vernon.

In addition to the main festival grounds closures, on Sunday, the Antique and Classic Car Show and the Motorcycle Show will close West High Street from Public Square to Sandusky Street and Mechanic and Mulberry Streets from Chestnut Street to Vine Street.

All streets will reopen late Sunday evening when the festival ends and after the clean-up is completed (approximately 10 p.m.).

Farmers Market

Saturday morning’s Farmers Market will be relocated to the CA&C Depot Parking lot, 1 Columbus Road. The market will take place from 9 a.m. to noon.

The market will return to Public Square on Aug. 19.


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