Salsa Tasting And A 5th Anniversary Celebration On Tap For First Friday

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Down the Street Art Gallery

First Friday events will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, May 4 on Historic Main Street in Payson.

There will be Cinco de Mayo celebration at Down the Street Art Gallery with a salsa-tasting event.

Bootleg Alley Antiques & Art

At Bootleg Alley Antiques & Art there will be celebration of the fifth anniversary of First Friday on Historic Main Street.

This monthly gathering of tourists and local residents began in May of 2007 with a group of Main Street merchants that included Artists of the Rim, Down the Street Art Gallery, Community Presbyterian Church, Gasoline Alley and Bootleg Alley Antiques & Art.

A year later, Payson’s First Friday won the Arizona Main Street Award for best special event.

On the first Friday of every month — rain or shine — visitors to Payson’s Historic Main Street can enjoy live music, refreshments and ambiance.

As part of the anniversary celebration, Bootleg Alley is hosting one of Payson’s favorite bands, Sounds Unlimited.

Also, joining in the celebration will be the Rodeo Jail Girls. Rodeo tickets, shirts, and raffle tickets can be purchased on Bootleg Alley’s porch.

Donations can be made and raffle tickets bought at the Humane Society table as well.

All are invited to enjoy refreshments, music and ambiance. Bootleg Alley is located at 520 W. Main St.

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