First Friday set to kick off 2022 season in downtown Gadsden

Susan S. Johnson
Jude Long plays inside one of the art installations on Broad Street during First Friday in downtown Gadsden on July 2, 2021. The monthly street fair kicks off its 2022 schedule on April 1.

Jude Long plays inside one of the art installations on Broad Street during First Friday in downtown Gadsden on July 2, 2021. The monthly street fair kicks off its 2022 schedule on April 1.

First Friday makes its 2022 debut on April Fool’s Day in downtown Gadsden.

Organizers don’t have any pranks planned, just the typical First Friday offerings of classic cards, food vendors and live music.

Broad Street will be closed for the event that runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Downtown retail shops, restaurants and entertainment venues will open late for those looking to shop for Easter or do some early Mother’s Day shopping.

The entertainment lineup is the Ed Howard Band at Third and Broad streets, the Jess Goggans Band at Fourth and Broad and Nexus at Fifth and Broad.

“We know that everyone is looking forward to the 2022 season of First Friday,” said Kay Moore, DGI director. “We’re excited to start off with three great bands, several food vendors and the crowd-favorite classic cars. There will be something for the entire family to enjoy.”

Traditional First Friday guidelines remain in place: No pets, no personal coolers or glass containers, no skateboards or roller blades, and no advertising or fundraising.

For more information, visit downtowngadsden.com.

This article originally appeared on The Gadsden Times: First Friday gets underway April 1

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