Over $105,000 In Grants Approved For Summer Events In Jamestown 

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JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) — Over $105,000 in grants and loans will make several Jamestown area events possible this summer. 

Last week, the Jamestown Local Development Corporation heard from various groups and organizations who petitioned for funding allocated to spur economic activity.  

The top allocation of nearly $50,000 was awarded to the Whirlybird Music Festival. 

As organizer Miki Girts explains, the summertime music festival hopes to help downtown businesses and restaurants.  

In addition to the three-day main event, “Early Bird” concerts are also planned to build hype ahead of time. 

“It would be four separate days, those four days would have their own themes, they would take place like Whirlybird at venues across the town and this event will be completely free,” explained Girts. “We really just want to get the people out, and experience Jamestown.” 

The Whirlybird music and arts festival is scheduled for July 20, 21 and 22 at the Wintergarden Plaza in downtown Jamestown.   


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