Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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September 4, 2013

Downtown Live to feature tribute to veterans

ASHLAND — A salute to veterans and emergency responders, “the people who take care of us,” will be among the highlights of September’s Downtown Live and First Friday Art Walk, Ashland Main Street Director Danny Craig said.

The program, which will take place around 6 p.m. on the main stage at 16th Street and Winchester Avenue and feature the Ashland Police Department Honor Guard, will correspond with a World War II tank landing ship, the USS LST 325, being docked at the Port of Ashland.

The ship is scheduled to dock here today and will be open for tours at the riverfront through Monday. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 6 through 17. Those 5 and younger are free, and a family pass for two adults and two children is $20.

Other Downtown Live events will include live bluegrass music on the main stage and a demonstration by the Ashland Youth Ballet, which will take place about 6:30 p.m. on 15th Street next to Fat Patty’s, Craig said.

The event will also feature the usual complement of inflatables for children, as well as classic and antique cars and motorcycles along Winchester Avenue.

Craig also encouraged visitors to remember the reason the event started, the art walk, which showcases the work of artists with studios inside the Pendleton Art Center.

The evening will conclude with a performance by singer/songwriter Louie McNeal for the Ashland Main Street Songwriter’s Showcase at 9 p.m. at Chimney Corner Café on Carter Avenue.

KENNETH HART can be reached at khart@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2654.

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