hot summer nights

The Jumping Giants will play tonight at 8 p.m. at the Hot Summer Nights with Cool Music in Odessa. Photo: The Jumping Giants

The Hot Summer Nights season is underway at Noel Heritage Park in Odessa, and after a week off for the Fourth of July holiday, the series starts its final four performances tonight.

Hot Summer Nights, an Odessa family-friendly concert series held in partnership with Main Street Odessa, features a variety of musicians. All concerts are held at Noel Heritage Plaza, 320 West 5th St., from 8 to 10 p.m. Admission is free.

Read about the July performances over on MidlandDirt.com!

 

 

Main Street Odessa

The 2014 Firecracker Fandango event is the largest fundraiser of the year for Main Street Odessa. Photo: Gloria Hernandez

Downtown Odessa is in the middle of a dramatic, ongoing revitalization designed to bolster economic development and preserve the historic treasures of the area.

As part of that change, the Odessa City Council voted last month to withdraw Main Street Odessa from the Texas Main Street program and instead rebrand it as Downtown Odessa, Incorporated, a 501(c)3 organization formed by the city in 2005.

“The evolution of Main Street Odessa began last year when the city of Odessa became their partner and a strong supporter of their mission to revitalize downtown Odessa,” said Gloria Hernandez, Executive Director of Main Street Odessa. “The focus on creating a viable economic center in downtown Odessa and our new partnership with the city is the reason for the rebranding.”

Read the whole story over on MidlandDirt.com!