The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


April 22, 2011

Spring festival on tap in Webb City

WEBB CITY, Mo. — WEBB CITY, Mo. -- A festival in Webb City will help revitalize the place where it will be held.

Springtime on Broadway, in its third year, will be held this weekend along Main Street.

The festival includes three days of music, entertainment, crafts and vendors, Biggs said. Highlights include performances by Sarah Dunn and Sundown today and Offset Sunset on Saturday.

Mayor Jon Biggs said there will be more than 50 booths along Main Street, a jump from last year.

“It’s looking really good,” Biggs said. “Toby’s Carnival has added some rides, and the talent contest Sunday should be a lot of fun.”

Sponsored by the Webb City Lions Club, proceeds will be used to help revitalization efforts in the city’s downtown area.

The club has donated $10,000 over the last two years for those efforts. That money has gone toward the completion of a visitor’s welcome center and the renovation of an events center. Future projects include streetscaping and benches.

“We’ve had a lot of help along the way,” Biggs said. “Revitalization has been going on for several years.”

Event schedule


Noon to 3 p.m.: Variety show

3 to 4 p.m.: Dream Theatre

4 to 5 p.m.: The Amazing Cornwell Twins

5 to 7 p.m.: Rob Pommert & All

8 to 10 p.m.: Sarah Dunn & Sundown


10 to 10:30 a.m.: Caleb Freeman and Webb City varsity cheerleaders

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Pinocchio Dance Studio performances

11:30 a.m. to noon: Lil’ Rascals fashion show

12:15 to 1 p.m.: Dennis DeMotta martial arts demonstration

1:30 to 2 p.m.: Heritage Youth Development Center

2:00 to 5 p.m.: Scenic Route: Camillia Barnett

5 to 7 p.m.: Offset Sunset

8 to 10 p.m.: American Eagle Band with Johnny Rose


1 to 2 p.m.: Gospel music with Janet & Pat

2 to 4 p.m.: Talent show competition

Details: 417-629-2966, 417-529-7243

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