Looking for one of Fort Scott’s coolest summer events? Mark your calendar for Friday, July 28.
The Mercy Health Foundation Fort Scott has partnered with the City of Fort Scott, the Bourbon County Arts Council (BCAC) and other local businesses to host the inaugural Hit the Bricks Wine Stroll and Art Walk plus a concert in downtown Fort Scott.
The evening kicks off at 5 p.m. and features a variety of events to appeal to a broad audience and all ages. Main Street will be blocked between 1st and 2nd Streets for the event until 8:30 p.m.
The art walk, coordinated by the BCAC, is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the works displayed by area artists and sounds of local musicians.
The wine stroll will feature a sampling of wines from several Kansas vineyards including Fort Scott’s very own Vinedo del Alamo. Cost for the wine stroll is $25. The event is open to those age 21 years and older and includes a commemorative wine glass. A valid ID is required at check in located at the Beaux Arts Centre, 102 S. National.
Topping off the night, country music sensation Blane Howard will have folks dancing at Liberty Theatre beginning at 8:30 p.m. Concert tickets are $35 each. Modern Woodmen of America is the corporate sponsor for the concert.
Patrons can save $10 if they purchase both the wine stroll and concert tickets for $50. Tickets are available online at www.bit.ly/HitTheBricksTix.
The idea originated with Jessica Schenkel, Mercy Health Foundation board member, as a means to draw visitors to Fort Scott.
“We are a community ripe with history, culture and progress,” Schenkel said. “The event is just one way to showcase what Southeast Kansas and Fort Scott has to offer.
We’ve seen tremendous support and collaboration from a variety of people to make the event a reality. We can’t wait for everyone to experience the energy.”
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mercy Health Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation which supports programming and equipment at Mercy Hospital Fort Scott.