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A twist on The Market downtown

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As summer transitions into fall and the weather begins to cool down, Sulphur Springs is ramping up events and activities on the downtown plaza, according to City Manager Marc Maxwell and Community Development Director Shane Shepard.

   The Market, which became a big hit with its move to Saturday evenings last year, is taking another step and will be open both tonight and Saturday.
    “Something else that's different this weekend, I think we are going to have a few vendors down there tonight,” the city manager said. “We've invited the entire cast of vendors from Saturday night Farmers Market to be there, and I'm sure some of them will.”
    Along with opening the Farmers Market tonight, Shepard said there will be music.
    “Tonight, we are doing the market, and we have Loren Seely and the Joyful Noise band playing,” Shepard said. “We have our market for the first time on Friday so, we're going to see how that works out.”
    Joyful Noise will be performing Americana Music, a mix of old and new country, gospel and early pop on the downtown stage. Richard DePelsMaker is a vocalist and plays guitar as well the leader of the band. Members of the band include Hank Smith, lead guitar and vocalist; Ann Smith, vocalist; J.R. Redding, vocalist; Mark Chapman. drums; Dell D'Lizarraga, vocalist; and Loren Seely, acoustic bass.
    The regular Saturday evening market will also have some special music with even more slated through the end of October.
    “We have Calvin and Calvin and their five-piece band,” Shepard said. “Next week, we have the Venetian Sailors, a band out of Dallas and they played at 30 East. They will be playing next week at the market.”
    Shepard said the Venetian Sailors might best be described as a jangly, folk-rock group infused with pop, country, gospel and blues with a sound that will have you unknowingly up on your feet and dancing.




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