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Westside Summerfest 2017 – Chubby Checker
August 26 @ 5:00 pm - 10:30 pmFREE
You are invited to Cottonwood Corners for a night of free enjoyment.
You are invited to Cottonwood Corners for a night of free enjoyment. There will be live music from local bands, leading up to national headliner, Chubby Checker and the Wildcats. Shop the market of handmade goods crafted by local artisans, enjoy free children’s activities, sip on some local brews and spirits in the Microbrew Garden and grab a tasty bite from one of our great food trucks.
Westside Summerfest is free to the public. Pets are welcome on leashes. This is a rain or shine event.
5:00 p.m. – Melanie Anne
6:15 p.m. – The Real Matt Jones
7:30 p.m. – The People
9:00 p.m. – Chubby Checker and the Wildcats
National Headliner – Chubby Checker and the Wildcats
In 2 minutes & 42 Seconds, Chubby Checker revolutionized popular culture and changed the music business forever. When he appeared on American Bandstand in 1960 and performed “The Twist,” it was the dawn of a new era in Rock and Roll.
Dancing Apart to the Beat was born and teenagers found a new way to express themselves. Chubby’s Dance Style has extended from Woodstock, through disco to the present day. He stands alone as a one of a kind rock icon, who has had 36 hit records, is the only artist to have a single go to #1 Twice, and according to Billboard, has the #1 Single for the whole decade of the ’60s.
Chubby was awarded the first Platinum Single, the first Rock Grammy and has sold an astounding 250,000,000 records over the years. That’s why Dick Clark has said: “The three most important things that ever happened in the Music Industry are Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and Chubby Checker.”
Food & Drink
You can’t truly have a great time on an empty stomach. Luckily, for Westside Summerfest goers, there will be food and drinks galore. Grab a bite to eat from your choice of many local food trucks. Refresh with a beverage from a truck, drink stand or, for those of age, head to our Microbrew Garden for the best local brews, wines and spirits.
Stop by our artisan market for anything and everything. One of many local artisans have what you’re looking for. Find that special piece that brings any room together, get your next favorite T-shirt or a gift for that special someone. There will be plenty to choose from such as handmade soaps, jewelry, art, housewares and so much more and more.
Summerfest is the perfect place to bring the children, there will be loads of free children’s activities. Get your face painted or try your hand on the 25-foot rock climbing wall. They can also reach for the stars in one of the many jumpers. All of this and more, free at Summerfest.
Free parking will be available at Cibola High School (view map) and free shuttles will run to the event.
Getting There by Bike
Take advantage of the free Bike Valet. Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center will provide free bike valet.