So you missed Acker Night - that evening of music and Christmas spirit where downtown businesses open their doors and showcase a wide variety of local musical talent right in the middle of their furniture store, jewelry store, bookstore, real estate office, bank building or whatever.
With free admission for all shows, it is truly an opportunity to see the wide variety of talent we have in the Prescott community. From kids choirs, to vocalists, violinists to belly dancers, rock'n'roll to musical satirists - downtown Prescott is the best place ever on Acker Night.
Acker Night is the primary fundraising activity for performing arts scholarships for local youth, according to the Acker Showcase website. There were 130 musical acts, give or take a few, performing December 11 - just about 2 weeks ago. And yes, it was cold, and maybe you had other holiday commitments, so you just didn't make it downtown. Now you're regretting it, but there's always next year, right?
We can't even come close to recreating the evening for you, but we do have some video and images to give you just a little taste of the enchantment of Acker Night.
Editor's Note: You can still participate financially if you'd like to make a tax deductible contribution. All monies stay in our community to help in "the promotion of the performing arts, particularly for children".
Brad Newman singing, "Suddenly It's Christmas" as he stands outside Gurley Street Grill.
In order of appearance - and if we don't have this right, we deeply apologize: Hometown Banjoleers in Lamerson's Jewelry; Barbershop Harmony at Black Arrow Indian Art; Lynx Creek Cloggers at the Courthouse Plaza (in the middle of Gurley Street); Pazazz in Raskins Jewelers; The Jug Band at the Elks Theater (in the process of being remodelled)