October 2020


Performers for Acker Night – 2020 Information

            December 11, 2020 – 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.


Dear Musicians – first let me say how much we appreciate all of you who have participated in Acker Night throughout the years!  Your generosity has allowed us to offer many private-lesson scholarships to our local youth, as well as donate funds to each school district in the area specifically for their music programs.


This year, due to Covid-19, we have decided to scale down our event.  As the event has grown, it has become more complicated to put together and since we do not know what the pandemic will do with the onset of colder weather, we have decided not to place musicians in every business. 


We were able to survey a high percentage of our downtown businesses last month and the overwhelming majority agreed to stay open for the evening and to host a tip bag.  Some also mentioned wanting to host performers as usual.  The Committee decided to leave that to businesses and performers to work out those details.  If you are interested in donating your time to perform, please sign up online.  Be sure to include:

            Genre of Music

            Size of Group

            If you can perform outdoors in winter


 Some of you have an enjoyable history with a particular business – if that’s the case and you do not have their contact information, you can call Laura at 928-778-5460 or reply to this email with your request and we will get you that information. 


In the meantime, the Committee is looking for local choirs to perform a short set (20-30 min) on the Acker Stage and we will have space for dancers / other outdoor performers on the Courthouse stage area, the large area in front of the east steps of the Courthouse Building and another on part of Montezuma Street.  Whiskey Row will be closed as usual. If this is of interest to you, please contact us at the above phone number of via return email.


We will identify other outdoor areas if possible and would like to create a party-like atmosphere downtown like usual… just with a “new” look this year.



The Acker Committee

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