by Heidi L. Everett
Too much of a good thing? No way. The annual Millstream Arts Festival typically held in September is transitioning to a weekly event Mondays throughout the summer in St. Joseph.
Millstream Night Market will take place from 5-9 p.m. every Monday evening, June 21 through Aug. 30. The venue will be the charming alley next to Krewe Restaurant and Flour & Flower French Bakery across College Ave. N. from Bad Habit Brewery.
Each Monday, visitors can enjoy a New Orlean’s-inspired market featuring local artists, music and food. This family-friendly event also will include hands-on art activities for the kids.
The first week will feature food from Yummling Somali Sambusas in addition to artisan pizzas from Flour & Flower, burgers and handcrafted cocktails from Krewe, handmade ice creams from Jupiter Moon and craft beers from Bad Habit on their patio.
On June 21, music will be provided by The Reminders, a duo seamlessly blending soulful sounds and roots music with insightful messages and thoughtful lyrics. The group consists of Brussels-born emcee Big Samir and Queens-born emcee/vocalist Aja Black. Big Samir weaves intricate rhythmic patterns with a bilingual French/English flow complimented by Aja Black’s confident delivery, diverse cadences and unique vocal stylings.
Pottery, leather and wool goods, metal jewelry, stained glass and more will be shared from local artists.