After a two-year hiatus, the Main Event is back and will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 20 at the Park House Kitchen + Bar.
The main event is the annual Main Street Siloam Springs fundraiser, according to Abby Trinidad, Events and Marketing Coordinator and Main Street Siloam Springs Farmer’s Market Manager. The theme for this year’s Main Event is “Swingin’ in the Springs,” Trinidad said.
Cherokee Casino, West Siloam Springs, is the main event sponsor, Trinidad said. Simmons Foods is the event’s gold sponsor, Grand Savings Bank is the silver sponsor, the Park House is the bronze sponsor and Creekside Taproom and Ivory Bill Brewing will serve as the beverage sponsor, Trinidad said.
There will be drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres and swing dancing with live music from Jenny and the Soul Shakers, Trinidad said. Tickets will cost $45 per person or $80 per couple and all proceeds from the event will benefit downtown revitalization through the work of Main Street Siloam Springs Inc., Trinidad said.
“We are thrilled to be back ‘in person,’ after two years of virtual events, to celebrate downtown Siloam Springs and the love and care Main Street Siloam Springs has given it,” said Trinidad.
A live, silent auction will also take place that day, Trinidad said. The live auction will take place during the Main Event, Trinidad said.
Entrants will be able to view and bid on the items beginning at 10 a.m. Friday and winners will be notified of their win by Main Street Siloam Springs, Trinidad said.
Anyone wishing to participate in the silent auction can do so by visiting Event.Gives/mainevent2022 or texting “themainevent2022” to 843-606-5995 to create an account, Trinidad said.
It will be the first in-person Main Event to be held in two years, Trinidad said. The Main Event for 2020 and 2021 was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.