As limits on large gatherings and events continue throughout the summer, Ursinus College is bringing a taste of its vibrant Main Street to both the campus and the local community online. LIVE! On Main is a virtual events hub hosting video content ranging from live concerts to artist studio tours to behind the scenes interviews with local restaurants.
Despite the distance, LIVE! On Main will be a destination for music, arts, culture and science from Ursinus College and Collegeville to audiences across Montgomery County and beyond. LIVE! on Main’s virtual neighborhood celebrates and highlights the community’s inspirational thought leaders, creative artists, talented musicians, big-hearted local restaurants and innovative entrepreneurs.
LIVE! On Main launches with three events during the week of June 8 with an introductory video from Collegeville mayor Aidsand Wright-Riggins. On June 10, “Kitchen On Main” will highlight local favorite Chow Bistro; “Music on Main” streams its first live concert on June 12 featuring country singer and songwriter Kendal Conrad ’14; and “Art on Main” launches on June 12 with a virtual tour of the Berman Museum of Art’s virtual Annual Student Exhibition.
LIVE! on Main programming continues throughout the summer with a full slate of engaging concerts, lectures and tours. All are invited to “meet on Main” virtually with a “Kitchen on Main” highlighting S&B Event Concepts and Catering on June 24; three Ursinus art faculty studio tours with “Art on Main” starting June 26; and a “Spotlight on Main” examining how Domenick Scudera, professor of theater, turns history into art on July 10.
All LIVE! On Main events are free and accessible to the public through the website. “Music on Main” live concerts will be streamed through both Facebook Live and YouTube Live. For more information about the series and to view upcoming LIVE! on Main events visit ursinus.edu/LiveOnMain. —By Jordan Scharaga ’17