The Taste of Lucille Ball Comedy Festival


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Jamestown Gazette Staff

A first ever, new and tasty option for dinner and a show is coming to the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival.
At 5:00 on Saturday evening a row of 15 white food and beverage tents will open for business across the street from the JSB Ice Arena where Jerry Seinfeld’s first show of the night starts at 7:00 p.m. The tents will be located along Lafayette Street between second and third with street side tables nearby. It’s called the Taste of Lucille Ball Comedy Festival and it promises “A Treat at Every Tent.”
Lucy Fest visitors who would rather enjoy a light meal, a snack, deserts or a beverage at a sidewalk table under the evening sky – if they are not dining at one of Jamestown’s popular and excellent restaurants – may find this new attraction a pleasant alternative.
Sidewalk diners will also enjoy live music along the street performed by some of the area’s best bands and most talented musicians – before, between and after Seinfeld’s two shows. Why rush from someplace else to arrive just on time, or stand in line clutching your tickets, when you can just enjoy the music, the crowds and good festival food at a table with your friends, mere steps from the Ice Arena’s front door?
Each of the 15 streetside tents will be staffed by representatives of a different local business or nonprofit community organization, including two Lucy Fest beverage tents where the offerings will include beer and wine.
Designed to tempt passersby and casual diners, tents will offer such treats as ice cream sandwiches, Jamestown’s famous korv burgers, fresh made cannolis at a bargain price, hot, grilled chicken sandwiches and much more, all at special prices to please. See the complete listing on page 11.
A Treat at Every Tent – the Taste of Lucille Ball Comedy Festival – is slated to continue beyond the second Seinfeld show (9:30) or until the last of the treats run out. All of the vendors are planning for a great evening under the stars… meeting, greeting and feeding their guests and passersby at the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival.