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Alive@5 Gets a New Name and More
Post Date: Feb 16 2016
The Dickinson downtown summer street festival, Alive@5, is about to get a new name and much more.

Created by former Odd Fellows Lodge President Kevin Holten four years ago, Alive@5 features live bands, food vendors, product vendors, children’s activities, and much more each Thursday night during the summer.

“Alive@5 and events like it have been happening for some time in cities all over the country,” Holten said. “So it’s not an original concept but it is one that I thought would work well here and it certainly has.”

Last year Alive@5 drew crowds as large as 5,000 people and because of that Holten and current Odd Fellows President Dr. Jeff Pokorny feel that it deserves its own more original name plus other upgrades.

Therefore, beginning this summer Alive@5 will be known as “First on First, Dickinson Summer Nights,” with the new name being derived from the downtown location where the event takes place; the corner of 1st Street and 1st Avenue West.
First on First is a well-organized event,” said Brock White of Brock White Entertainment, the new event coordinator. “In recent years Alive@5 experienced a lot of growth and with that growth came growing pains. This year First on First duties are being equally distributed amongst committee members with each individual able to dedicate more time to their specific area.”

Tracey Tooz and Mike Odegaard, for example, have put together a dynamic entertainment lineup for this summer season, making First on First bigger and better than ever according to White.

“The list of bands is incredible,” White said. “That goes with improved visibility for sponsors and better service for attendees.”

First on First will debut on Thursday, June 9 at 5 p.m. MST with the Cody Charles Band as the featured act and Outlaw Sipp’n as the opener.

For more information about First on First call (701) 690-3451.
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