MITS ends Friday

Published 12:46 am Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The last Music in the Streets for 2011 will help usher in the Smoke on the Water festival, with events set for before, during and after Music in the Streets on Friday.

Music in the Streets runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Washington High School has its homecoming parade in downtown Washington at 4 p.m. Friday. Contestants in the Smoke on the Water barbecue contest converge on Stewart Parkway at 5 p.m. At 6:15 p.m., the Parade of Pigs, a preliminary event of Smoke on the Water, will feature a New Orleans-, second-line style promenade down Main Street.

Literacy Volunteers of Beaufort County plans to celebrate its 10th anniversary at Music in the Streets.

LVBC members will be giving away cupcakes and promotional materials, as long as they last, at its table next to The Meeting Place on Main Street.

LVBC helps adults with literacy needs in the community by providing them with tutoring in reading, mathematics and similar subjects.

The tentative entertainment lineup for Music in the Streets includes Tiki Roadhouse, JB Maye’s new band, on the main stage. Item 9, Men of Faith, The Dirty Harrys, Jose Granades’ Project, Eternity, the gospel/bluegrass group Unshackled, LRC, The Southerners Band, Sunshine & Crime and the Beaver Dam Church of Christ Youth Band are also scheduled to perform. LRC and Sunshine & Crime are Greenville-based bands. LRC plays original songs and covers. Sunshine and Crime’s music is alternative funk, according to its Facebook page.

The Music in the Streets Shaggers are expected to perform, too.

Music in the Streets, held the third Friday of each month from April through October, is organized by the Washington Harbor District Alliance.