Dear Friends of Main Street,
We would like to invite you to become a “supporter” of Main Street Murfreesboro. Main Street Murfreesboro is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, board driven organization established in 1985 to create vibrancy and action Downtown. In July, Main Street’s board hired a new Executive Director, Sarah Callender, to lead the charge in carrying out our mission, “to maintain, enhance, and promote the historic downtown as the heart of the community.” We hope you will consider joining Main Street as an individual ($50), family/business ($100), or by making a greater donation of any amount to help us continue making a difference in our historic downtown.
Downtown is the heart of the community and the center for government, arts, churches, and financial institutions.
“As a businesswoman whose office was always within a block of the public square and who in retirement now lives in that parameter, I have observed and respected Main Street since its inception. The Main Street board and new Executive Director, Sarah Callender, are working more closely with community partners such as the Rutherford ARTS Alliance, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City/County governments and Middle Tennessee State University to develop downtown Murfreesboro as a cultural destination,” Andrea Loughry.
Downtown is an important community space where members of all segments of the community can meet equally for parades, speeches, and other community events.
“Main Street Murfreesboro epitomizes the “Richness of Rutherford” and is a key stakeholder in creating Murfreesboro’s unique sense of place. While strolling around the Square, a visitor learns about our rich history, our vibrant artistic community, meets a host of friendly people and can enjoy a variety of treats from our locally owned shops and restaurants,” Ginna Foster Cannon, PhD, Director of Cultural and Heritage Tourism and President of the Rutherford Arts Alliance.
Downtown can be a tourist attraction and is the location of a community’s unique businesses and buildings.
“The Square is a must-see for all visitors to Rutherford County. We promote it heavily in all our marketing materials and include a visit to the Square on all our group tours. Main Street Murfreesboro is a key strategic partner for the Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau,” Barbara Wolke, Senior Vice President, RCCVB.
Why should you join Main Street Murfreesboro? When you join Main Street, you will be helping to revitalize our historic commercial district and protect the assets that make our community unique. Your financial investment in Main Street will help ensure that established programs continue, including the free events hosted by Main Street such as JazzFest, the Friday Night Live Concert Series, Saturday Market, and the Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting. It will also help as we expand programs in the future. All members of Main Street are invited to attend the “Evening on University” membership party on November 5, from 5-7pm at the home of Lacy and Kirk Garrett at 205 N. University Street. Please see the enclosed invitation and reply card to mail in your donation and RSVP for the “Evening on University” party, catered by Tasty Table and Olive Branch Bakery.