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🎵 Concerts in the Park, Nékter's Fresh Squeeze, and Irish Joys!

Issue #124 - March 14, 2024

🎵 Gilbert's Spring Concerts in the Park Welcomes Southbound for a Night of Diverse Hits

🥤 Gilbert Welcomes New Nékter Juice Bar with Grand Opening Festivities

☘ Phoenix to Host 41st St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Faire: A Cultural Extravaganza

🌟 Braving the Heat: Element Mist Pioneers Outdoor Comfort in Gilbert

🎈 Discover Local Events Coming Soon

And more…

Gilbert's Spring Concerts in the Park Welcomes Southbound for a Night of Diverse Hits

In the charming town of Gilbert, the Spring Concerts in the Park series is set to delight music enthusiasts with a captivating performance by Justin Hitson and Southbound on March 14. This year, the event finds a new temporary home in the verdant expanses of the Heritage Marketplace, nestled just north of the vibrant Barrio Queen and gracefully bordered by the southern canal. This change of venue comes as the usual locale, the Water Tower Plaza, undergoes renovations.

Southbound, a band renowned since its inception in 2007, promises an evening filled with the rich sounds of both contemporary and classic country music, peppered with the unmistakable rhythms of southern rock, classic rock, and an eclectic mix of other genres.

Attendees can expect renditions of hits from legends like Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Johnny Cash, and Tom Petty. Adding to their diverse setlist, Southbound brings their unique interpretations of Top-40 hits such as “Ice-Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice, “Fireball” by Pitbull, and even ventures into the realms of Metallica, Pink Floyd, and Justin Timberlake.

The concert, which is free to the public, invites guests to immerse themselves in the music from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the show comfortably under the stars, making it an ideal outing for music lovers of all ages. This event not only showcases the versatile talents of Justin Hitson and Southbound but also celebrates the vibrant community spirit of Gilbert.

Gilbert Welcomes New Nékter Juice Bar with Grand Opening Festivities

Gilbert residents have a new destination for health-conscious refreshments with the opening of the latest Nékter Juice Bar at the Gilbert & Warner Town Center, located at 35 E. Warner Road.

The much-anticipated grand opening is set for March 16, promising an event filled with enticing $3 deals on smoothies and juices from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., alongside music, giveaways, and more festivities designed to welcome the community.

Nékter Juice Bar is renowned for its commitment to freshness and nutrition, offering a menu that includes made-to-order juices, smoothies, and açaí bowls. Each item is customizable, allowing customers to tailor their orders to suit personal dietary preferences and taste buds perfectly.

Beyond these staples, the Gilbert branch will also introduce superfood oats available from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., detoxifying cleanses, and vegan SKOOP ice cream, expanding the options for health-focused individuals.

Spanning 1,100 square feet, the Gilbert Nékter caters to both in-store patrons and online customers, with delivery services available through DoorDash, Postmates, and UberEats for added convenience. The juice bar's hours are Monday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., providing ample opportunity for locals to enjoy a healthy treat any day of the week.

Phoenix to Host 41st St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Faire: A Cultural Extravaganza

Phoenix is set to paint the town green with its 41st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Faire, bringing a touch of Irish cheer to the heart of the city on March 16, 2024. The festivities kick off with the parade at 10 a.m., weaving through Downtown Phoenix along 3rd Street, from Oak St. to the verdant expanse of Margaret T Hance Park.

The celebration continues at Hance Park, where the Faire invites attendees to immerse themselves in a rich tapestry of Irish culture. The day-long event promises a lively showcase of traditional Irish music, intricate step dancing performances, the stirring sounds of bagpipers, and an array of booths hosted by Irish organizations and the broader community. Whether you're of Irish descent or simply in the spirit to celebrate, the Faire offers a vibrant slice of Ireland in the heart of Phoenix.

For more details on the parade route, Faire activities, and how you can be part of the festivities, visit stpatricksdayphoenix.org.

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Braving the Heat: Element Mist Pioneers Outdoor Comfort in Gilbert

Misting became a passion for owners, Jake, Joel, and Adam

In the parched expanse of the Valley of the Sun, where summer heat can feel like an unrelenting adversary, a trio of innovators has emerged to challenge the status quo of outdoor comfort. Meet Jake Trayer, Joel Cronenberg, and Adam Cronenberg, the visionaries behind Element Mist, based right here in the valley.

Element Mist isn't just about escaping the heat; it's about embracing the outdoors year-round with their high-pressure misting systems. Specializing in both residential and commercial installations, Jake, Joel, and Adam have perfected the art of crafting refreshing oases amidst the desert landscape.

For Jake and Joel, the journey into misting began with a shared dissatisfaction with the inefficiency and ineffectiveness of existing systems in the market. Driven by a passion for water quality and a desire to elevate outdoor comfort, they dove headfirst into the misting industry. Adam, Joel's cousin and a seasoned professional in the home service sector, joined forces, captivated by the concept's potential.

But what sets Element Mist apart isn't just their cutting-edge technology; it's their unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction. Each system is meticulously tailored to the client's needs, ensuring not just cooling, but an experience that enhances outdoor living.

"Our clients aren't just customers; they're part of the Element Mist family," says Joel. "We take pride in understanding their vision and delivering beyond expectations."

Beyond their business acumen, Jake, Joel, and Adam are individuals with diverse interests and experiences. From Joel's prowess in coffee cocktail-making competitions to Jake's love for antiquarian books and Adam's globe-trotting adventures, they bring a rich tapestry of life into their work.

Their journey in the valley is not just about business; it's about community. Through charitable donations, local event participation, and Adam's involvement in coaching youth soccer, Element Mist weaves itself into the fabric of the local community.

As they continue to grow, Jake, Joel, and Adam remain grounded by the support of their community and the inspiration of pioneers like Tommy Mello, whose guidance propelled them to forge their path in the misting industry.

To those embarking on a similar journey, they offer sage advice: Stay true to your vision, embrace innovation, and never lose sight of your core values.

In the scorching desert of Arizona, Element Mist stands as an oasis of comfort, a testament to the power of passion, innovation, and community spirit.

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