"My friends, there was dancing here in the streets of Huntsville when our first satellite orbited the earth. and there was dancing again when the first Americans landed on the moon. I'd like to ask you don't hang up your dancing slippers." Wernher von Braun
Mark your calendars for July 19th! We will be Dancing In The Streets of Downtown as we celebrate the Apollo 50th Anniversary from 5-9pm around the Downtown Huntsville Square. A huge thanks to Media Fusion, LLC, A Poarch Creek Indians Company for sponsoring this event!
Curious about what Dancing In The Streets involves? No worries, we are here to share with you the top 5 reasons to come out and enjoy Dancing In The Streets!
1.) Epic digital mapping! If you have ever experienced LIT then you will not want to miss this “LIT like” digital mapping experience from Media Fusion, LLC. As the night winds down, on 200 Westside Square a projection will appear that will bring the building to life as the public experiences a visual celebration of the Rocket City’s involvement of man’s first steps on the moon. This amazing digital experience includes historical Apollo footage, incredible NASA surprises and you just may see Dr. Wernher von Braun…
2.) Free music! Each side of the Square will be playing a different decade of music from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and current hits! The bands and DJ's that will be playing music on the square are all affiliated with Marshal Space Flight Center (NASA).
Northside Square will have 60’s-70’s music played by Just Like Grady, who is a local band from Madison, AL. All of their members are from NASA MSFC and Redstone Arsenal MDA. You can expect to hear plenty of classic and space themed Apollo era hits from the 60’s and 70’s including Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, The Eagles, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, Jimi Hendrix and many more!
Eastside Square will have a DJ spinning all the 80’s hits that make you want to dance!
Southside Square will have the band Falcon Punch playing classic 90’s songs! The band started off in 2014 made of members from NASA and the Army. You can expect to hear hits from artists such as The Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Green Day and Pearl Jam!
Westside Square will have the band 3Way Handshake! You can hear music from the 2000’s to the present, including hits from: 3 Doors Down, OneRepublic, The Black Keys, The White Stripes, Keith Urban, Pharrell Williams, Cupid, Bruno Mars and Evanescence to name just a few!
3.) A moon ball launch! As the evening kicks off there will be a moon ball launch sponsored by our friends at Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. This means "moon" beach balls being dropped all around when the Polaris replica of the Lunar Rover Vehicle has landed in Downtown. If you want to join in on the Lunar Rover Walk to Downtown check out this page for more information!
4.) NASA exhibits from the last 5 decades! There will be incredible exhibits from Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA) on all sides of the square that you will not want to miss. Each side of the square will be themed a different decade with an exhibit to match that decade. There will be exhibits from Apollo, Space Shuttle, International Space Station all the way to SLS!
5.) Post Launch Celebration! The official “street” dancing may end at 9pm, but feel free to continue your night at the Post Launch Celebration sponsored by Lockheed Martin on the Big Spring Park Terrace from 9-11pm! There will be music, dancing around a replica Satern V rocket engine made by LED-Orange Productions and an incredible time you do not want to miss.
As a bonus, or maybe there are actually 6 reasons why you should be at Dancing In The Streets… The Food Truck All Stars 2019 will take place at The Square as well!
All of these events are FREE to the public, all ages friendly and pets are welcome if on a leash.
We hope to see you in Downtown Huntsville next Friday with your “dancing slippers” on!