Clintonville residents can sample what the area's businesses have to offer at the Clintonville Community Market's upcoming block party.

Clintonville residents can sample what the area's businesses have to offer at the Clintonville Community Market's upcoming block party.

The market will close Calumet Street from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. July 26.

There will be live music, activities for children and around 20 local businesses, including Clintonville Outfitters, Benevolence Café, Red Rover and Harmony House will set up booths.

The community market will serve free hot dogs and tofu dogs, and the market will be open with fresh food options, allowing block party patrons to get something to eat and enjoy the live entertainment, said Amanda Bell, marketing manager for the market.

"It's promoting the co-op, so we'll have extra fresh food inside," Bell said.

Frank Tennyson, of Clintonville Community Market, said the market has grown to include 800 members since it opened more than 10 years ago, and the block party is an attempt to inform more residents of what the market has to offer.

"We have such a good thing going, we want to spread the love," Tennyson said. "If we would double our membership, we would double our potential for serving the community."

Tennyson said while the market regularly holds community events, the block party will be one of the biggest to date.

He said it will be the first time the market has shut down part of Calumet Street for an event.

In addition to businesses and live entertainment, Tennyson said the block party also will provide activities for children, with face painting, puppets and hula-hooping.

Joanie Calum will perform children's music and puppet shows at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

He said the entertainment will include "just great, great local artists and musicians," with a different act performing nearly every hour of the festival.

The musical lineup for the event is:

Noon: Lydia Loveless

1 p.m.: Eric Nassau

2 p.m.: Aether

3 p.m.: Megan Palmer

4 p.m.: Jesse Henry

6 p.m. The Michael Maher Band

7:30 p.m.: Local Color

jnesbitt@thisweeknews.com

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