09 December, 2011

Acker Night is Tonight!

What is Acker Night?

Known simply as "Acker Night" in the Prescott, Arizona community, The J.S. Acker Musical Showcase has become a highlight of the holiday season and one of Prescott's favorite hometown events. This free, annual, holiday event showcases the many talented musicians in the Prescott, Arizona area in a most unique way. More than 100 downtown businesses open their doors to host musical groups of every genre, turning Prescott’s downtown into a veritable smorgasbord of entertainment for the thousands of patrons who come out to enjoy the event each year. This unique mixture of Musical entertainment combined with Downtown Businesses also offers a fresh glimpse of what's what downtown and hopefully inspires holiday shopping locally.

Of course we all know that now more than ever, it's so important to support our mom & pop local shops. But the constant bombardment of DEALS, SPECIAL OFFERS, and CAN'T-MISS CLEARANCE PRICES in my email inbox makes it really hard sometimes. It's tough to resist the convenience of shopping in my jammies and for some… after the kids are in bed, and have merchandise delivered right to my door. No crowds, no craziness, no fuss.

But guess what... eventually this convenience costs us something. No more mom & pop. It makes me sad to imagine that our sweet, quaint town is under threat of corporate siege- but it's very true. Unless we make an effort to *ahem* get out of our jammies, off our couches, and out the door, those adorable shops, boutiques, and specialty stores that make Downtown P-town so darn cool will be edged out by the giants. I'm doing my part by focusing on locally-owned businesses for my Holiday shopping, and for the outfits that inspire me to get dressed!

Hey, I'll tell you something else... as someone who lives and works downtown, you should know that there really aren't any crowds to contend with, and there are some truly amazing pre-Christmas deals going on right now. Even the parking spaces have been pretty plentiful lately! Excuses, excuses... Yeah, what else ya got? ;)

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