With more than 1,500 attending, Laramie Main Street Alliance raised over $12,000 through sponsorships and donations at the seventh annual Downtown Mash Up on Sept. 15.
The Downtown Mash Up started with an appearance by the University of Wyoming’s marching band, cheer squad and wrestling team.
“Despite the rain, we were thrilled to see a large crowd of students, locals, and especially the Oregon fans,” Laramie Main Street Alliance marketing director Jessica Romero said. “It was absolutely wonderful to talk with visitors and hear how much they enjoyed seeing us and experiencing the town we love. They were incredibly generous as we raised funds for Main Street and spoke highly of Laramie.”
Live performances included The Boogie Woogers and Tie Hack, with John Rotellini as the host. Jalan Crossland Band played its second to last show, drawing crowds of people to see one of their final performances. Party Pros Entertainment closed the night as the disk jockey for those who stayed until the end.
“Because of this event, Laramie Main Street Alliance will be able to continue the growth and vitality of the downtown historic district,” Romero said.
This includes the continuation of the Laramie Mural Project, the creation of a pedestrian-friendly Third Street, running an award-winning Main Street program, helping current local businesses and developing new ones.