Downtown After 5 Alive Expands

Meridian Main Street has announced a spring Downtown After 5 Alive concert series. A series of concerts in the fall of 2012 drew large crowds, so it's expanding to spring.

For the spring series, downtown officials have gotten additional sponsors and state grants, allowing them to expand the series and bring in regional artists to perform.

"We had a very successful concert series in the fall," said John McClure, executive director of Meridian Main Street. "And it was so good that we've asked people that if they wanted it to continue, what did they want? And they said, we want you to do it twice a year, and so we have done so."

Downtown After 5 Alive runs five consecutive Thursday nights in Dumont Plaza, beginning Mar. 28 and continuing every Thursday in April.