Business on Belgrade celebrates 10 years of Blues on Belgrade festival this Saturday

By |2018-07-26T11:57:49-05:00July 26th, 2018|

It’s been ten years since the Business on Belgrade Association started Blues on Belgrade, an event that has become a big draw for music lovers and a way to attract business to downtown North Mankato. Jim Whitlock with Business on Belgrade says the inspiration behind starting the Association in 2004 was a 40-percent vacancy rate of storefronts in the business district. "I coined the phrase, it was turning into rats and weeds down there and that's not what I wanted," said Whitlock. "What I did was, I just went into every business and introduced myself and just said, after explaining what [...]