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To mark the occasion of Marietta's 231st Birthday, the First Settlement Festival is back for a second year in downtown Marietta on Saturday, April 6th. The brainchild of Nate Shahan, Entertainment/Bar Manager at The Galley & Adelphia Music Hall, First Settlement Festival is a daylong outdoor music festival that takes place all throughout downtown Marietta — and it is free and open to the public.

The Adelphia Main Stage, located in the parking lot on the corner of Second and Butler streets, will host acts from Noon-Midnight. The Main Stage Lot will include a beer garden featuring craft beer by Marietta Brewing Co. as well as merchandise tents and more for the community to enjoy. There will also be live music throughout downtown at designated “busk stops” from Noon-6:00 p.m. The First Settlement Festival has expanded this year thanks to corporate sponsors Marietta Dental Group, Tenney & Associates, and Peoples Bank as well as in-kind sponsors Clayman & Associates and Signality Signs & Graphics.

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