A new festival is in the works in downtown Shawnee –– an event full of food, arts and music set for Friday, April 15, 2016.

A new festival is in the works in downtown Shawnee –– an event full of food, arts and music set for Friday, April 15, 2016.

Visit Shawnee Inc. and Safe Events for Families announces a brand new festival playing on Shawnee’s 1941 designation as the Redbud City of Oklahoma by the state Legislature. Redbud City “Night on the Bricks” is the reinvention of the former Shawnee Redbud Festival.

Redbud City “Night on the Bricks” begins with SEFF’s Downtown Block Party at 6 p.m. and will kick off the new festival with a Community Connection dinner, free to those holding one of 1,000 tickets, will be served at 6:30 p.m.

Jazz bands will entertain during dinner and local businesses will set up dessert in Celebration of Life Park at the corner of Main and Philadelphia streets.

Tickets for this event are available at Coney Island at 111 N. Bell and Visit Shawnee Inc. at 131 N. Bell. The events will also include t-shirt giveaways and tickets to the Hornbeck Theatre’s evening show for the first 200 attendees.

Watch The Shawnee News-Star for more information as it becomes available.