Best Dressed Turkey and Three Legged Turkey Race

BRADENTON, FL, November 21, 2022 – Downtown Bradenton tradition, Main Street Live (MSL) returns just in time before Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 with The Black Honkeys and Abraham/Billings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm! The outdoor concert series is an event for all ages while raising the bar for the live music scene, Main Street Live will feature live entertainment by regional and local acts, food, and artisan vendors.

This month Main Street Live will host two contests with that will be live-streamed on Independent Jones Facebook page:

Dress the Turkey Contest Details |

Starting at 7:00 pm, judges will be looking for the best turkey costume at the Intersection of 12th St W & 4th Ave West (by the Lost Kangaroo). Participants will be lined up to model their turkey costumes to the crowd. Some of our fine Sponsors will be judging the contest, but crowd input is very important. Judges will determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place! *Arrive 15 minutes early to participate.

Judges for Dress the Turkey Contest:

Image360 | Erik Livingston

City of Bradenton | Mayor Brown 

Heintz Law | Spencer Heintz

Bradenton Magazine | Paula Wright


Three Leg Turkey Race Details | 

Starting at 7:30 pm, participants will line up at 4th Ave W for the race marshall to tie up partner legs. Race participants will either come in a pair or be paired with someone else wishing to run. All pairs of participants will run with the left leg of one runner strapped to the right leg of another runner. There will be a race marshal at the finish line to determine who the winners are. *Arrive 15 minutes early to participate.

Prizes for both contests include gifts from the following local Bradenton Businesses:

Bradenton Marauders

Pink & Navy Boutique

Dina Stewart Massage

Screaming Buddha Yoga

Oscura Cafe

Magnolia Wellness Center

Oxford Barbershop, and more!

Thank you to our partners and sponsors | 

City of Bradenton CRA

Image360 Bradenton

Angell Media House

Heintz Law


Bradenton Magazine 

Independent Jones, Chief Executive Officer & President, Morgan Bettes Angell, stated, “What an incredible first event to kick off the series. Bradenton and the surrounding areas definitely came out and showed their community spirit. We had so many families that had never been, it was a true community affair. We featured over 30 local small businesses, the downtown businesses, and the band was killer. Huge thank you to our sponsors. Shoutout to the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Bradenton for making this all happen with us.”

City of Bradenton CRA Executive Director, Katerina Gerakios-Siren, shared “We are so excited to see the return of Main Street Live in the heart of downtown Bradenton. The support of the local businesses and community that attended our first event of the series was a sight to see and we look forward to next month’s theme and band!”

Date & Theme | 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. *Except New Year’s Eve, 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. 

Main Street Live Event Highlights |

  • Family-friendly activities
  • Monthly themes and for the holidays/New Years’ Eve
  • Local food trucks
  • Regional vendors
  • Local businesses 
  • Photo opportunities 
  • & more surprises 

Attend Main Street Live | 

Old Main Street 

12th Street West 

Located between Manatee and Third Avenue

View photos from the October Main Street Live | 

CALL TO VENDORS: Become a Vendor at Main Street Live | 

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at Main Street Live, please contact Kirsten at

LOCAL BUSINESSES: Advertise Your Business at Main Street Live | 

If you are interested in advertising or gaining exposure for your business at Main Street Live, please contact Morgan at or 941.685.8196.

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About Independent Jones | 

Independent Jones is a privately-owned, premier events and entertainment company pushing the envelope and the standard of community events along the Gulf Coast of Florida.

About Main Street Live | 

Main Street Live (MSL) is a public street event that features live regional and local bands on the main stage located on Old Main Street from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. In addition to live music, MSL offers something for all ages including family-friendly activities, local food trucks, regional vendors, local businesses, photo opportunities, and more! From October 2022 through April 2023, each monthly event series will have a unique theme, including during the holidays and New Years’ Eve.