Festival of Lights will run on Thursdays through the month of September.

The Boonville Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Festival of Lights began yesterday evening as downtown filled itself with revelers, booths and tables. The month-long happenings, scheduled for each Thursday in September, provides weekly music, raffles, a children's bounce house and train rides run by local 4-H'ers.

Local businesses are featured extensively and many provide coupons and discounts, available only during the festival's run.

A more complete photo gallery from last night is available on our website at www.boonvilledailynews.com.

For more specific information on dates and times, or for more general information on vendors, businesses and coupons, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at 882-2721.

Following is a breakdown of featured music:

Musical performances are scheduled for September 6, 13 and 20 in front of Family Shoe Store on Main Street from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
September 6 – Keith Troost – the guitarist will be performing original music in gospel and other forms. Another music may play alongside him.
September 13 – Doc Ox – The Columbia performer will play original folk and gospel. He is also scheduled to play on September 27.
September 20 – Dave Para and Kathy Barton will perform.

Directly behind the Chamber of Commerce, on Spring and Main Streets, the following three lineups will perform.
September 6 – Musical Wolfe and friends, playing ragtime piano.
September 13 – Phyllis Taylor and her husband will perform as Bluegrass Roundup.
Septemner 20 and 27 – Linda Dales, from Warrensburg will play a blend of folk music using the ukelele. Dales is a new performer for 2012.

At Morgan Street Park, these acts are scheduled.
September 6 and 20 – AZ-Toons will a variety of music. The Roy Stevens group will perform some country, music and gospel.
September 13 - Jim Sturgess and his band.
27th - Bluegrass Roundup