Greenline Implements has put up the money for the farmer's market. The bill for insurance on the parking lot diagonal to Weisiger Park was too much for the Heart to foot.
The community's support once again has made Danville an example to other Main Street programs in the state, said Roger Stapleton, the Kentucky Main Street state coordinator.
Other programs have had cuts to their government funding as cities and counties deal with budget shortfalls, Stapleton said, but none as severe as Danville.
Without government funds, the program continues. It shows that the Heart didn't rely solely on one source, something the state urges all programs to do, Stapleton said.
The Arts Commission will sponsor all three local bands: Keith Hubbard Trio, July 8; Little South, Aug. 5 and After Six, Aug. 12.
Ann Nichols, the organization's executive director, said that music is art, and the bands will draw people to the visual artists who will be set up downtown this year during the concerts.
"We don't have a lot of revenue, so when we support something like this, it shows that we really feel like it will be a benefit to the community," Nichols said.
The arts market is open to any local artist or member of the Arts Commission.
The Heart board has decided that it can keep its doors open for six months but will need community donations.
All of the events, customarily organized by the Heart, will be canceled unless private sponsors can be found. That includes the Front Porch Tour, Christmas parade and Cruise-In.
June 24: Lexington Avenue Gospel Quartet and First Baptist Church Men’s Choir
July 1: G. Busy & Blues Revue
July 8: Keith Hubbard Trio
July 15: Shane White jam night
July 29: The Swells
Aug. 5: Little South
Aug. 12: After Six
Aug. 19: Ceol Criohe
The free concerts run 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Weisger Park in front of the courthouse.