CityFest looking for vendors, sponsors
Published 11:41 am Monday, March 14, 2016
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor
ALABASTER – The Alabaster Arts Council is working to finalize its plans for the 2016 CityFest event, and is looking for vendors and sponsors interested in participating in this year’s festival.
The Arts Council will hold its 14th annual CityFest all day on Saturday, June 4, in Alabaster Municipal Park, and has already scheduled several local and big-name musical performers for the event.
CityFest is the largest entertainment festival in Shelby County each year, and routinely draws tens of thousands of attendees. The festival features musical acts, vendors, a Kids Zone, a car show and more.
Arts Council president Adam Moseley said the council currently is accepting vendors and sponsors interested in taking part in CityFest 2016. Vendor space typically fills up prior to the event, so Moseley encouraged merchants to book soon to ensure they are able to participate.
The Arts Council also is looking for sponsors who are interested in ensuring the event’s success. CityFest has always been a free-to-attend event, and sponsorships help to ensure it remains so.
Those interested in securing vendor or sponsorship slots for the event should contact Chris Smith at 369-4380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on CityFest can be found at Alabastercityfest.com.
CityFest features three stages for musical performances: The KidsFest stage, which features a variety of acts and entertainment throughout the day, the day stage and the main stage.
On the day stage, which is set up near Thompson Middle School, will feature Divine Destiny at 10 a.m., Sanchez Tanniehill at 10:30 a.m. and Terry Padgett as Elvis at 11 a.m.
The main stage will feature Kate and the Howlers at 1 p.m., the M-80s at 2 p.m., Michael Warren at 3:15 p.m., the Phil Dudley Band at 4:15 p.m. and KOA at 5:30 p.m. The Arts Council has not yet announced which major performers will fill the 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. time slots, but will do so in the coming weeks, Moseley said.
In addition to the musical performances and KidsFest, CityFest also will feature a cruise-in car show from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and a vendor area from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.