CityFest announces 2016 headliner

Published 4:45 am Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Country music artist David Nail will headline the 2016 Alabaster CityFest on June 4 at Municipal Park. (Contributed)

Country music artist David Nail will headline the 2016 Alabaster CityFest on June 4 at Municipal Park. (Contributed)

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – An MCA Nashville and Grammy-nominated country music artist will headline Alabaster’s 2016 CityFest event in June, the Alabaster Arts Council announced on March 23.

David Nail will take the stage at CityFest at 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at Alabaster’s Municipal Park.

Nail released his third album “I’m a fire” in 2014 to critical acclaim. The album has made several best-of lists, including Rolling Stone Country, NPR, iTunes and Billboard.

The album’s first single, “Whatever she’s got” has been certified Platinum and was named one of the top three country songs of 2014 by Billboard.

Nail currently is working on his fourth studio album,” Fighter,” and his current single “Nights on fire,” is available for download on iTunes and streaming on Spotify.

Nail opened the College Football Playoff Championship weekend at University of Phoenix Stadium with a concert. His song “Good at tonight” was used in ESPN’s college football coverage last season.

“The Alabaster Arts Council is honored to have David as this year’s headliner. He is an extremely talented artist who puts on an incredible show. He will definitely be a hit at CityFest,” said Alabaster Arts Council President Adam Moseley wrote in a release.

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. and David Nail at 9 p.m. The Arts Council has not yet announced which performer will fill the 7 p.m. time slot.

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.