Alabaster CityFest coming up this weekend
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor
ALABASTER – Shelby County’s largest free outdoor music festival is set to kick off this Saturday on the grounds of the new Thompson High School campus, featuring local, regional and national musical acts and much more throughout the day.
The 2019 CityFest will be held on June 1 on the grounds of the new Thompson High School at 1921 Warrior Parkway. Title sponsors for this year’s CityFest are Central State Bank and Coca-Cola.
This will mark the second-straight year the event has been held on the campus of the new THS, and this year will bring an easier traffic flow, as the campus is now accessible from both Thompson Road and Kent Dairy Road.
The event begins at 9 a.m., and will feature a cruise-in car show from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., vendors from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. or later and musical performances on the main stage directly in front of the THS rotunda.
Musical headliners for this year’s CityFest are Easton Corbin, who will take the stage at 9 p.m., and the Atlanta Rhythm Section, who will perform starting at 7 p.m.
Corbin is known for his signature hits including “A Little More Country Than That,” “Roll With It,” “Lovin’ You Is Fun,” and “Baby Be My Love Song” from his No. 1 debuting album “About To Get Real,” and his emotional “Are You With Me” was the most-added song at radio the day it was released.
Atlanta Rhythm Section is well-known for its 1977 single “So in to You,” which reached the U.S. Top 10 when it was released. The group’s album “Champagne Jam” went platinum, fueled by its standout single “Imaginary Lover.”
The following is the full musical lineup for this year’s CityFest:
1 p.m. – Sanchez Tanniehill
2 p.m. – Take 7
3 p.m. – Cam Spinks
4 p.m. – Naked Gypsy Queens
5 p.m. – The Bonfyre
5:30 p.m. – Jessica Meuse
7 p.m. – Atlanta Rhythm Section
9 p.m. – Easton Corbin