Alexander City is a small town with big plans....there are two very exciting venues that are coming up and I just had to share them with you so you would not miss out on them. First of all....you must join us for Lake Martin 's biggest musical event of the year! The 19th Annual Alexander City Jazz Festival is scheduled for June 12th and 13th. The free two-day event will be held at Strand Park downtown Alexander City on Friday night and Lake Martin Amphitheater on Saturday. I will be there on Friday night up near the stage...dancing my fool head off.
FRIDAY - JUNE 12
TALLAPOOSA STREET PARK - ALEXANDER CITY, AL
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Kent DuChaine
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Sunpie Barnes
9:30 PM - 11:00 PM The Radiators
SATURDAY - JUNE 13
LAKE MARTIN AMPHITHEATER
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Robin Hill Band (friends of mine and awesome)
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM The Gourds
10:00 PM - 11:30 PM Susan Tedeschi
The Alex City Jazz Fest is free to the public.
Where else can you hear this much music for nothing. All it will cost you is some gas to get here.
The second big event is called AquaPalooza....Alexander City, Alabama will be the (sweet) home of AquaPalooza this summer when the World's Largest Boating Party comes to Lake Martin from July 24th to 26th. Sea Ray has announced that Ambassador-level dealer Russell Marine of Russell Lands On Lake Martin in Alexander City will host the 2009 Signature Event, the biggest and most exciting of all AquaPalooza celebrations. AquaPalooza takes place near Kawliga (the wooden Indian of Hank Williams fame). While you are there you can venture over to Children's Harbor and see Hank's cabin. BTW the Kowaliga area of Lake Martin, which is just a short drive from both Birmingham and Atlanta, and offers nine marinas and 18 boat ramps.The big draw for this event is a concert by Alan Jackson. I am not a huge C & W fan....but saw Alan Jackson several years ago in Montgomery and became a huge fan. He is one of the most genuine and awesome performers you will ever get a chance to see.