The Alabaster Arts Council is excited to announce the music lineup for Alabaster CityFest, Saturday, June 4 on the front lawn of Thompson High School in Alabaster. In addition to the headliners, the event will feature a regional music lineup and a host of other attractions, including vendors and food trucks.
“The Arts Council has missed being able to host Alabaster CityFest for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Adam Moseley, President of the Alabaster Arts Council. “It gives the community an opportunity to gather for some great food, family fun and incredible music. We are excited to offer this in a time when people are ready to gather for big events and concerts again!”
Central State Bank, Coca-Cola and the city of Alabaster are among the sponsors for the event. “The city is a proud sponsor of Alabaster CityFest,” says Jamie Cole, city council member in Alabaster’s Ward 5 and Arts Council vice president. “The music lineup is diverse and represents some of the best up-and-coming artists as well as some classic favorites.”
Lauren Alaina leads the lineup. Ten years into her Nashville career, Alaina is in the upper echelon of country music’s most authentic voices, beloved personalities, and open hearts. She’s earned a reputation as one of the genre’s most compelling storytellers by boldly incorporating her struggles and heartache into her critically acclaimed first two albums. Lauren’s third studio collection, Sitting Pretty on Top of the World, is an artful evolution of immaculately penned, unflinching reflections of the mountains and valleys on her journey. She will perform at 9 PM.
Vertical Horizon, set to perform at 7 PM, has been making music for more than two decades. In 1999, they released their breakout album, Everything You Want, which went on to sell more than two million copies. The second single off the CD, the title track “Everything You Want,” captured the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 and Adult Top 40 charts, and became Billboard’s Most Played Single of 2000. In February 2018, Vertical Horizon released their latest album, The Lost Mile.
Elvie Shane, performing at 5:00 PM, is the man behind the most heartwarming hit in recent memory – the lump-in-your-throat anthem to step-fatherhood, “My Boy.” With Backslider, his full-length album debut, he is racing up the charts and racking up followers on social media and streaming services. One of the breakout stars of 2022, Shane just recently played what will be the first of many Grand Ole Opry appearances.
Alabaster CityFest will open at 9 AM. Local and regional music acts will continue throughout the afternoon, culminating with the headlining acts beginning at 5:00 PM. (For a full lineup as it is announced, visit alabasterciyfest.com/schedule).
KidsFest will return with rides and activities for the whole family, all day long, as will the Cruise-In Car Show. Vendors and food trucks will be on site throughout the event. “This is a great opportunity for local businesses to be a part of a big event after a long break,” says Camille Herron, Arts Council vice president. “And we encourage those attending the event to support our sponsors; we couldn’t make this happen without them.”
About the Alabaster Arts Council
The Alabaster Arts Council, officially incorporated as a non-profit 501c3 organization in 2007, is made up of a group of local volunteers whose mission is to advance and enrich the quality of life in the Alabaster community through the arts and art education.