The inaugural Smith Lake Country Music Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 29 at Smith Lake Park. Tickets for the event, which organizers say is for the whole family to enjoy, are $15. Children five and younger are free. Gates open at noon. (Smith Lake Country Music Festival)
CULLMAN – The inaugural Smith Lake Country Music Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 29 at Smith Lake Park. Tickets for the event, which organizers say is for the whole family to enjoy, are $15. Children five and younger are free. Gates open at noon.
The festival has eight country music acts confirmed including:
- Ally Knight (Good Hope)
- Jesse Priest (Holly Pond)
- Elijah Borders
- Abby Hufnagle
Featured acts include:
- Leah Starlight (“Redneck Housewives of Alabama”)
- Smithfield (Nashville)
- Brandon Elders (“American Idol” alum from Arab)
- Adam Doleac (Nashville)
The first artist will go on stage at 2 p.m. with the final act performing at 10. The entire cast of the television show “Redneck Housewives of Alabama” will be at the event to meet and greet fans.
The festival will have a kids’ zone area with inflatables and a rock-climbing wall. A cornhole tournament will also take place to benefit Cullman nonprofit Saving Forgotten Warriors.
Event Coordinator William Peek said, “This is an event for the whole family. We will have activities for the young kids, food, drinks and good music. This is a no-alcohol event as we want entire families to come out and enjoy the festival.”
Food will be available from LawLers Barbeque, Brix & Embers Pizza, Devil Dawgs, Marble Slab, Dippin’ Dots ice cream and more.
Peek hopes this is just the first of many Smith Lake music festivals.
“We plan on more festivals and we will learn from this one as to what we did right and what changes we might need to consider,” he said. “We have a five-year plan we have introduced. We would like to focus on different genres of music including a possible Christian music festival in the spring. We have to see how we do with this one first.”
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