The Jazz Fest– the Lake Martin area annual music festival that is free to the public – has been scheduled for Friday June 8th and Saturday June 9th, 2007. Mark your calendars and plan to be in the area, because, as always, some great bands will be on hand to entertain you.
The music on Friday night will be held under the stars in downtown Alex City. Saturday night it will be at the Lake Martin Amphitheater just south of the Kowaliga Bridge on AL Highway 63. I’m giving you plenty of notice so that you won’t miss the biggest area concert event of the year. It’s a BYOB event, so you won’t get stuck buying a 12 ounce cup of beer for $12, but it is also BYO common sense, so please drink responsibly.
Just because the admission is free doesn’t mean that the music stinks. In fact the Jazz Fest has a reputation for booking folks just before they make it big. I am on the Jazz Fest Committee this year and you can be assured that this year will be no exception. I will post the lineup here as soon as they have it booked. Last year they had bands like Tinsley Ellis, the Subdudes, Marc Broussard, and the Deadstring Brothers in the lineup.
In prior years such names as Los Lonely Boys, The Derek Trucks Band, bluesman Taj Mahal, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Dickey Betts, the Radiators, and Dr. John have made the event a must do for anyone in the Lake Martin area.
If you would like to help the event remain free (read … donate and become a sponsor) you can either go through the contacts on the Jazz Fest web site or you can contact me. If you just want to enjoy the music, great, I will see you there!
BONUS TIP – The Derek Trucks Band– is scheduled to play again at the Lake Martin Amphitheater on Memorial Day weekend, Sunday May 27, 2007. Gates open at 4:30 PM, but you’ll have to pay to see this show. I’ll post ticket details as soon as they come available.