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Main Street Music Festival to Continue

Post Date:01/06/2017 12:10 PM

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 MSMF return

By HUCK TREADWELL | The Reporter | 

The Main Street Music Festival will return to Albertville in August.

MSMF Steering Committee member Jeannie Courington said there had been some question about the future of the festival after former Albertville Economic Development Director Melody Whitten resigned to accept a position with the Alabama Department of Commerce as a Regional Workforce Council Liaison on Dec. 1. Whitten had spearheaded the MSMF in the past.

“Main Street Music Festival 2017 will go on,” Courington said. “We have all of our committees in place and the steering committee met this week. The entertainment committee is working on booking the musical acts. There’s been a lot of concern since Melody left, but it will happen in August.”

Courington said the festival will continue to follow the same format, with musical acts on Friday night. There will be vendors, food and live music on Saturday and the day will end with a second series of concerts Saturday night.

Courington said the dates for this year’s festival had been set for Aug. 4-5. She said the entertainment committee was in the process of selecting the acts for the 2017 festival. She said the MSMF announced the acts in the late spring in the past. Courington said the MSMF would stick with that again this year.

She said late spring gave the entertainment committee time to get all contracts signed and fees paid.

Courington said the sponsorship committee would be contacting area businesses in the near future. She said vendor applications are also available.

The steering committee consists of Courington Albertville Mayor Tracy Honea, Susan Armstrong, Anna Weathers, Al Taylor, Thomas Moore, Albertville Councilman Ben McGowan, Melissa Deason, Rene Hamby, Jason Simpson, Beth Sprouse and Robin Gore.