2011 Schaeffer Eye Center Crawfish Boil Lineup!
Posted on: 03/11/11
SCHAEFFER EYE CENTER CRAWFISH BOIL ANNOUNCES 2011 LINEUP
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, WEEZER, CEE LO GREEN, NELLY, SUBLIME WITH ROME
BUCKCHERRY, CAGE THE ELEPHANT, DRIVIN N CRYIN, COLD, KOPEK
Plus DJ LOGIC, WICK-IT THE INSTIGATOR AND KIDSMEAL
Tickets On-Sale Friday, March 18 at 10am at Ticketmaster.com and all Birmingham Area America’s First Federal Credit Union Branches
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Over 45,000 music lovers will flood downtown Birmingham Friday and Saturday, April 29-30 for performances from multi-platinum rock, pop and hip hop acts at the 26th annual Schaeffer Eye Center Crawfish Boil presented by Bud Light, WVTM Alabama’s 13, and 103.7 the Q. Known for drawing record-breaking crowds and high-energy acts, this year’s event features a diverse list of performers including Stone Temple Pilots, Weezer, Cee Lo Green and Nelly.
Performing on the Virginia College Stage:
Friday, April 29
Cee Lo Green
Sublime with Rome
Drivin N Cryin
Saturday, April 30
Stone Temple Pilots
Cage The Elephant
“The reputation of this event continues to escalate, enhancing our ability to recruit top-talent to the Birmingham area each year,” said Gary Weinberger of Red Mountain Entertainment, the local production company that produces the Crawfish Boil in addition to concerts and festivals across the country. “Our team enjoys watching this event grow from year to year, attracting more and more visitors to Birmingham to see what the buzz is all about.”
The 2011 Schaeffer Eye Center Crawfish Boil will be held outdoors at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC). Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29 and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Single day, weekend and Fuze VIP tickets go on-sale Friday, March 18, online through www.ticketmaster.com or at any America’s First Federal Credit Union location in the Birmingham area.
Behind the entertainment and mouth-watering crawfish, the Schaeffer Eye Center Crawfish Boil serves a larger purpose, said Dr. Jack Schaeffer, President of Schaeffer Eye Center. “Over the years, we have been able to make significant contributions to deserving charities in the Birmingham area,” he says. “We’re able to make a difference in the community while also demonstrating that Birmingham is capable of hosting a large, successful festival with internationally-known acts.”
Event organizers expect to serve over 10 tons of fresh Louisiana crawfish this year. Steaming hot plates of the spicy Southern delicacy may be purchased for $10 a plate. Additional food and beverage options will also be available for purchase at the event. The popular VIP area, sponsored this year by Fuze Beverages, will offer patrons a high-end entertainment experience. VIP ticketholders will have access to a raised platform viewing area next to the Virginia College stage, which offers an exclusive bird’s eye experience and tiered seating. Also available in the Fuze VIP area are specialty cocktails and craft beers and all-you-can-eat crawfish.
New to the festival this year is an innovative laser light experience and DJ contest sponsored by vitaminwater. A 28-foot-tall DJ booth will tower over the crowds and project a state-of-the-art laser light show before the headline performances each night. Nationally-recognized DJ Logic, Wick-It the Instigator and Kidsmeal will sustain the high-energy vibe from the DJ tower between acts. Two guest DJs will win the opportunity to perform from the tower as part of the vitaminwater DJ challenge. Fans on the Schaeffer Eye Center Crawfish Boil Facebook page will vote on DJs who post their demos, in the month of April, to the event Facebook page: www.facebook.com/schaeffereyecentercrawfishboil.
Festival-goers will also get a one-of-a-kind view with free rides from the 87-foot Coca-Cola Ferris Wheel, which returns to the event with an environmentally friendly twist. Each person who recycles a Coca-Cola product upon entry to the Crawfish Boil will be given a Coca-Cola Ferris Wheel Fast Pass and granted the privilege to skip to the front of the line. There will also be a smoke-free zone at this year’s festival, sponsored by the Jefferson County Health Department’s Champions for Health campaign.
Schaeffer Eye Center Crawfish Boil sponsors include Bud Light, WVTM Alabama's 13, 103.7 The Q, Coca-Cola, Virginia College, Culinard, vitaminwater, Fuze, Limbaugh Scion, America's First Federal Credit Union, Champions For Health, Verizon Wireless, Papa John's, The Marines, Jim Beam, Sheraton Birmingham, The Birmingham News, Big Communications and Zeekee Interactive.
More information about this year’s event may be found at www.schaeffereyecentercrawfishboil.com. Fans may also follow the event on Facebook and Twitter for special giveaways and contests. Videos from past years may be viewed on the event’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/SchaefferCBoil.
MEDIA CONTACT: Betsy Avant
Red Mountain Entertainment
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