Festivals



The Schaeffer Eye Center Crawfish Boil

1   Birmingham, Alabama's premier music and lifestyle festival started over 20 years ago in Aaron and Phyllis Beam's backyard with 50 friends and has grown into the "must-attend" spring event in the Magic City. Over the years, The Schaeffer Crawfish Boil has featured some of music's biggest names including Fergie, John Mayer, Alice in Chains, Jason Mraz, Katy Perry, 311, Snoop Dogg, Cheap Trick, The Wallflowers, Hootie and Blowfish, All-American Rejects, Train, Goo Goo Dolls, plus dozens of other amazing live acts.
Birmingham, AL
 




Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival

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Memphis, TN
 

The Beale Street Music Festival was established in 1977 and has annually featured over 60 world-class acts on four stages in scenic Tom Lee Park where Beale Street meets the Mississippi. This, in addition to the artists who perform in the clubs along Beale Street, offer music lovers an opportunity to immerse themselves in the art form they love best.

The Beale Street Music Festival has been nominated for a Concert Industry Award for the Music Festival of The Year, and was named by Playboy Magazine as one of the Fun 2000 events - a "must-do list" for the new millennium. The Beale Street Music Festival also hosted media such as VH1, Rolling Stone, MTV, Billboard, Cashbox, Pollstar, National Geographic, the BBC and dozens of other national publications, international television networks and blues publications.

Some of the past artists who have played Beale Street Music Festival include Tom Petty, Dave Matthew's Band, Black Crowes, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ray Charles, Van Morrison, Allman Brothers, Daughtry just to name a few.

Top of the Hops Beer Festivals

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The Top of the Beer Festivals are a traveling craft beer festival which is the ultimate lifestyle event! Patrons can sample over 150 world-class craft and imported beers in a relaxed setting. Combine amazing and unique beer with food, music, education sessions, games and great friends and there is not a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon or evening.

Top of the Hops Beer Festivals are all sponsored by Draft Magazine and take place in Biloxi, Mississippi, Mandeville, Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana, Greenville, South Carolina, Jackson, Mississippi and Charlottesville, Virginia.





Bayfest

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Mobile, AL
 

Having grown substantially from a debut crowd of 50,000 in 1995, BayFest has become known for its vast array of renowned musical talent that appeals to a wide variety of audiences and is suitable for the entire family. Since BayFest's beginning, acts such as Stone Temple Pilots, Motley Crue, B.B. King, Widespread Panic, Hootie & the Blowfish, The Temptations, Keith Urban, Kid Rock, Ludacris, Travis Tritt, Velvet Revolver, LeAnn Rimes, Nelly, Alan Jackson, Anita Baker, and hundreds more have performed on BayFest stages.

BayFest offers continuous music for every taste, including country, classic rock, alternative, pop, jazz, R&B, rap, gospel, modern rock and more. One of the festival's stages, the Launching Pad, is specifically designed to spotlight local and regional talent and showcase acts who aspire for musical greatness. The event also includes a family activity area that has garnered rave reviews in and of itself. All of this is offered at a price that is less that what most individual concerts cost!





Riverfest

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Little Rock, AR
 

Riverfest is a celebration of visual and performing arts that is held annually over Memorial Day weekend on the banks of the Arkansas River in Little Rock and North Little Rock. Riverfest is the largest single event in the state of Arkansas with a rich 34-year tradition. Approximately 250,000 festival-goers attended the 2011 event, with an estimated economic impact of $33 million on the community.

Past artists have included Carrie Underwood, Train, Nickel Creek, Miranda Lambert, Dwight Yoakam, Brad Paisley, , Jason Aldean, Heart,Hank Williams, Jr,The Black Crowes, Al Green, ZZ Top, B.B. King, James Brown, Nappy Roots, George Clinton & The P-Funk Allstars, Rick James, Run DMC, Robert Randolph & the Family Band plus hundreds of others