ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – The Main Street Music Festival is scheduled in downtown Albertville for August 7-8. The family-friendly event includes live music, a fire hydrant ring toss, chicken races, the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile and a variety of other children’s activities.
Admission for the event is free.
The two-day event starts Friday at 4:00 with a children’s water park and the first of several chicken races. Headliner Tracy Lawrence takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. with special guest Sweet Tea Trio opening at 6:30.
Saturday gets started with a 5K race beginning at 7:00 a.m. followed by the kids’ bike parade at 9:30. There will also be a children’s inflatable water park, carnival rides, magic shows and a kids’ dance area among other activities. Vendors will be there all day as well.
There will also be live musical and entertainment performances throughout the day. Those include: Tangent, Courtney Linum, Devout, Chase Williamson, Albertville High School Vocal Ease, Free Life Worship Center, Rosewood, The River Hollow and Nick Longshore’s Barefoot Blues Band. .38 Special takes the state at 8:30 p.m. with special guest Exile performing at 6:30.
The Main Street Music Festival also offers people a way to honor local manufacturer Mueller in celebration of its 40th anniversary in Albertville. There will be special activities featuring fire hydrants that are produced by Mueller, including a Facebook photo contest and fire hydrant ring toss. The commemorative festival T-shirts also have artwork with a Mueller fire hydrant incorporated into it.
The company is also raffling actual fire hydrants produced by Mueller and painted in the colors of University of Alabama and Auburn University. Tickets are $5. The winners will be announced before the .38 special performance Saturday night.