HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Try and keep up, Huntsville is changing quickly. Thursday city council members ensured Campus 805's first ever music fest is licensed for success.
In just over two weeks, Butler Park at Campus 805 will host its first event, Spring Fest. In order for the music festival to go according to plan, they must have a license approved for people to carry their beverage of choice onto the park area. Thursday council members held a special session in order to move forward with the festival.
"This is all in preparation for them to making this an entertainment district,” explains Yellowhammer Brewery General Manager, Ethan Couch. “And that's kind of what it was set up for."
But until District 4 becomes an entertainment district, city council members must approve a Special Retail Alcohol Beverage License. This allows people attending events to carry their alcoholic beverages onto the new Butler Park. Thursday night the council voted unanimously in favor of the license approval for the Spring Fest.
"What we did tonight is certainly in line with the types of things we are hoping to come to that location," said Huntsville City Council President, Will Culver.
Now Spring Fest goers can carry their alcohol onto Butler Park where one of two stages will be located. The other stage will be inside Yellowhammer Brewery.
The two day music fest will be held April 16th and 17th. It's jam packed with bands, craft beer and food trucks.
Now the city council has given their approval and blessing, Campus 805 is one event closer to becoming a vibrant and creative place for Huntsvillians to embrace.
"It's very exciting,” said Couch. “I mean it's such a beautiful park and we're very excited to use it. This is what it's intended fo,r to have music and some fun stuff."
Tickets are $25 now and $30 on the day of the event. One dollar of every ticket sale will go towards HEALS Inc.