Lineup set for city’s Foothills Festival
by Ron Harris
Jul 09, 2013 | 3707 views | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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After months of planning, organizers of the upcoming Foothills Festival in downtown Jasper have finalized the list of events and bands set to play.

Among the headliners is singer Bo Bice, who finished second to Carrie Underwood in the fourth season of ‘American Idol,’ and Brian Howe, former lead singer of the popular 1980’s heavy metal band Bad Company.

The Foothills Festival will be held from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, in downtown Jasper. Admission is free.

“This is such a wonderful way to build up our community and to bring friends and family together for a day of fun,” said Jennifer Williams Smith, the District 4 representative on the Jasper City Council. “In the end, it’s enhancing the overall quality of life for all of us.”

The one-day music festival, which is being held on the courthouse square in downtown Jasper, will also include good food, arts and crafts from vendors and a number of children’s activities, including a petting zoo.

“This is a great event for everybody,” Smith said.

The day kicks off at 11:30 with the Corner High School Theater Academy presenting a 1960’s Cabaret, with music from Motown to the Beatles and everywhere in between.

From 1 until 2 p.m., southern bluegrass band Rolling in the Hay will perform.

From 2:30 until 3:30 p.m., Jasper’s own Copperline, a four-piece country band, will entertain those in attendance.

At 4 p.m., Within Reason, a Birmingham-based rock band, will take the stage. The band, which features a fusion of several musical genres, was among those to walk the red carpet at this year’s Grammy Awards.

From 5 until 6 p.m., a musical ensemble of local children, will perform.

At 6:30 p.m., Lynam, another Birmingham-based rock band, will be on stage.

Bice will take the stage from 8 until 9 p.m., followed at 9:30 by Howe.