Monday, April 14, 2008

Who's coming to Noble Street?

It would be downright unfair if we did all this blogging about the music festivals in Alabama this spring and summer and we didn't mention Anniston's very own Musicfest that's part of the Noble Street Festival on May 3.

So, we're mentioning it.

Here's the lineup. (Comments are from the festival's Web site, not from the massive editorial staff of Off the Record, most of whom took the weekend off and left me to do all the blogging.):

Keitha Williams
2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Solo Acoustic singer/songwriter.
A longtime local favorite!

Tony Yardley & Donnie Geir
3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Classic Rock

McPherson Struts
4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Caribbean Chrome
5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Steel Drum Band

Distant Cousins
6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Featuring Kelli Johnson & Jim Marsh

Ethan and the Ewox
7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. until!

The good news is the bands are local, which makes sense, in a way, to showcase local talent at a local music festival. Got no problem with that. The Ewox play up in Jacksonville all the time, so as a headliner there's quality in knowing them, but also a little disappointment that the festival folks didn't fork out some cash to bring in someone who doesn't play Calhoun County frequently.

Oh, well.

All music festivals will have their critics, including this one.

Still, seems worth supporting, certainly. Read all about it here. As most folks know, there's a lot more to this festival than just music.