2012 Bama’s Big Bang and Jubilee CityFest prove successful - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

2012 Bama’s Big Bang and Jubilee CityFest prove successful

Downtown Montgomery was brewing with energy and excitement May 18th and 19th as patrons of Jubilee CityFest and Bama's Big Bang overwhelmed the area. For the first time in 20 years, Jubilee CityFest's musical concerts and Bama's Big Bang's pyro music spectacular were FREE of charge to patrons, thanks to a substantial donation made by one of its sponsors, Creek Casinos. 

More than 16,000 patrons participated in the 36th Jubilee CityFest, which encompassed BrewFest, the Jubilee Run for Cancer, KidsFest and Bama's Big Bang—which included FREE star-studded concerts from performers such as platinum-selling artists Sister Hazel, BRICK, Spyra Gyro and Joseph Baldwin. 

"Thanks to the support of Creek Casinos, Bama's Big Bang filled Riverewalk Park to capacity, said Dick Morris, 2012 Jubilee Chairman. "We had people in the amphitheater, in boats, on roof tops, parking decks, parking lots and streets watching the sky explode over the Alabama River for 20 minutes."

"We at Creek Casinos, Wind Creek Casino & Hotel, and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians are proud to support Jubilee CityFest and Bama's Big Bang, said Lynn Woodcock, Creek Casino's Public Relations Manager. "How gratifying to see the incredible spectator turnout at the free concert and fireworks!  It was particularly important for us to make this event free to the public, especially during these trying economic times."

"It is always rewarding to give back to the community, and with Jubilee Fest we were thrilled to offer people the opportunity to enjoy great entertainment for an evening topped off with an amazing fireworks show," said Sharon Delmar, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Public Relations Tribal Liaison.

For the past 36 years, Jubilee CityFest has succeed in its mission to become a premier tourism attraction by creating a family weekend festival, featuring entertainment, cultural events, visual and performing arts, sporting events, and educational children's activities that enhance the quality of life in the City of Montgomery, Alabama and surrounding areas.

"The festival is grateful for the leadership of Marianne McLeod over the past 20 years," said Morris. "The board and past festival chairs appreciate the time and dedication Marianne has poured into the festival. We wish her the best in her retirement as she spends time with her family and grandkids."

"After working with Jubilee CityFest for the past 20 years, I want to thank the patrons that have supported the event throughout the good and the lean years, said Marianne McLeod, Executive Director. "A festival like Jubilee cannot run by itself; it takes a village of volunteers, city employees and sponsors to make it successful. Each of these individuals has a love for this city and wants to make it a fabulous place to live."

Dates for next year's events will be announced in the coming months. Please stay informed by visiting either the Jubilee CityFest website (www.jubileecityfest.org) or Bama's Big Bang website (www.bamasbigbang.com).

INFORMATION SOURCE: Media Relations, Jubilee CItyFest and Bama's Big Bang

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