Before BayFest fills the streets of downtown Mobile with music Oct. 2-4, Alabama’s largest music festival will fill the streets with runners. On Saturday, Sept. 25, at Bienville Square, BayFest will hold its annual BayFest 5K and Fun Run/Walk. Before the race begins, BayFest organizers are giving a local artist the chance to score a pair of BayFest weekend passes along with a pair of sponsor hospitality passes (valued at $2,090) through a T-shirt artwork contest. Artists should base their T-shirt design theme on the BayFest Music Scholarship Program, which the festival benefits. Entries should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon Wednesday, Sept. 2.
Advance weekend passes for BayFest are currently available through the festival website. Bronze, silver and gold VIP passes also are available for purchase, as are payment plans for those who prefer to pay in installments. Information about the payment plan is on the BayFest website.
‘Nirvana’ coming out on vinyl, other formats
Nirvana was one of the most prolific bands to emerge from the ‘90s grunge rock revolution. This band helped pioneer the distorted, post-punk sound, which still echoes throughout modern rock. In 2002, Nirvana fans received a posthumous, self-titled collection of tracks that contained hits from the band’s breakout album, “Nevermind,” as well as cuts from its debut, “Bleach.” In addition to these greatest hits, the album introduced Nirvana fans to the previously unreleased “You Know You’re Right.” The album also featured rare cuts such as the “Blew EP” version of “Been a Son” and the single “Sliver,” which was a non-LP single.
On Aug. 28, this self-titled album will be released in three forms that should make vinyl fans very happy. Enthusiasts can expect a 45 rpm on 200-gram heavy-weight vinyl and packaged in “a furnace-black gatefold sleeve with liner notes.” This version will also feature a download card for a 96 kHz 24-bit HD audio copy of the album. Another vinyl option will be a 33 rpm single LP on 150-gram standard-weight vinyl. This option will feature a download card for a 320 kbps MP4 audio version of the album. Finally, Nirvana fans can look forward to a Blu-Ray Pure Audio high-res version in PCM, DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD stereo audio formats.