2014 will mark the 20th anniversary of Alabama’s Largest Music Festival. On Oct. 3-5, music lovers will travel to the streets of Mobile to celebrate two decades of BayFest. In a recent press release, BayFest organizers detailed the positive economic impact the festival has had on the area. The news came along with information on purchasing advanced passes for BayFest 2014 with the forthcoming announcement of the lineup on Friday, July 11.
Although $20 weekend passes were available for a limited time earlier this week, regularly-priced, advanced weekend passes will go on sale for $60 July 11 – Sept. 19. Afterwards, weekend passes will increase to $80.
Advanced weekend passes will be available at all Circle K locations and online at bayfest.com. Daily passes will be available for $40 and sold exclusively at the gate.
BayFest also revealed this year’s poster, which features a Fender Stratocaster with the skyline of the Azalea City rising from the neck. The number 20 is etched into the fret board. Artist Carl Norman was the artist behind this year’s poster, which will be part of the festival’s promotional campaign.
L’Arche concert planned
L’Arche Mobile is a community “in which people with intellectual disabilities and those who help them can live, work and share their lives together.” For 40 years L’Arche has lent a charitable hand to those in need, and the organization will be celebrating its anniversary with a concert featuring numerous local acts. On Sunday Aug. 17, L’Arche will fill The Temple with a vast spectrum of sound. The show’s line-up includes Phil Proctor, The Deluxe Trio, Rebecca Roubion, The Smoking Flowers, Eliot Morris and Willie Sugarcapps. Lagniappe will have more information on this upcoming show as it develops.
New Hump Day gig
Speaking of The Deluxe Trio, Steve Varnes, Stan Foster and Phil Proctor have been strumming their way in the hearts of local music lovers for quite some time. Now, their fans will be able to get a weekly fix of this acoustic threesome. Starting Wednesday, July 2, The Deluxe Trio will have a weekly show at Callaghan’s Irish Social Club from 7 – 10 p.m. This group is the perfect way to end a Hump Day.
New artist-in-residence at UM
The University of Mobile has announced that songwriter and alumnus Jamie Harvill has taken the position of Artist-in-Residence at the School of Worship Leadership. After graduating from UM in the late 80s, Harvill found initial success working at the now defunct Integrity Music. While there, he helped pen many songs, including the platinum “Ancient of Days.” Harvill also spent time in Nashville as a session musician and he is currently writing a booked entitled “Worship Foundry.”