There’s a new festival to replace BayFest in downtown Mobile and it’s called Ten Sixty Five.
According to the event website at tensixtyfive.com, it’s planned for the weekend of Oct. 2 and promises a free “multi-day, multi-stage party bringing like-minded partygoers together for an unforgettable weekend of food, drinks, music and fun.”
The festival is sponsored by DMG Productions with help from Red Square Agency and others, according to the website.
“We appreciate the support of the CIty of Mobile, the many cooperating bars and restaurants in downtown Mobile, Gulf Distributing Company of Mobile, LLC as well as the folks at the Mobile (Bay) Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Downtown Mobile Alliance,” a statement on the website reads.
Organizers have yet to announce a lineup for the festival. An exact number and location of stages hasn’t yet been announced. The festival will also not provide food vendors, according to the site. Instead it promotes the use of downtown bars and restaurants.
Last week, officials with BayFest announced the music festival would be ending after a 20-year run. The city, business leaders and others scrambled to put something together to fill the void left by what was self-described Alabama’s largest music festival. The plans culminated in this announcement.
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