New music festival at John Hunt Park set for September

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A major 2-day music festival is set for John Hunt Park in September. (McCarley Northway/Hville Blast)

At the Huntsville Music Office quarterly meetup Tuesday night, officials confirmed that a major music festival at John Hunt park is officially taking place in September.

The name of the event, lineups and ticket information will be released in April.

Music festival at John Hunt Park

The music festival was announced last year but without a definite date or format. Tuesday night, Representatives from C3 Presents — one of the largest music festival producers in the country — confirmed they are planning a two-day, multi-genre festival at John Hunt Park.

C3’s portfolio includes the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Texas and Lollapalooza in Chicago and its seven international editions — drawing a combined 2 million attendees annually.

“Never before have we been recruited by a city to establish a festival. We are excited about coming to Huntsville and bringing the music with us.”

Ted Heinig, festival director

Impact of the festival

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The music festival will enhance the city’s reputation as a music city. (Michael Seale/Hville Blast)

Huntsville music officer Matt Mandrella said the festival, in addition to bringing revenue to the city, will enhance the city’s music scene and reputation as a music destination.

He said the musical diversity will enhance Huntsville’s goal of becoming a premier music city. Other city officials agreed.

“Huntsville continues to reinvest in the community by attracting events like this to the Rocket City. We look forward to welcoming the City’s music fans and visitors alike to Huntsville in September.”

Shane Davis, Huntsville’s director of Urban and Economic Development

“This a win-win for Huntsville as well as the region. This is a great opportunity to work with a world-class festival producer to bring a world-class event to a world-class park. We can’t wait to see the lineup.”

Mayor Tommy Battle

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