Albertville’s Main Street Music Festival (MSMF) is almost ready to rock and roll for its 10th anniversary.
Albertville City Councilman Ben McGowan said the past 10 years of MSMF has provided a rollercoaster of emotions, but he’s excited that it’s that time of the year again.
“The process is always a difficult one,” McGowan said. “It takes 10 months to get the festival up and running, but the day it happens, it all seems worth it.”
In 2009, the idea was created, and the plans started for Albertville’s very own music festival. McGowan said he and other Albertville officials were optimistic that they could pull of something magical and something everyone could enjoy.
The festival was meant to collect talent everyone would want to come see. And, they would set it at a price everyone could pay: free.
“It’s a way for sponsors and the city to give back to the citizens. We wanted to host something everyone could enjoy,” McGowan said. “With not charging an entry fee we make sure everyone is able to participate without having to worry about funding everyone in the family.”
McGowan said the festival is going to be just as exciting this year as every year since and that everyone is happy to be getting to this point in the process.
“Might have some special things planned, I don’t know,” McGowan said. “You learn something new every year, but it always turns out for the best. Best thing about it all is seeing everyone’s happy faces.”
McGowan said the festival was voted one of the top 25 southeastern tourist events by Southeast Touring Society.
The festival will take place Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2-3.
On Friday, Aug. 2, Whiskey Myers will begin at 6 p.m. The Marshall Tucker Band will take the stage at 8:30 p.m.
Ashley McBryde will kick off the Saturday, Aug. 3, night of fun at 6:30 p.m. Corbin will close out the Main Street Music Festival at 8:30 p.m.