ALABAMA 200 BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Friday, December 13th
7:30 PM –
MUSIC OF THE SOUTH WITH BOBBY HORTON
The Alabama 200th Birthday Celebration weekend will open with a special benefit concert with renowned
musician and music historian Bobby Horton on Friday, December 13th, at 7:30 PM at Montgomery’s historic Capri Theatre.
Tickets are $12 for general seating and $10 for Capri members. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here. The concert proceeds from this event will support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Alabama-Mississippi Chapter. For those interested in making further donations for the Bobby Horton benefit concert please go here.
Saturday, December 14th
10 AM –
ALABAMA BICENTENNIAL PARADE
The Saturday celebration begins at 10 AM with a parade of Alabama people, places and history. From Court Square Fountain, a cavalcade of marching bands, city floats, living history on wheels—such as the USS Alabama Battleship Park and US Space and Rocket Center—elected officials, cute kids, beauty queens and special Alabama Notables will travel Dexter Avenue toward the State Capitol.
More than 70 entries from around the state showcase our Alabama communities.
The parade will conclude with the more than 150 member Bicentennial All Star Band performing an original composition:
Something in the Water
By: Anthony Krizan, Cheryl DaVeiga, Jerry Foster and Robert W. Smith
Mid-day ceremonies led by Governor Kay Ivey will include the official dedication of Alabama Bicentennial Park. Located at the foot of the Alabama State Capitol on Dexter Avenue, the park will tell the story of Alabama in 16 bronze plaques mounted on Alabama granite bases.
1 PM –
ALABAMA BICENTENNIAL FESTIVAL - Detailed Schedule
State Capitol Complex, Department of Archives & History, and Downtown Montgomery
The afternoon will offer exhibitions, performances and open houses in the Capitol Complex, up and down Dexter Avenue and throughout downtown Montgomery. The Alabama State Capitol and Alabama Department of Archives and History will host performances and presentations in their buildings and children’s games, traditional arts/crafts demonstrations and historic re-enactors on their grounds. Museums, galleries, restaurants, and stores will host tours, exhibitions, and activities. The Alabama State Council on the Arts Gallery, in partnership with Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center from Camden, will feature exhibits and sales of works by contemporary Alabama artists.
Free family-friendly event
Historical re-enactors, craft/art demonstrations, performers
Games and family activities
Performances, talks, readings, dance
Multiple Performance stages
Alabama Department of Archives & History – Front Terrace Performances:
1:00 pm – Bay City Brass Band
1:15 pm – The Birmingham Sunlights
2:00 pm – Rollin’ In The Hay
3:00 pm – Banditos
4 PM –
ALABAMA BICENTENNIAL CONCERT AND FINALE PRESENTATION
State Capitol Steps
Information on the Alabama Bicentennial Finale Concert is coming. Check back often for special announcements about performers and schedule!
Sunday, December 15th
Time TBD –
ENCORE FINALE PRESENTATION
Alabama Attorney General Building