The Crescent Stage spotlights live music from local talent all weekend under a blanket Fall colors. Grab a spot on The Village Green for a great line up of entertainment, or catch the traveling sound waves as you explore the festival’s diverse offerings.
2016 LINE UP
Saturday, November 5
Sunday, November 6
Saturday Night Stars
PERFORMER BIOS & INFO
Alabama School of Fine Arts Department of Music
2016-2017 Jazz Ensemble directed by Robert Janssen
Flute- Kaylee Orr
Alto Sax- Ke’von Johnson, Mya Gibson, Kmya Burrell,
Tenor Sax-Tristin Jones, Ivey Thomas, Sam Gravlee
Baritone Sax-Tanner Bowman
Trumpet-Brady Thomas, Jakarius Hill, Charity Seltzer, Savannah Newton, Isaiah Martinez
Trombone –Luke Foster, Jeremy Duke, Eric Davis
French Horn- Alexandra Foreman
Piano- Austin Riddle, Aidan Miles-Jemison, Gareth Hill, Tori Camp, Marley Prichard
Guitar- Darby Gustafson
Bass- Caleb Edwards, Georgia Dussich
Drum Set and Auxiliary Percussion- Patrick Morris, Elliot Alexander, Cameron Clark
The Matchcoats are a country-blues and folk duo. Guitarist Gabriel Akins plays an alternating-bass style blues, inspired by traditional blues artists such as Mississippi John Hurt. Gabriel delivers vocal and guitar melodies, while Sarah Akins provides harmony.
Birmingham guitar-pop four piece Amen Corner built their sound over the last decade playing in bands that were various iterations of the same four friends—Alex, Price, Riley and Tim. The secret to their sound—energetic, riff-happy, ramshackle indie—is that core friendship that has proven to be their greatest motivation to continue playing music, despite collectively reaching the latter part of their twenties. Instead of calling it quits on the “band dream,” though, the four friends reconvened at a pizza shop in 2014 to start Amen Corner, using lessons learned and songs written from all four members’ previous stints in weirder acts (East Buddha, Rainman, Baby’s, Breakfast Champion, El Lonely Boy, more), to craft something honest and likable, if not a little sloppy. Today, Alex (guitar/singing), Price (guitar), Riley (drums) and Tim (bass/singing) are happy to still be playing music together in the Avondale space that they share with other local artists—Something Good—and even happier when they get the chance to play for an audience. But what’s most important is that they’re still best friends.