Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Stage is Almost Set for BayFest 2011

(Mobile, AL.) August 25th--For 16 years BayFest has promised "something for everyone" and this year is no exception!  Thursday BayFest officials announced some "big named acts" and some "big time changes".  Singer, Songwriter and Producer B.o.B, Rap Artist Wiz Khalifa, Wet Willie and Mobile native Will Kimbrough are joining this year's line-up.  Previously announced acts include; R&B Singers Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton,  Country Sensation Toby Keith, Duran, Duran, 3 Doors Down.  A full schedule can be seen at
                                                      Shana Jordan, Exec. Dir of BayFest
Pop Artist -B.o.B

Last year's festival attracted some 200-thousand music lovers, pumping more than 6 million dollars into Mobile's local economy. Festival. While visitors from all over the world are welcomed to the annual event, organizers are dedicated to keeping everyone safe.  Bayfest Executive Director Shana Jordan says fans can still bring their lawn chairs, but this year the chairs will be limited to a designated area. Safety is a major especially after the horrible stage collapse incident in Indiana. "Over the years we've been really fortunate we didn't have any major incidents at BayFest.  Patrons will still be welcome to bring chairs, they will not be able to set them up in streets that might be needed for emergency vehicles," said Jordan.
The other big change includes what organizers are calling "crowd control".  It was announced Thursday no single day passes will be sold. Right now weekend passes are being capped at 50-thousand. Free admission for children 12 and under if they are accompanied by an adult.
Jill Scott

Will Kimbrough
BayFest 2011 will be held October 7th-9th. Tickets went on sale Thursday at Circle K stores and area Regions Bank.  You can also purchase weekend passes and view a full schedule of all of the musical acts and stages by visiting:

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