March 15, 2018
Brittany Glenn

Introducing the Wilson Pickett Music and Arts Festival

On April 7, the Wilson Pickett Music and Arts Festival will take place from 9 am to 4 pm. The festival is free and open to the public and will be located next to Stanley Jensen Stadium at Pratt Park.
In celebration of the Alabama bicentennial and in keeping with the Alabama 200 theme for 2018 of “honoring our people,” the Fountain City Arts Festival has been reestablished as the Wilson Pickett Music and Arts Festival as we celebrate the legacy of Wilson Pickett.
Musical talent including Abigail Douglas, Britt Johnson, Madeline May, and Bama Breeze will perform from the Amphitheater stage. After the festival, join us for a concert featuring Soul Tree at 6 pm at the Pratt Park Amphitheater.
Artists David Wheldon and Charlie Lucas will work with children on community art projects and Prattauga Art Guild members will instruct children in free make-and-take art projects. Also featured at the festival will be an interactive music wall and chalk wall.
Food vendors and inflatables will be on site. With plenty of free children’s activities and a park nearby, the whole family can enjoy a full day of art, music, and fun.
Prior to the festival, a portion of “25 at the Top: The Exhibit” will be installed at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery. An opening reception for this wonderful collection of Wilson Pickett memorabilia will be held on March 29 and the exhibit will be up through April 14.
This project has been made possible in part by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.