From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce is postponing City Fest on the Cahaba to Sept. 26. The festival was originally scheduled for May 2.
The chamber said the ongoing restrictions due to coronavirus is the reason for the change.
“The health of our country and community will be our top priority for the next several weeks, and social distancing and festivals don’t mix,” said June Mathews, Executive Director of the Trussville Chamber.
Mathews said the extra time for planning will give the chamber the opportunity to make the event “bigger and better.”
“Every dark cloud has a silver lining, and we intend to make the most of this one,” said Mathews.
City Fest will host the second annual “Battle of the Bands.”
The Battle of the Bands is open to any area unsigned band playing any genre of music. Each band will play one original song and four cover songs, and all music should be family-friendly. Performances are limited to 25 minutes.
Bands will be judged on overall sound and cohesiveness, stage presence, material, and crowd reaction. Prizes will be awarded for first place ($500), second place ($250), and third place ($150).
For more information or to request a Battle of the Bands application, call (205) 655-7535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vendors can request a refund or allow their registration to carry through to the new date.
City Fest on the Cahaba, most recently known as City Fest and formerly known as Dog Daze, is Trussville’s signature community event. The festival turns 40 years old this year.
For City Fest on the Cahaba updates, follow the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce on Facebook and Instagram.