Foothills Festival 2016 was a success as people from all over the state and surrounding areas came to downtown Jasper to enjoy musical performances, food, shopping and entertainment.
On Friday, the Foothills Festival kicked off with performances by Ernie McClinton with Shotgun, Adam Hood and one of the weekend’s most anticipated performers, Deana Carter. The variety of music continued on Saturday, with a military band performance and tunes from Two Jimmy Band, Alvin Garrett, Michael “Rudy” Glasgow, Hero the Band, The Vorpal Sword, Vallejo, Looksy, Tonic and Smashley. The two-day event concluded with a 90-minute energized set from the Gin Blossoms.
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Children also had a variety of entertainment options during the festival that included carnival rides, movies shown on a large screen and more. One young boy, Carter Campbell, said he was looking forward to the children’s movie showing on Saturday night the most.
Food vendors kept the crowd full during the festival with barbecue, hotdogs and a variety of popular snacks.
Tana Collins, event organizer and public relations officer for the City of Jasper, said, “We’ve had many children participate in this year’s event, and overall, we’ve exceeded last year’s attendance numbers. None of this would’ve been possible without all of our community partners.”