Weekend Planning: Anniston’s Got Talent Finale / Model City Music Fest 2013

Geek Alabama Weekend Plans

This weekend, it’s going to be busy in the Anniston area!  If you enjoy music and performances, you are in luck!  Starting off on Friday night, it’s the Anniston’s Got Talent finale at Anniston High School.


Friday July 19th starting at 7 pm, the event will feature 26 acts from all across Alabama singing, dancing, playing and vying for the $1,000 grand prize.  MC’s KB Solomon and Miss Alabama 2012 Anna Laura Bryan, as well as members of CAST Kids will also perform as well!  During the event, CAST Theater will be awarding a Fan Favorite (Audience Pick) award to one lucky contestant at Anniston’s Got Talent.  During the night, you can visit the CAST table in the lobby before the show and at intermission to vote for your favorite act of the night. They will be selling votes for $1 a vote.  Two other awards from the judges and the City of Anniston will also be rewarded!  Here’s video of some of the auditions!

The Anniston’s Got Talent finale at the Anniston High School Performing Arts Center starts at 7 pm on Friday July 19th and admission is free!  To learn more go to: http://www.annistonsgottalent.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/AnnistonsGotTalent.

On Saturday July 20th, another free concert and event is taking place at Zinn Park in downtown Anniston from 6-10 pm.  The Model City Music Fest will feature the winner of the Anniston’s Got Talent event, nationally known funk band Midnight Star, and Jimmie Walker, best known for his role as J.J. Evans from Good Times.  Yes, he is the same guy who said “Dynomite!”

Before this event, a record show will take place from 10 am – 4 pm at the Anniston City Meeting Center.  And after the festival, the Around Downtown After-Party will take place which will feature local artists performing at downtown Anniston bars and restaurants from 10 pm to 2 am.  Local businesses like The Peerless Saloon, Office Lounge, Crimson Tiger, and Cheaha Brewing Company will have numerous acts!  All of these events on Saturday are free!  So this weekend, why not come to Anniston and listen to some great music!