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09.16.2007 by André Natta · → 21 Comments

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City Stages Billobard On I-20/59

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Apparently there is an effort to begin advertising for City Stages a little early this year. This billboard for the music festival is visible as you’re driving westbound on I-20/59 on the driver’s side. It’s the only one that we’re aware of right now.

Next June will mark the 20th anniversary of the festival (currently scheduled for June 13-15), which of course leads us to our question:

Who’d you like to see perform at City Stages to help celebrate its 20th year?

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jennifer clemmons
jennifer clemmons

I would like to see more of the bands like landon pigg.... from last year beyond me who is from birmingham. They also need to plan the bands better... like not have landon pigg ( who was a kind of indie band) go on right before puddle of mudd, because the stupid kids who dont listen to anything unless u cant understand the words because of the guitar. They could of put them after puddle of mudd so all of those kids would of been gone. But that sjust my thought on the mater. I drive from south alabama and when i say south alabama... i'm talking gulf shores south... to see this show.

jennifer clemmons
jennifer clemmons

I would like to see more of the bands like landon pigg.... from last year beyond me who is from birmingham. They also need to plan the bands better... like not have landon pigg ( who was a kind of indie band) go on right before puddle of mudd, because the stupid kids who dont listen to anything unless u cant understand the words because of the guitar. They could of put them after puddle of mudd so all of those kids would of been gone. But that sjust my thought on the mater. I drive from south alabama and when i say south alabama... i'm talking gulf shores south... to see this show.

UrbUps
UrbUps

I'm a New Orleans native and want, no, need to have Rebirth Brass Band play a stage here. Saw them at The Nick in August and they turned the place OUT.

UrbUps
UrbUps

I'm a New Orleans native and want, no, need to have Rebirth Brass Band play a stage here. Saw them at The Nick in August and they turned the place OUT.

Robyn
Robyn

There is another billboard on 459 between 280 and Liberty Park.

Robyn
Robyn

There is another billboard on 459 between 280 and Liberty Park.

Jeremy
Jeremy

I think the strength of City Stages is the diversity of performers. My favorite performers in the past have been Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule, Los Lonely Boys, Derek Trucks Band, etc. It was also fun to see Poison last year since that was the "genre" that I grew up in. I wouldn't mind seeing more contemporary Christian acts. I think the Big Spring Jam does a good job of mixing Christian, Country, Rock, etc within the same festival site.

Jeremy
Jeremy

I think the strength of City Stages is the diversity of performers. My favorite performers in the past have been Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule, Los Lonely Boys, Derek Trucks Band, etc. It was also fun to see Poison last year since that was the "genre" that I grew up in. I wouldn't mind seeing more contemporary Christian acts. I think the Big Spring Jam does a good job of mixing Christian, Country, Rock, etc within the same festival site.

jeremy
jeremy

Great picture in the background

jeremy
jeremy

Great picture in the background

Julie
Julie

I'd like to see some "smaller" acts that have been popular over the years: Barenaked Ladies, John Prine, Willie Nelson, Jason & the Scorchers, Todd Snider, Delilah Why, Rollin' in the Hay... Okay, maybe that's just people I want to see.... (Larry and Timothy helped with this list.) I would really like to see more blues and jazz acts as well (not at the Dance Depot- though it is a blast!). Not a fan of the "superstar, superdraw" acts...Oh, yeah, and the dud from Art on the Rocks toga night (can't remember his name.)

Julie
Julie

I'd like to see some "smaller" acts that have been popular over the years: Barenaked Ladies, John Prine, Willie Nelson, Jason & the Scorchers, Todd Snider, Delilah Why, Rollin' in the Hay... Okay, maybe that's just people I want to see.... (Larry and Timothy helped with this list.) I would really like to see more blues and jazz acts as well (not at the Dance Depot- though it is a blast!). Not a fan of the "superstar, superdraw" acts...Oh, yeah, and the dud from Art on the Rocks toga night (can't remember his name.)

Aaron Hanlin
Aaron Hanlin

The organizers of City Stages are wasting their loot by soliciting high profile acts that don't have the talent to justify the expensive pricetag. I'm speaking mainly about the corporate rock or hair metal bands. City stages is missing out on opportunities in several areas: Blues, Jazz, and hip hop. Blues and Jazz artists were scarce among the line up this year. There is an abundance of blues and jazz in the southeast alone, and although it may not have the same draw as radio rock bands, these acts also will not be as expensive to recruit. City Stages this year brought mainstream rap to the forefront, and this certainly was a plus for revenues, but there are hundreds of as or more talented underground hip hop acts that have been neglected, with the exception maybe of Common.

Aaron Hanlin
Aaron Hanlin

The organizers of City Stages are wasting their loot by soliciting high profile acts that don't have the talent to justify the expensive pricetag. I'm speaking mainly about the corporate rock or hair metal bands. City stages is missing out on opportunities in several areas: Blues, Jazz, and hip hop. Blues and Jazz artists were scarce among the line up this year. There is an abundance of blues and jazz in the southeast alone, and although it may not have the same draw as radio rock bands, these acts also will not be as expensive to recruit. City Stages this year brought mainstream rap to the forefront, and this certainly was a plus for revenues, but there are hundreds of as or more talented underground hip hop acts that have been neglected, with the exception maybe of Common.