After a couple of years on hiatus due to the pandemic, the Wilson Pickett Music + Arts Festival is officially making its way back to Prattville on Saturday, April 2nd. The festival is full of food, live music + entertainment, art vendors and more—celebrating 60 years of music from late Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Wilson Pickett. Keep reading for all the details.
All about Wilson Pickett
If the name is unfamiliar, allow me to introduce you to Prattville native and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Wilson Pickett.
He was a major influence on the beginnings of American soul music, and had many songs that topped the charts on the Billboard Hot 100.
Along with his own chart topping hits like “Mustang Sally” and “In the Midnight Hour”, Pickett wrote songs for several popular artists, including:
- The Rolling Stones
- Van Halen
- Grateful Dead
- Creedence Clearwater Revival
among many others.
His musical legacy lives on through the Wilson Pickett Music + Arts Festival in Prattville.
It’s only right that the festival honoring the legacy of Wilson Pickett would have amazing live music, all day.
Todd Fulmer and Lacy Lynn, Wesley Dennis, the Alex Walker Band and more will be bringing the tunes at the Pratt Park Amphitheater stage.
Music, food trucks, games and other entertainment will be open and available until 9PM.
The Artist Village, featuring a variety of artwork, jewlery, handmade crafts and other items from local and regional artists will be open from 10AM-5PM. There will also be fun interactive art projects for the whole family.
Plus, there will be a pop-up farmer’s market at the festival, selling Alabama made + grown specialties.
There will also be several activities and giveaways for kids, with free art projects that they can take home. Additionally, the first 200 children visitors will recieve a free bag of art goodies.
Visitors are encouraged to participate in the giant chalk masterpiece behind the Pratt Park pavillion, where Carole Bandy Carson and Charlie “Tin Man” Lucas will work with festival goers on a community art project.
Mark your calendars
- Where: Pratt Park—Prattville, AL
- When: Saturday, April 2—starting at 10AM
For more details, contact the Cultural Arts Office for the City of Prattville at (334) 595-0850 or visit the festival website.
Want to continue the fun? Visit the festival website to browse the virtual Artist Village, tune in to exclusive content including an interview with the late Wilson Pickett’s brother, Maxwell Pickett, participate in a free virtual art workshop and more.
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