Have you been to Rock the South? The music festival in Cullman has become one of the biggest events for country fans in Alabama. Big names have made their way to the stage over the past few years including Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Alan Jackson and Hank Williams Jr. Keep reading to see who’s performing and which yummy spots to try while you’re in town.
The Biggest Party in the South
Rock the South, originally intended to be a one-year celebration of recovery from the 2011 tornadoes, has become a huge celebration of the North Alabama area and what it has to offer.
Since the first festival 10 years ago, Rock the South has given almost a million dollars to community partners including Cullman City Parks and Recreation, The Link of Cullman County, Cullman Caring for Kids, Curts Closet and so many more.
The festival works every year to seek out community philanthropies in need and support local businesses across Cullman, North Alabama while of course, making sure festival goers have an amazing time while they’re at it.
Who’s rockin’ this year?
Country music fans are so excited for the headliners this year, Morgan Wallen and ALABAMA. These stars will be joined by other well-known musicians, including:
- Jamey Johnson
- Koe Wetzel
- Jimmie Allen
- Colt Ford
- Kolby Cooper
- Pecos & The Rooftops
- Anne Wilson
- Matt Stell
- Dee Jay Silver
Eats + treats around town
According to Rock the South’s Facebook, people are coming to this year’s festival from every state. You know what that means…time to show off Alabama!
You can’t have a good time without good eats…at least that’s what we like to think. Here are some of our favorite spots you need to try while you’re in the area for Rock the South:
- Busy Bee Cafe
- Location: 101 5th St SE, Cullman, AL 35055
- Hours: Monday-Saturday 6AM-3PM
- The Stash House
- Johnny’s BBQ
- Freight House Restaurant
- Hank’s Sports Bar & Rumors Deli
- Location: 601 4th St SW, Cullman, AL 35055
- Goat Island Brewing
- Oliwia’s Shave Ice
- Location: 115 Railroad St SW, Hartselle, AL 35640
Still hungry? Rock the South is not far at all from Decatur! If you’re looking to cross more spots of your ‘Bama foodie bucket list, here are 6 local restaurants you need to try in Decatur.
Get in on the action this weekend
For those who want the full country experience, you can park your car or RV and camp out at the festival.
Who are you most excited to see make their way to the stage at Rock the South? You can purchase tickets at the gate, or discounted tickets on their website now. We’ll see you there!
Are you going this weekend? Tag us @thebamabuzz and let us know who you’re going to see!