1989 City Stages

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Poster for the 1989 City Stages

The 1989 City Stages was the inaugural edition of City Stages: "Birmingham's World-Class Music Festival". The entire festival took place on five stages within Linn Park on June 16-18 with about 70 acts. Tickets cost $3.00 per day or $5.00 for the weekend and beer was served in re-usable yellow plastic mugs. The estimated attendance for the weekend was 38,000.

In addition to the musical acts, the first City Stages included the Alabama Folklife Festival and the City Stages Jazz Camp with Ellis Marsalis. A Children's Festival provided hands-on activities and a book walk sponsored by the Birmingham Public Library.

Line-up

Friday

  • Tim Dewitt and Bounty Hunter
  • Webb Wilder and the Beatnecks
  • John Prine
  • Georgia Satellites

Saturday

Sunday

City Stages
Site: Linn Park and Downtown Birmingham
By year: 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998
1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009
Miscellaneous: Gallery of City Stages posters

References

  • Carlton, Bob (June 12, 1998) "City Stages retrospective." Birmingham News.