1999 City Stages

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The 1999 City Stages was the 11th annual edition of "Birmingham's World-Class Music Festival". It was held the weekend of June 18-20, 1999, in and around Linn Park. The festival had 250 acts on 15 stages between 5th Avenue North and 8th Avenue North.

Weekend passes were sold in advance at Ticketlink outlets, Blockbuster video stores, AmSouth Bank branches and Bruno's supermarkets for $25. Day passes were $18 at the gate. Attendees who brought non-perishable food items to donate to the United Way Community Food Bank were rewarded with a souvenir button.

A set of seven Epiphone "batwing" guitars, each signed by a festival headliner, was auctioned off to benefit the City Stages Scholarship Fund. An eighth signed guitar was given away by raffle.

In addition to reserved wheelchair viewing areas and sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired, the festival arranged for tactile maps and accessible telecommunications devices.

Poster

The 1999 City Stages poster was designed by graphic artist Travis Tatum.

Line up

Friday

  • City Stages Unplugged:
    • Ellis Paul (11:15)
    • Robbie Fulks (11:50)
    • Train (12:30)
    • Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen (1:10)
  • Classical Music Oasis:
  • Colonial Bank Dance-O-Rama
    • Dan Electro & the Silvertones (7:00)
    • Bart Ruark & Martha Johnson (7:50)
  • GospelFest
    • Wanda Nero Butler (7:00)
  • Nextel Alabama Sampler
  • The Birmingham News Stage
  • Hot 97.3 Homegrown Stage
  • Blockbuster Café
  • Hi-Fi Buys Stage
    • Topper Price & the Upsetters (6:30)
    • Niko Henderson & the Bluebloods (7:30)
    • Nanci Griffith & the Blue Moon Orchestra (8:50)
    • The Robert Cray Band featuring the Memphis Horns (10:30)
  • Miller Lite Stage
    • Dangerman (6:15)
    • Virgos Merlot (7:30)
    • G. Love & Special Sauce (8:50)
    • Train (10:20)
  • Coca-Cola Classic Stage
    • Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen (6:45)
    • Isaac Hayes (8:00)
    • Bonnie Raitt (10:00)

Saturday

Sunday


City Stages
Site: Linn Park and Downtown Birmingham
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Miscellaneous: Gallery of City Stages posters

References

  • "City Stages" (June 13, 1999) Tuscaloosa News