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Jazz Fest lineup, poster contest winners announced

Published 3:49pm Monday, April 22, 2013

All that jazz is coming to Alexander City June 7-8, and the art contest winner and line-up have been decided.

Jazz Fest is June 7–8, and this year’s attendees can wear shirts featuring the design by art contest winner Donna Carol Hill.

“We had some great original art submitted this year,” said Kim Dunn with the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce.

T-shirts and posters bearing Hill’s work have already been ordered, Dunn said.

Hill, of New Site, said she decided to enter the contest after reading about it in The Outlook.

“This is the first time I’ve entered it,” Hill said. “I wanted to do something that was whimsical and colorful so that when you looked at the poster you could almost see the word “jazz” vibrating.”

Hill hand painted her design, working on it at the hospital while her husband was ill. She thanked the committee for choosing her design.

“It just made me feel really good,” Hill said. “I was so surprised. I never was thinking about winning … I can’t even hardly believe it.”

T-shirts will be sold for $10, and posters – signed by the artist – will be $25.

The musical line-up for Jazz Fest has also been finalized, and it includes some familiar names.

“We think it’s going to be a great combination of artists on both nights,” Dunn said. “We’re looking forward to it.”

Friday night at Strand Park will feature Davin McCoy & The Coming Attractions, Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp People and The New Orleans Suspects.

Saturday night at the Lake Martin Amphitheatre will include Ben Sutton; Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys; and Marc Broussard.

JazzFest is free to attendees, and Dunn said they are looking for business sponsors. Sponsorships begin at $300 for a table and inclusion on the banner.

Festival friends can donate $50-$299.

For more information call Dunn at 256-234-3461.