20 March 2008

Happy to be stuck with Badu

Montgomery, Ala.'s Jubilee CityFest has announced Erykah Badu as the Saturday night headliner for the May 23-24 festival. Angie Stone, Three Days Grace and Huey Lewis & the News also are booked. CityFest is one of the few city festivals of this sort that's been able to survive (unlike Columbus' Riverfest or even Atlanta's Music Midtown), and I'm guessing it's because they don't bring in too many big names (like MM did) and the names they do bring in are great talents (unlike, sad to say, Riverfest in its past few outings).

And while I'm pimping music festivals and cool female black vocalists, I'd be remiss not to remind folks that Angelique Kidjo is booked for the Savannah Music Festival (along with Bela Fleck, Stewart Copeland (that's right, Stewart Copeland), the Blind Boys of Alabama, Jerry Douglas, Marty Stuart, and many more). The fest runs today through April 5. Kidjo is March 29.

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